Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2020


Jeff BroomePh.D. (Art Education) was named the 2020 Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by The National Art Education AssociationThe southeastern region of NAEA represents art educators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the Virgin Islands.  

Marin Wenger, Ph.D. (Criminology) was awarded the 2020 Robert J. Bursik Junior Scholar Award for her article “Omitted Level Bias in Multilevel Research: An Empirical Test Distinguishing Block Group, Tract and City Effects of Disadvantage on Crime.” The award recognizes the best paper published, online or in print, by American Society of Criminology members.  

Jamie Marsh, (Nursing)an IT Manager, was selected as the recipient of the Florida State University Exemplary Service Award in the category of Technology Services for 2020. 


Amanda Driscoll, Ph.D. (Political Science) is part of a research team that was awarded a $197,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global local responses impact public support for the rule of law. The team includes researchers from FSU, West Virginia University and Pennsylvania State University. Driscoll and a colleague from Penn State also received $80,000 in supplemental National Science Foundation funding for their research “Judicial Legitimacy in Comparative Perspective,” which examines the electoral costs and benefits of attacks on the judiciary by incumbent politicians in 12 countries around the world. The funding will enable them to double the number of Latin American countries in which their public opinion surveys are fielded. 


Wayne Hochwarter, Ph.D. and Shanna R. Daniels, Ph.D. (Business) were part of the team that co-authored the paper “Supervisor Narcissistic Rage: Political Support as an Antidote,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Managerial Psychology.  

Kerry Li Fang, Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning) and co-author Reid Ewing had their paper “Tracking Our Footsteps: Thirty Years of Publication in JAPA, JPER, and JPL” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Planning Association. The paper systematically examines the research published in the three journals to identify past and emerging research trends and facilitate scholars in situating their work in the literature and practitioners in finding collaboration opportunities. 

TehQuin D. Forbes, Ph.D. candidate (Sociology) along with FSU alumni J. E. Sumerau and Lain Mathers, had their study Constructing Allyship and the Persistence of Inequality” published in the journal Social Problems.  

Wayne Logan, J.D. (Law) published a new book, Florida Search and Seizure, which is the first-ever treatise dedicated to Florida search and seizure law and provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of Florida and applicable federal law on search and seizure issues. 

Mary Ziegler, J.D. (Law) recently published a new book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present. Her book delivers an account of social-movement divides and crucial legal strategies. Ziegler also co-authored an article for Verdict titled “Unconstitutional Chaos: Abortion in the Time of COVID-19.”  

Frederick M. Abbott, J.D. (Law) authored an article for Health Policy Watch titled “Confronting COVID-19 in a World Without WHO—Seriously?”  

Michael Morley, J.D. (Law) authored a piece published in Lawfare titled “Election Modifications to Avoid During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” He was the featured guest on the Ipse Dixit podcast as well as the Free and Fair with Franita and Foley podcast episodes. 

Jeff Broome, Ph.D. (Art Education) co-authored a new book, “Hip-Hop, Art, and Visual Culture: Connections, Influences and Critical Discussions,” which was released earlier this month. 

Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D. (Art Education) co-authored Steadfastly White, Female, Hetero and Able-Bodied: An International Survey on the Motivations and Experiences of Arts Management Graduates, which will be published by the International Journal of Arts Management. He also presented this paper virtually on April 25 at the Arts Equity Summit. 

Tom Taylor, (Urban and Regional Planning) published the op-ed “Helping Each Other Through This: A Practical Guide” in the Tallahassee Democrat.  

Heidi Louise Williams, D.M.A. (Music) was recognized by The American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine for her classical piano album, “Beyond the Sound.” 

Randy Blass, Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) recently released his book “BONA FIDE: Discovering your Leadership Locus.” 

Sam Staley, Ph.D. (Public Policyhas published a book, “The Beatles and Economics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution,” which examines the band’s artistic and commercial successes, as well as their break-up, from the perspective of economics and entrepreneurship.  

David King, Ph.D. and Aiden Sizemore (Business) are publishing a chapter titled “Strategic Management in Online and Hybrid Courses” in the book “Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-On Guide to Teaching Success, which will be published in July 2020 by Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Michael McFarland, Ph.D. and graduate student Kristin Allen (Sociology) published a paper in the Journal of Aging and Health: “How Are Income and Education Related to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes.  

Paul Renfro, Ph.D. (History) authored an editorial in the Washington Post, “Coronavirus is Different From AIDS: People Comparing Covid-19 and AIDS May Obscure More Than They Clarify.” 


Carla Laroche, J.D. (Law) presented “A Square Deal: Celebrating Black Women Suffragists’ Effort to Ratify the 19th Amendment” to the Tallahassee Women Lawyers in March 2020.  

Doug Tatum, M. Acc. (Entrepreneurship) created a short executive education course titled Private Equity & Emerging Growth Companies 101 for Insperity, Inc., a provider of human resources and business solutions for small to medium-size businesses. Tatum also hosted a series of interviews for the Birthing of Giants’ COVID Pivot webinar series. The interviewees included Mobile Outfitters Co-CEOs Eric Griffin and Dennis O’Donnell and VRC Metal System’s Rob Hrabe, as well as First Line Technology’s Amit Kapoor and Scorpion Coatings Clayton Tomasino. 

Annette Schwabe, Ph.D. (Honors Program and Sociology) presented two of her co-authored papers at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) annual meetingThe first paper was written with colleagues Azat Gundogan and Jeff Badger, “Under Construction: Building a Cutting-Edge Honors Program to Foster Personal, Social, and Academic Success and Satisfaction” and the second with Jodi Meadows, Susan Dinan and Andrea VanNort, “Disrupting Maladaptive Perfectionism: Fostering Excellence and Healthy Self-Concept.” 

Azat GundoganPh.D. (Honors Program and Sociology) participated in Global Disaster Roundtable of the conference “From Katrina to Michael: Disaster in the 21st-century Circum-Caribbean,” organized by the Winthrop King Institute at FSU on Feb. 2022. Gundogan also presented a paper at the Middle East Studies Association’s annual conference, “Caught between Kemalist and Islamist Authoritarianisms: The Masses as Auxiliary Power in Turkey,” in New Orleans. 

Ashley Archer Doehling (Honors Program) presented a paper at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), “Empowering Student Leaders in Honors: Designing an Honors Student Leadership Training Program.” 

Barbara Parker-Bell, Psy.D. (Art Education) presented at Art Therapy in the World of COVID19 on April 15.  

Carrie Pettus-Davis, Ph.D. (Social Work) presented at the UF + FSU Team Science event on Managing Research Teams, held virtually in April 2020. She was featured as a “Team Science Champion” for her role as the founding executive director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development and the founding co-director of the Smart Decarceration Initiative. Pettus-Davis led a question-and-answer session for those engaged in team science or who hoped to build interdisciplinary research teams in the future. 

Christina Owens, Ph.D. (Honors Program and Interdisciplinary Humanities) presented a paper titled “Transnationalizing White Male Victimhood: U.S. Culture Wars and U.S. Migrants in Contemporary Japan” at the National Women’s Studies Association conference. 

Ross Moret, Ph.D. (Religion) presented a paper at the American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting, “Teaching Comparative Religious Ethics through Student Group Site Visits,” in San Diego. Moret also presented at the Emerging Scholars Colloquy at the annual conference of the Society for Christian Ethics, “Empirical Ethics and Religious Ethics,” in Washington, D.C.   

Arianne Johnson Quinn, Ph.D. (Honors Program and Musicology) presented the paper, “See How It Pops into English Heads Now?: Advertising the American Musical in Postwar Britain,” at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in Orlando. Quinn also participated in a roundtable discussion at the NYPL for the Performing Arts on her chapter “Creating a Theatrical Dynasty: Examining Oscar Hammerstein II’s Legacy in Britain,” in Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity, ed. Sarah Whitfield. 

Amy Huber (Interior Architecture and Design) presented Pre-Design Thinking: Exploring Contemporary Problem Framing Tactics at the Interior Design Educator’s Council 2020 Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Huber’s research uses communication theory to explore the employment and efficacy of contemporary, commercial predesign services. 

Yelena McLane, Ph.D. and Marlo Ransdell, Ph.D. (Interior Architecture and Design) presented Making Education: Bauhaus 100 at the Interior Design Educator’s Council 2020 Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona. In celebration of the 100 years of Bauhaus, the pedagogy and founding masters of the Bauhaus School inspire current workshops in design education.  

Yelena McLane, Ph.D. (Interior Architecture and Design) presented Spatial Configuration and the User Experience in Homeless Shelters and Transitional Housing Environments at the Interior Design Educator’s Council 2020 Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona. This mixed methods study uses Space Syntax, meta-analysis, and qualitative interviews to examine the use implications of design elements affecting visual and physical accessibility. 

Stephanie Sickler, Ph.D. (Interior Architecture and Design) presented Teaching is Overrated: The Transformative Power of Learning by Doing at the Interior Design Educator’s Council 2020 Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona. This discussion highlighted the outcomes of a materials course lab utilizing a hands-on, experiential learning approach to engage students with actual material performance characteristics. 

Jim DawkinsM.Arch. (Interior Architecture and Design) presented Agents of Retrieval, ReCollection and Retention: Sketching and Its Role in Memory-Making” at the Interior Design Educator’s Council 2020 Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona.  

Jessica Bahorski, Ph.D. (Nursing) had a scheduled presentation titled “Describing maternal knowledge of infant feeding practices” at the 41st National Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Long Beach, California, before the conference was canceled. 


Alan RowanDr.P.H. (Public Health) was recruited by the State of Florida’s COVID-19 task force to lend his assistance in tracking the disease’s spread. He assembled a team of FSU Master of Public Health students who are tracking the disease’s spread and collecting information vital in helping to prevent further spread. Rowan has been volunteering at the health departments in the rural Florida counties Wakulla, Madison and Taylor, answering questions about COVID-19 and conducting tracebacks 

David MerrickM.S. (Social Sciences & Public Policy) is part of a team of experts assisting a missing person case newly reopened by the Jacksonville Police Department in Jacksonville, Florida. Jonathan “Jon Jon” Hagans was three years old when he went missing at Jacksonville Beach on a family trip in June 1968. It is the state’s oldest missing persons case. 

Stephanie SicklerM.F.A. (Interior Architecture and Design) serves on the Board of Directors for the Interior Design Educators Council as the Director of Service. The mission of The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. is the advancement of interior design education, scholarship and service. She was elected to this position after filling in as Interim Director for the past Director of Service who had to step down mid-term. She will serve in this position until April 2021. 

Annette Schwabe, Ph.D. (Honors Program and Sociology) was appointed to the Assessment and Evaluation committee and the Teaching and Learning committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). She also served as faculty mentor to four FSU honors students who presented award-winning papers at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC) annual meeting. 

Jeff Badger, M.S. (Honors Program) was appointed to the Honors Advising committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). 

Arianne Johnson Quinn, Ph.D. (Honors Program and Musicology) served as faculty mentor for 14 students who created research blog publications on musical theatre history, using the digital sources held in the archives of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The project was completed in collaboration with curator Doug Reside and will be published online in early summer. 

Lauren Kendall, D.N.P., R.N. (Nursing) has spearheaded COVID-19 relief efforts to support our local health care partners (Archbold Memorial Hospital, Capital Regional Medical Center, and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare). Collectively she donated, on behalf of the College of Nursing, over 2,000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) items such as gloves (~1,400), shoe covers (~250), safety goggles and isolation gowns (~700). Kendall also led COVID-19 relief efforts to support Archbold Memorial Hospital and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare by leading nursing students in sewing and donating over 100 face masks, as well as helping to screen individuals going to the Health Department. 


Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (College of Human Sciences Professor Emerita) was interviewed at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum by The Florida Channel for the documentary film entitled “Presidents Visiting Florida.” The film was also shown in the Florida House of Representatives and will be distributed nationally.  

Mackenzie Alston, Ph.D. (Economics) spoke on a podcast hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis about her experience as the first African American to receive a doctorate from the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University. 

The ORCID Taskforce, consisting of Devin SoperKelly GroveRenaine Julian, and Camille Thomas (University Libraries), Tiffany Phillips (Faculty Development and Advancement), Roxann Mouratidis (Medicine Library), Kari Roberts and Eric Clark (NHMFL), Evangeline Ciupek and Grace Adkison (Research), have created the official ORCID registration/authentication portal for FSU: https://orcid.fsu.edu. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international non-profit organization developed by the research community.