February 2021 Faculty News

February 26, 2021

Dr. David Eccles, professor of Sport Psychology, was featured on an episode of BBC World Service's CrowdScience series. Eccles lends his expertise to discuss the concept of orienteering and help show host Marnie learn more about navigating using basic instruments like a map and compass. Eccles was also cited in a book alongside retired faculty member Gershon Tenenbaum. The book, titled The Best: How Elite Athletes are Made, was written by Mark Williams and Tim Wigmore.


February 20, 2021

Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner, associate professor of Higher Education, and Higher Education doctoral students Aaron Reyna and Riccardo Purita presented at the Sociology of Education Association annual conference, which took place online. Their talk was titled "Trying to Get By: A Qualitative Examination of Student Experiences after Applying to a Rent-Free College Housing Intervention." The conference took place online due to the pandemic. The theme this year was "When Inequality Comes to School."


February 18, 2021

Dr. Deborah Ebener, professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, and Maritza Miller, Counseling Psychology and School Psychology doctoral candidate, were interviewed for a piece that appeared on WTXL ABC 27. The piece looked at the way that the Human Services Center has expanded its services due to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide mental health services to individuals living in Florida. You can watch the interview here

February 8, 2021

College of Education Dean Damon Andrew was inducted into the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Hall of Fame. He was named a Distinguished Administrator during a virtual ceremony. COSMA specializes in accrediting, promoting and recognizing sport management programs. Of the three doctoral programs that COSMA has accredited, Andrew has played an administrative role at each institution. 


February 4, 2021

The Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching also known as FSU COACH was accepted as a member of the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). The Council also conducted an interview with Dr. Tim Baghurst, director of FSU COACH.


February 2, 2021

Dr. Eunhui Yoon, assistant professor of school counseling and counselor education, was named an associate editor of the Korean Journal of Counseling. The journal is the flagship publication of the Korean Counseling Association.



February 1, 2021

Dr. Valerie Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department, and a team of researchers comprised of alumni and students published an article in the journal Computers & Education titled "The use and effects of incentive systems on learning and performance in educational games." Seyedahmad Rahimi (pictured right; Measurement and Statistics M.S. '19, Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies Ph.D. '21) served as first author on the paper. Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies doctoral students Chih-Pu Dai, Xiaotong Yang, and Ginny Smith also worked on the paper, which explored educational games.  


February 1, 2021

Dr. Megan Buning, teaching specialist in the Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), served as the methodologist for a new publication titled "Lessons Learned: Aligning Voices from the Inside with Nine Essentials of Professional Development Schools." The article compares and contrasts "experiences shared by teacher candidates and cooperating teachers" in two Professional Development Schools (PDS). 


February 1, 2021

Drs. Katherine Yaun, Robert Reiser, Russell Walker and Michael Mesa wrote an article that appeared in Research Management Review detailing services provided by the College of Education's Office of Research. Research Management Review is the research journal of the National Council of University Research Administrators.


February 1, 2021

Dr. Kathleen Clark, associate professor of math education, published an article in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics titled "'You will remain unwavering in your determination to succeed no matter how long it takes': A mathematico-emotional analysis of A Guide to Higher Learning." The article was written with research conducted by undergraduate student Oksana Rubis as part of her WIMSE research experience.


February 1, 2021

Dr. Michael Giardina, professor of Physical Cultural Studies and Qualitative Inquiry, was featured in an article that appeared on WallHub addressing the challenges facing professional football, including economic issues of having a football team in a city, the impact of events like the Super Bowl, and more. 


February 1, 2021

Dr. James Du, assistant professor of sport management, was featured in an article that appeared on WalletHub about Super Bowl LV. The article queries Du's thoughts on the importance of the event, including the economic impact the Super Bowl has on the host city. Du also predicts that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will win this year.


February 1, 2021

Dr. Timothy Baghurst, professor of education and Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, published a new article in the International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching titled "Current perceptions of strength and conditioning coaches use of sled tow training." The study evaluated the way that coaches think about and consider sled tow training and surveyed 125 coaches.