Research

Social Work Dean Jim Clark named Provost of Florida State University

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.

FSU Researchers Earn NSF Grant to Transform Libraries into ‘Rural Resiliency Hubs’

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.

FSU interdisciplinary Study Aims to Understand Psychological Effects of Existential Relatedness Following Recent Cat 5 Hurricanes

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.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Receives NSF Grant to Study Pandemic Impacts on Natural Disaster Shelters

Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) received a National Science Foundation, Excellence in Research Historically Black College and University Grant of more than $500,000. The grant will allow the interdisciplinary research team to study how to better prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters that co-occur with public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.

FSU Research Team Awarded $3.1M NIH Grant to Address Racial Inequities in Health Care

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. 

Study Examines Incel Terrorist with an Eye on Violence Prevention

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.