December 2021 Faculty News

December 18, 2021

Bret Willet HeadshotAssistant Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Dr. Bret Staudt Willet recently published an article exploring playful ways to critique the role of technology in our lives: "Black Mirror Pedagogy: Dystopian Stories for Technoskeptical Imaginations."


To supplement this work, Dr. Staudt Willet built interactive web apps to help students tap into their creative imaginations through online MadLibs:


December 18, 2021

David Eccles HeadshotDr. David Eccles, Professor and Program Director of the Master's and Doctoral Programs in Sport Psychology, was recently recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer of the Year for one of the top journals in sport psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performance PsychologyDr. Eccles was unanimously recognized for the award. Throughout 2021, he submitted six reviews that received an average rating of 4.7/5.0. 




December 13, 2021

Felkner HeadshotLara Cristina Perez-Felkner, Associate Professor of Higher Education, was recently cited by the European Union in a Policy Report commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, on "Education and employment of women in science, technology and the digital economy, including AI and its influence on gender equality."

The articles "The puzzling relationship between international development and gender equity: The case of STEM postsecondary education in Cambodia" and "Are 2-Year Colleges the Key? Institutional Variation and the Gender Gap in Undergraduate STEM Degrees" were cited in the report. Several members of Perez-Felkner's research team are alumni, including Samantha Nix, who is an alumna of the Higher Education program.

December 7, 2021

Jenny Root

Associate Professor of Special Education in the School of Teacher Education Jenny Root recently co-authored a practitioner article titled "Using the Four Stages of Learning to Assess, Set Goals, and Instruct." The piece was pulished in the journal Teaching Exceptional Children and was co-authored with Dr. Bree Jimenez (University of Texas Arlington), Dr. Jordan Shurr (Queens University), and Dr. Emily Bouck (Michigan State University).


December 6, 2021

BaghurstTimothy Baghurst, Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH, recently accepted a position as the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education's (NAKHE) next president-elect. Dr. Baghurst will begin as president-elect in January of 2022 and assume office in early 2023.





December 3, 2021

Dr RootJenny Root, Associate Professor of Special Education in the School of Teacher Education, recently published "Teaching Mathematical Word Problem Solving to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Best-Evidence Synthesis."

The paper was co-authored with alumni Sarah Cox and Bonnie Ingelin.