Faculty Spotlight

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 refo

Craig Stanley Named Interim Dean of FSU College of Social Work

Dr. Craig Stanley, the associate dean for academic affairs and teaching professor for the Florida State University College of Social Work has been appointed as the college’s interim dean.

He stepped into the role in January 2022 after former dean Jim Clark was appointed as FSU’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Stanley will lead the college while it begins a nationwide dean’s search.

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.

Faculty Highlight: Katrina Boone, 20 Years with the College of Social Work

For more than twenty years, Katrina Boone has served as a faculty member at the FSU College of Social Work (CSW). She began her career at the CSW in August 2001 as a lecturer teaching classes for the BSW and MSW programs. After two years as a lecturer, Katrina was promoted to assistant director of Field Education. In 2005, Katrina became the director of Field Education and has served in this position for 16 years.  

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.