Research Award Spotlight: COSSPP Grad One of Three FSU Fulbright Winners

A graduate of the college is one of three FSU grads to receive research scholarships through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.   Beatrice Dain joins Michael Rivera and Marah Litchfield as one of the recent grads for whom the Fulbright awards will provide funding for each recipient to conduct research projects abroad this upcoming year.  Dain will be working toward her…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Disciplining for Quality: Does State Medical Board Disciplinary Action Affect Healthcare Quality?

State Medical Boards (SMBs) regulate the medical profession. They issue licenses, standardize the medical field, and discipline physicians who abuse their power or perform poorly. Since SMBs work on behalf of state governments, they are subject to the Principal-Agent Model, a relationship where an agent represents the interests of a principal. In this instance, SMBs…

Research Award Spotlight: COSSPP Faculty Win McKnight Fellowships

Two faculty members of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the six Florida State University assistant professors receiving the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Under the program, Assistant Professor of Economics Mackenzie Alston and…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: The Legislative Effectiveness Under Gender Quotas: Argentina Before and After Quota Implementation

Women continue to be under-represented in the legislative bodies of their governments. To combat this, some governments implement gender quotas to increase the number of women holding seats in their legislature. Gender quotas help achieve balanced representation by requiring a particular number or percentage of seats to be allocated to a specific group, such as…

Time to dial down the rhetoric and address Tallahassee’s very real problems

This article originally appeared in The Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee’s public and private leaders need to go to their respective yoga mats and take a deep breath. The vitriol, indignation and anger dogging current public discourse over city policy is doing little to instill confidence among its citizenry. It also distracts community leaders from long overdue conversations…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Identifying Opportunities Available through Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Delivery Programs in Support of Public Safety in the U.S., Based on Present Use Cases around the World

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been seen in the public sphere as early as the 1950’s with Sputnik 1. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems is defined by the federal aviation administration as, “aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft”. These systems are increasingly promising in the…