Tallahassee should not boost minimum wage quicker than state mandate

This post first appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. The consequences for local governments from implementing Florida’s constitutionally mandated $15 minimum wage are now being felt at the local levels. But if the budgetary direction and logic unfolding in Tallahassee is any indication, Florida taxpayers are on a rough road. The constitutional amendment requires local governments…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Economic Globalization and Within-Country Income Inequality

Economic globalization is an opportunity to exchange culture, resources, and wealth, while other disciplines see it as an exchange of self and even an exchange of order. Additionally, economic globalization can be perceived as a “zero-sum game,” with only winners and losers. The primary debate surrounding this topic is that economic globalization will increase a…

The Four Pillars To Winning The Campus Culture Wars

This post first appeared on Townhall Finance. Perhaps no issue is causing more consternation among conservatives than the so-called culture wars on college campuses. Fear that liberals and progressives are indoctrinating their kids has fueled state legislation, redirected the educational futures of their children, and driven alumni to limit their giving to institutions of higher…

Talking to Teachers: Interview with Award Winning Teacher Dr. Na’ama Nagar

Associate Dean Deana Rohlinger talks with Dr. Na’ama Nagar, teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program. Nagar received a 2021 College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Teaching Award. In this interview, Dr. Nagar talks how she challenges her students to think critically about Middle East politics and talks…

DeSantis needs to strike a balance in Florida campus vaccination policies | Opinion

This post first appeared on the Tallahassee Democrat. On April 1, the president of Nova Southeastern University announced that all students would need proof of vaccination before returning to campus in the fall. Within 24 hours, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning government entities from issuing so-called “vaccine passports” and prohibiting Florida businesses from…

Research Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Katrinell Davis about Tainted Tap

Dr. Deana Rohlinger, the Associate Dean of faculty development and Community Engagement, interviews Dr. Katrinell Davis about her new book, Tainted Tap, which critically examines the ongoing Flint water crisis. Rohlinger talks to Davis about growing up poor in Flint, doing community based research, and why the water crisis in Flint could happen in other…

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…