Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Homan from Sociology.

What is your name?Dr. Patricia Homan. What kind of work do you do in the college?I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. I am also an Associate at FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and a Research Affiliate of the Center for Demography and Population Health. I teach, do…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Women’s STEM Success in Biomedical Science Graduate Programs: An Exploratory Study

While the proportion of women graduates with advanced degrees in STEM has increased in recent years, disparities across disciplines are profound. In particular, female representation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences programs are much higher than in the other STEM disciplines. The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics reported that in 2018 women received 54…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Analyzing Labor Market Outcomes in the Integration of Florida’s Refugee Benefit-Eligible Individuals

“Immigrants’ ability to communicate with members of the indigenous population is probably the most important single alterable factor contributing to their social and economic integration.” In the case of the United States, the rapidly shifting composition of the immigrant population from countries that are sociolinguistically distant from the U.S. combined with the post-industrial economy’s increasing demand for skilled employees…

Policy Pub: Higher Education in a Post Pandemic World

This post is based on a webinar sponsored by Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The year 2020 brought massive changes to almost every industry, and higher education is no exception. Tim Chapin, dean of the FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and professor of urban and regional planning, discusses some…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Kile from Political Science

What is your name?Dr. Brad Kile. What kind of work do you do in the college?I am Teaching Faculty in the Political Science department here at Florida State University, as well as the Director of the Masters of Applied American Politics & Policy Program. And more recently, I have started as the Director of Outreach…