FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor will teach robots concept of risk with Toyota grant

For Florida State University engineering professor Christian Hubicki, robots aren’t just a tool for the future. They’re a way to understand everything around us. Hubicki, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, will continue that quest thanks to a $750,000 Young Faculty Researcher grant from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2020 

HONORS AND AWARDS Joseph A. Schwartz, Ph.D. (College of Criminology & Criminal Justice) was awarded the Early Career Award from the BioPsychoSocial Division of the American Society of Criminology. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge on BioPsychoSocial criminology within six years of receiving their doctoral degree. James Du, Ph.D. and Jason Pappas, Ph.D. […]

Profiles in leadership: Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander returns to the faculty

A Christmas gift can have a lasting impact.   For Gary K. Ostrander, it was a GI Joe scuba diver he received when he was about 8.  “I became enamored with scuba diving and going under water, and then I saw Jacques Cousteau and I said ‘OK, you have diving, and you have science,’” said Ostrander, […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Adrienne Stephenson, Ph.D. (Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards) was selected as a Leon County recipient of the Spirit of Community Awards by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) was chosen for two Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Honorable Mention for Best […]

First-generation faculty share their college experience during FGEN Week

Four Florida State University faculty members who are the first in their families to attend college provided words of wisdom and encouragement for first-generation students during a virtual panel discussion Thursday evening.  The discussion, sponsored by the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, was part of FSU’s FGEN Week, in which the university spotlights and celebrates the success of first-generation college […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: October 2020 

HONORS AND AWARDS Rick Burnette, Ph.D., Heather Epstein-Diaz, Galiya Tabulda, Ph.D., Caitlyn Jessee, Eugene Hernandez, Zack Stoffers, Patrick Martin, Mev Verzaal, Samantha Nix, Ph.D., Joling Emerick, Andrew Brady, Matthew Earhart and James M. Hunt, Ph.D. (Office of Institutional Research) were awarded first place for Best Website, second place for Best Fact Book and third place for Best Interactive Report at the regional Southern Association for Institutional Research conference. […]

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice faculty members named top influencers in their field

Three faculty members at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice have been identified as top influencers in their field by AcademicInfluence.com.   The rankings recognize the top 15 influencers from a pool of candidates drawn from universities and colleges around the world. Kevin Beaver, the Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, was ranked No. 6, while […]

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models

A Florida State University researcher is part of a team that has found varying projections on global warming trends put forth by climate change scientists can be explained by differing models’ predictions regarding ice loss and atmospheric water vapor. The work will help climate scientists reconcile various models to improve their accuracy, said Florida State […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Amy Ai, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) was recognized by the American Psychological Association for outstanding contributions in science for trauma psychology. She was honored by APA’s Trauma Psychology Division (Division 56) in an online ceremony Aug. 19. Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received meritorious poster submission recognition by […]

WFSU to host virtual discussion on FSU Film faculty’s ‘Daring Women Doctors’ documentary, Sept. 10

WFSU Public Media will host a special hour-long virtual panel discussion focusing on the history of early women physicians and the legacy of that experience today. The event, “Breaking Barriers: Women in Medicine,” will feature Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon and segments of her documentary, “Daring Women […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS  Michelle Whyman, Ph.D. (Political Science) and co-authors won the 2020 Fenno Prize for best book in the area of legislative studies, “The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics.” The American Political Science Association will present the award during its virtual meeting in September.  Dave R. King, Ph.D. (College of Business) was recognized as the 2019 […]

Ormsbee honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Michael Ormsbee received Florida State University’s 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards ceremony, held virtually April 29. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. “I’m so thankful for the recognition, but there are so many good faculty teachers that it’s hard […]