August 2022 Faculty News

Veronica FleuryDr. Veronica Fleury, associate professor of special education, published “An Examination of Education Professionals’ Beliefs About Causes of Autism and Their Perceptions of Practices ” in the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.



Laura Reid MarksDr. Laura Reid Marks, assistant professor of counseling psychology and school psychology, recently published a paper in The Counseling Psychologist entitled, "Racial Discrimination and Risky Sex: Examining Cognitive-Emotional Factors in Black College Students."



Vanessa DennenDr. Vanessa Dennen, Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies in the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, co-edited the book Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations, which is open access and available at She also authored a book chapter in aforementioned book with FSU alumni Dr. Jiyae Bong titled Open, Flexible, and Serving Others: Meeting Needs during a Pandemic and beyond

Jenny RootDr. Jenny Root, associate professor in special education, published an article titled "Teaching word problem solving to Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability" in TEACHING Exceptional Children with co-authors Dr. Sarah Cox (PhD '19), Dr. Alicia Saunders, Deidre Gilley (PhD Candidate in Special Education, MS '18), and Dr. Amy Clausen.



Shengli DongDr. Shengli Dong, associate professor of Psychological and Counseling Services, received a National Institutes of Health grant along with colleagues from Northeastern University and FAMU. The grant aims to prevent depression and enhance wellbeing for Chinese American adolescents through mobile health application. FSU Florida Center for Interactive Media (FCIM) will assist develop the mobile health application.


Megan BuningDr. Megan M. Buning, teaching faculty in the Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), served as the methodologist on the article titled “Student veterans’ perspectives of higher education contexts: Beyond the non-traditional student” published in the journal College Teaching.


Tim Baghurst with Leon High CoachDr. Tim Baghurst, professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), spoke to the coaches of the Leon High School football program. Topics discussed included coaching philosophy and values, periodization, components of a practice, and even did a little group activity wall sit.