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 across campus. Our Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize accomplishments and provide a space where honors & awards, bylines, presentations, grants, service and any other notable items can be showcased.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Stephen Chelko, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) was recently inducted as a Fellow into the Heart Rhythm Society, which represents more than 7,000 medical, allied health and science professionals from more than 90 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.
Jacob Eikenberry, M.S.W. (College of Social Work) was honored with the Leadership Award from Saint Louis University.
Andrew Frank, Ph.D. (Department of History) received the Arthur W. Thompson Award from the Florida Historical Society for “Indigenous Florida,” a special issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly that he coedited.
Radha Modi, Ph.D. and Alexandra Cockerham, Ph.D. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy) have been accepted into The Faculty Development and Student Engagement in Data Analysis Project, a multi-million-dollar NSF-funded project that aims to train academics from minority-serving institutions in innovative data analysis teaching methodologies.
David Peters (FSU Campus Recreation) was named to the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association Services Corporation Board to serve a three-year term. The Board oversees nationwide sponsored programs and services for collegiate recreation’s professional association.
Mia Lustria, Ph.D. (School of Information) received the Top Poster Award at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication for her poster “‘I got training on the brain’: Designing Messages to Improve Seniors’ Adherence to Cognitive Assessment and Training Programs.”
Vanessa Dennen, Ph.D. (College of Education) received the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Conference on e-Society 2022 for her paper “Teen Social Media Use During COVID-19: Parent Perceptions and Oversight.”
Jenny Root, Ph.D. (College of Education) won the Robert M. Gagne Research Award at the 2022 Marvalene Hughes Research in Education Conference.
Charles Barrilleaux, Ph.D. (College of Social Sciences & Public Policy) received the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association’s Career Achievement Award at the 2022 State Politics and Policy Conference.
James D. Gwartney, Ph.D. (College of Social Sciences & Public Policy) received the 2022 Clark-Kent-Aronoff Service Award during The Association of Private Enterprise Education’s 46th Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Elizabeth Cecil, Ph.D. (Department of Religion) received a $6,000 summer stipend for the project “Indigenous Landscapes and the Building of Hinduism in Early Southeast Asia” from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. (Department of Religion) received a $6,000 summer stipend for the project “Sovereignty, Christianity, and the Book in the Cherokee Diaspora, 1828-1861” from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D., Tanya Renn, Ph.D. and Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) were awarded a grant from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office to test an evidence-driven trauma-responsive intervention delivered to individuals incarcerated in the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, a local jail in Seminole County, Florida.
Alisha Gaines, Ph.D. (Department of English) received a National Academies Gulf Scholars Curriculum Development Grant for Summer 2022 to fund her interdisciplinary work studying, and teaching about, slave plantations.
Carla Della Gatta, Ph.D. (Department of English) received a Folger Shakespeare Library fellowship for her digital humanities project on Latinx Shakespeares and a Diversity Grant from the Renaissance Society of America.
Prashant Singh, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) received $49,000 in funding from the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education for his project “Novel TaqMan Assays for the Specific Detection and Simultaneous Differentiation of Virulent and Avirulent Non-O157 Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli Strains,” which works to detect virulent and avirulent strains of Escherichia coli.
Renaine Julian, MLIS, MSP and Nicholas Ruhs, Ph.D. (University Libraries) co-published “Teaching Data Management Concepts to Research Administrators” in Teaching Research Data Management.
Cheryl Porter, Ph.D. and Nicki W. Taylor, Ph.D.( College of Medicine) co-published “Mental Health Disclosure Questions on Medical Licensure Applications: Implications for Medical Students, Residents and Physicians” in the journal Academic Medicine.
Michael Blaber, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) had his manuscript, “Variable and Conserved Regions of Secondary Structure in the Beta trefoil Fold: Structure vs. Function,” accepted for publication in the Structural Biology section of Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. He also had an invited book chapter “Protein Symmetry, Function and Stability” accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology.
Nate Falk, M.D., (College of Medicine) co-published “Managing Fractures and Sprains” in the journal Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice.
Jacob Eikenberry, M.S.W. (College of Social Work) co-published a paper “The Role of Mental Health Courts in Mitigating Family Violence” in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. He also had a manuscript “Evaluation of an Occupational Therapy Reentry Program: Achieving Goals to Support Employment and Community Living After Incarceration” accepted for publication in WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. and Stephanie Kennedy, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-published a report “Housing Stability After Incarceration” which explores how housing situations change over time for individuals leaving prison and returning home and proposes strategies for supporting those who need it most.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) had a manuscript “Trauma and Prospects for Reentry” accepted for publication in the Annual Review of Criminology.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D., Tanya Renn, Ph.D., Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D. and Sarah Tamburri, MS (College of Social work) had a manuscript “Study Protocol Paper for the Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Reentry Services for Moderate to High-Risk Young Males Releasing from State Prisons” accepted for publication with Contemporary Clinical Trials.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D., Shelby Pederson, M.S.W., Elizabeth Curley, M.S.W. (College of Social Work), Annie Grier, M.S.W. (Office of Human Resources) had the article “‘People Make Mistakes:’ Stakeholders and Participants’ Perception of the Acceptability, Appropriateness, and feasibility of diversion and deferred prosecution programs” accepted for publication with Psychology, Public Policy, & Law.
Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) published “What is Evidence-Based Practice?” “Evaluating our Effectiveness in Carrying out Evidence-Based Practice,” “Cognitive Restructuring Technique,” “Social Anxiety Disorder,” “Pseudoscientific behavioral and mental health treatments” and “Assessment and treatment for Specific Phobias” in the Social Workers’ Desk Reference.
Chris Reenock, Ph.D. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy) co-authored the book “Can Courts be Bulwarks of Democracy? Judges and the Politics of Prudence” with Cambridge University Press.
Annika Culver, Ph.D. (Department of History) published “Japan’s Empire of Birds: Aristocrats, Anglo-Americans, and Transwar Ornithology,” through Bloomsbury Publishing.
Stan Gontarski, Ph.D. (Department of English) published “Beckett: Quaderni di Regia e Testi Riveduti, Finale di Partita,” with translation by Luca Scarlini, through Cue Press.
Myrna Hoover (FSU Career Center), James Hunt, Ph.D. (Office of Institutional Research) and Joe O’Shea, Ph.D. (Division of Undergraduate Studies) co-authored a chapter “Increasing Student Access and Learning in Employment and Internship Experiences” in Delivering on the Promise of High-Impact Practices.
Casey Dozier, Ph.D. and Tory Dellafiora, Ph.D. (FSU Career Center) co-authored a chapter “Optimize Job Satisfaction Through a Theoretically-Based Service Delivery Model” in the volume “Career Development and Job Satisfaction,” edited by Quincy Martin III and published by Nova Science Publishers.
Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) and doctoral scholar Anne Reed published “20Q: Dynamics of School-Based Speech and Language Therapy Variables” on speechpathology.com.
Sherry Southerland, Ph.D. (College of Education) published “Our Shifting Understandings of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Physics” in The Physics Teacher. The paper was also recently featured in a NewsWise article by the American Institute of Physics.
Eunhui Yoon, Ph.D. and Simone May, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-published a book chapter “Preparing LGBTQ+ Students for Postsecondary Transitions Through Career Development” in “Equity-Based Career Development and Postsecondary Transitions: An American Imperative” by Laura Owens and Erik Hines.
Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D. (College of Education) published “What Mission Statements Say: Signaling the Priority of Leadership Development” in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Leadership Studies.
Sonia Cabell, Ph.D. (College of Education) published “Evidence-Based Features of Writing Instruction in Widely Used Kindergarten English Language Arts Curricula” in Literary Research and Instruction.
Shaofeng Li, Ph.D. (College of Education) edited the first edition of “Research Methods in Applied Linguistics” and co-authored “The Effects of Immediate and Delayed Corrective Feedback on L2 Development” exploring the effects of immediate and delayed corrective feedback in second language learning in Studies in Second Language Acquisition.
Mike Ormsbee, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) published “Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology During Endurance Exercise: Endocrine, Microbiome and Nutritional Influences” in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. The article was also mentioned on the website Outside in “How to Avoid a Mid-Race Bathroom Stop.”
Mike Ormsbee, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology), master’s student Margaret Morrissey and FSU alumnus Patrick Saracino co-published “Sleep Duration Correlates with Performance in Ultra-Endurance Triathlon” in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
Mike Ormsbee, Ph.D. (Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology), doctoral student Liliana Renteria, master’s student Margaret Morrissey and FSU alumnus Patrick Saracino co-published “Pre-Sleep Protein Supplementation After an Acute Bout of Evening Resistance Exercise Does Not Improve Next Day Performance or Recovery in Resistance Trained Men” in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
Francis Fincham, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) published “The Relational and Mental Health Payoffs of Staying Gritty During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Cultural Study in the Philippines and the United States” in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and “Unraveling the Roles of Distrust, Suspicion of Infidelity, and Jealousy in Cyber Dating Abuse Perpetration: An Attachment Theory Perspective” in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Ming Cui, Ph.D., Qiong (Joanna) Wu, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) and doctoral students Soojin Han and Dania Tawfiq co-published “A Dynamic Systems Perspective Towards Executive Function Development: Susceptibility Towards Both Ends for Inhibitory Control” in the journal Development and Psychopathology.
Cosmo Whyte, M.F.A. (Department of Art) provided a visual essay “Here…but Disappeared” in the March 2022 issue of Small Axe, a peer-reviewed Caribbean journal of criticism. He also interviewed British sculptor Hew Locke for the Winter 2021 issue of “Art Papers.”
Megan Buning, Ph.D. (FSU COACH) and David Eccles, Ph.D. (College of Education) co-published “The Transition of an Applied Sport Psychology Training Program at a US University from a Face-to-face to a Virtual Mode: An Autoethnographic Case Study” in Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The paper also featured doctoral students Thomas Gretton and Gabriela Caviedas along with alumna Kristen Weber.
Eunhui Yoon, Ph.D. (College of Education) published a book chapter “Korean LGBTQ+ Adolescents’ School Experiences and What Teachers, School Counselors, and Administrators Can Do” in Minority Rights and Human Rights Sensitivity, South Korea: Gyeongsang National University Press.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITS
JR Harding, Ed.D. (College of Business) gave a keynote speech “Access and Inclusion: Employment of Persons with Disabilities at the 5th Conversation Series” hosted by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., LCSW (College of Social Work) presented the keynote address “Theory and Practice Research: The good, the Bad and the Ugly” at the Evidence into Practice Special Interest Group of the European Social Work Research Conference.
Azat Zana Gündoğan, Ph.D. (Honors Program) presented the talk “A Utopia on Earth? The Kurds and the Rojava Revolution” at the California State University Monterey Bay College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Social Justice Colloquium.
Leah Sherman, MLIS, MA (University Libraries) presented “From Handout to Handbook: Asynchronous Library Instruction for the Fine Arts” at the 50th anniversary conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America.
Nicki W. Taylor, Ph.D. and Cheryl Porter, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) co-presented “Making Sense of Mental Health and Well-Being Service Models and Terminology” at the 2022 Group on Student Affairs, Careers in Medicine, Organization of Student Representatives National Meeting.
Niharika Suchak, M.B.B.S. (College of Medicine) was the keynote speaker at a healthcare symposium sponsored by Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend Hospice and Transitions Supportive Care that focused on closing the gap in health care access in marginalized communities.
Nate Falk, M.D. (College of Medicine) co-presented “An Unusual Injury in the Setting of a Midair Basketball Rebound” at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Austin, Texas. He also live-streamed three presentations at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Child and Adolescent Health Conference: “Traumatic Brain Injury in Children,” “Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques for Pediatric Patients” and “Splinting and Casting Workshop.”
Jacob Eikenberry, M.S.W. (College of Social Work) co-presented “Measuring well‐being during reentry” at the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates. He also delivered a keynote address “The Disease of Addiction: Filling Our Prisons and Jails: Improving Care Through Better Understanding” at the Project 180 Lecture Series in Sarasota, Florida and presented an invited talk “Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice System” at the University of Southern California.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D., Stephanie Kennedy, Ph.D., Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D. and Tanya Renn, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-presented “Behavioral Health Literacy: Implementing a New Construct to Improve Outcomes among Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Populations” at the 15th Academic and Health Conference on Criminal Justice Health, Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health.
Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. and Jacob Eikenberry, M.S.W. (College of Social Work) co-presented “Using Latent Class Analysis to Identify the Complex Needs of Individuals with Histories of Incarceration and Opioid Misuse” at the 15th Academic and Health Conference on Criminal Justice Health, Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health.
Tanya Renn, Ph.D., Stephanie Kennedy, Ph.D. and Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-presented “Trauma and Loss During Reentry” with a colleague from the University of Iowa at the 15th Academic and Health Conference on Criminal Justice Health, Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health.
Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D., Tanya Renn, Ph.D. and Carrie Pettus, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-presented “Women’s Support Needs After Release from Incarceration” at the 15th Academic and Health Conference on Criminal Justice Health, Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health.
David Peters (FSU Campus Recreation) co-presented the education session “Series Talk Live” at the 2022 NIRSA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Li Pon, M.A., Tyrone Johnson, M.Ed. and Rebecca Lovett, M.A. (FSU Career Center) co-presented “Avoid the Brain Drain: Combatting the Great Resignation” at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association conference in Washington, D.C.
Dan Gilfeather, M.A. (FSU Campus Recreation) and Tryessa Judge (University Health Services) co-presented “Integrating Physical Therapy & Athletic Training into Student Health Care Facilities” at the 2022 Southern College Health Association Conference.
Rebecca Lovett, M.A. (FSU Career Center) presented “ProfessioNole Mentors: Diversity Chat Series” at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association conference in Washington, D.C.
Alexis Fraites, M.S.W. (FSU Career Center) presented “A Booster for Zoom Gloom: Best Practices for Engaging Students” at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association conference in Washington, D.C.
Maurice Johnson (College of Communication and Information) presented his study “Beats, Rhymes, and Life: A Testimonio of Hip Hop as Collective Leadership in P-20 Schools” at the 2022 AERA Conference.
Mia Lustria, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) and doctoral candidate Obianuju Aliche presented two studies at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication: “I Got Training on the Brain: Designing Motivational Messaging to Improve Older Adults’ Adherence to Cognitive Assessment and Brain Training Programs” and “Examining Foreign-born Mothers’ (FBMs) Perceptions, Attitudes, Information Needs, and Information Seeking Behaviors Related to HPV Vaccines and Vaccinations.”
Estrella Rodriguez, Ph.D., Mollie Romano, Ph.D. and Carla Wood, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) along with graduate students Diana Abarca, Kiana Hines and Kaisey Fumero co-presented “Interviewing Latino Families of Young Dual Language Learners About Their Experiences with Early Intervention Practices and Family-Centered Services” at the 9th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language.
Sana Tibi, Ph.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) spoke alongside other panelists at a webinar hosted by the World Bank and Queen Rania Foundation called “Assessments to Support Early Grade Arabic Language Learning” about advancing Arabic language teaching and learning to reduce poverty in the Middle East and North Africa.
Stephen McDowell, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) spoke on a panel during the Partner Day Program with the Association of International Education Administrators called “Beyond the Echo Chamber: Insights into the Future of International Higher Education” that explored topics that may impact international educators in the next three to five years.
Wayne Logan, J.D. (College of Law) delivered a lecture to the Spring Education Program of the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges in Gainesville. His talk explored the interpretation and application of the conformity clause of Article I, Section 12 of the Florida Constitution concerning searches and seizures, and the origins and evolution of the mosaic theory in assessing whether police conduct qualifies as a search.
Lenore McWey, Ph.D. (Department of Human Development and Family Science) presented “Foster–Biological Parent Relationships and Externalizing Symptoms of Youth in Foster Care” at the International Association for Family Therapy Conference, which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Jeff Broome, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) presented “The Real Lives 21 Book Project: Analyzing the Stories of Dedicated Art Teachers,” an in-depth analysis of results from an in-press NAEA book project utilizing narrative inquiry to portray the daily experiences of dedicated art teachers working in various contexts across the United States and Canada, at the 2022 National Art Education Association Conference.
Elizabeth Osborne, Ph.D. (School of Theatre) presented “The Problem with Tradition” as part of an all-conference session “‘Revolutionizing the Institutional Lives of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies through Critical University Studies Approaches” at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago.
Sara Scott-Shields, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) presented “Visual Journaling in Secondary Art Classrooms: A National Survey of Art Teachers” at the 2022 National Art Education Association Conference.
Rachel Fendler, Ph.D. and Sara Scott-Shields, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) co-presented “Curriculum in Practice: Intersection of Art and Civics” at the 2022 National Art Education Association Conference.
Amber Ward, Ph.D. (Department of Art Education) presented “Care-full Correspondence: An Embroidered Interview About Art Education” at the 2022 National Art Education Association Conference.
Aaron Thomas, Ph.D. (School of Theatre) presented “The Color Purple and the New Black” during a symposia on “Revolutions in Queer Identity in Theatre.”
Carrie-Ann Baade, M.F.A. (Department of Art) has new work on display in a solo exhibit “Into the Mirror” at the Pensacola Art Museum, through May 29.
Daniel Luetke, M.F.A. (Department of Art) recently had a solo exhibit “Kidney-Shaped Ear” in Chicago’s Parlour & Ramp gallery.
Joedrecka S. Brown Speights, M.D., (College of Medicine) served as facilitator of a panel discussion at a healthcare symposium sponsored by Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Big Bend Hospice and Transitions Supportive Care that focused on closing the gap in health care access in marginalized communities.
Tracey D. Lord, Ed.D. (FSU Career Center) was elected to serve as the 2024 Conference Chair for the international experiential education Cooperative Education & Internship Association.
Elizabeth Osborne, Ph.D. (College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre) recently chaired a symposia on “Revolutionary Acts in US Theatre, 1920s & 30s” and serves as Immediate Past President of the Mid-America Theatre Association.
Aaron Thomas, Ph.D. (School of Theatre) chaired a symposia on “Theatrical Revolutions in/of the Digital Age” at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago.
Betsy Becker, Ph.D. (College of Education) has been elected the Program Chair of the Educational Statisticians special interest group within the American Educational Research Association.
JR Harding, Ed.D. (College of Business) was recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for his creation of a workforce inclusion course.
Michael Killian, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) and Mia Lustria, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) observed therapy to promote medication adherence in adolescent heart transplant recipients.
April Knill, Ph.D. (Department of Finance) was elected president of the Eastern Finance Association.
Douglass Tatum, M. Acc. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) assists a class of CEOs of various businesses through his position on the Board of Experts at Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program.
Branko Stefanovic, Ph.D. (College of Medicine) filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for RNA probes that use fluorescence techniques to report drug interference with the regulatory function.
Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) recorded a spotlight video for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, available on the National Strength and Conditioning Association website.
Ellen Nimmons, M.S. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) coordinated FSU’s participation in the FAMU Interprofessional Practice Event, where first and second-year graduate students joined over 200 students to partake in interprofessional education training and practice.
David E. Landau, J.D. (College of Law) was cited by the Kenyan Supreme Court. His scholarship and a co-written amicus brief were relied upon by the court in its decision to stop the Kenyan president from making constitutional changes through the Building Bridges Initiative. Several of the court’s decisions especially relied on Prof. Landau and Prof. Rosalind Dixon’s scholarship concerning the distinction between a tiered constitutional design and a judge-made doctrine of unconstitutional constitutional amendment.
Erik Hines, Ph.D. (College of Education) was recently elected to the board of directors for the Florida School Counseling Association.