Dr. Yolanda A. Rankin to Join College of Communication & Information Fall 2017

The Florida State University School of Information is pleased to announce that Dr. Yolanda A. Rankin will join our faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2017. Dr. Rankin was formerly an assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Spelman College. Her research interests include designing, developing and evaluating video games[…] »

CCI Professor Leonard “Chick” LaPointe Awarded University Teaching Award

Dr. Leonard LaPointe

The College of Communication and Information professor Dr. Leonard LaPointe was recently awarded the University Teaching Award, a prestigious honor from Florida State University recognizing faculty excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The award is student-oriented, requiring students and alumni to nominate recipients. Affectionately known as “Chick”, LaPointe is the Frances Eppes Distinguished Professor of[…] »

Jennifer Proffitt Awarded 2017 NEA Excellence in the Academy’s Democracy in Higher Education Prize

Jennifer Proffitt Photo

College of Communication and Information researcher and professor, Dr. Jennifer Proffitt recently received the 2017 National Education Association’s Excellence in the Academy’s Democracy in Higher Education Prize for co-authoring the article, “Preventing Violence or Promulgating Fear? ALEC, the NRA, and Guns on Campus.” Dr. Proffitt and UNF’s John Wesley White authored the article which appears[…] »

CCI Study Reveals Hispanic Females Least Happy with Body Image

A study conducted at the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (the Center) at Florida State University concluded that Hispanic females are more dissatisfied with their bodies than any other ethnicity. Dr. Sindy Chapa, director of the Center, Dr. Felicia F. Jordan Jackson, Dr. Jaejin Lee and Dr. Kimberly A. Davis conducted the study to discover[…] »

Students Honored at Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence

Students from the College of Communication & Information are being recognized by the Graduate School at Florida State University for their work in teaching, research and scholarship. The honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the FSU Alumni Center. The School of Information will be honored as a Program[…] »

Lustria Named Associate Editor of JASIST Journal

School of Information professor Mia Lustria has been named associate editor for the Advanced Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) section of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), effective January 2017. JASIST is one of the leading journals in the information field. Lustria, an interdisciplinary researcher with focus on[…] »