Faculty

The garbage man: Professor develops methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills

Most people think about trash for 30 seconds a week — the amount of time it takes them to bring their garbage bin to the curb. Tarek Abichou has spent three decades focused on it. As executive director of the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center and a professor of civil and environmental engineering […]

FSU experts available to discuss various aspects of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

As the world prepares for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. MENTAL PREPARATION Timothy Baghurst, professor and director, Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), College of Education (850) 644-3486; tbaghurst@fsu.edu  Baghurst’s research focuses on coaching education and development […]

FSU professor elected president of National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Timothy Baghurst, professor and director of Florida State’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), was recently elected president of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). NAKHE aims to cultivate leadership in administration and policy in kinesiology and related fields, especially as it relates to higher education teaching, scholarship and service. “NAKHE […]

FSU biological scientist named AAAS fellow

A Florida State University biologist has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a lifetime distinction that honors contributions to both science and technology. Professor of Biological Science Brian Inouye will be inducted to the prestigious society this year alongside 563 scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines. […]

FAMU-FSU researcher combines climate change and land use data to predict watershed impact

When rain falls, it picks up pollution from streets, farms and other manmade features as it winds toward the ocean. In the Broad Run watershed of Loudoun County, Virginia, runoff travels through an increasingly urbanized landscape before reaching the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. In 2000, fewer than 170,000 people lived in the county. […]

FSU faculty release guide to coaching players with hidden disabilities and conditions

Like a strike thrown in baseball that is only recognized by a well-trained umpire, hidden disabilities and conditions (HDCs) may be invisible to the untrained eye. HDCs are specific disabilities or conditions like dyslexia, Autism, communication disorders, sensory impairments, anxiety, depression, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. The obstacles that HDCs may present, like impulsivity, […]

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 […]

Researchers find low oxygen and sulfide in the oceans played greater role in ancient mass extinction

Florida State University researchers have new insight into the complicated puzzle of environmental conditions that characterized the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction (LOME), which killed about 85% of the species in the ocean. Their work on the 445-million-year-old mass extinction event was published online in the journal AGU Advances on Monday. “We found that reducing conditions […]

Researchers probe the performance of high-temperature superconductor in new DOE-funded study

The next generation of superconducting magnets has the potential to revolutionize fields such as energy storage, particle accelerators and medicine. The magic behind these tools lies in the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wires that power them. A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering team has discovered how to optimize a type of HTS wire, findings that may lead […]

World War II Institute partners with Florida Historic Capitol Museum for exhibit on Florida’s role in war

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Florida was a mostly rural and agricultural state, a relatively unpopulated place compared to the rest of the country. By the time the war ended, federal spending for military bases and an influx of service members had begun a transformation that continues to this day. […]

FSU expert available to comment for 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago spurred U.S. involvement in World War II, sending the country into a conflict that would change American society in profound ways. Among the many changes was making the country more tolerant of religious pluralism, said Florida State University Associate Professor of History Kurt Piehler, director of the […]