Education & Society

FSU researchers, John E. Polk Correctional Facility and nonprofit service provider team up to address trauma for individuals releasing from jail

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work have teamed up with the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center to treat trauma among individuals releasing from jail in Seminole County. “Experiences of trauma are nearly universal among incarcerated […]

FSU researchers create model of collaborative problem solving

If you want to get things done in the 21st century, collaboration is key. To better understand this important skill, two Florida State University researchers joined a team developing a model for collaborative problem solving — coordination between two or more people sharing their skills and knowledge to create a solution to a problem. Having […]

College of Education researcher awarded STEM fellowship

A Florida State University postdoctoral researcher has been selected for a highly competitive fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation. Jennifer Schellinger, a postdoctoral researcher in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, has been selected for one of 10 annual one-year fellowships with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education or CADRE. CADRE is a […]

FSU’S College Autism Network partners with leading student affairs organization

A nonprofit organization founded by a Florida State University associate professor will soon expand its ability to help college students with autism. This January, the College Autism Network (CAN) will become part of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the largest professional organization for student affairs. That partnership will allow CAN to extend […]

#FSUglobal: Florida State researchers improve teacher training and childhood literacy in Nigeria

A first-grade classroom in northeast Nigeria can be a difficult place to learn. Classes might be filled with 100 students, and although many children speak a regional language called Kanuri, teachers often give classes in Hausa, a wider-used lingua franca. Many of the students’ parents can’t read. Teachers may not be adequately trained. And classes […]

FSU to hold forum for faculty, students looking to publish first book

Florida State University Libraries, in partnership with the FSU Office of Research Development and the Office of Faculty Development, presents the First Book Forum, an event catered to researchers and scholars interested in turning their research into book publications. The First Book Forum is open to FSU faculty and graduate students who are new to […]

Color, culture or cousin: FSU researcher explores interracial dating

The U.S. Census predicts America will become a majority-minority country between 2040 and 2050, with great growth projected for multiracial populations. A new study from Florida State University researcher Shantel G. Buggs examined how this growing population of multiracial women view interracial relationships and what that illustrates about American’s broader views about race. Buggs wanted […]

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

Parents who continue to hover over their children as they move through early adulthood and begin college: Please don’t. New research from Florida State University explores how helicopter parenting leads to lower self-control among young adults, which could contribute to school burnout. The research also suggests that helicopter parenting from fathers could be especially harmful. […]

FSU researchers lead grant to study technology impact on increasing support for individuals under community supervision

Is a smart phone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among individuals under community supervision? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. Carrie Pettus-Davis, executive director and founder of the […]

#FSUglobal: FSU’s Learning Systems Institute turns 50

For 50 years, Florida State University faculty members have been working to improve educational opportunities both at home and in other countries. The Learning Systems Institute is celebrating its 50th year at Florida State University this month. In the past 50 years, it has amassed about $530 million in grants and contracts and worked to […]

FSU Social Sciences names 2019 distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy celebrated its 2019 distinguished alumni at a celebratory ceremony and dinner Friday, Oct. 25. This year, three prominent graduates, William Desvousges, Joyce Godwin and Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, will be honored. “In the past, we have mostly honored just one alumnus per year, […]

FSU College of Education honors distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education announced its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winners at a ceremony Friday, Oct. 25. Established in 1985, the College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards provide an avenue of honoring graduates of the college who have distinguished themselves through scholarly, creative and humanitarian achievement and service to their profession. The […]