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6 CCI Faculty win FYAP and COFRS awards from FSU Office of Research

Six faculty from the School of Communication, School of Information and the School of Communication & Science Disorders have been awarded for their fieldwork and experimental efforts through the Council on Research and Creativity (CRC) at the FSU Office of Research.

The purpose of the First Year Assistant Professor Awards (FYAP) summer program is to provide first-year assistant professors with summer salary support to facilitate their research and/or creative activities, including efforts to obtain external funding for their work. The CRC seeks FYAP proposals that clearly indicate a planned effort to establish an on-going program of research or creative activity at FSU.

Five of the six awarded faculty were recognized by the FYAP grant.

Malia Bruker (Communication)

“Another Knowing ”

Brian Graves (Communication)

“Public Communication and the Preservation of North Florida’s Gullah/Geechee History and Culture”

Summer Harlow (Communication)

“Regenerating Journalism: A Study of the Rise of Online-Native Media in Latin America”

Lynne Hinnant (Information)

“The Potential Impact of Management Practices on the Employment Viability of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) within the Information Professions”

Erin Ingvalson (Communication Science & Disorders)

“Mechanisms of Non-Native Speech Learning in Older Adults”


The purpose of the Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) program is to provide funds to faculty for summer salary in support of research and creative activity. This is the regular COFRS program and is distinct from the special program for First Year Assistant Professors (FYAPs).

One faculty member was recognized by the COFRS grant.

Megan MacPherson (Communication Science & Disorders)

“Autonomic-Motor Interactions in the Disordered Speech Production of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: Acoustic and Physiologic Indices”


Learn more about the Research Offices at Florida State here.