October 2020 Faculty News

Josh Duke

October 30, 2020

Drs. James Du and Jason Pappas and doctoral students Carter Floyd and Susmit Gulavani from the Department of Sport Management received the ACC-CRIA Award. Of the 22 proposals submitted only seven were awarded including the group's proposal. Carter Floyd, a first-year doctoral student, will be the lead investigator on the proposal to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ACC student-athletes' psychological well-being using social media and machine learning.



October 30, 2020

Dr Jenny Root College of Education assistant professorDr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, published an article titled "Using a Virtual-Representational-Abstract Integrated Framework to Teach Multiplicative Problem Solving to Middle School Students with Developmental Disabilities" in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Co-authors include Dr. Sarah Cox and current Special Education doctoral students Deidre Gilley and Taryn Wade.

Root also received a Covid-19 Pivot grant from the Autism Science Foundation titled "Virtual video-based math instruction." The funding will allow Dr. Root and students in her General Curriculum Access lab to develop and evaluate a caregiver-assisted intervention to support mathematics skills of secondary students with autism through asynchronous video-based modules.







October 30, 2020

Dr. Kathy Guthrie, associate professor of Higher Education, was awarded the 2021 Pillars of the Profession Award by the NASPA Foundation, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The NASPA Foundation recognizes individuals who have shown exemplary service as a leader, scholar, student or teacher in the field of higher education. Winners demonstrate "sustained, lifetime professional distinction in the field of student affairs" and "have created a lasting impact on the institutions/organizations at which they have worked." Guthrie will receive support for her research efforts and scholarship. 



October 30, 2020

Associate professor of Higher Education and Sociology Lara Perez-Felkner, Higher Education doctoral alumnus Dr. Miguel Hernández, and Associate Professor of History and FSU Latinx Faculty/Staff Network Co-Chair Robinson Herrera presented on a panel this month at Florida A&M University for Latinx Heritage Month and the Latinx community in Tallahassee.









October 20, 2020

Tim BaghurstDr. Tim Baghurst, professor of education and director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, was interviewed on the newly announced partnership with the Women's Football Alliance. The partnership hopes to address some of the specific challenges that women face in male-dominated sports. Listen to what Baghurst has to say about the partnership here.






October 19, 2020

A number of faculty members at the College of Education presented at the Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative Collision event hosted by the FSU Office of Research Development and co-sponsored by the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion. The following faculty members presented:

  • Alysia Roehrig (Eric Rawls presented on her behalf)
  • Lyndsay Jenkins (presenting on behalf of herself and Laura Reid-Marks)
  • Roxanne Hughes
  • Tamara Bertrand-Jones
  • Vanessa Dennen (presenting on behalf of herself and Stacey Rutledge)
  • Stacey Rutledge


October 1, 2020

Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in the School of Teacher Education, was named the new director of the Florida Center for Reading Research. The research center looks at various aspects of reading and reading-related skills in both children and adults. As the new director of the center, Patton Terry will lead the research team in establishing new interdisciplinary research projects. “We are so pleased to have someone of Dr. Patton Terry’s expertise and vision moving into the director’s role,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “We know she will achieve great success in this new position.”

You can read more about the announcement here.



October 1, 2020

Dr. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor at the Florida Center for Reading Research, published an article with Dr. Yaacov Petscher (Sport Psychology M.S. '04, Measurement and Statistics M.S. '05) in Early Childhood Research Quarterly titled "Teaching Together: Pilot study of a tiered language and literacy intervention with head start teachers and linguistically diverse families." The study looks at multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) that use primary, secondary and tertiary interventions.

She was also interviewed in a piece for EdWeek titled "Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests So." Cabell talks about using social studies as a way to promote reading growth.

Cabell also published an article in the International Literacy Association's Reading Research Quarterly, titled "Building Content Knowledge to Boost Comprehension in the Primary Grades." The article looks at "why knowledge building in English language arts instruction (i.e., content-rich instruction) can support language and content knowledge." 

In the same quarterly, she also published an article along with Petscher,  Drs. Beth M. Phillips, Laura M. Steacy, and Nicole Patton Terry titled "How the Science of Reading Informs 21st-Century Education." As the abstract says, "The science of reading should be informed by an evolving evidence base built on the scientific method. Decades of basic research and randomized controlled trials of interventions and instructional routines have formed a substantial evidence base to guide best practices in reading instruction, reading intervention, and the early identification of at-risk readers."

October 2, 2020

Dr. Veronica Fleury, assistant professor of special education, served as a guest panel speaker during a Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) professional community series. She spoke on the topic of "Navigating the Academic Job Market."