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Dr. Sam Staley

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D., Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center, is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and professor at FSU where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. He has authored several books and has published more than 100 articles, studies and reports.

Ph: (850) 645-9694

E-mail: sstaley@fsu.edu


Judy Kirk

Judy Kirk, Business Manager at the DMC, handles the administrative duties. She has been with the Center since 2007. Judy graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business Management.

Ph: (850) 644-3849

E-mail: jkirk@fsu.edu



Mark McNees

Mark McNees, Dmin., Director of Social Entrepreneurship, is an international speaker on social entrepreneurship, non-profit innovation, and organizational culture. He is the founder and President/CEO of RedEye Coffee and the Founding Pastor of Element3 Church He has authored two books and, as a professor, runs a social entrepreneurship seminar at FSU.

E-mail: mmcnees@fsu.edu



”Val

Val Rodriguez, is the Social Entrepreneurship Project Manager and the co-founder of Driftour. Her role within the DMC is to cultivate and develop opportunities for students in the field of social entrepreneurship. Through events, mentorship of student social entrepreneurs, and management of research interns, her role focuses on the budding social entrepreneurial ecosystem emerging at FSU.

E-mail: ver14b@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Social Entrepreneurship Group section


Catherine Annis

Catherine AnnisMPA – is the Policy Research Group Manager and is completing her MPA from the Askew School of Public Administration. She is passionate about making all levels of government more streamlined and efficient to better serve their communities. She has interned with the James Madison Institute, the State Legislature, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Ph: (850) 766-0108; E-mail: cla11b@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Policy Research Group section


Mike Avi

Mike AviEconomics; Portuguese – is the Outreach Coordinator. His work at the DMC focuses on coordinating product release and event planning between the policy, data analytics, and social entrepreneurship research groups. He is the Southeast Regional Director of Students For Liberty as well as the Southeast Regional Director for the Libertarian Youth Caucus.

Ph: (954) 654-6466

E-mail: mike.ethan.avi@gmail.com


Giovanna Da Silva

Giovanna Da SilvaHistory; International Affairs is the Blog Content Manager. She is a senior at FSU. She edits blog posts and works with research assistants to produce policy content. Her research focuses on issues relating to licensing and regulation, tourism, and natural disasters. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and is a Campus Coordinator with Students For Liberty.

E-mail: gdasilva@studentsforliberty.org

For more information, see the Policy Research Group section


Kathy Makinen, Editor

Ph: (850) 644-8101

E-mail: kmakinen@fsu.edu


Austin Eovito, Data Analytics Group Director

E-mail: ace13g@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Data Analytics Group section