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 individual faculty and staff members across campus. 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
Michael Elwardany, Ph.D. (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering) received the Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research from the Transportation Research Board for his work on the paper “Evaluating the Sensitivity of Intermediate Temperature Performance Tests to Multiple Loose Mixture Aging Temperatures Using the FHWA Accelerated Loading Facility’s RAP/RAS Experiment,” published in SAGE Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
John Kelsay, Ph.D. (Department of Religion) was selected as the 2023 Distinguished Scholar for the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association.
Pablo Maurette, Ph.D. (Department of English) was awarded a Huntington Fellowship from the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for a spring 2024 residency.
Pamela Keel, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) was selected to receive the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Pamela Keel, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology) was selected as the 2023 inaugural recipient of the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Mentoring Award.
Zina Ward, Ph.D. (Department of Philosophy) won the Popper Prize for the best article published in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science in 2022.
Lynn Panton, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) was recognized with the 2023 Henry J. Montoye Scholar Award from the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Martin Mende, Ph.D. and Maura Scott, Ph.D. (College of Business) received the Journal of Consumer Psychology’s 2023 Best Paper Award for “Improving Financial Inclusion through Communal Financial Orientation: How Financial Service Providers Can Better Engage Consumers in Banking Deserts,” published in 2020.
Bruce Thyer, Ph.D. and Amy L. Ai, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) were identified among the top 100 contributing scholars in the article “Who are the Top 100 Contributors to Social Work Journal Scholarship? A Global Study on Career Impact in the Profession,” published by Research on Social Work Practice.
Nathan Stoltzfus, Ph.D. (Department of History) was selected as a nominee for this year’s Honors Thesis Mentor Award from the University Honors Program.
Javier Stanziola, Ph.D. (FSU Republic of Panama) received a grant from Santa María La Antigua Catholic University to explore how experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces affects women’s participation in the labor market, social organizations and cultural participation in Panama.
Remy E. Jennings, Ph.D. (College of Business) co-authored “The Importance of Leader Recovery for Leader Identity and Behavior,” published by the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Mallary Rawls, MLIS (University Libraries) co-authored “Hiring Better: Improving Equity & Inclusion in Academic Libraries through the Diversity Residency Toolkit,” published in the blog Hiring Librarians.
Nicholas Ruhs, Ph.D. (University Libraries) co-authored “Developing a Data Fellowship Program and Peer-to-Peer Support Model,” published by the Journal of eScience Librarianship.
Eundeok Kim, Ph.D. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) and Terry Coonan, J.D. (Center for the Advancement of Human Rights) co-authored “Advancing Sustainability Education through a Cross-Disciplinary Online Course: Sustainability and Human Rights in the Business World,” published by Sustainability.
Tanya Renn, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-authored “‘…He’s Going to be Facing the Same Things That He Faced Prior to Being Locked Up’: Perceptions of Service Needs for Substance Use Disorders,” published by Health Justice.
Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) co-authored “The Impact of Student Race, Sex, and Mindset on Reading Intervention Response at the Upper Elementary Level,” published by The Elementary School Journal.
Carla Wood, Ph.D. and doctoral students Miguel Garcia-Salas and Victor Lugo (College of Communication and Information) co-authored “A Team Science Training Approach to Enhance Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration in Communication Science and Disorders Programs,” published by Teaching and Learning in Communication Science and Disorders.
Kaity Lansford, Ph.D., Yunjung Kim, Ph.D. and doctoral students Austin Thompson and Micah Hirsh (College of Communication and Information) co-authored “Vowel Acoustics as Predictors of Speech Intelligibility in Dysarthria,” published by the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.
Victoria Bartels, Ph.D. (FSU Florence) authored the chapter “Prisoners for War: Convicts, Slaves, and the Culture of Forced Labour in Sixteenth Century Tuscany,” in the edited volume “Shadow Agents of Renaissance War: Suffering, Supporting, and Supplying Conflict in Italy and Beyond,” published by Amsterdam University Press.
Javier Stanziola, Ph.D. (FSU Republic of Panama) co-authored “Rigidez en Las Reglas del Juego: Respuesta con Enfoque de Género Ante el COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe,” published by Polis. This article explains how responsive public policies in Latin America were to women’s social and economic needs during the COVID pandemic.
Luca Bufano, Ph.D. (FSU Florence) edited the French edition of short stories “L’herbe Brille au Soleil et Autres Nouvelles” by Italian author Beppe Fenoglio, based on the collection “Tutti i racconti,” edited by himself and published by Einaudi in 2007.
Jayur Madhusudan Mehta, Ph.D. (Department of Anthropology) authored “Measuring Biodiversity and the Loss of Indigenous Landscapes in Coastal Louisiana Using Airborne Imagery and Satellite Data,” published by Biodiversity.
Nathan Stoltzfus, Ph.D. (Department of History) authored “After 80 years: Why We Commemorate the Rosenstrasse Protest,” published by the Rosenstrasse Foundation and “Resistance to Hitler as a Problem of Writing the History of Nazi Germany,” published by Geschichte der Gegenwart.
Nilay Ozok Gundogan, Ph.D. (Department of History) authored “Kurdish Studies Journal: The Homeless Journal of an Orphan Field,” published by Jadaliyya.
Reinier Leushuis, Ph.D. (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) authored “Liberating Speech: Confession and Dialogue in Marguerite de Navarre’s Les Prisons,” published by the Sixteenth Century Journal.
Eric Walker, Ph.D. (Department of English) authored “Adoption, Abortion, and Nonpersons,” published by Adoption & Culture.
Daniel Machin, Ph.D. (College of Health and Human Sciences) and graduate students co-authored “High-Salt Diet Augments Systolic Blood Pressure and Induces Arterial Dysfunction in Outbred, Genetically Diverse Mice,” published by the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D., Carla Wood, Ph.D. and Denisha Campbell, M.S. (College of Communication and Information) co-authored “An Examination of 3rd and 5th Grade Students’ Use of Dialect Specific Forms During a Written Editing Task,” published by the Journal of Communication Disorders.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITS
Ebrahim Randeree, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) presented “Leadership Challenges in 2023 for Tech (Employers)” to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association Tallahassee Chapter.
Zilong Xie, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) presented “Lexical Bias in Phonemic Categorization: Effects of Spectral Degradation, Cognitive Load, and Aging” and “Robust Voice Emotion Recognition Under Cognitive Load” at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology’s MidWinter Meeting.
DeOnte Brown, Ph.D. (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement), LaShae Roberts, MSW (Advising First) and FSU alumni Rose-May Frazier and David Kenton presented “A Day in the Life: Reflections & Experiences from Black Administrators Currently in the Field” at the NACADA Region 4 Conference in Huntsville, AL.
Cameron Beatty, Ph.D. (College of Education) and students Adarius Simpkins, Johnnie Allen Jr. and Darius Robinson co-presented “Teaching Strategies for Engaging Black Men in Leadership Development” at the 2023 ACPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
Nathan Stoltzfus, Ph.D. (Department of History) spoke at a virtual event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Rosenstrasse Protest, hosted by the Museum for Jewish Heritage and spoke on a panel for the exhibit event “Give Us Our Husbands Back,” sponsored by the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut Washington.
Nilay Ozok Gundogan, Ph.D. (Department of History) presented a book talk on “The Kurdish Nobility in the Ottoman Empire: Loyalty, Autonomy, and Privilege” at Cornell University and Binghamton University.
Jess Barmon, MSI, Favenzio Calvo, MLIS, Mason Hall, MLIS and Lindsey Wharton, MLIS (University Libraries) presented “Forging a Redesign: Breaking & Making the Library Website” at the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference.
Sarah Butler (University Housing) presented “Effectively Adapting in a World of Change” at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers Annual Conference.
Alice Maxwell, MS, Alycia Malicz and Emma Massaglia (Division of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications Office) presented “Welcomed Approach to a Collaborative Marketing Campaign: Hello FSU!” at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hannah Stone (University Health Services) presented “Where are we going and how will we get there? A Strategic Planning Journey in One College Health Center” at the Southern College Health Association Conference in Greenville, NC.
Jennifer Russell, DNP, APRN-BC, Latricia Simmons, BSN and Mari Kay Avant (University Health Services) presented “Meet Students Where They Are with Mobile Flu Clinics” at the Southern College Health Association Conference in Greenville, North Carolina.
Mari Kay Avant (University Health Services) in partnership with University of Central Florida, presented “Marketing Essentials: Simplifying the Complex Campus Communications Environment” at the Southern College Health Association Conference in Greenville, North Carolina.
Amogh Basavaraj, M.A. (Learning Systems Institute) presented “Teacher Self-Efficacy and Student Academic Achievement” at the Association for Education Finance and Policy 2023 Conference in Denver, CO.
Bhushan Dahal, M.B.S (Learning Systems Institute) presented “Disparities in Teachers Qualification, Instructional Resources, and Achievement” at the Association for Education Finance and Policy 2023 Conference in Denver, CO.
Ana Marty, Ph.D. (Learning Systems Institute) presented “How Can We Improve the Quality of Practicum Experiences?” moderated by Stephanie Zuilkowski, Ph.D. at a connected learning session on pre-service teacher education sponsored by the Gates Foundation and Better Purpose.
Carrie Meyers and Jim Reynolds (Learning Systems Institute) presented “Model Eliciting Activities and a Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate and Share Multimedia Curriculum” at the National Science Teaching Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) presented “Ethical Leadership and Civility” for the inaugural Leadership Development Program, sponsored by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Sarah Butler (University Housing) was elected to serve as the Director of Communications for the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers.
Latara Lampkin, Ph.D. (Florida Center for Reading Research) was selected as an inaugural member of the governing body of the Tallahassee-Leon County Council on the Status of Men and Boys. It will work to provide support and services to the men and boys most at risk for violence, address the underlying causes of violence, and improve the overall quality of life for communities impacted by violent crime.
Eundeok Kim, Ph.D. (Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship) was elected Chair of the Social Entrepreneurship SIG at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for 2024. This year, she will also play a role in the leadership team as Chair-Elect.
Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) coordinated FSU School of Communication and Science Disorders’ participation in a career fair at Godby High School in Tallahassee, FL.
Ellen Nimmons, M.S. (College of Communication and Information) led first-year School of Communication Science and Disorders graduate students in performing memory and hearing screenings at Florida State Hospital’s Annual Employee Health Fair in Chattahoochee, FL.
Ebrahim Randeree, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) brought a team of current students to Orlando to serve as judges and mentors for the 2,500 middle and high school students attending the Florida Technology Student Association Annual State Conference.
Selena Snowden, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) led a team of undergraduate and graduate students to Guatemala for the 7th Help Guatemala Hear service trip.
Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) recently completed five consecutive years of service on the convention program committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Mark Zeigler, M.S. (College of Communication and Information) emceed the “Seminole 100” event, recognizing the 100 fastest growing alumni led businesses, sponsored by the FSU Alumni Association and the Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.
Michael Brady, Ph.D. (College of Business) threw out the first pitch at the FSU vs. Florida Gulf Coast University baseball game.
Julianna Baggott, MFA. (College of Motion Picture Arts) launched her production banner “Mildred’s Moving Picture Show” and has sold projects to Netflix, Amblin and MGM.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) will welcome approximately 20 South African college administrators and officials to Tallahassee. The delegation will visit as part of the Community College Administrator Program, implemented by LSI under the direction of Jeffrey Milligan, Ph.D.
Ana Marty, Ph.D. and Rachel Keune, Ed.D. (Learning Systems Institute) facilitated a Participatory Action Research activity as part of USAID’s Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines Activity.
Research Triangle Institute International extended its contract with the Learning Systems Institute to continue supporting the Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines activity. Led by Ana Marty, Ph.D. (Learning Systems Institute), the LSI team will use its extensive experience to build the research capacity of Bicol University, West Visayas State University and Department of Education stakeholders, focusing on early literacy.
Sherri Winsett led a Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate and Share team including Krystal Sellers, Ed.D., Carrie Meyers, Julie Chappell, Zaida McGinley and Jamie Santillo (Learning Systems Institute) that conducted a professional development session in Tallahassee where participants collaborated to create and write an English language arts text unit plan to assist Florida teachers.
The Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate and Share team at the Learning Systems Institute hosted an expert think tank on Florida’s new financial literacy initiative. Members Kaniesha Clark and Robert Hanna led the collaboration with Jim Reynolds and LSI Director Rabieh Razzouk, MBA (Learning Systems Institute) along with a diverse group of financial professionals including Joe Calhoun, Ph.D. to develop units of study with engaging and effective resources to help students build knowledge and skills related to financial literacy.
Stephanie Zuilkowski, Ph.D., Sarah Kahre, Ph.D., Kate Schell, MA, Julie Twomey and Jay Colle (Learning Systems Institute) led a PreK-2 item review for English language arts Florida Assessment of Student Thinking assessment.
Jim Reynolds (Learning Systems Institute) traveled to Honduras in partnership with the Global Health Collaboration Project at FSU College of Medicine to support health education in Honduras.
Carrie Meyers, Beth Mills, Ed.D., Sarah Kahre, Ph.D., Krystal Sellers, Ed.D., Kate Schell, MA, Qingfu Wang, Ed.D., Heather French, Becky Pittard and Julie Chappell (Learning Systems Institute) hosted and led a PreK-2 math item review at Innovation Park to create items for the state’s Florida Assessment of Student Thinking.
Jamie Santillo, M.S., led a Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate and Share team that included Elizabeth Trentanelli, Robert Gordon, Lawtnee Frazier and Susan Cragg (Learning Systems Institute) that conducted a professional development session in Tallahassee where participants collaborated to create and write integrated social studies and civics lessons.
Kari Scott DiDonato, M.S. and Lynn Grasso (Campus Recreation) were highlighted in Campus Rec Magazine in an article featuring Stress Busters Day.