Education & Society

FSU expert available to comment on environmental messaging ahead of Earth Day

On April 22, people around the globe observe Earth Day, an opportunity to practice gratitude for the life-giving bounty of the planet and to recognize efforts to protect the environment. Since its origins in 1970, the day has marked an occasion for people and groups to urge individual and collective action to end pollution, reduce […]

FSU panel of experts sheds light on the war in Ukraine

A Florida State University interdisciplinary panel of experts on Tuesday shared a historical and present-day context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urged attendees to think critically and cautiously about the information they’re consuming on television and social media about the crisis. The FSU Center for Global Engagement’s “Understanding the War in Ukraine” featured eight […]

FSU Department of Mathematics among top U.S. producers of doctoral degrees

Over the last 20 years, the number of doctorates awarded in mathematics by U.S. institutions has nearly doubled, according to recently published data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). Florida State University is among the top contributors to that exceptional growth. In the January edition of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Florida […]

FSU’S Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching partners with U.S. Youth Soccer

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS), the largest sports organization in the country. Through the partnership, FSU COACH will serve as a coach education provider for USYS University, a collection of resources designed to train USYS members in a wide variety of areas to […]

Florida State University awarded $27M federal education research laboratory

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $27 million, five-year contract to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the Southeastern United States. The REL program includes 10 regional labs funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The labs are designed to bridge the […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership to improve teacher training colleges in Malawi

Florida State University · USAID-Florida State University partnership to improve teacher training colleges in Malawi Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute (LSI) will lead a $15.6 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve teacher training in Malawi. The Strengthening Teacher Education and Practice (STEP) Activity will improve the higher […]

FSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute kicks off spring semester

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University is gearing up for its Spring 2022 Semester with a full slate of classes, special lectures and activities. OLLI offerings are tailored for adults over 50 years old. Registration opens Friday, Feb. 4, and classes begin a week later on Feb. 11. There are no education […]

FSU experts available to discuss various aspects of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

As the world prepares for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. MENTAL PREPARATION Timothy Baghurst, professor and director, Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), College of Education (850) 644-3486; tbaghurst@fsu.edu  Baghurst’s research focuses on coaching education and development […]

FSU College of Social Work appoints new Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Florida State University’s College of Social Work has established a new role to focus on amplifying the college’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Faculty member Keithen Mathis started his new role as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) this spring. “Through his teaching and service, Teaching Professor Keithen Mathis has […]

FSU professor elected president of National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Timothy Baghurst, professor and director of Florida State’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), was recently elected president of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). NAKHE aims to cultivate leadership in administration and policy in kinesiology and related fields, especially as it relates to higher education teaching, scholarship and service. “NAKHE […]

FSU faculty release guide to coaching players with hidden disabilities and conditions

Like a strike thrown in baseball that is only recognized by a well-trained umpire, hidden disabilities and conditions (HDCs) may be invisible to the untrained eye. HDCs are specific disabilities or conditions like dyslexia, Autism, communication disorders, sensory impairments, anxiety, depression, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. The obstacles that HDCs may present, like impulsivity, […]

FSU Professor receives prestigious award for contributions to criminal justice policy reform 

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform. “I am truly honored to be recognized by the social work research community for contributing to policy reform,” Pettus […]