Education & Society

Florida State University continues partnership to develop Nigerian reading center

Florida State University hosted a delegation of senior administrators and faculty from Nigeria’s Bayero University-Kano last month to continue their efforts in developing the Nigerian Center for Reading Research and Development. Florida State’s Learning Systems Institute entered a collaborative agreement with the Bayero University-Kano in May 2017 to form the center aimed at strengthening the […]

FSU researchers find divorce has little impact on criminal behavior by adolescents, adults

Divorce may contribute to a temporary bump in criminal behavior and delinquency among children, but it lessens over time, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. While previous research has linked changes in family structure, such as parental divorce, to juvenile delinquency, few studies have examined this impact over time from early […]

Sport management students get hands-on experience at College Football Playoff

Education is a journey, and some journeys are epic. For Jason Pappas, teaching faculty and director of undergraduate practicum in the Department of Sport Management, helping students enjoy epic experiences is just part of the job. Recently, Pappas brought eight FSU Sport Management students to San Jose, California, for the College Football Playoff championship game Jan. […]

FSU College of Education launches new programs focused on autism

The demand for autism spectrum disorder teachers and other professionals has increased dramatically over the years, and Florida State University is offering new educational opportunities to meet this demand. The FSU College of Education has created a number of programs aimed at preparing individuals to work with children and adults who are on the spectrum, […]

FSU College of Education dean named fellow of national kinesiology association

Florida State University College of Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. Andrew accepted the honor Friday, Jan. 11, at the association’s annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. He joins the ranks of this selective and elite membership, becoming the 31st fellow in this prestigious […]

FSU research finds religious involvement impacts women’s body mass

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement. The findings, by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and recent FSU graduates Dawn Godbolt and Preeti Vaghela, were published in a […]

FSU Researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally. In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link […]

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]

FSU College of Education professor receives distinguished service award

Florida State University’s Robert Reiser, associate dean of research at the College of Education and the Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT), the field’s major professional organization. For more than 40 years, the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program […]

Home for the holidays: FSU researcher finds women more likely to stay away from the wheel

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there. A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or […]

Policy Pub to dissect midterm elections

Now that the midterm elections are over, the final Policy Pub of the Fall 2018 series will look at what’s in store for the nation going forward. The popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents Assistant Professor of Political Science Douglas Ahler to […]

FSU researchers find low resilience puts men at risk for depression

Men who lack resilience are exponentially more vulnerable to becoming severely depressed after their spouse dies, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. Brittany King, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, along with Assistant Professor Dawn Carr and Associate Professor Miles Taylor, examined the symptoms of depression in older men […]