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…

Research Spotlight: Protecting Mom-and-Pop Stores

We often come across stories of locally-cherished mom-and-pop stores competing with chain stores and online retailers and eventually going out of business. Advocates of mom-and-pop stores tout these businesses as local institutions that sustain community life while adding a unique charm to the local business districts. However, when it comes to protecting mom-and-pop stores, experts…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Doan from Urban and Regional Planning

What is your name?Dr. Petra Doan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am a professor and PhD Director in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become an…

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. Fang from Urban and Regional Planning

What is your name? Dr. Kerry Fang What kind of work do you do in the College?I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become an academic?The academic lifestyle is very attractive…

Wicked Webinar: Neighborhoods First: Community Action for Equitable City Planning

The post is based on a webinar sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. A Wicked Webinar panel discussion on community engagement, moderated by Dr. Tisha Holmes (FSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning) and leaders from the Providence Neighborhood Association (PNA). Community-based action research is working at the local…

Envisioning St. George Island: A Graduate Planning Project at the Front Lines of Community Engagement and Sustainability

Florida is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and top-ranked tourist destinations.  Florida also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s fastest growing states. Balancing the desires and demands of our ever-growing population with the need to ensure the viability of our economic and natural resources has long been a challenge faced…