Stetson University In the News
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted Feb. 13 in The Brunswick News article, "Rising seas a problem up and down the coast." "North Florida shows a very similar sea level rise trend as what has been observed in St. Marys and other areas of coastal Georgia, and localized impacts on stormwater systems and storm surge heights are also very similar," he said.
- Associate Professor of Finance and Interim Director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute Matthew Hurst, PhD, was interviewed by WOGX Fox 51 for a Feb. 16 story entitled, "Florida professor warns against investments based on social media."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was mentioned in a 103.5 Kissimmee article entitled, "Try One of These Simple Tips to Eat Healthier Today From Nutritionists," on Feb. 16.
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 16 article on Law360 called, "Internet Tax Freedom Act Could Thwart Md. Digital Ad Tax."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned by American University Law Review on Twitter for her article, "The Dichotomy Between Overcriminalization and Underregulation," featured in their latest publication.
- Law Professor Kirsten K. Davis was mentioned by Women Also Know Law on Twitter for her latest article, "[Classical] Lawyers as [Digital] Public Speakers: Classical Rhetoric and Lawyer Digital Public Commentary," 20 Nev. L.J. 1137 (2020).
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 17 article on TaxNotes State called, "Digital Ad Taxes Could Be Changed to Withstand Litigation, Experts Say."
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 19 article on TaxNotes State called, "First Suit Filed Over Maryland's Digital Ad Tax."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned by the Iowa Law Review on Twitter for her essay, "Cryptocurrencies and Securities Fraud: In Need of Legal Guidance," 104 Iowa L. Rev. Online 130 (2021).
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education website for her upcoming appearance as a panelist for the University of Illinois Law Review 2022 Symposium (April 16).
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 1, "Acting AG Reinstates Former AG Holder Policy on Charging and Sentencing;" Feb. 3, "CEO Sentenced for $150 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme;" Feb. 4, "Health Care Related Prosecution Settled With Qui Tam;" Feb. 13, "Prosecution of COVID Related Fraud Cases Picking Up;" Feb. 14, "The Dichotomy Between Overcriminalization and Underregulation;" Feb. 17, "From Rob Cary's Representation of Senator Ted Stevens to the Due Process Protection Act;" and Feb. 18, "Top Attorney Added to Manhattan DA's Team."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 15, "What Did NY Cause When Transferring COVID Patients From Hospitals to SNFs?;" Feb. 16, "ACTEC Journal Call for Papers;" Feb. 17, "More COVID articles;" Feb. 17, "Vatican: Rethink How Care for Elders;" Feb. 18, "Upcoming Webinars;" and Feb. 19, "SNF Staffers Explain Position on Vaccine."
- Alumna Cindy Lovell, PhD, was featured in the Herald-Wing article, "People and Professions: Reported Feb. 14, 2021." Lovell co-authored the textbook, "Linguistics for K-12 Classroom Application," along with Jane Govoni.
- Everett Stern '10 was featured in a Berks-Mont News article entitled, "West Goshen resident launches bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania," on Feb. 16.
- Six of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) sections have elevated new chairs this month to oversee efforts to improve laws, address professional development and sponsor continuing legal education courses in a variety of substantive fields. Stetson Law alumnus William S. Friedlander of Ithaca, a partner at Friedlander & Mosher, is the new Trial Lawyers Section chair.
- Law alumnus Robert Angus Williams, an attorney in the Tallahassee office of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., has recently been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator.
- Law alumna Rebecca White was nominated to fill the judge vacancy for 19th Circuit for Treasure Coast, Okeechobee County, by the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, according to TCPalm.com. She is one of six nominees. Gov. Ron DeSantis has 60 days to make the appointment.
- Associate Professor of Marketing Scott Jones, PhD, was quoted by Quartz, the Tribune Content Agency, in the Feb. 8 article, "Is the cost of a Super Bowl commercial still worth it for advertisers." "It's one of the few remaining live television audiences where people aren't bypassing the advertising. As much as there's a risk with a bad ad, there's even greater opportunity if you run the good one. People tune in expecting good advertising," he said.
- Matthew Hurst, PhD, associate professor of Finance and interim director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, was quoted in Forbes on Feb. 5 in the article, "Robinhood shoots itself in foot with arrows. If only it had a crisis communication plan."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 5 New York Times article called, "Students Punished for 'Vulgar' Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back." The article appeared on various other online news outlets around the country and world.
- Alan Green, PhD, associate professor and Chair of Economics and Global Development Program director, was quoted in the West Volusia Beacon article, "Local advisors: Don't worry about Washington, worry about your own expenses" on Feb. 5. "Usually, a change in president does not have a large impact on the economy; that's because the president’s power over the economy, in general, is overrated," Green said.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 6 USA Today article called, "Trump's controversial diversity training order is dead – or is it? Colleges are still feeling its effects." This article appeared in USA Today affiliate newspapers around the country, Yahoo! News Canada and MSN New Zealand.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Kelly Smith, PhD, was featured on Fox 51, a Gainesville station, in a Feb. 10 segment on President Trump's impeachment trial.
- Associate Professor of Marketing Scott Jones, PhD, was quoted in a Bay News 9 segment on the effect of COVID-19 on the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
- Director of Enterprise Information Systems Vikram Ahmed, EdD, was quoted in the article "2021: The Year Real Time Gets Real," on Feb. 10 on Database Trends and Applications.
- The article, "Ideal gift for cooks this Mother's Day or Valentine's Day," on Rugbyrep.com featured Stetson student Kendall Buck '23, who developed the Herbie Rake, a kitchen utensil that strips leaves off of herbs for meal preparation. The article also quoted Lou Paris, assistant professor of Practice, Management, and assistant director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed on MPR News with Kerri Miller on Feb. 9 on what to expect as the impeachment trial begins.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured in a Feb. 5 interview on Florida This Week on WEDU PBS.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III appeared on WFLA NewsChannel 8 on Feb. 9 about the impeachment trial.
- The 25th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition is under way, and various regional schools shared updates, including Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie being crowned the Brazilian champion and Jindal Global Law School, in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys, will be hosting the Indian National Rounds.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 5, "Justice Prevails: DOJ Announces Settlement;" Feb. 8, "Wrongful Life Litigation;" Feb. 9, "Two More Resources on Fighting Elder Abuse;" Feb. 10, "More on Shield Laws" and "Hands-Free Shoes;" and Feb. 11, "SNF Chain Exec. Gets Big Bonus."
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby's article, "State Estate Taxes and the Due Process Clause" in TaxNotes State was mentioned on the HealthProfLaw Blog on Feb. 7.
- Former adjunct professor William G. Hyland Jr. wrote a Feb. 7 piece on History News Network called, "The Constitution Forbids a Post-Presidential Impeachment Trial."
- Law alumna Simone Marstiller was appointed the new secretary for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
- Law alumnus Jim Headley was featured in the Lakeland Ledger for being named the 2021 10th Judicial Circuit Honoree for the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards.
- Law alumna Elizabeth Shuman joined the Tampa office of Gordon & Rees as an associate, according to an announcement.
Jan. 30-Feb. 4
- Tandy Grubbs, PhD, professor and Chair of Chemistry, was quoted in the article, "National Science Foundation awards Stetson University $1M grant to support underrepresented students in STEM programs," on WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The story also appeared on Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, WBOC-TV, the Arizona Republic, Chron.com, SFGate and dozens of other outlets.
- Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted Feb. 4 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Florida ends January with record-high new COVID cases and deaths."
- Matthew Hurst, PhD, associate professor of Finance and interim director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, "Orlando investors see GameStop stock news as only the beginning for 'the little guy'," on Feb. 4.
- Jonathan Winer '21, a student in the Roland George Investments Program, was interviewed Jan. 29 on Fox 51 (a Gainesville-based Fox subsidiary), discussing the rise of GameStop's stock and young people's interest in the stock market.
- Law Professor Luz Nagle was quoted in a Feb. 3 article on the International Bar Association website called, "Fighting modern slavery in the COVID era."
- Matthew Hurst, PhD, associate professor of Finance and interim director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, was interviewed by Spectrum News 13 on Feb. 3 for "In-Depth: GameStop Stock Surge.
- Stetson student Kendall Buck '23 was interviewed on The Good Life, a podcast of Wichita, Kan. radio station KNSS, for "Segment 3: Say Hello to the Enterprising Kendall Buck." Buck, an Entrepreneurship and Management student, developed the Herbie Rake, a kitchen utensil that strips leaves off of herbs for meal preparation.
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was quoted in a Feb. 4 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Oil company wants to build wells in Big Cypress National Preserve."
- Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Kevin P. Taylor, PhD, was quoted Feb. 4 in the Inc. article, "Dolly Parton Wants Your Side Hustle to Go Big." The article also appeared on MSN Money.
- "Oscar Bluemner at Stetson: Exhibition History," appeared on OrlandoatPlay.com, a website of United Arts of Central Florida. The item mentioned the Hand Art Center, Assistant Professor of Art History Katya Kudryavtseva, and former curator and professor emerita of art, Roberta Smith Favis, PhD.
- Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "City of Cape Canaveral Officially Joins Climate Cohort Initiative to Measure Greenhouse Gas," on Space Coast Daily on Feb. 2. The article mentions Stetson as a partner and its students may serve as interns to help the city with the study.
- Stetson was mentioned in the article, "City of Palm Bay Partners in Florida’s Largest Simultaneous Greenhouse Gas Inventory Initiative," on Space Coast Daily on Feb. 4. The article mentions Stetson as a partner and says its students may work as fellows to help with the study.
- Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 1 in the article, "A dating app, then murder in Volusia: How to be safe on the internet."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 3 article in the Miami Herald that also appeared in Yahoo! News called, "'Flexing of muscles': Florida GOP pushes conservative bills fresh off election victories."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 3 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Amid pandemic, Florida's Republican Legislature tilts hard right."
- Valrie Chambers, PhD, associate professor of Accounting, was quoted in MoneyGeek.com on Feb. 2 in the article, "The Best & Cheapest Car Insurance for Students on a Budget." She also was quoted by the site on Feb. 2 in the article, "Best Cheap Car Insurance Quotes in Florida for 2021."
- Law Professor Catherine Cameron was quoted in a Feb. 4 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal called, "Dominion 'not ruling anybody out' as it sues for defamation."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 1 article with CQ Roll Call called, "Voter turnout was a 2020 bright spot, but it might not continue." This article was picked up by news outlets around the country, including the Lexington Herald Leader, Macon Telegraph, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and Walla Walla (WA) Bulletin.
- Adjunct instructor of history Peggy Macdonald, PhD, was quoted in the Independent Florida Alligator article, "A tale of two Gainesvilles: Development along the east-west divide," on Jan. 29.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in the Columbia Spectator for a Feb. 1 article called, "After a contentious term at Columbia, former EVP of University Life Suzanne Goldberg to oversee national Title IX policy."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake weighed in on the "Impact of the Biden Administration and Democratic Congress on higher education" in the latest podcast from the Employment Law Alliance.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 29, "ABA BIFOCAL Latest Issue Released;" Jan. 31, "COVID Vaccine and Elders;" and Feb. 1, "Age Diversity in the President's Cabinet."
- Matthew Nadeau was featured in the CPA Practice Advisor, "Matthew Nadeau, CPA Promoted to Principal at Nathan Wechsler," on Feb. 1.
- Law alumnus Kevin Goertzen collaborated with former Dean Darby Dickerson on an adaption of the "Hamilton" song "You'll Be Back." It was featured on the TaxProf Blog.
- Shutts & Bowen LLP announced that six attorneys at the firm have been elevated to partner, effective January 1, 2021, including Law alumnae Victoria San Pedro Madani and Ashley S. Hodson.
- Law alumnus OT Delancy was profiled by Fox 13 in a What’s Right with Tampa Bay feature for giving back to the community.
- Law alumnus Erik Abrahamson was featured on Lawyers and Settlements for the various successes of his firm, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.
- Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted in the Foster Folly News article, "Joe Biden Says Florida Should Close Bars, Restaurants and Gyms to Slow COVID Spread," on Jan. 27. "We cannot continue business as usual because nothing is usual or normal about the current status," Johnson said. "The closure of bars, restaurants and gyms is just the least that can be done."
- Associate Professor of Marketing Scott Jones, PhD, was quoted in the South Bend Tribune article, "NCAA tournament's two looming questions: Will fans get to attend? Do they even want to?" on Jan. 21. Jones discussed the uncertainty regarding fan attendance at upcoming NCAA athletic events. "We really don't have a good pulse on everyone's comfort," he said. "With COVID, there is a whole other piece there with safety and concerns about health."
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was mentioned in the Upgrade Magazine article entitled, "Aggressive video games are not a risk factor for mental health problems," on Jan. 14.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Melinda Hall, PhD, was quoted in the article, "How to Explain Biden's Gender Discrimination Order—in Terms Simple Enough for Kids to Understand," at Parents.com on Jan. 26.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 25 analysis piece for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "Follow the Money Behind the Capitol Riot." It was also picked up by the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in The Guardian on Jan. 23 for a piece called, "'Gondor has no king': pro-Trump lawsuit cites Lord of the Rings." This was picked up by Yahoo! News affiliates around the world, including India, Ireland and Singapore, and the International Business Times.
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Boris Litvin, PhD, published the article, "What Jean-Jacques Rousseau can teach us about Twitter," at NewStatement.com on Jan. 20.
- Adjunct Law Professor Irene Sullivan and 3L student Bradley P. Hawkins coauthored, along with adolescent psychologist Adele Solazzo, a Jan. 29 guest column for the Tampa Bay Times called, "It is foster kids who really deserve 'pardoning.'"
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby coauthored an article in Tax Notes State called, "State Tax Credit Issues Raised by SALT Cap Workaround Legislation." The article was featured on the TaxProf Blog.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake published an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education's The New Risk Management report.
- Law Professor Luz Nagle was mentioned in a Jan. 28 blog on CircleID called, "Freedom of Expression Part 4: Censorship, COVID-19, the Media and Assault on Freedom of Expression."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 24, "Loneliness is Still A Factor;" Jan. 25, "SNFS and Vaccination for COVID;" Jan. 26, "Medically Vulnerable and in Prison;" Jan. 28, "GAO Report on State Reporting of Elder Abuse," and Jan. 29, "ABA BIFOCAL Latest Issue Released."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor posted the following blog to the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Jan. 29, "Corporate Criminal Reform."
- Alumnus John Westervelt was posthumously featured in the Daily Commercial article, "Umatilla to name football field in honor of John Westervelt," on Jan. 26. Umatilla High School in central Florida recently named their football field after the late former principal, teacher and coach.
- Lakeland lawyer James "Jim" Headley was honored with the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2021 for the 10th Judicial Circuit (Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties), according to The Lakeland Ledger.
- National insurance services practice group Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced the addition of six attorneys to its Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices, including law alumna Jaclyn Rios.
- Law alumnus Acton Wayne Chalu, 72, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, according to an obituary in The Macon County News.
- Law alumna Victoria Jones is expanding and renovating the Generation of Trust law offices at 433 76th Ave. in St. Pete Beach to coincide with the five-year anniversary of her purchase of the firm, which was formerly known as Jones and Hitt.
- Law alumnus Eddie Stephens published the 2021 edition of Stephens' Squibs Florida Family Law Case Updates.
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted in the Daily Magazine article, "'The science is real': Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise," on Jan. 18. If federal funding for high-dollar construction projects were contingent on planning for sea level rise, "that would make a big difference," Evans said. "It's really overdue. We should have been doing it 25 years ago."
- Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eugene Huskey, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Congressman Michael Waltz opposes 2nd Trump impeachment effort," on Jan. 8.
- Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eugene Huskey was also quoted by the Penza News in Russia in the article, "The credit of trust of Kyrgyz citizens to Sadyr Japarov imposes a great responsibility on him," on Jan. 19.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 10 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer called, "Should college students be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine? It’s too early for colleges to decide." The article was picked up by several affiliates, including Lancaster Online and Morning Call.
- Professor of History Paul Croce, PhD, was featured in a Jan. 19 Spectrum News 13 segment on national unity and President Biden's inauguration.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, was quoted in the Register Guard article, "Staples: Domestic terrorism. How do you like us now?" on Jan. 15.
- Sophomore Kendall Buck was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Stetson sophomore entrepreneurship student launches Herbie Rake kitchen utensil," on Jan. 15.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was mentioned in the Blogarama article, "24 Books About Food Recommended by Food Tank this Winter – Food Tank," on Jan. 14. Pulpaka’s 2020 cookbook, "Dreaming in Spice: A Sinfully Vegetarian Odyssey," was recommended by the site.
- Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, "Class Notes: Agreement reached for 'Teacher Salary Allocation,'" on Jan. 7. Shankar-Brown was recently awarded Stetson’s most prestigious teaching award, the William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Professor of Computer Science Hala ElAarag, PhD, was mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel's Jan. 7 "People on the Move" segment. ElAarag received Florida Council Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Kelly Smith, PhD, was featured in WOFL (an Orlando-based virtual television station affiliated with Fox) on Jan. 13.
- Political Science Department Chair William Nylen, PhD, published a guest commentary entitled, "Believing in the future of liberalism," at the West Volusia Beacon on Jan. 19. The article discusses the philosophical tenets of liberalism and its place in the future of human civilization.
- Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in a Dec. 20 article from Bloomberg called, "The real trees behind fake corporate climate progress." It was picked up by The Japan Times and other publications.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Jan. 17 interview with BBC News about President Donald Trump’s legacy.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a Jan. 17 segment of Battleground Florida on WFLA NBC about the impeachment process.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured on ABC Action News on Jan. 11 explaining how social media bans on President Trump were not an infringement on free speech. This interview was picked up by other Scripps Local Media affiliates, including outlets in Detroit, San Diego, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and more.
- Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in a Dec. 18 article on InvestmentNews called, "Rethinking the value of programs that pay landowners to plant trees, sometimes even if they did it a decade ago."
- Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in a Dec. 24 article in Florida Phoenix called, "EPA boss plays Santa for Florida developers."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 4 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called, "Colleges Weigh Whether to Require Covid-19 Vaccines, or Just Urge Them."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 15 article in the Columbia Spectator called, "Columbia reinstates diploma, 'good' alumni standing to journalism student found guilty of sexual assault."
- Law Professor Mark Bauer was a commentator during the Section on Commercial and Consumer Law: Works-in-Progress for Junior Consumer Law Scholars during the AALS 2021 Annual Meeting.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 8, "The COVID Vaccine Priority List?" Jan. 10, "KFF Web Briefing on COVID Vaccine and LTC Facilities:" Jan. 11, "2020 Summary of Guardianship Legislation;" Jan. 13, "Medicare Drug Out of Pocket Costs;" Jan. 16, "A Tribute to a Cat;" Jan. 18, "COVID, Vaccination Confusion & More;" Jan. 19, "DOJ Announces Charges vs. Home Health Aide" and "The Future of Caregiving;" Jan. 20, "Improving Neighborhoods Key for Aging in Place;" and Jan. 21, "COVID Shortens Life Expectancy Projections?"
- Law Professor Jason Palmer was named secretary of the International Law Section of AALS, according to International Law Prof Blog.
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blog for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Dec. 26, "Corporate Transparency Act;" and Dec. 31, "2020 White Collar Crime Awards."
- Law Professor Robyn Powell was mentioned on the HealthLawProf Blog on Dec. 21 for her 2020 William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law article.
- Title IX researcher Jake Sapp was quoted in a Jan. 22 article in Inside Higher Ed called, "A Long and Complicated Road Ahead."
- Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox was mentioned on the HealthLawProf Blog on Dec. 20 for her 2016 South Carolina Law Review article.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Dec. 21 analysis for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "Transparency for Democracy's Sake." It was picked up by the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Dec. 29 article on 10 Tampa Bay called, "Republicans sue Vice President Pence in attempt to upset election results for President-elect Joe Biden."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Jan. 6 segment with WUSF called, "Former U.S. Senate Staffer And Professor Calls Capitol Assault 'Heartbreaking.'"
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote an analysis for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "How the Capitol Riot Is Affecting Corporate Political Spending." It was also picked up by the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Jan. 15 article in the Christian Science Monitor called, "CEOs spurn Trump and his allies: How big a blow?" It was also picked up by Yahoo! News.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Jan. 22 article on Salon called, "Texas lawyer fired after Capitol riot files ambitious suit: Dissolve Congress, don't arrest him."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured in an interview with Marketplace for a Jan. 19 segment called, "What will Biden inauguration donations go to?"
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a Jan. 6 interview with Bay News 9 regarding the attack on The Capitol and what would happen with certification of the votes.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli was featured in a Jan. 6 interview with 10 Tampa Bay regarding the riot at The Capitol and the vote certification process.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a Jan. 12 interview with WFTV/WRDQ Orlando regarding the impeachment process.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a Jan. 13 in-depth interview with Bay News 9 about the impeachment process.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli was featured in an interview on 10 Tampa Bay on Jan. 13 regarding the impeachment process.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III had a guest column published by the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 15 called, "Even now, our best way forward is the 25th Amendment."
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in a Jan. 16 article for Desmog Blog called, "Will Amy Coney Barrett, Whose Father Was a Shell Attorney for Decades, Recuse from Climate Suit?"
- Law student Emily Lehman has joined the executive board of The St. Pete Young Professionals (SPYP) as the marketing co-chair.
- Law students Patrick Collins, Ian MacLean and Alex Sorley got a shout out from Alan Gassman for their help and research on his Jan. 7 article on Forbes called, "January 6th SBA Regulations Help Solidify PPP And EIDL Changes."
- Judge Stephen Toner was featured in the Hernando Sun article, "Judge Stephen Toner Gives Back to Boy Scouts," on Jan. 17.
- Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Alex Herron was featured in the West Volusia Beacon on Jan. 14 in the article, "MLK DAY 2021: What’s your New Year’s resolution?"
- Alumna Tahirah Scott-Anderson was featured in The Gleaner article, "Tahirah Elizabeth Singing A Soulful Journey – Led By Philosophy On Love, Life," on Jan. 15. Scott-Anderson currently works in the music industry and has recently spent time studying Jamaican music.
- Alumna Kristin M.T. Mora has been included in Marquis Who’s Who, according to a Jan. 11 press release.
- Alumnus and Board of Overseers Member Bernie McCabe passed away on Jan. 1, 2021, according to several local media outlets.
- The Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board featured alumnus Bernie McCabe in a Jan. 11 editorial, noting he will be "remembered for doing the right thing."
- Alumnus Ryan J. Leuthauser was elected as a new shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, according to a Jan. 19 announcement from the firm.
- Alumnus and Hillsborough County judge Michael Bagge-Hernandez was selected to serve as vice chairman of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, according to a news release.
- Alumnus Thomas McFadyen has joined the firm Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law in Tampa, according to a press release.
- Alumnus Richard Barbara was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Real Estate Commission, according to Florida Politics.
- Alumnus Robert Sendler was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board, according to Florida Politics.
- Goldberg Segalla announced alumnus Gregory E. Jordan joined the firm’s Orlando office as an associate.
- Alumnus Brian Gnage has been appointed to serve as Judge on the Pinellas County Court, according to Florida Politics. Gnage fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Steve Berlin to the Sixth Circuit Court.
- Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that alumnus John Marra joined the firm as an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department.
- Alumnus Bob Dillinger was featured in a Tampa Bay Times piece on Dec. 24 about his retirement after more than 40 years as the Pinellas-Pasco public defender.
- Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of four residents to the Polk State College District board of trustees, including alumnus Mark Turner, according to the Lakeland Ledger.
- Alumnus and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman was featured in Dec. 31 profile with ABC Action News.
- Alumna KaShonda L. Day was elected partner with the firm Adams and Reese.
- Alumnus Jim Shore received the Government Attorney of the Year Award for 2020 from the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, according to Indian Country Today.
- LL.M. alumna Ryann Siclari joined the Wealth Preservation Group of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., according to a Jan. 5 announcement from the firm.
- Associate professor, chair of Economics and director of the Global Development Program, Alan Green, PhD, published an opinion article entitled, "An insurrection of lies," in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan.11. "The only way a political party can maintain power with no moral leadership is by lying, which has been the defining characteristic of both Trump and the party for the past four years," he wrote.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the Jan. 12 opinion article, "Roots of Capitol attack long in the making." "The violence in the Capitol only surprised those of us with the naivete of white privilege, no matter how much we eschew it," she said. "After all, America was founded on white supremacy, via native genocide and land theft and African enslavement."
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven Smallpage, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 8 Spectrum News 1 article, "Capitol Mob Fueled By Conspiracy Theories. Now It’s Spawning New Ones."
- Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Stuart Michelson, PhD, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, "6 Best Utility Stocks to Buy," on Jan. 12.
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted for a WFTV 9 (an ABC-affiliated Orlando-based television news station) segment on Jan. 11 about sea-level rise in Satellite Beach.
- Assistant Professor Kelly Smith, PhD, was featured in a WOGX Fox segment on Jan. 8 about calls for using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
- Kendall Buck '23, an Entrepreneurship and Management student, was featured in a WTVN-AM radio segment on the 'Herbie Rake.' WTVN-AM is a Columbus-based radio station.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 12 Mad in America piece titled, "Why Psychology is Not Viewed as a Science."
- Alumna Aimee Foster was recently featured in a Jan. 12 Upstate Biz SC article entitled, "Infinity Marketing enhances analytics team with new members."
- Alumnus Timothy Barone was featured in Southwest Florida Business Today after being appointed to the position of controller of Dunes Luxury Residential Community.
Dec. 19-Jan. 7
- Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Florida records 3rd-highest increase in COVID-19 cases, 2nd-highest for Volusia, Flagler," on Jan. 7. Johnson discussed the recent statewide surge in coronavirus cases: "The surge after the Thanksgiving holiday has not subsided, because many continued their social interactions," Johnson said. "Shops and stores are usually most crowded between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The nature of these three holidays — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year — and the timing between them seems to have resulted in a prolonged surge."
- Johnson was also quoted in the News-Journal articles, "Florida adds nearly 12,000 new coronavirus infections, 72 deaths including 2 in Volusia" (Dec. 19) and "State announces 95 new coronavirus-related deaths including 2 in Volusia County" (Dec. 20).
- Associate Professor of Counselor Education Judith Burnett, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Foreclosures, marriages, divorces all down in Volusia, Flagler in 2020," on Dec. 30. Burnett discussed the role that COVID-19 has had on marriage and divorce. "Typically COVID (like any major stressor) wouldn’t cause divorce," said Burnett. "It would exacerbate already existing issues which may lead to increased discontent eventually leading to dissolution of the relationship."
- Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Stuart Michelson, PhD, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, "7 of the Best Fidelity Bond Funds," on Jan. 5. "The outlook for bonds going forward into 2021 appears to be increasing yields and coupons for newly issued bonds and decreasing pricing on outstanding bonds," Michelson said.
- William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, Eric Kurlander, PhD, and Professor of Digital Arts and Music Technology, Nathan Wolek, PhD, were featured in the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) November Newsletter. Professors Kurlander and Wolek were each honored with their second respective Fulbright award.
- Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, was featured in a Dec. 26 Spectrum News 13 segment on programs for the homeless population.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven Smallpage, PhD, was featured on FOX 35 (an Orlando-based television station) on Jan. 6. Smallpage commented on the recent riots at the U.S .Capitol and the ramifications on American democracy.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was cited in a Dec. 29 Medium article, entitled "Desperate Delusion of Bombers and Murderers Seeking Fame." The author notes that Ferguson's 2015 study into the relationship between video games and violence "found no conclusive evidence that violent video games led to mental health issues, increased anxiety or depression, or any other tendencies that could lead to violent behavior."
- Ferguson was quoted in the Big Think article, "Study: pornography does not cause sexual violence, despite what many believe," on Dec. 29. Additionally, Ferguson co-published an article in the Communications of the ACM titled, "Excessive Use of Technology: Can Tech Providers be the Culprits?" The article appeared in the Communications of the ACM’s Jan. 2021 issue.
- Professor of History Paul Croce, PhD, was quoted in the Dec. 21 Lifewire article, "Native Americans Want Their Place Names on Digital Maps." Croce discusses the movement to add Native American areas to digital maps and records.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was featured in the Dec. 30 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Award-winning chef and Stetson University professor Hari Pulapaka releases new cookbook."
- Pulapaka was also featured in a segment from the Orlando-based NPR affiliate 90.7 WMFE titled, "When Plant-Based Food Takes Center Stage For The Holidays," on Dec. 24.
- Associate Professor of Accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, was quoted in the MSN article, "Medical expense deduction: How to claim medical expenses on your taxes," on Dec. 20.
- Chambers edited the Jan. 1 article, "Claiming the recovery rebate credit on 2020 individual returns," on The Tax Adviser.
- Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement Jeff Ulmer announced his retirement, effective January 8, as reported by Hometown News Volusia.
- Stetson was mentioned in the Dec. 16 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Volusia tourism bed-tax collections down about 5% in October, despite Biketoberfest boost," for booking approximately 200 rooms at four Volusia County hotels in order to socially distance students.
- Stetson graduated over 1,000 students during the weekend of Dec. 12, as reported by the West Volusia Beacon in the Dec. 25 article, "Class Notes: Stetson University graduated 1,022 students the weekend of Dec. 12."
- Alumnus Lee Michael Morrison was quoted in the Dec. 31 MSN article, "COVID death toll in Volusia and Flagler includes local leaders and beloved family members." Morrison reminisced about the impact that his former band teacher, the late Sal Ronci, had on his life: "He was truly the best school teacher I ever had. He saw the potential in me, and he saw it in many others, too."
- Alumnus Tom Rebman was featured with his wife in the Dec. 31 article, "'Beanies for the Homeless' continues in Palm Bay," in the Hometown News Brevard. The couple organized a "Beanies for the Homeless" giveaway for the seventh consecutive year this winter.
- Alumna Rachel Cosker was featured in the Dec. 27 Speed on the Water piece, "Inside SOTW—The Mystic Family Leans In."
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