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Faculty Research

Call for Proposals – Internal Research or Creative Scholarship Grants Program. Deadline to submit February 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Research is Faculty Driven

Our faculty’s dedication to the wider community is a strong component of our research mission.

The vision is to enhance opportunities for community-based research, service, and learning; while  promoting, strengthening, and supporting research as a pathway to knowledge, discovery,  problem solving, and contributing to the public good.

Faculty members produce an impressive body of scholarly work, creative activities and community service projects with a strong research component.

Selected Scholarly Works

We encourage you to browse selected scholarly works by USFSP faculty:

Awards and Academy Memberships

Our faculty are eligible for a broad range of national awards and national academy memberships (PDF).

Recent Awards

$1,214,765 – PROJECT 10: TRANSITION EDUCATION NETWORK

Principal Investigator: Jordan Knab, College of Education
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Project 10 assists school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. It is the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services and relevant school district personnel to address law and policy, effective practices, and   research-based intervention in transition services for youths with disabilities. Learn more about USFSP’s K-16 educational initiatives.

$500,000 – SUNBAY DIGITAL MATH USF ST. PETERSBURG

Principal Investigator: Vivian Fueyo, College of Education
Sponsor: SRI International

This project is collaboration among the USF St. Petersburg College of Education, SRI International and the Pinellas County School District. The focus of the collaboration is to deliver innovation in educational technology and teacher professional development. The goal is to increase student achievement in grades 6-8 on the major math topics of Florida’s Sunshine Standards. By using innovative classroom technology and integrating curriculum  modules tied to high standards, the methods emphasized in SunBay Digital Mathematics involve dynamic presentations and problem-solving to deepen mathematics learning and to provide high-quality teacher professional development. Funding will help expand the program to more middle school teachers, particularly those with more than half of their students from low-income families or underrepresented groups; and demonstrate the difference SunBay Digital Mathematics can make in their middle-school instruction.

$409,299 - LEADING IN A CIVILIAN CONTEXT: A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE MBA FOR RETURNING VETERANS

Principal Investigator: Alison Watkins, College of Business
Sponsor: Graduate Management Admissions Council MET Fund (GMAC)

This project enables returning veterans to quickly obtain a MBA in a supportive environment while learning the practice and principles of corporate social responsibility, a major focus for the College of  Business, which was ranked in the top 100 in the world by the Aspen Institute. The grant  funds a course to help participants prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test; a workshop for veterans facing the challenges of  returning to higher education; and scholarships for MBA Essentials, a course focused on eight core business essentials to prepare returning vets for MBA studies.

$292,265 - PROMOTING CO-PARENTING ALLIANCES AMONG EXPECTANT UNMARRIED AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARENTS

Principal Investigator: James McHale, College of Arts and Sciences
Sponsor: Brady Education Foundation

Funding provides the means  to partner with a community agency serving  at-risk African-American families to determine if a six-session parental intervention can promote the development of positive co-parenting between unwed non-co-resident new parents. The research provides guidelines for effectively assessing and understanding co-parenting alliances in families with young children. It is the central focus of his work at the USFSP Family Study Center.

$260,000 - FLORIDA INCLUSION NETWORK

Principal Investigator:  H. William Heller, Dean, College of Education
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

The Florida Inclusion Network provides information, training and assistance to school districts, schools, and families about practices that support students with disabilities who are in general education classrooms.

$258,639 - AN ETHNOGRAPHICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE GAMO CASTE SYSTEM IN             SOUTHWESTERN ETHIOPIA

Principal Investigator: Kathryn Weedman Arthur, College of Arts and Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Research is conducted to determine the factors which led to the development of a caste system among the Gamo peoples of Ethiopia. The research examines the development of a form of social organization characteristic of major areas of Africa and South Asia. The project includes the Gamo people in the interpretation of their past. While the research plan is to interview elders, local high school and Gamo students will record, excavate, and preserve their heritage.

$60,000 - NEVER MORE CAMPESINOS: A MEXICAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGES THE 21ST CENTURY

Principal Investigator: Jay Sokolovsky, College of Arts and Sciences
Sponsor: Institute for Man: Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund

This multimedia-enabled book about an Indigenous Mexican Village is a new kind of enthnographic production which examines issues central to the writings of Dr. Ruth Landes. Set in the rugged mountains overlooking Mexico City, Never more Campesinos fuses the printed word with a range of other media to explore the rapidly globalizing culture and lives of the indigenous residents of San Jeronimo Amanalco. The community is important because it has succeeded in confronting, on its own terms, the powerful forces of globalization.