College of Social Work

FSU continues to advance translational research with new grant from the National Library of Medicine 

Florida State University researchers have received a grant from the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to better predict health outcomes in pediatric organ transplants. Michael Killian, an associate professor in the College of Social Work, and Zhe He, an associate professor in the College of Communication and Information, will use […]

FSU College of Social Work appoints new Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Florida State University’s College of Social Work has established a new role to focus on amplifying the college’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Faculty member Keithen Mathis started his new role as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) this spring. “Through his teaching and service, Teaching Professor Keithen Mathis has […]

FSU Professor receives prestigious award for contributions to criminal justice policy reform 

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform. “I am truly honored to be recognized by the social work research community for contributing to policy reform,” Pettus […]

Substance use expert named interim dean of FSU College of Social Work 

Craig Stanley, associate dean for academic affairs for Florida State University’s College of Social Work, has been appointed as the college’s interim dean. Stanley succeeds Jim Clark, who was selected as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs after six years as dean of the college. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity […]

FSU center, WFSU and Early Learning Coalition partner to bring PBS Edcamp to local educators

Florida State University, WFSU and the Early Learning Coalition are teaming up to bring an in-person workshop that offers continuing education to local educators. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children in the FSU College of Social Work has partnered with the local PBS station WFSU Public Media and the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend to host PBS […]

FSU researchers earn NSF grant to transform libraries into ‘Rural Resiliency Hubs’

The increasing frequency of natural catastrophes and their uneven impact on vulnerable populations calls for the development of disaster Resiliency Hubs. Now, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, a multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is looking to utilize a commonly underrecognized space in disaster response: public libraries. Focusing on Calhoun County, […]

FSU center partners with Early Childhood Education Group to support teachers with new trainings

The Florida State University Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children and the Florida Association for Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) have launched a new certification program to assist teachers in developing skills to better educate and support the emotional needs of their students. “A major factor contributing to failures in […]

College of Social Work honors 2021 distinguished graduates and scholarship award winners

The FSU College of Social Work hosted its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship event Tuesday. The virtual event honored more than 120 student scholars. Over $128,000 in awards were given to support FSU College of Social Work (CSW) students with focuses including international programs, child welfare, social policy and military veterans. The event was hosted by CSW Dean Jim Clark and faculty members Carol Campbell Edwards, Keithen Mathis and Vicky Verano who […]

FSU interdisciplinary study aims to understand psychological effects of existential relatedness following recent Cat 5 hurricanes 

In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in extreme natural disasters that greatly impact communities around the globe. A new Florida State University interdisciplinary study explores resilience outcomes within communities affected by deadly hurricanes, with a particular interest in the protective role of faith and positive personality traits. “Amy Ai and her research team have […]

FSU College of Social Work study examines incel terrorism with an eye on violence prevention

A recent study from Florida State University’s College of Social Work examined the 2018 incel-related violence that took place at a local yoga studio, utilizing case study methodology to provide a fuller description and deeper understanding of the event. “Incels represent a growing population of men who hold anti-feminist views and rely heavily on the internet […]

FSU research team awarded $3.1M NIH grant to address racial inequities in health care

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award worth $3.1 million to investigate racial inequities in the nation’s health-care system. The award is the first of its kind to be administered by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the NIH. […]

FSU Social Work study explores how COVID-19 influenced decisions of resource-limited mothers

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families feeling vulnerable. A new Florida State University study suggests single mothers have been put in a particularly tough spot when choosing childcare or schooling. Melissa Radey, a professor in the College of Social Work, and Joedrecka Brown Speights, a professor in the College of […]