USFSP Professor Presents Research at AERA

USFSP Assistant Professor of Education, AnnMarie Alberton Gunn, Ph.D., presented research at the national conference of the American Education Research Association (AERA) in Philadelphia. Gunn’s presentation, “Teacher’s Moving Forward on Their Self-Cultural Awareness Spectrum: Museums and Diverse Children’s Literature,” attempts to answer this research question: Does participation in a multicultural children’s literature course that includes a cultural literacy civic engagement … Continue reading

Teaching Math With Technology: Professor Presents at National Conference

How can innovative classroom technology combined with well-researched curriculum materials and intensive teacher training affect a middle school teacher’s ability to teach math concepts? How can it improve a student’s ability to learn them? The answers to those questions were among research findings Vivian Fueyo, Ph.D., USFSP professor of Childhood Education and interim regional vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, delivered … Continue reading

Florida Studies nature writing series planned at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of English Thomas Hallock, Ph.D., is organizing a series of public readings and discussions at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve this spring focused on nature writing. They will read selections from their non-fiction work. Titled “Writers in the Preserve,’’ this three-day series is organized around the theme, “How Do We Find Nature in the City?” The series … Continue reading

Large crowd on hand for dedication of Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge

Cutting the ribbon at the Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge are left to right) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, Poynter Library Dean Carol Hixson, Jeanne Heller, Campus Board Member Judy Mitchell, Bill Heller, Campus Board Chair Debbie Sembler, Campus Board member Roy Binger and USF System President Judy Genshaft.

Cutting the ribbon at the Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge are left to right) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, Poynter Library Dean Carol Hixson, Jeanne Heller, Campus Board Member Judy Mitchell, Bill Heller, Campus Board Chair Debbie Sembler, Campus Board member Roy Binger and USF System President Judy Genshaft.

College of Education Dean Bill Heller and his wife, Jeanne, love libraries. They also love USF St. Petersburg. That combination prompted the Hellers to provide support for the new Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge at the USFSP Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. More than 100 people turned out Tuesday for a formal dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new … Continue reading

Strategic planning at USF St. Petersburg moves forward

Vision Team members conduct a mind mapping exercise

Vision Team members conduct a mind mapping exercise

The strategic planning process at USF St. Petersburg moved forward in earnest Monday night when a diverse team of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered at the University Student Center. More than 70 members of the Vision Team spent three stimulating hours discussing critical issues facing USF St. Petersburg and higher education. In addition to students, faculty, staff and alumni, … Continue reading