Faculty Experts

Reporters, editors, and other media representatives are encouraged to contact the Office of Communications to reach the faculty experts listed below for comment, observation, and expertise. Please contact Director of Communications Jennie Kroeger at (850) 644-6798 or jennie.kroeger@fsu.edu. _________________________________________________________________

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Dr. Motoko Akiba

Name: Motoko Akiba

Title:  Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: Teacher policy and reform; Teacher professional development; Comparative education

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Dr. Russell Almond

Name: Russell Almond

Title:  Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Development and study of methods for meta-analysis; Specifically synthesis methodology of regression analyses results; Synthesis of literature on teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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Dr. Christine Andrews-Larson

Name: Christine Andrews-Larson

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Teacher learning; Teacher workgroups; Professional networks; Student thinking, modeling, and history of mathematics with an eye toward instructional design in the context of undergraduate linear algebra

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Dr. Betsy Becker

Name: Betsy Becker

Title:  Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Educational Statistics and Department Chair

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Development and study of methods for meta-analysis; Specifically synthesis methodology of regression analyses results; Synthesis of literature on teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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Dr. Helen Boyle

Name:  Helen Boyle

Title: Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: Teacher training; Early grade reading and literacy; Program monitoring and evaluation; and Islamic education

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Dr. Angela Canto

Name:  Angela Canto

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Content area literacy and child-by-instruction interactions; High-stakes achievement testing; Response to Intervention; behavioral and academic interventions; Crisis Intervention; Academic transition following trauma; Socio-emotional transition into foster care

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Graig Chow

Dr. Graig Chow

Name:  Graig Chow 

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Sport psychology; Stress and performance; Development utilization, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to enhance sport performance, well-being, and mental health of collegiate athletes

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Kathy Clark

Dr. Kathy Clark

Name:  Kathy Clark 

Title:  Associate Professor

Department:  School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Mathematics Education; History of mathematics; 17th and 18th century mathematics; Development of logarithms

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Bradley Cox

Dr. Brad Cox

Name:  Brad Cox 

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: Student success; Student outcomes; How institutional policies shape student experiences and outcomes during the first year of college; Theories of student development

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Dr. Aubteen Darabi

Name:  Aubteen Darabi 

Title:  Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Learning and Performance Systems at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI)

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Instructional systems; Improving individual and organizational performance; Learning and instructional strategies in teaching complex cognitive skills


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Dr. Angie Davis

Name:  Angie Davis 

Title:  Teaching Faculty

Department:  School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Elementary Education; At-risk students; Adolescent depression; Instructional strategies; Social studies education


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Vanessa Dennen

Dr. Vanessa Dennen

Name:  Vanessa Dennen 

Title:  Associate Professor

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Instructional design; Online discourse; Communities of practice; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); Lurking behaviors; Identity and position development


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Shengli Dong

Dr. Shengli Dong

Name:  Shengli Dong 

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Workplace and academic accommodations; Transition issues to work; Postsecondary education for youth with disabilities, mindfulness in counseling, multicultural counseling, and social justice in counseling.


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Dean Marcy Driscoll

Name:  Marcy Driscoll 

Title:  Dean, College of Education, Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Learning Systems; General issues associated with the College of Education


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Dr. Deborah Ebener

Name:  Deborah Ebener  

Title:  Associate Professor

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Working across the lifespan with rehabilitation needs.

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Dr. M. Katie Flanagan

Name:  M. Katie Flanagan  

Title:  Assistant Instructor

Department: Sport Management

Area of Expertise: Diversity in sport, sport ethics, and issues in sport management.
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Dr. Barbara Foorman

Name:   Barbara Foorman

Title:  Frances Eppes Professor of Education and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research

Department:   School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise:  Language and literacy development through storytelling and story writing; Literacy assessment; Reading in the content areas; Process-based writing instruction for K-12

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Dr. Marytza Gawlik

Name:   Marytza Gawlik

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:   Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise:  Charter schools, accountability, professional autonomy, and teacher quality. Dr. Gawlik’s research draws from both organizational sociology and political economics to investigate and assess the contributions made by policy and school reform initiatives.

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Michael Giardina

Dr. Michael Giardina

Name:   Michael Giardina

Title:  Associate Professor

Department:   Sport Management

Area of Expertise:  Physical culture and bio-politics (e.g., the celebrity body, the mediated body, the body of the researcher, etc.); Global sporting cultures (e.g., issues related to hybridity, flexible citizenship, and transnational identity); Sport in post-9/11 America (e.g., the intersection of neoliberalism and neoconservatism, the politics of whiteness, ‘NASCAR Nation’, etc.)


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Dr. Amy Guerette

Name:   Amy Guerette

Title: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in Visual Disabilities

Department:   Dean’s Management Team and School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise:  Development of literacy skills in students with visual impairments and deafblindness; Accommodations and workplace barriers for adults with visual impairments; teacher preparation


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Dr. Amy Guerette

Name:   Kathy Guthrie

Title:  Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: Learning outcomes and environment of leadership and civic education, online teaching and learning, and professional development for Student Affairs Professionals


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Dr. Mary Frances Hanline

Name:   Mary Frances Hanline

Title:  Professor

Department:  School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Working with special needs students, particularly young children


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Dr. Shouping Hu

Name:  Shouping Hu 

Title:  Louis W. & Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor and Director, Center for Postsecondary Success

Department:   Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: Higher education finance; Bright futures program (Florida); College access _________________________________________________________________

Dr. Patrice Iatarola

Name:   Patrice Iatarola  

Title:   Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: High school reform; Urban schools; Small high schools; Funding

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Dr. Jeffrey James

Name:  Jeffrey James  

Title:  Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Sport Management and Department Chair

Department:  Sport Management

Area of Expertise: Sport marketing; Global sports; Sponsorship; Branding; Sport fans

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Dr. Allan Jeong

Name:  Allan Jeong  

Title: Associate Professor

Department:  Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise:  Online discourse; Computer supported collaborative argumentation; Learning analytics _________________________________________________________________

Dr. Janet Lenz

Name: Janet Lenz

Title: Associate-In and Program Director, Career Center

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Career development; Career services in higher education; Vocational psychology

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Dr. Sandra Lewis

Name: Sandra Lewis      

Title: Professor

Department: School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Programs for those with visual impairment

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Dr. Robert Reiser

Name:  Robert Reiser

Title: Associate Dean for Research; Distinguished Teaching Professor; Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems

Department: Office of Research; Education Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise:  Instructional Design; Effective college teaching strategies

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Dr. Jason Pappas

Name: Jason Pappas

Title: Assistant Instructor

Department: Sport Management

Area of Expertise: Professional development in sport; Practicum/internship coordinator; College athletics; Athletic administration

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Dr. Steven Pfeiffer

Name:  Steven Pfeiffer      

Title:  Professor

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: Child mental health; Gifted; Gifted and talented; Testing and Measurement

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Dr. Frances Prevatt

Name: Frances Prevatt    

Title: Professor and Executive Director, ALEC

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise: School psychology

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Dr. Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi

Name: Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi

Title: Associate Director of the Center for International Studies in Educational Research and Development (LSI); and Associate-in Research (LSI-COE)

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Learning Systems Institute; Center for International Studies in Educational Research and Development (CISERD)

Area of Expertise: International Education and Development; Multicultural, global, transcultural program management and training


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Dr. Stacey Rutledge

Name: Stacey Rutledge  

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Area of Expertise: School reform policy effects; Educator response to school reform policies; Principal and teacher work in context of school reform; Teacher quality- policy implications; Parental influence on school reform

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Dr. James Sampson

Name: James Sampson    

Title:  Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Counseling and Career Development, Co-Director, Center for Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems/FSU Career Center

Area of Expertise: Appropriate use of computer technology in counseling and career development; Use of cognitive strategies in career decision making and guidance services; Design and delivery of career resources and services

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Dr. Valerie Shute

Name: Valerie Shute

Title: Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education

Department: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise:  Games, learning, and assessment

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Dr. Sherry Southerland

Name:  Sherry Southerland   

Title:  Professor and Interim Director

Department:  School of Teacher Education; FSU-Teach

Area of Expertise: Science teaching and learning

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Dr. Martin Swanbrow Becker

Name:  Martin Swanbrow Beck     

Title:     Assistant Professor

Department:   Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise:  Efficacy of suicide prevention and wellness-supporting programing; Understanding and preventing the progression of youth along a distress and suicidal continuum of experience with a focus on stress, coping, resilience, help seeking and cultural influences; Clinical implications for addressing the mental health needs of young adults in multicultural environments; Promoting college student and young adult development.

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Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum

Name:  Gershon Tenenbaum     

Title:     Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Education

Department:   Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

Area of Expertise:  Emotions-cognitions-performance linkage; Perceived effort and attention processes; Development of expertise; Measurement in sport psychology

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Dr. Dina Vyortkina

Name:  Dina Vyortkina

Title:  Assistant In; Director of the Office of Information and Instructional Technologies

Department:  School of Teacher Education

Area of Expertise: Instructional technologies; Blended and online learning and teaching; Distance education; Survey instrument development

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