Faculty & Research News


College of Social Work Dean Search
Monday, January 30, 2023

The College of Social Work Dean Search Committee is chaired by Dr. Don Farr, Dean, Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University.  SP&A Executive Search (formerly known as Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates), an executive search firm specializing in and exclusively dedicated to serving the higher education and non-profit sections has been retained to lead the committee through the search.

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Remembering Faculty Member Bill Kintz
Wednesday, January 04, 2023

William (Bill) Kintz, a long-time teaching professor with the FSU College of Social Work served as the college’s Department of Children and Families Training Coordinator until his death on December 14, 2022. He worked in the social work field for more than 50 years.

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Longtime Faculty Member Margaret Ashmore Retires
Thursday, December 08, 2022

As a young student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Margaret Ashmore was inspired by President Jimmy Carter’s dedication to service and social programs. A test at the university’s career center confirmed her desire to serve others, leading to a degree in social work. At UNCG, Ashmore was mentored by her professor, Dr. Patricia Spakes. “It was Dr. Spakes and another beloved professor, Jerry Finn, who influenced and encouraged me to continue my education.”

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Faculty Publishes Book on Combat Social Work
Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Dr. Bruce Thyer recently published a book in 2020 with his co-editors Dr. Charles Figley and Dr. Jeffrey Yarvis. The book Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services, published by Oxford University Press, draws attention to the many unsung social work heroes exposed to active combat.

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Study Explores Narrative Exposure Therapy to Address PTSD in Refugee and Migrant Children
Monday, November 28, 2022

Developed in the early 2000s, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) was developed as a distinct therapeutic technique for the treatment of traumatic stress. The technique is based on the principles of testimony therapy, according to the American Journal of Psychotherapy, and invites people to tell their stories or experiences, including traumatic events, in which the specific political context of the traumatic events is emphasized.

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Maura’s Voice Memorial Service Launches New FSU Initiative
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

On November 2, 2022, Florida State University held a memorial service to remember the fourth anniversary of the 2018 shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio that took the lives of FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU professor Dr. Nancy Van Vessem and injured five others.

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FSU Study Seeks to Understand Impact of Client Violence on Florida Child-Protection Workers
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $150,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the impact of client violence on child protective service workers in Florida.

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FSU Center Awarded Grant to Improve Rural Community Health and Resilience Related to Opioid Use
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A $1.3 million grant will fund a project in the Florida State University College of Social Work that aims to combat the opioid epidemic across eight southeastern states.

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Study Explores the Power of Hope Following Hurricanes Maria and Michael
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

As Hurricane Ian devastated Florida last month, many Floridians were reminded of similar damage caused by Hurricanes Maria (2017) and Hurricane Michael (2018). A study by Florida State faculty members Dr. Amy L. Ai and Dr. Arthur A.

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Doctoral Graduate Joins University of Kentucky Faculty
Monday, October 17, 2022

Dr. Taylor Dowdy-Hazlett, a recent FSU College of Social Work graduate joins the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work as an assistant professor.

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