Banner image

USF St. Petersburg mourns the passing of Journalism Professor Robert Dardenne

Robert W. Dardenne, Ph.D.

Robert W. Dardenne, Ph.D.

USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Associate Professor of Journalism Robert W. Dardenne: To the USF St. Petersburg Community: I am saddened to announce the sudden passing of Associate Professor of Journalism Robert W. Dardenne, Ph.D. who died unexpectedly at home today. An experienced journalist and dedicated teacher, Dr. Dardenne … Continue reading


Our students have demonstrated overt and proactive leadership in sustainability by voting to finance a Student Green Energy Fund by self-assessing a nominal student fee of $1.00 per credit hour. The fund assists the university in reducing energy cost through conservation, promoting power generation using clean, renewable energy technologies, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.


Dr. Thomas Hallock, Associate Professor of English was selected as the Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair for fall 2013 in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.


Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Visiting Instructor of Graphic Design, was decorated with the honor of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French minister of culture.

Michael Francis

Dr. J. Michael Francis, Professor of History, holds our Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies. In 2007, Dr. Francis was granted a four-year appointment as Research Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and in 2010-2011, Dr. Francis was named the Jay I. Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.