• Alumna Joins the College of Social Work in New Faculty Role

    Dr. Lisa Johnson is now an Assistant Teaching Professor instructing for the Online MSW Program.

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  • Social Work Celebrates Spring 2021 Graduates with Virtual and In-Person Events

    The FSU College of Social Work celebrate Spring 2021 social work graduates with a virtual celebration and lapel pin pick-up event on April 22!

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  • Alumni Highlight: Brittany Brearley

    Recent MSW graduate, Brittany Brearley was highlighted in the Tallahassee Democrat for her determination and fierce advocacy.

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  • FSU Center Receives Goodwill Partner of the Year Award, Partners with WFSU Public Media

    The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children was awarded for its partnership with The Learning Pavilion. The center has also partnered with WFSU to promote opioid interventions and youth wellness.

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  • Florida Center for Reading Research Forms Partnership to Establish National Center for Reading in India

    FCRR will partner with India's officials to establish a center focused on reading. FSU researchers Yaacov Petscher, Hugh Catts and John Mathias will lead efforts to promote reading research.

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  • Alumna to Lead Department of Defense Commission on Sexual Assault

    Lynn Rosenthal is leading a commission to review sexual assault in the military.

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  • FSU Signs Agreement to Make Resiliency Project Available Nationwide

    The Student Resilience Project at FSU is now becoming accessible as an adaptable model for resilience efforts at higher education institutions across the country.

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  • Social Work Student Utilizes Leadership and Research for a Global Impact

    MSW Student Richard Brito's involvement in the Student Resilience Project and Global Brigades has created new interdisciplinary efforts to serve people around the world.

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  • Social Work Researcher Examines Pediatric Quality of Life in Transplant Patients

    Dr. Michael Killian and an FSU research team advance the literature on quality of life for pediatric organ transplant patients.

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  • Social Work Faculty Elected Chair of Global Consortium Dedicated to Student Resilience

    Karen Oehme will serve as chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium.

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Recent News


Five Social Work Students Inducted into Garnet and Gold Scholars Society
Thursday, May 06, 2021

This spring, Florida State University inducted 236 undergraduate students into the Garnet and Gold Scholars Society.  Established in 2010, the society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in three of five areas: international experience, in


Alumna Joins the College of Social Work in New Faculty Role
Tuesday, May 04, 2021

After graduating with her MSW in 1996 and her Ph.D. in 2006 from the Florida State University College of Social Work, Dr. Lisa Johnson returned in 2018 as an Assistant Teaching Professor and co-Program Coordinator for the College of Social Work at FSU Panama City.  In addition, she served as the area coordinator and faculty field liaison for the online MSW program. She returned to the College of Social Work in Tallahassee in 2020 as a Visiting Teaching Professor where she taught courses remotely due to the Pandemic.


Social Work Celebrates Spring 2021 Graduates with Virtual and In-Person Events
Monday, May 03, 2021

The FSU College of Social Work celebrated its spring 2021 graduates with both an in-person and virtual event.  As the nation becomes more vaccinated and FSU’s campus opens up, the college wished to celebrate students in safe and accessible ways.


FSU-Created, Dyslexia-Focused Comic Book to be Available Nationwide as Graphic Novel
Thursday, April 29, 2021

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning.


Alumni Highlight: Brittany Brearley
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

She's a fierce advocate': Disability no match for determined FSU grad student Brittany Brearley

One of the thousands of Florida State University students who will graduate this weekend will not be able to see her diploma, but when she holds it in her hands, she knows her other senses will take over. She will hear the applause, taste success and feel a sense of accomplishment that seemed impossible a decade ago.


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