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College Awards Faculty for Teaching and Research

April 30, 2020

For the first time, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has recognized our exceptional faculty with internal awards for their vital work and important contributions.

This first annual awards program was organized largely through the efforts of Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Community Engagement Deana Rohlinger. The college plans to continue the tradition in the years to come.

Planning Department Showcases Graduation Awards

April 28, 2020

Because of social distancing and online instruction and services restricting interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has been announcing its graduation awards for outstanding students in the program by virtual means.

Over the past few weeks, the department has celebrated the following master's students with these social media posts about their achievements:

Sociologist Awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship

April 23, 2020

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shantel Buggs has been awarded a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty and, in the process, earned herself more time to do what she loves to do: research.

Seed Funding Will Advance Faculty Research

April 23, 2020


Dawn Carr, Carl Kitchens, Mark Isaac, Kai Ou

Under a program begun last year within the college, faculty have received a new round of seed money to encourage research that can garner external funding.

Of seven proposals submitted this spring, three have been awarded:

Social Science Scholar Honored for Humanitarianism

April 20, 2020

by Jenny Ralph, University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff

For more than 20 years, Florida State University has recognized undergraduate students who exhibit a tremendous commitment to service through its annual President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Program.

This year’s 11 nominees have done everything from starting their own nonprofits to supporting local migrants and refugees to being a camp counselor for children affected by their parent’s cancer.

COSSPP Leaders Head Student Government

April 16, 2020


2020-2021 Student Body President Jonathan Levin and Vice President Nastassia Janvier

A new Student Government administration is taking the reins for the upcoming academic year, and once again, the top leadership are students from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP).

COSSPP Students Win Leadership Awards

April 16, 2020

Florida State University students, employees and organizations were recognized during the university’s annual Leadership Awards Night, April 14. The winners were announced virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, honor the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Sociology Professor Wins Prestigious National Award

April 15, 2020

Assistant Professor of Sociology Miranda Waggoner has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Poli Sci Grad's Business Wins FSU InNOLEvation Award

April 15, 2020


From left, Wendy Plant, Jim Moran College; Michael Bernarde, InNOLEvation competition winner; Elizabeth Scott, who donated the grand prize along with her husband Mark; and dean of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, Susan Fiorito

by Wendy Plant, Jim Moran College

Sociologist Wins Developing Scholar Award

April 14, 2020

The Florida State University Office of Research and the Council on Research and Creativity have awarded a 2020 Developing Scholar Award (DSA) to Associate Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr.

The DSA program recognizes successful FSU faculty who are several years into their careers and have reached the level of associate professor. The competitive award is intended to help identify and honor FSU's future academic leaders.

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