Education & Society

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 […]

FSU researchers find negative parenting leaves males more likely to develop negative traits

Harsh and negative parenting has long been linked to the development of callous-unemotional traits in children and adolescents.  Now, a study by Florida State University researchers has found that maltreated males are more likely to develop those callous-unemotional traits than females. Callous-unemotional traits include lying, cheating and a lack of guilt.  Researcher Bridget Joyner, a […]

FSU College of Education launches online master’s program in measurement and statistics

The Florida State University College of Education has launched a new online master’s program in measurement and statistics. The program is designed for students and professionals in education and other social science fields who are interested in the quantitative analysis of educational and social data. While the on-campus measurement and statistics program has existed since […]

Florida State University remembers renowned structural biologist Donald Caspar

Donald Caspar, professor emeritus in Florida State University’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics and a celebrated scientist who spent much of his career studying viruses, died Nov. 27. He was 94. Caspar coined the term “structural biology,” now used by researchers worldwide to describe the field focused on identifying the molecular structures and interactions of biological […]

FSU named to ESPN Honor Roll for Special Olympics Unified Sports Programs

Florida State University was recently named to a list of 25 schools on the ESPN Honor Roll, a part of ESPN’s Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. FSU is the only university in Florida to receive this recognition in 2021. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program for schools that intentionally promote […]

FSU center, WFSU and Early Learning Coalition partner to bring PBS Edcamp to local educators

Florida State University, WFSU and the Early Learning Coalition are teaming up to bring an in-person workshop that offers continuing education to local educators. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children in the FSU College of Social Work has partnered with the local PBS station WFSU Public Media and the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend to host PBS […]

FSU center partners with Early Childhood Education Group to support teachers with new trainings

The Florida State University Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children and the Florida Association for Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) have launched a new certification program to assist teachers in developing skills to better educate and support the emotional needs of their students. “A major factor contributing to failures in […]

FSU College of Education faculty member to retire after 46-year tenure

Robert A. Reiser, associate dean for research and Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems, will retire at the end of the year after 46 years of service to Florida State University. Reiser began at Florida State in 1976 as a research associate in the Learning Systems Institute and an assistant professor in the College […]

FSU College of Education to participate in statewide giving challenge

The Florida State University College of Education will join eight other education colleges around the state in the first-ever ElevatED Challenge — a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education. From Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, eight of the nine Colleges of Education in the State University System of Florida will […]