SCSD Professor Carla Wood Receives National Research Grant

Carla Wood, Professor in FSU’s School of Communication Science and Disorders and Christopher Schatschneider, Professor in Psychology at FSU recently received federal funding in partnership with Hillsborough County Public School District to evaluate students’ writing outcomes in approximately 44 elementary schools. The research grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER) of the Institute of[…] »

Professor Presents Papers at Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Conference

FSU School of Communication Science and Disorders Assistant Professor, Sana Tibi, Ph.D.,  had two spoken papers at two invited symposia at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading 2018 annual conference. She traveled to Brighton, United Kingdom, in July to present her research. Dr. Tibi was invited by Professor Ludo Verhoeven –from the Behavioural Science[…] »

Lisa Fitton is Improving Childhood Literacy

Lisa Fitton, Ph.D., recently earned her doctorate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida State University this spring. She first began her involvement in research while attending Michigan State University, working under family therapy professor, Dr. José Rubén Parra-Cardona. Fitton’s role in the research project was helping develop an English instructional program for Spanish-speaking[…] »

CCI Faculty Win University Teaching Awards

Faculty from each school in FSU’s College of Communication and Information were recognized during the University’s Faculty Awards dinner on May 2nd. Christy Chatmon, a Ph.D. student and instructor in the School of Information, was a recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award. She teaches IT, Database Management Systems, Computer Security, and Programming (Java, C++, and[…] »

Comm Disorders Professor, Hugh Catts, Joins Harvard, MIT on $30M ‘Reach Every Reader’ Project

School of Communication Science and Disorders Director and Professor, Hugh Catts, Ph.D., joins Yaacov Petscher at the Florida Center for Reading Research to partner with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative on a five-year, $30 million Reach Every Reader project. Through individualized assessment and interventions, the[…] »

Comm Disorders Professors Lead the Way

School of Communication Science and Disorders faculty have been in the spotlight over the last couple of weeks – and for good reason. Associate Professor Toby Macrae’s leadership of a federally-funded speech-language pathology project for graduate students was recently featured on FSU’s News site and shared on Tallahassee Democrat’s website. Through the project, students learn[…] »

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[…] »