In September’s episode of Issues in Education, Florida State University President Eric Barron talks with Psychology Professor Thomas Joiner. The university’s faculty gave Dr. Joiner their highest award when they named him the 2010-2011 Richard O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Dr. Joiner is one of the leading experts on the causes and prevention of suicide. The conversation focuses on the groundbreaking research he and his graduate students are conducting. They also look at the honor of the Lawton award, what drew Dr. Joiner to Florida State and his role in mentoring students. Dr. Barron also discusses the current financial situation for the University and the start of the fall semester.