Jennifer Proffitt Assumes Director Role at School of Communication

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College of Communication and Information researcher and professor, Jennifer M. Proffitt, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Director of the School of Communication beginning January 2018. Proffitt is replacing Gary Heald, Ph.D., Theodore Clevenger Professor Emeritus, who has served as Director since July 2014 after being a Florida State faculty member for nearly 34 years.[…] »

iSchool Professor delivers keynote lecture in Amsterdam

iSchool Professor Mia Lustria was recently invited to Amsterdam to deliver a keynote lecture, meet with potential research collaborators at the University of Amsterdam and lecture students on web-based tailoring. Dr. Lustria has cultivated a strong relationship with researchers and students in the area, hosting two doctoral students from the University of Amsterdam at FSU and providing the faculty[…] »

Three CCI professors nominated for Transformation through Teaching award

The Transformation through Teaching program was established by Florida State University’s Spiritual Life Project. Their goal is to nurture students’ search for meaning, purpose, and authenticity in life. Through the Transformation Through Teaching program, the group focuses on honoring full-time faculty that have had an intellectual, inspirational, and integrative impact on the lives of their students. This year three of the[…] »

Elizabeth Mann, Professor Emerita at FSU, passes away

Dr. Elizabeth B. Mann, Professor Emerita at Florida State University, died at age 93 on October 12th. She passed away while in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Mann moved from Yale, OK to Tampa, FL when she was 3 years old. She obtained her A.B. from Florida State College for Women (FSCW), a BSLS from Carnegie Institute[…] »

FSU Professor wins Distinguished Paper Award at AMIA

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently held its largest Annual Symposium yet in Washington, D.C.  The event supports research and practice in informatics and offers attendees a personal and professional educational experience. Assistant Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University Zhe He presented a paper and a poster at the widely attended event. His paper “Comparing[…] »

FSU professors featured in JASIST for impactful research

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is celebrating its 80th anniversary by looking at its journal’s highest impact articles throughout the decades. JASIST, widely considered to be one of the field’s two top journals, features two Florida State University professors on its list: E.A. Chatman and Gary Burnett. Dr. Burnett’s research focuses on the intersection[…] »

Mia Lustria Authors Chapter on Health Message Design

School of Information professor Mia Lustria has written a chapter titled Message Tailoring in Health and Risk Messaging that has been published in the three-volume Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. This is one of three invited encyclopedia entries on messaging tailoring that Dr. Lustria has written. Designers of health education materials are always looking for new ways to[…] »