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Stetson University In the News

Feb. 12-18

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  • 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.

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Alumni News:

  • 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.

Feb. 5-11

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

Jan. 23-29

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  • 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.

Jan. 15-22

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  • 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."

Alumni News:

  • 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.

Jan. 8-13

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  • 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."

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