Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2020 


Joseph A. Schwartz, Ph.D. (College of Criminology & Criminal Justice) was awarded the Early Career Award from the BioPsychoSocial Division of the American Society of Criminology. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge on BioPsychoSocial criminology within six years of receiving their doctoral degree.

James Du, Ph.D. and Jason Pappas, Ph.D. (College of Education) and doctoral students Carter Floyd and Susmit Gulavani received the Atlantic Coast Conference Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics Award for their research project “A Tale of Two Cities: COVID-19 and Student-Athletes’ Psychological Well-Being.” The four will present their findings to ACC athletics administrators in 2021 during the conference’s fall meeting.

Xin Henry Zhang, Ph.D. (Department of Statistics) won the 2020 International Chinese Statistical Association Young Outstanding Researcher Award in recognition of his outstanding research in statistical theory, methodology, and/or applications. The award was presented during a virtual awards ceremony.

Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D. (College of Social Work), Lakeisha Johnson, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information), Beth Phillips, Ph.D., Chris Lonigan, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) received the Jacobs Foundation award for their project “COVID-19 Education Challenge: Mitigating the Global Impacts of COVID-19 School Closures on Early English and French Reading Skills through At-Home, Caregiver-Child Literacy Activities.”

Sarah Eyerly, Ph.D. (College of Music) received the Marjorie Weston Emerson Award from the Mozart Society of America for her article “Mozart and the Moravians,” which appeared in the Oxford journal Early Music. She also received the Lester J. Cappon Award by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and the Robert F. Heizer Award by the American Society for Ethnohistory for her co-authored article and digital project, “Singing Box 331: Re-Sounding Eighteenth-Century Mohican Hymns from the Moravian Archives” that appeared in The William and Mary Quarterly.

Frank Gunderson, Ph.D. (College of Music) received honorable mentions from the Alan Merriam prize committee of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Best Book Prize committee of the International Council for Traditional Music for his 2018 book “The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka: Rhumba Kiserebuka!”

Panayotis (Paddy) League, Ph.D. (College of Music) received honorable mention for the Jaap Kunst Award and the Joann Kealiinohomoku Prize from the Dance, Movement and Gender Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his article “Grooving Heavy, Dancing Drunk: Gustemic Metaphor and Mimetic Polytemporality in Anatolian Greek Music,” that appeared in the journal Ethnomusicology.

Douglass Seaton, Ph.D. (College of Music) won the 2020 Teaching Award from the American Musicological Society as “an exceptional pedagogical resource” for his essay “Teaching Based ‘Off Of’ the Canon,” a chapter in the collection “The Norton Guide to Teaching Music History.”

Kerry Li Fang, Ph.D. (Department of Urban and Regional Planning) was awarded the Rising Scholar Award from the International Association for China Planning. This award recognizes a junior faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding research record in the broader area of urban planning and development in China.

Keith Patterson, B.A. (Department of Art) was awarded Florida State’s 2020 Exemplary Service in Administration.


Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy) co-published “Psychological Resilience and Health Among Older Adults: A Comparison of Personal Resources” in the Journals of Gerontology. The research examines the connection between internalized resilience and health in mid and later life, showing that resilience is a more powerful protective resource than a number of other personal characteristics thought to be very important in shaping well-being, including mastery and optimism.

Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Ph.D. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) co-published “Relevance of the S-O-R paradigm in Cross-cultural Examination of Apparel Online Purchase Intentions” in the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing.

Nancy Gerner, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) and doctoral candidate Jacelyn Biondo co-authored “Single‑Session Dance/Movement Therapy for People with Acute Schizophrenia: Development of a Treatment Protocol” in the American Journal of Dance Therapy.

Cameron Beatty, Ph.D. and Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-authored two manuscripts, “A Critical Look at Leadership Educator Preparation: Developing an Intentional and Diverse Approach to Leadership Learning and Development: Priority 4 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025” and “A Call for Centering Social Identities: Priority 1 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025,” for the National Leadership Education Research agenda, published in the Journal of Leadership Studies.

Reinier Leushuis, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages) published an article “Poetics or Homiletics? Hearing and Feeling the New Testament in Erasmus’ Paraphrases,” in Erasmus Studies 40 (2020) 101–126, which draws from his 2019 Roland Bainton Lecture delivered at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in St. Louis.

Anne Coldiron, Ph.D. (Department of English) will have her book “Printers without Borders: Translation and Textuality in the Renaissance” reissued in paperback by Cambridge University Press.

Zhe He, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) published a paper “Patient Challenges and Needs in Comprehending Laboratory Test Results: Mixed Methods Study” on JMIR.org. The study aims to understand the challenges and needs for average patients when comprehending lab results.

Tisha Holmes, Ph.D. and Will Butler, Ph.D. (Department of Urban and Regional Planning) co-authored “Implementing a Mandate to Plan for Sea Level Rise: Top-down, bottom-up and Middle-out Actions in the Tampa Bay Region,” published in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Eunhui Yoon, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-authored a book chapter “Exploring How School Counselors Position Low-Income African American Girls as Mathematics and Science Learners: Findings from Year Two Data” in “Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Education.”

Tim Baghurst, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-authored an article “NCAA Head Swimming Coaches and Stress” in the American Swimming Coaches Association newsletter. The article looks at how swimming coaches handle stress as discovered by a 2018 research survey.

Joshua Newman, Ph.D. (College of Education) edited a book “Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body,” which won a 2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award.

Laura Steacy, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-authored “Modeling and Visualizing the Codevelopment of Word and Nonword Reading in Children from First Through Fourth Grade: Informing Developmental Trajectories of Children with Dyslexia,” published in the journal Child Development.

Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D. (College of Education) authored a chapter, “Using Twitter as a Technology Tool to Teach Leadership,” in the Handbook of Teaching with Technology in Management, Leadership, and Business. She also published an article “The Adaptive Leadership of Social Media Influencers Related to COVID-19” in the Journal of Contemporary Education Theory & Research.

Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D., Michael Killian, Ph.D., Matthew Gilmour, Ph.D., Elizabeth Curley, Ph.D. and Lauren Herod, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-authored “Trauma Informed Care Groups with Incarcerated Women: An Alternative Treatment Design Comparing Seeking Safety and STAIR” in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.


Lilian Garcia-Roig, MFA (Department of Art) has work featured in the 2020 Florida Biennial exhibition: “Now is the time/ the time is Now” at the Art & Culture Center in Hollywood. The show runs through Feb. 21, 2021.

Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Ph.D. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) presented “Incorporating Medical Apparel Project into Technical Design Process Course in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Program,” “Footwear Design Sketchbook Practice for Portfolio” and “Ergonomic Design and Development of a Reusable Facemask: ASTM Level 3 [Undergraduate Research]” at the virtual Annual International Textile and Apparel Association conference.

Sally Karioth, Ph.D., RN (College of Nursing) was virtually featured in a public speaking workshop hosted by FSU’s Women’s Leadership Institute on Nov. 19.

Carla Laroche, J.D. (College of Law) moderated the panel “Training the Next Generation of Criminal Justice Leaders” during the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 13th Annual Fall Institute.

Deana Rohlinger, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) spoke on “Social Media and Political Polarization: How This Can Affect Relationships between the Public and Law Enforcement” at the Tallahassee Community College’s Heroes in Public Safety Conference.

Carrie Pettus-Davis, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) provided expert testimony for a Congressional Briefing on Dec. 2, 2020, titled “Undoing Racism: Removing Unwarranted Criminal Penalties.” Her presentation highlighted the quilt of 45k laws that restrict individuals with criminal records from accessing employment and stable housing and keep their children and families in poverty.

Eunhui Yoon, Ph.D. (College of Education) was invited to lecture at the Korean College Counseling Association where she spoke about “Counseling for Sexual and Gender-expansive Students in Higher Education.”

Stephanie Sickler, M.F.A. (Department of Interior Architecture and Design) presented “Sight Unseen: Navigating the Admittance of New Students into a Limited Enrollment” at the Interior Design Educator’s Council’s Virtual Symposium.

Gregory Jones, Ph.D. (College of Music) was a featured guest artist for the International Albanian Brass Festival.  The event, originally scheduled for Tirana, Albania, in April 2020 was virtual in December.


Anne Coldiron, Ph.D. (Department of English) was selected as guest editor and coordinator of a Special Topic issue of Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) on translation. PMLA is the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association.

Lauren Kendall, DNP, RN (College of Nursing) spearheaded a community event at Project Annie Inc. on Thanksgiving Day, where College of Nursing students prepared food, collected donations, and provided food distribution support to the community.

Jeff Whalen, Ph.D. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) is part of a guest editorial panel that is featuring STEAM Entrepreneurship Education in a special edition of the journal Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy.


David E. Landau, J.D. (College of Law) was cited in a recent case by the Canadian Supreme Court. The case, Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc., determined that the “cruel and unusual punishments” clause of the Canadian constitution does not apply to corporations but rather only to individuals.

Megan Buning, Ph.D. (College of Education) was featured on the Perpetual Pandemic Podcast’s episode 6 “Walk It Off.” The episode looks at the benefits of taking daily walks to benefit both physical and mental health.

David Eccles, Ph.D. (College of Education) joined the editorial board of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, the American Psychological Association Division 47 journal.

Cosmo Whyte, M.F.A. (Department of Art) completed his residency at the Luxe Art Institute in San Diego County, California. Lux Art Institute’s mission is to redefine the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful.

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) launched a training series, “How to Build Funding, Evaluation, and an Evidence-Base for Nonprofits,” designed to help nonprofit and NGO leaders to identify funding, write grant proposals, collect high-quality data, conduct a program evaluation, develop new programs, and collaborate with researchers. IJRD also started an innovative training, “Resiliency Behind the Badge, designed to help law enforcement officers to understand and manage the impact of exposure to violence and suffering while on duty.