Study on Community Resilience to Disaster Awarded NSF CIVIC Grant

Florida State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) Associate Dean for Research and School of Information Professor Marcia A. Mardis is leading a cross-campus team of researchers in a new National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge (NSF CIVIC) project titled “Rural Resiliency Hubs: A Planning Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide.” The project began in January …


CCI Faculty Partner with the College of Social Work

Faculty members from FSU’s School of Information (iSchool) and School of Communication Science and Disorder (SCSD) have partnered with the College of Social Work (CSW) to examine information and communication technology (ICT) use among rural child welfare workers. Christopher Constantino, assistant professor in SCSD, and iSchool professors Melissa Gross and Don Latham, collaborated Karen Randolph, …


Marcia Mardis Appointed Director of FSU Information Institute

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Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, Professor in FSU School of Information and Associate Dean for Research at the College of Communication and Information, will also serve as Director of the Information Institute, effective immediately. “Dr. Mardis has played a central role at the Information Institute since her arrival at FSU, leading projects in rural broadband expansion, …


iSchool Associate Professor Edits a Journal Issue

Dr. Zhe He, an Associate Professor at the FSU School of Information (iSchool), edited a special issue of the BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making titled, “Selected articles from the Fourth International Workshop on Semantics-Powered Data Mining and Analytics (SEPDA 2019).” The SEPDA Workshop was established as a “key venue of disseminating research on health …


iSchool Faculty Publish Study on How Parenting Information is Shared Online

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FSU School of Information (iSchool) faculty published a new research paper titled “How do mothers exchange parenting-related information in online communities? A Metasynthesis.” The paper has been accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior, a journal focused on the use of computers from a psychological perspective. “This study helped us better understand how mothers …


Joseph Gaskin Receives 2020 ALA Spectrum Scholarship


This story was written by Kaelen Birkholz, School of Information graduate assistant. A student in the Master of Science in Information program, Joseph Gaskin, was awarded the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship. The ALA provides scholarships to exceptional students pursuing a graduate degree and leadership positions within the field of Information. This year, …


Aaron Redda: iSchool Success Story

Aaron Redda (’20, M.S. Information Technology) is the definition of an iSchool success. On his many list of achievements, Redda was named the youngest member to serve on the FAMU NAA-Leon County Executive Board, as its fundraising chair earlier this month. He also received the Jacqueline D. Montgomery Scholarship in Information Studies and a national …