Florida State University’s faculty and staff are central to its mission and the key to its countless accomplishments.
Throughout the year, honors and recognitions are awarded to individuals around campus. Our Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize the accomplishments and provide a space where honors & awards, bylines, presentations, grants, service and any other notable items can be showcased.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Mark McNees, Ph.D. (College of Entrepreneurship) won Best Paper in the Innovative Teaching/Management Education Track at the Southern Management Association annual conference.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, MFA (School of Dance) received the Martha Hill Lifetime Achievement Award and was recognized by the Martha Hill Dance Fund in a virtual celebration.
Irene Padavic, Ph.D. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy) won the 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family for the article “Explaining the Persistence of Gender Inequality: The Work-Family Narrative as a Social Defense Against the 24/7 Work Culture.”
Bret Staudt Willet, Ph.D. (College of Education) received an Outstanding Service Award from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He was recognized for the award, which highlights outstanding service and commitment to the Research and Theory Division, during the AECT International Convention.
Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was awarded the Editors’ Katharine G. Butler Trailblazer Award for her publication “Evaluating Children in U.S. Public Schools with Speech Sound Disorders Considering Federal and State Laws, Guidance and Research.”
Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D. (School of Information) received the Best Paper Award at the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing and recognition for her contribution to diversity and inclusion.
Karen Oehme, J.D. (The Institute for Family Violence Studies) received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women ICJR grant program to create training for Florida judges through Florida’s Office of the State Courts Administrator on family violence and stalking issues. She also received DOJ OVW STOP grant funding through Florida’s Office of the State Courts Administrator to create training for Florida judges on elder abuse and abuse in later life.
Beth Coggeshall, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) won the Florida Humanities Greater Good grant to support the visit of Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison, who will deliver the keynote at the Dante Society of America’s 2022 Symposium, which will be held in conjunction with the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Andrew Epstein, Ph.D. (English Department) published “Poetic Responses” in the collection “The New Wallace Stevens Studies.” Epstein also published “Surrealism and the Avant-Garde” in the collection of essays “Elizabeth Bishop in Context” — both appeared in the Cambridge University Press.
Chari Arespacochaga, MFA (School of Theatre) published “MISSING” in the journal Studies in Musical Theatre.
Mary Ziegler, J.D. (College of Law) authored an op-ed “For the Justices, S.B. 8 Is More About Court Power Than Abortion Rights” for Politico, an op-ed “The Anti-Abortion Movement Will Win Even If It Loses” for The Atlantic, an op-ed “It Didn’t Go Well for Texas at the Supreme Court” for CNN and an op-ed “We Can Now See the Playbook for Overturning Roe v. Wade” for The New York Times. She also co-authored a piece for The Boston Globe “With Roe v. Wade in Trouble Again, a Different Strategy May Be Required.”
Beth Coggeshall, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) authored “Dante Today: Tracking the Global Resonance of the Commedia” for the collective volume “Dante Beyond Borders: Contexts and Reception.”
Olga Seliazniova, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) published an article “Re(de)fining Masculinity: Man as Mother in Futurist Literature” in the Slavic and East European Journal.
Vincent Joos, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) published the book “Urban Dwellings, Haitian Citizenships: Housing, Memory and Daily Life in Haiti.”
Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D. and Cameron Beatty, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-authored the book “Operationalizing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning.”
Myriam Rudaz, Ph.D., Thomas Ledermann, Ph.D. and Frank Fincham, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) published “Caring for Bliss Moderates the Association Between Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Well-Being in College-Attending Emerging Adults.”
Prashant Singh, Ph.D. and Ravinder Nagpal, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) co-published “Distinct Gut Microbiota Signatures in Mice Treated with Commonly Used Food Preservatives” in the journal Microorganisms.
Mickey Langlais, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) published “Examining the Direct and Indirect Effects of Mother’s Rejection from the Ex-Spouse on Time to Repartnering” in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. He also published “Parental Support, Learning Performance and Socioemotional Development of Children and Teenagers during the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families.
Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D., Bradley Gordon, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) and doctoral student Abigail Tice co-published “Binge Alcohol Disrupts Skeletal Muscle Core Molecular Clock Independent of Glucocorticoids” in the American Journal of Physiology. Research for the article was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant.
Lenore McWey, Ph.D., Thomas Ledermann, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) and doctoral student Tatjana Farley co-published “Thought Problems and Aggression over Time Among Youth in Foster Care” in the journal Child and Youth Care Forum.
Lenore McWey, Ph.D. and Ming Cui, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) co-authored “More Contact with Biological Parents Predicts Shorter Length of Time in Out of Home Care and Mental Health of Youth in the Child Welfare System” in the journal Children and Youth Services Review.
Amy Wetherby, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) was senior author on “Study Finds Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism Show Reduced Social Communication Before Their First Birthday” published in the journal Child Development.
Cathy W. Levenson, Ph.D. and Pradeep G. Bhide, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) co-published “Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Perinatal Nicotine Exposure Mouse Model of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” in the journal Developmental Neuroscience.
Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D., Angelina Sutin, Ph.D., Martina Luchetti, Ph.D. and Damaris Aschwanden, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) co-published an article-in-press online with Biological Psychiatry about the link between certain personality traits and changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Carla Wood, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) and doctoral candidate Keisey Fumero co-published the research article “Grammatical Verb Errors: Differences between English Learners with and without Diagnosed Language-Based Learning Disabilities” in the journal Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.
Davis Houck, Ph.D. (School of Communication) published his work on civil rights activist Bob Moses in the journal Voices of Democracy.
Jennifer Proffitt, Ph.D., Juliann Cortese, Ph.D., Patrick Merle, Ph.D. (School of Communication) and doctoral candidate Nivia Escobar Salazar published their article “The Rush to Return to Live Sports Events: A Political Economic Analysis of Sports Entertainment in the Time of COVID-19” in the Political Economy of Communication.
Jennifer Proffitt, Ph.D. (School of Communication) and doctoral candidate Christopher Garcia published the article “Recontextualizing Barstool Sports and Misogyny in Online US Sports Media” in the journal Communication and Sport.
Stanley Gontarski, Ph.D. (English Department) edited the book “Burroughs Unbound: William Burroughs and the Performance of Writing” in addition to authoring the volume’s introduction and one of its chapters. Barry Faulk, Ph.D. (English Department) contributed to the book.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITS
Neil Abell, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) presented “Speaking Truth to Ourselves and Others as We Navigate the COVID-19 Era” at The Veritas Forum: Celebrating the Sesquicentennial (150 years of service to children and families) for the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Bruce Thyer, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) presented “Promoting Human Services Evaluation by Using the Equator Network Reporting Guidelines” and “Using Reporting Guidelines to Promote High-Quality Evaluation Research in Social Work” at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association. He also presented his paper “Accreditation of the DSW: Impacts on Social Work Education, Regular Practice” at the annual program of the Council on Social Work Education.
Amberly Prykhodko, LCSW (College of Social Work) presented “Stress and Resiliency, Secondary Trauma Training – Well-Being for Prosecutors” at the National Prosecutors Summit on Mental Health.
Jessica Bahorski, Ph.D. (College of Nursing) presented “Testing a Responsive Feeding Intervention in a Group of High-Risk Mother-Infant Dyads” at the Sigma Theta Tau International 46th Biennial Convention.
Aimée Boutin, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) presented three papers — one virtually at the annual conference of the Société des études Romantiques et Dix-Neuvémistes; one virtually on a plenary panel at the International Conference on Romanticism; and one in person at the annual colloquium of Nineteenth-Century French Studies.
Beth Coggeshall, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) presented a paper “The Hell Franchise: Dante in American Marketing” at the virtual Princeton symposium celebrating a forthcoming volume called “Dante Alive.”
Silvia Valisa, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) presented a paper “Narrative Democracy: The Subversive Power of an Italian Newspaper” at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.
Jennifer Perry, Ph.D. (College of Education) presented “Planning for Change: Including Vision Loss as a Covered Condition of Medical Insurance” at the Mississippi Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Conference.
Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) presented “Clinical Best Practices for Addressing Racial Trauma” at the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual meeting.
Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D. and Jenna Scott, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) presented “Cultivating Anti-Racism in the Classroom” at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting.
Sabrina Dickey, Ph.D. (College of Nursing) developed an e-poster “Nurse Practitioners’ Perception of Assessing and Providing Social Support Resources for Patients: A Florida Cohort,” which was presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 46th Biennial Convention. Her poster “Now That You Have Diversity, Where’s the Inclusion?” was presented at the virtual American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Symposium.
Michael Ormsbee Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) presented “Sleep Before Sleep for Body Composition, Performance and Recovery” at Sports Science Week at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
Orlando Laitano, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) presented “Sweat Tests: Common Mistakes and Good Practices” at Sports Science Week at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
Thomas Ledermann, Ph.D., Myriam Rudaz, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) and doctoral students Ashley Cooper and Tom Su led the pre-conference workshop “Determine Power and Sample Size for the Mediation Actor-Partner Interdependence Model” for the National Council on Family Relations.
Claire Berryman, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) presented “PEAK: Performance in Extreme Environments – Applying Knowledge to Nutrition Practice” at the British Dietetic Association Sports Nutrition Specialist Group. The talk was on performance in extreme environments and featured experts from around the world.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) presented “’Defining Success: Diversion as an Alternative to Incarceration” to members of the Joyce Foundation.
Lenore McWey, Ph.D. and Ming Cui, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) presented “Contact with Biological Parents, Length of Time in Foster Care and Child Mental Health” at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference.
Lenore McWey, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) and doctoral students presented “Perceptions of Desired Changes Among Parents Involved with the Child Welfare System” at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference.
Andrew Kozel, M.D., M.S.C.R., Cori McGooden, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Christina J. Riccardi, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) participated in a panel discussion during “Health Care for All Week” on the impact and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had on behavioral health care and access to care.
Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Ph.D., Carla Wood, Ph.D., Christopher Constantino, Ph.D., Elizabeth Madden, Ph.D., Ellen Nimmons, M.S., Estrella Rodriguez, Ph.D., Juliann Woods, Ph.D., Lakeisha Johnson, Ph.D., Kaitlin Lansford, Ph.D., Katrina Cripe, B.A., Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D., Michelle Therrien, Ph.D., Mollie Romano, Ph.D., Richard Morris, Ph.D., Sana Tibi, Ph.D., Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D. and Yunjung Kim, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) along with several students presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention.
Chris Constantino, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was invited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to present two one-hour talks on neurodiversity and stuttering at the international conference in Washington, D.C.
Kaitlin Lansford, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was invited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to present a one-hour talk “Rise Up and Embrace Theory in the Management of Intelligibility Disorders Associated with Dysarthria” at the international conference in Washington, D.C.
Larry Dennis, Ph.D. (School of Information) spoke at the annual TalTech Conference hosted at the Florida State Conference Center.
Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was invited by the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA) to present a full-day presentation series on “Blending Literacy and Speech-Language Targets in Therapy” at the fall LISHA conference.
Eundeok Kim, Ph.D. (College of Entrepreneurship) presented “The Contribution of Social Enterprises to Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals” at the 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development sponsored by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network at Columbia University. She also presented “The Role of Social and Environmental Sustainability Practices of European Social Enterprises in the Fashion Industry in Tackling Global Social Problems: A Multi-Case Study” at the 2021 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Virtual Conference.
Jason Pappas, Ph.D. (Department of Sport Management) participated in the Sports and the Law panel at the University of Ottawa, discussing his book “Masters of the Game.”
Rachel Fendler, Ph.D. and Sara Scott Shields, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) participated in the panel of national leaders in art and design education at the Lender Center Conversation: “Creative Activity as a Human Right” event.
Rachel Fulmer, MSW (College of Social Work) was on the panel “What Happens If We Don’t Act?” at the week-long REIMAGINE conference hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Andrew Epstein, Ph.D. (English Department) was invited to be a member of the Board of Advisors for Network for New York School Studies, a new international scholarly organization.
Nathan (David) Pifer, Ph.D. (College of Education) was featured as an expert in WalletHub’s piece on the trends and issues in U.S. Soccer and which cities are the best to watch the sport.
Amberly Prykhodko, LCSW and Jennifer Joseph, MSW (College of Social Work) conducted a training on the evidence-driven 5-Key Model for Reentry at Unlocking DOORS.
Jennifer Joseph, MSW (College of Social Work) conducted a training on a data-driven family support intervention entitled Support4Families at The Reentry Center of Brevard.
Mary Ziegler, J.D. (College of Law) was a guest on NPR’s 1A segment “Texas’ Controversial Abortion Law Heads Back to the Supreme Court” and on the Consider This From NPR episode “Will the Supreme Court Rule Against the Texas Abortion Law?”
Laurie Grubbs, Ph.D., Sue Porterfield, Ph.D. and Jolynn Greenhalgh, DNP (College of Nursing) and graduate students performed 52 sports physicals for the Leon County Special Olympics.
Kristin L. Dowell, (Department of Anthropology) developed a video production handbook that is being used with language revitalization workshops and community media projects with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Aimée Boutin, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) was nominated Co-President of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association.
Melinda Gonzales-Backen, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) was featured by the Society for Research in Child Development’s Member Spotlight series for Native American Heritage Month. She also served as a co-author with doctoral student Valentina Iturriaga Silva on a presentation “Depressive Symptoms and Educational Motivation in Rural Latinx Adolescents: The Role of Familism” at the National Council on Family Relations.
Mark Chaet, M.D. (College of Medicine) has been named the new dean of the Orlando Regional Campus, effective Jan. 3, 2022.
Ross Moret, Ph.D. (Honors Program) gave a lecture “Potential for Apocalypse: Violence and Eschatology in the Israel-Palestine Conflict, 2021” for the Global Islam: Current Debates talk series in the University of Nebraska’s Arabic Studies Program.
John P. Fogarty, M.D. (College of Medicine) announced his plans to retire when a new dean is named.
Chris Leadem, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) delivered his final lecture before his retirement.
Sabrina Dickey, Ph.D., MSN, RN (College of Nursing) has been accepted to the 2022 AACN Diversity Leadership Institute. The program aims to enhance professional knowledge by exploring the evolution of diversity and inclusion and the role of Diversity Officers in academic nursing and nursing practice.