Research Spotlight: Public Purchasing in the European Union

Currently, public purchasing by European entities accounts for approximately 14% of GDP. Within the European Union (EU) and larger European Economic Area (EEA), numerous performance measures are used to assess public procurement processes across countries. The goal of these performance measures, in part, is to understand how efficient and effective certain processes—and thus certain countries—are…

Research Spotlight: Explaining interstate military friendly policy diffusion across U.S. universities: uncovering vertical-diagonal diffusion

The faces walking from class to class on college campuses continue to become more diverse, including in age. What have been deemed “nontraditional students,” or students who were unable or chose not to proceed directly to college following high school, are steadily increasing their numbers on college campuses. There is not a more concentrated group…

Award spotlight: FSU Authors Day 2020 honors faculty publications

Every year, Florida State University Libraries and the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement host FSU Authors Day to celebrate published accomplishments by FSU faculty and staff. FSU Authors Day celebrates FSU faculty who have published books, scores or CDs in the past year. Focusing on topics ranging from an economic analysis of The Beatles to an…

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. “Will They Even Hear Me? How Race Influences Citizen Complaint Outcomes” by Dr. James E. Wright II In his recent article in Public Performance & Management…

Award Spotlight: Three COSSPP students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. Three of those chosen have majors within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP). The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health…

Masters Thesis Spotlight: Disaster Donations Management: Solutions for Effective Collaboration with Community Non-Profit Partners

Food and clothing—while often donated with good intentions—may hinder the management of a disaster event. This phenomenon is a “second disaster”: an increase in donations to emergency management departments and nonprofit organizations that lack the depth of resources to manage, sort, and distribute the donations. This inefficiency leads to negative press and accusations that donations…