Faculty & Research News


FSU Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Contributions to Criminal Justice Policy Reform 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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 rese

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Social Work Dean Jim Clark named Provost of Florida State University
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced Monday, December 13th the appointment of Professor and Dean of the College of Social Work James J. Clark as the university’s next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

Clark has served as professor and dean of FSU’s College of Social Work since July 2015. He starts as provost Jan. 3.

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FSU Researchers Earn NSF Grant to Transform Libraries into ‘Rural Resiliency Hubs’
Monday, December 13, 2021

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.

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Unlocking Doors™ Partners with FSU Institute to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes
Thursday, December 09, 2021

Unlocking Doors, the State of Texas’ comprehensive community reentry network for individuals released from incarceration, is implementing a data-driven reentry model developed by researchers at the Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD).

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Faculty Member Receives Innovation Award from International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) has honored Amy L. Ai, a professor with the FSU College of Social Work and a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, with its Innovation Award.

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Faculty Highlight: La Tonya Noël, A Focus on Child Trauma and Wellbeing
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dr. La Tonya Noël began her career at the College of Social Work in 2007 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2014. She became the first Black woman to earn tenure at the college since its accreditation in 1950.

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FSU interdisciplinary Study Aims to Understand Psychological Effects of Existential Relatedness Following Recent Cat 5 Hurricanes
Tuesday, November 09, 2021

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.

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FSU Research Team Awarded $3.1M NIH Grant to Address Racial Inequities in Health Care
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

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 healthcare system. 

The award is the first of its kind to be administered by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the NIH. 

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Study Examines Incel Terrorist with an Eye on Violence Prevention
Monday, October 04, 2021

A study recently published in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, a publication from the American Psychological Association, examined the case of the sole perpetrator of Incel-related violence that took place in a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio in 2018. The perpetrator opened fire on a Tallahassee yoga studio on November 2, 2018, injuring several and fatally wounding FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem.

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