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
Denise Montford, ACSW, LCSW (FSU Panama City) was named the 2022 Social Work Educator of the Year by the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Robert Schoen, Ph.D. (Learning Systems Institute) was named the Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Frances S. Berry, Ph.D. (Askew School of Public Administration and Policy) received The Gaus Award, given for career achievement in political science and public administration, from the American Political Science Association.
Zhe He, Ph.D. (School of Information) received the Lois Lunin Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of information technology.
Ellen Nimmons, M.S. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Clinical Career Award in recognition of her contributions to clinical science and practice in communication science and disorders.
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Jacksonville office was recognized as the 2022 North Florida District Community Partner of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
JR Harding, Ph.D. (College of Business) developed a Workforce Inclusion course that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business honored at its 2022 international conference and annual meeting as a program that spotlights the ways in which business education is creating positive societal impact through leadership and innovation.
Selena Snowden, Au.D. (School of Communication Science and Disorders) received a Golisano Global Health Leadership Award for her 18 years of service with the Special Olympics.
Daniel Machin, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) received the Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society at the 2022 Experimental Biology meeting. The APS gives the award to recognize post-doctoral scientists or junior faculty members who are pursuing in vivo physiological research.
Lynn Panton, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) won the 2022 Service Award from the Southeast Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She was also named the Southeast Representative to ACSM.
Hans J.G. Hassell, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science) won the American Political Science Association Legislative Studies 2022 Jewell-Loewenberg Prize in American Politics for “Be Careful What You Wish For: The Impacts of President Trump’s Midterm Endorsements,” co-authored with Andrew O. Ballard and Michael Heseltine. The award recognizes the best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) received the Innovative Research on Aging Award and the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Bronze Award.
Myrna Hoover (The Career Center) received the inaugural Florida Association of Colleges and Employers Lifetime Impact Award at the FloridaACE Annual Conference. Moving forward, the award will be named the “Myrna P. Hoover Lifetime Impact Award.”
Christy Mantzanas (The Career Center) received the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers President’s Award at the FloridaACE Annual Conference. The award recognizes the member’s contribution to FloridaACE and serves as an example of their impact on those in the profession.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Zhe He, Ph.D., Mia Lustria, Ph.D. (School of Information), Kyung Kim, Ph.D. (FSU Libraries) and Jing Wang, Ph.D. (College of Nursing) received a $25,000 grant from the Institute for Successful Longevity for their project “Towards an AI-Assisted Application for Lab Result Comprehension for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions.”
Michele Parker, Ph.D. and Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., CFLE (Florida Center for Prevention Research) received a $100K grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for their project that will involve Maternal Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research to evaluate the equitable distribution of health care coordination on health outcomes for mothers of children with special health care needs using a health equity framework. This project involves a collaboration with the FSU Department of Human Development & Family Science.
Amanda Driscoll, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science) was awarded a grant for 50,000 euros from the Madrid-based BBVA Foundation to conduct research into judicialization and public support for constitutional authorities and courts in Spain.
Melissa Radey, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) received a $100K grant from the U.S. DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration for her project “Understanding Safety Nets and Maternal and Child Health from Birth through Age 15.”
Leah Sherman, MLIS, MA (FSU Libraries) published “Embedded Librarianship in the Library: A Case Study in Interior Design” in Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.
Zhe He, Ph.D. (School of Information) co-authored the research article “Assessing the Use of Prescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements in Obese Respondents in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Rachel Bailey, Ph.D. (School of Communication) and doctoral students Kyeongwon Kwon, Christopher Garcia and Pei Wang had a manuscript “Fast Food Menu Calorie Labeling Contexts as Complex Contributing Factors to Overeating” accepted by the research journal Appetite. The manuscript includes research on the effectiveness of menu calorie labeling in terms of how people select lower calorie food items.
Kathryn Harker Tillman, Ph.D. and Karin Brewster, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-authored an article with former student, Giuseppina Holway, Ph.D. “Motivations for Maintaining Virginity Among US Adolescents” in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Charles Fleischer, M.D. (College of Medicine), Anand “Sunny” Narayanan, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) and five FSU medical students, Genevieve Patrick, Madison Leonard, Michelle Flohr, M.S., Nicole Sangha, M.P.H., Adrian A.Torres and Brooke Hartenstein, M.S., co-authored “Prevalence of Self-Reported Dermatologic Symptoms Among Farmers Living in Gracias a Dios, Honduras” in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Anand “Sunny” Narayanan, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) co-authored “A Comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Review, Part 1: Intracellular Overdrive for SARS-CoV-2 Infection,” the first of a three-part series of articles in the European Journal of Human Genetics.
Carrie Ann Baade, M.F.A. (Department of Art) released her first comprehensive monograph “Scissors & Tears” showcasing approximately 100 surreal self-portraits from 2002 to the present.
James F. Cawley, PA, MPH. PA-C, DHL (College of Medicine) published, with Roderick S. Hooker, ” The PA Profession in the 1990s in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) authored a new book chapter “Volunteering as a public health endeavor” in Aging, Society, and the Life Course, 6th edition. She also co-authored a new book chapter “A Portfolio Framework for Extended Work Pathways: Leveraging the Strengths of Older Workers” in Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Aging and Work.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. and Amy Burdette, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-authored “Religious Transitions, Sexual Minority Status and Depressive Symptoms from Adolescence to Early Adulthood” in the journal Society and Mental Health with doctoral student Russell Kyle Saunders (Department of Sociology).
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) co-authored “Prediction of COVID-19 Stress: The role of Anxiety and Resiliency” with undergraduate honors student Geffre Francois and graduate student Melissa A Meynadasy, M.S. in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) co-authored “Child mistreatment and the psychological health consequences of COVID-19 for older adults” with doctoral student Tyler Bruefach (Department of Sociology) in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and John Reynolds, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-authored “Race-Discordant School Attendance and Cognitive Function in Later Life” in the journal Research on Aging. They also co-authored “Long-term correlates of racially diverse schooling: education, wealth, and social health in later life” in the journal Social Currents.
Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-authored “Life Satisfaction and Intergenerational Mobility Among Older Hispanics in the United States in the Journal of Aging and Health” with doctoral student Ladanya Ramirez-Surmeier (Department of Sociology).
C.J. Brush, Ph.D., Greg Hajcak, Ph.D., Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Julia Sheffler, Ph.D. (Center for Translational Behavioral Science) and Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and graduate students Melissa A. Meynadasy, M.S., and Russell Mach co-authored “Emotion Regulation, Depression, and Late Positive Potential in Older Adults” in the International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Dawn C. Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-authored “Productive Aging Lifestyles: A latent Class Analysis of Work and Volunteer Patterns Over the Retirement Transition” in the journal Research on Aging.
Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology), Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Julia C J Brush, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Greg Hajcak, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Julia Sheffler, Ph.D. (Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine), and graduate students Melissa A Meynadasy, M.S. and Russell Mach co-authored “Emotion Regulation, Depression, and Late Positive Potential in Older Adults” in the International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Dawn C Carr, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology), Zhe He, Ph.D. (School of Information), Mia Liza A Lustria, Ph.D. (School of Information), Shayok Chakraborty, Ph.D. (Department of Computer Science), Neil Charness, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D. (Department of Geriatrics), Walter R Boot, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), and graduate students Shubo Tian (Department of Statistics) Michael Dieciuc (Department of Psychology), Maedeh Agharazidermani (School of Information) Nicholas Gray (Department of Psychology), Andrew Dilanchian (Department of Psychology), and Shenghao Zhang (Department of Psychology) co-authored “Motivation to Engage in Aging Research: Are There Typologies and Predictors?” in the journal The Gerontologist.
Barbara Hamby, M.A. (Department of English) published the poem “Ode on Luck” in The New Yorker.
Tarez Graban, Ph.D. (Department of English) edited the collection “Teaching Through the Archives: Text, Collaboration, and Activism” with the Southern Illinois University Press.
Enrique Álvarez, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) published the article “Espacialidad, género y nación. La anti/elegía gay y la función social del discurso funerario en la poesía de guerra de Emilio Prados” in the journal Estudios LGBTIQ+, Comunicación y Cultura of the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.
Terri Bourus, Ph.D. (Department of English, School of Theatre) edited the collection of essays “Shakespeare and the First Hamlet.” Gary Taylor, Ph.D. (Department of English) contributed to the essays.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITS
Keila Zayas-Ruiz, MLIS (University Libraries) spoke at the Online Computer Library Center cataloging community meeting about her work developing and implementing conscious-editing training programs at Florida State and in the Sunshine State Digital Network. Her talk illustrated some of the principles outlined in the framework presented in the recently published report “Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice.”
The Learning Systems Institute will host the national Cognitively Guided Instruction conference that began June 29 in Orlando. This conference brings together educators, researchers and professional developers from across the country to expand their knowledge of CGI, learn about the latest research advances, gain insight from various speakers and share the impact CGI has in the lives of students.
Lakeisha Johnson, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) spoke at a school board meeting about “Read Up,” a partnership of the Florida Center for Reading Research and Leon County Schools and how it could improve literacy in the local community.
Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D. (School of Information) presented “Unpacking the Complexities of Community-Led Violence Prevention Work” and “‘All That You Touch, You Change: Expanding the Canon of Speculative Design Towards Black Futuring” at the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Carla Wood (School of Communication Science and Disorders) presented “Addressing the Ph.D. Shortage in CSD: A Panel Discussion” at The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Carrie Meyers (Learning Systems Institute) and the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics team conducted an on-site workshop “AgSTEM Summer Camp Curriculum” that focused on solving food insecurity issues using aquaponics and coding in Atlanta.
Rabieh Razzouk, M.B.A. (Learning Systems Institute) conducted an on-site workshop that focused on increasing the capacity of 10 universities in grant writing and proposal development to attract research and development funding in Lebanon.
Chari Arespacochaga, M.F.A. (School of Theatre) will direct “Rent” at the Short North Stage in Columbus, Ohio, this fall.
Kathryn Harker Tillman, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) and doctoral student Rachel Sparkman co-presented the paper “Do Immigrants in Rural America Lag Behind? A look at Inter and Intra-Economic Inequalities by Metropolitan Status in the United States” at the Population Association of America annual meeting in Atlanta.
Kathryn Harker Tillman, Ph.D. and Karin Brewster, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) co-presented the paper “Motivations for Maintaining Virginity among US Adolescents” at the Population Association of America annual meeting in Atlanta.
Becky Greenhill (School of Communication Science and Disorders) and graduate students under her supervision led a presentation and Q&A session “Loud and Strong; Life with PD” at Tallahassee’s Westminster Oaks community to an audience of people impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
Shannon Staten (University Housing) co-presented and served on panels for sessions “Friendraising and Fundraising: An important Skillset for Leaders on Campus,” “Meeting the New Roles and Expectations Required of a Mid-Manager,” and “Campus Housing Facilities: To outsource management…..or not?” at the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International conference (ACUHO-I).
Kelly Clark (University Housing) presented “Make it Better, Do it Faster: The Benefits of Transitioning to Digital Staff Evaluations” at the ACUHO-I conference.
Pradeep Bhide, M.D. (College of Medicine) presented “Nicotine and the Developing Brain” at the inaugural University of Maryland School of Medicine Substance Use in Pregnancy Symposium. The virtual event included seminars on drugs including cannabis, opioids, psychostimulants, nicotine and alcohol.
Christy Mantzanas (The Career Center) and Abbey Hale, M.S. (The Career Center) presented the session “Team Retention: Top Seed Practices and Tools” at the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (FloridaACE) annual conference in Jupiter, Florida.
Davis Houck, Ph.D. and Brian Graves, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information), along with alumnus Pablo Correa, Ph.D., taught a summer filmmakers’ workshop at the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Miss., where 20 students were taught filmmaking and civil rights history.
Tracey D. Lord, Ph.D. (The Career Center) serves as member/vice president for professional development for the Cooperative Education & Internship Association and coordinated the 21st Annual CEIA Training Academy for 40 new experiential learning professionals from North America.
Leslie Mille (The Career Center) served as programming chair for the FloridaACE annual conference, leading the programming committee in selecting and scheduling all breakout sessions, roundtables and keynote speakers. Mille facilitated a roundtable session called “It’s NOT all about STEM and Business Majors!” and moderated the panel session “Navigating the Career Services Professional Journey.”
Cameron Hatcher (College of Business) served as one of three panelists for “Navigating the Career Services Professional Journey” at the FloridaACE annual conference.
Anissa Ford (The Career Center) facilitated a roundtable session, “Jumpstarting Relationship-Building,” at the FloridaACE annual conference.
Davis Houck, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) participated in an unveiling of a historical marker at a former jail site in Winona, Miss., where Fannie Lou Hamer and several other civil rights activists were jailed and beaten on June 9, 1963. The historical marker recognizes their sacrifices.
Jinger Deason (School of Communication Science and Disorders) was recognized by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders for her Weekly Wellness Weigh-Ins, which provided mental health resources to students each week.
Ebe Randeree (College of Communication and Information) and students Corbin Haney, Dakota Lewis and Lauren Scala visited Choctawhatchee High School, Bay High School and North Bay Haven Charter Academy to speak to high school students and answer their questions about going to college.
Myrna Hoover (The Career Center) was inducted into the National Association of Colleges and Employers Academy of Fellows at the NACE Annual Conference. The NACE Academy of Fellows is the highest honor in the career services profession, and Hoover joins an elite group of college career services, university relations and recruiting professionals with sustained contributions of knowledge, leadership and excellence in professional practice.
Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, M.D. and Kerwyn Flowers, M.D. (College of Medicine) attended the 2022 Association of American Medical Colleges’ Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar in San Antonio, TX.
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