Education & Society

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Sciences Professor Lenore McWey examined the support networks of low-income mothers using secondary data from mothers […]

FSU College of Education relaunches program in school counseling

Florida State University’s College of Education has relaunched a graduate program in school counseling that prepares individuals to help students find their educational path and navigate their developmental years. The American School Counselor Association recommends a student-to-school-counselor ratio of 250-to-1. Florida had an average of 484-to-1 in 2017, highlighting the need for more school counseling […]

Social work faculty member awarded grant to study effect of media on Hurricane Maria trauma

A Florida State University researcher has received a fellowship grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to support her study on the impact of media on trauma recovery. Professor of Social Work Amy Ai, named a 2019 Fahs-Beck Fellow, will use the $20,000 grant for her project, “Traumatization and Resilience among Puerto Rican […]

FSU College of Education dean named president-elect of national sport management society

Florida State University College of Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management. The society aims to promote, stimulate and encourage study, research, scholarly writing and professional development in the area of sport management through both theoretical and applied aspects. “As the largest sport management scholarly society […]

FSU center partners with ‘Save the Children’ to provide resources for those affected by Hurricane Michael

A Florida State University center has received an $80,000 grant from Save the Children to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) within the FSU College of Social Work will use the grant to respond to the mental health needs of children, […]

Structural Sexism: FSU researcher offers new perspective on gender and health inequality

A Florida State University researcher has found gender inequality in U.S. states is bad for everybody’s health. In a new study published in the American Sociological Review, FSU Assistant Professor Patricia Homan developed a new structural sexism approach to the study of gender inequality and health.  Her approach goes beyond sexist mistreatment by individuals to […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts research symposium on racial equity

Child welfare professionals from around the state gathered at Florida State University as the Florida Institute for Child Welfare convened a Symposium on Racial Equity May 9-10 in Tallahassee. “With this event, we have started a critical dialogue about awareness and action toward an ethical system of care for all Florida families,” said Jessica Pryce, […]

FSU College of Education introduces new combined degree pathway in sport management

Beginning this fall, students at Florida State University will have a seamless option to earn both an undergraduate and an advanced degree in sport management through one streamlined curriculum. The new combined bachelor’s/master’s pathway at FSU will provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. “The new […]

FSU researchers find ‘Seeking Safety’ program helps improve mental health for incarcerated women

New research from Florida State University has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development Stephen J. Tripodi led a team […]

FSU professors receive grants to support special education research

Two Florida State University College of Education faculty members have received Early Career grants from the Institute for Education Sciences. Laura Steacy and Jenny Root, both assistant professors of special education, will each receive $500,000 over four years to conduct research on ways to support students with learning disabilities. Veronica Fleury, also an assistant professor […]

FSU researcher finds hate crimes committed by groups hurt the most

Hate crimes committed by groups are especially likely to result in injuries such as broken bones and missing teeth, according to a new study from Florida State University. Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to […]

FSU College of Education professor named ‘Pillar of the Profession’

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Robert Schwartz, professor of higher education, recognized with the “Pillars of the Profession” award at the 100th anniversary of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in […]