Education & Society

Florida Center for Reading Research director appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Education Research

A Florida State University professor has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee to help shape the future of education research. Nicole Patton Terry, director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, will […]

Down the stretch they come: FSU history professor talks about milestone ride for Kentucky Derby jockey

All eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend for the annual Run for the Roses. The 147th Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 1, at the famed Churchill Downs with 20 horses competing for the first leg of the Triple Crown. Kendrick Carmouche will be riding the horse Bourbonic. He will be the first Black jockey to ride in the event since 2013. Associate Professor of History Katherine […]

FSU School of Teacher Education announces new director

Florida State University’s School of Teacher Education within the College of Education has appointed a new director. Kathleen Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education in the College of Education, will provide leadership to faculty, students and staff within the School of Teacher Education, which houses more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and […]

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]

FSU researchers find sexism limits the benefits of religious participation

While a vibrant religious life is often linked to better health, Florida State University researchers find those benefits don’t extend to everyone.  In their study, “When Religion Hurts: Structural Sexism and Health in Religious Congregations,” published in American Sociological Review, Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology, and Amy Burdette professor of sociology, find sexism in religious institutions can limit […]

FSU’s chapter for the Society for Advancement of Management wins big at annual awards showcase

Florida State University’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) won big at the annual International Collegiate Business Skills Championship March 18-20.  FSU’s students racked up award after award including chapter of the year and two other chapter-wide awards from a field of colleges and universities from around the globe in the undergraduate division. The haul also included […]

Florida Center for Reading Research forms partnership to establish National Center for Reading in India

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India. The new center will bring together educators from around India and provide them with career development opportunities focused on teaching reading. FCRR researchers — […]

FSU signs agreement to make Resiliency Project available nationwide

The Resiliency Project, an online health and wellness kit created at Florida State University to help provide students with the tools to build coping and stress management skills, is now available nationwide to colleges and universities that asked for help to achieve similar successes. “Shortly after the campus launch of the FSU Student Resilience Project, […]

FSU expert available to speak about Flint water crisis and fallout

It’s been seven years since the city of Flint, Michigan responded to a budget shortfall by switching its water source from Detroit, which draws from Lake Huron, to the Flint River. That move set off a years-long health crisis that has devastated lives and led to the indictment of the state’s former governor and eight other public officials. Florida State […]

Social Work researcher advances literature on pediatric quality of life in organ transplant patients

A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants. Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to […]

A year of COVID-19: Researchers pivot to answer questions raised by the pandemic

When news started circulating early last year about a virus in China that was spreading like wildfire, Associate Professor of Biological Science Jonathan Dennis was in the middle of his normal spring semester activities.  He was teaching classes and working on several projects in his lab related to the role of chromatin in gene regulation.   But when the […]

Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

A team of international researchers led by a Florida State University assistant professor has analyzed reams of data from the Neolithic to Late Roman period looking at migration patterns across the Mediterranean and found that despite evidence of cultural connections, there’s little evidence of massive migration across the region. “Because of the prevailing scholarly attitude of the […]