Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Using social security number to identify sub-populations vulnerable to the health impacts from extreme heat in Florida, U.S.” by Dr. Christopher Uejio In his recent article,…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Analyzing the Effect of Trust on Voter Decision to Vote By Mail: Data Collection From the 2020 Presidential Election

Analyzing trust within politics is usually measured through trust in the government, but the goal of this research is to evaluate individual government figures. Trust within the government was centered around individual trust by examining rhetoric and utilizing the Receiving-Accept-Sample Model. Specifically, the relationship is studied through the voters’ trust in Donald Trump by voting…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Exploratory Analysis of Revealed Pedestrian Paths as Cues for Designing Pedestrian Infrastructure” by Dr. Christopher Coutts In his recent article, Dr. Coutts examines the desired paths…

Meet Social Science Scholar Alyssa Burns

As part of my SSS project, I am producing a White Paper on both the need for counseling and the lack of access to services available to domestic violence survivors. The White Paper will be given to my representatives, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and Greg Stuebe. I made contact with Representative Stuebe’s office, who expressed…

Meet Social Science Scholar Laura Escher

My name is Laura Escher, and I am a senior International Affairs major with Concentrations in Modern Languages and Economics. I would like to thank the Social Science Scholar Program, Dr. John Mayo, Dr. Tom Taylor, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy for the opportunity this past summer to fund a summer…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Emalie Hernandez

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Upon graduation I got a internship with City National Bank and then went on to get a permanent position with the project management team.  How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My degree in…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Alexandra Griffin

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.)I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.A. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Since I graduated I have been working in Disaster Recovery with Hagerty Consulting. With Hagerty I have had the privilege of assisting several municipalities and…

Graduate Student Spotlight: Chris Gahagan from the Department of Political Science

What department are you a graduate student in? Political Science Why did you decide to go to graduate school? I’ve always had an intense curiosity to understand why different phenomena occur in our world, specifically regarding people’s social and political relationships with their government(s). The knowledge and skills learned in this program will help me…

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…