Education & Society

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 […]

FSU researchers receive grant to conduct re-entry program for young men

Florida State University has received a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive trauma-based re-entry program for young adult men. A team of researchers including Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephen Tripodi and Tanya Renn of the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the FSU College […]

The makeup of mariculture: FSU researchers examine global trends in seafood farming

When Florida families settle down to enjoy a seafood dinner they may not realize the main dish wasn’t freshly caught in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, but rather farmed off the coast of Panama. The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as mariculture, is a growing trend yet little is known about the […]

Race effect: Researchers find black offenders more likely to be arrested than white offenders when committing violent crime together

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, […]

FSU researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University team has found that the long-term outlook for many marine species is much more complex — and possibly bleaker — than scientists previously believed. FSU doctoral student Jennifer McHenry, Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester and collaborators […]

FSU College of Education launches new educator recognition program

Florida State University’s College of Education has launched Project ElevatED, a new initiative aimed at raising the profile of careers in education and recognizing education professionals around the state for the difference they make in the lives of students. “Project ElevatED seeks to change the narrative around education careers and promote our programs as pathways […]

FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership

Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? A new study from researchers at Florida State University and the University of Arizona hopes to add some empirical data to the conversation after finding that gun owners tend to report less fear than non-gun owners. The study, led by sociology […]

Study: Flirty comments from romantic partner may offer confidence boost for women

Drawing attention to a woman’s sexuality or physical appearance often has negative psychological consequences, but a new study from a Florida State University researcher has found that when the comment comes from the right person, those remarks can be a confidence boost. “This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that when such attention […]

FSU researchers find immigrants who commit felonies less likely than nonimmigrants to commit another

A new study by Florida State University researchers has found that immigrants who have committed a felony and been released from prisons in Florida are significantly less likely to reoffend by committing another felony than their nonimmigrant peers. The study, appearing in Justice Quarterly, compared recidivism rates of foreign-born and native-born individuals who had been […]