Stetson University In the News
- Assistant Professor of Public Health Asal Johnson, PhD, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Florida shatters daily record with 3,207 new cases; 1 Volusia death and highest number of local cases at 62," on June 18. Despite the increase, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would not shut down the state again. Said Johnson, "I find it troubling that DeSantis keeps disregarding evidence and picks and chooses how to read and interpret science. This is not how public health works."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed by ABC Action News Tampa Bay for a June 17 article called, "Ex-officer Derek Chauvin voted in-person in Fla. twice despite being a permanent Minn. resident, documents show." This interview was featured on various other local TV station affiliates throughout Florida.
- College of Law Dean Michèle Alexandre was quoted by The St. Pete Catalyst for the June 15 the article, "Stetson College of Law plans return to campus early in midst of COVID-19." Alexandre said the law school was working on a revised academic calendar that would likely start a week earlier, bringing first-year students to campus for orientation Aug. 8 rather than Aug. 15.
- College of Law Dean Michèle Alexandre and President Wendy B. Libby, PhD, were quoted in the article, "Anonymous Donors Establish Distinguished Scholarship Program With $10M Planned Gift," on Patch Communications June 17.
- Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, visiting assistant professor of Health Sciences, was quoted in "Leave pyrotechnics to the pros on Independence Day" in Community Health Magazine.
- Law Professor Judith Scully was interviewed on MidPoint with WMNF (88.5 public radio) about the Black Lives Matter protests, as well as some recent Supreme Court rulings.
- Law Professor Elizabeth Berenguer co-authored a June 13 blog post on the Race and the Law Prof Blog called, "Antebellum Law is the Precedent for Today’s White-on-Black Violence."
- Baseball coach Steve Trimper and Athletics Director Jeff Altier were quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 17 in the article, "Stetson, Steve Trimper agree to extension through 2024."
- Jake Sapp, a Title IX legal researcher at Stetson's Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law, was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed on June 16 in the article, "Far-Reaching Consequences," about the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending protections against employment discrimination to LGBTQ people.
- Law Professor Luz Nagle was quoted in a May 26 International Bar Association article called, "Covid-19: increase in domestic abuse requires swift government action."
- Adjunct professor and alumna Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy received the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award from The Florida Bar during the 2020 Annual Convention on June 17.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured on the June 18 episode of The CAP⋅impact Podcast to discuss her book, Political Brands.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a June 15 opinion piece for The Brennan Center for Justice called, "The Ruse and the Lie." This was also included in the SCOTUSblog roundup on June 16.
- Former Stetson women's basketball great Kristy Brown was elected to the ASUN Conference Hall of Fame, according to the article, "Ex-Stetson great elected to ASUN Hall of Fame," in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 17.
- Law alumna Christa L. Folkers joined Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC as the 18th attorney in the firm’s growing practice, according to a June 12 announcement in SRQ Magazine.
- Law alumnus Mathew Snyder is still making news for being appointed executive director of WySail, most recently being featured in a June 15 interview with KTWO, the local ABC affiliate in Casper, Wyo.
- Law alumnus Morris Jenkins co-authored a June 15 article for Jurist, a legal news and research collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, called, "Is it Time to End Police Unions? Why Police Unions are Hurting More Than They Are Helping."
- Law alumnus John Miller has joined the law firm of Boy Agnew Potanovic as a partner, according to a June 17 announcement.
- Stetson student Aliya Cruise was interviewed by Voice of America for a June 10 article, "On Racism, Young Americans Say Change Takes Effort," which appeared in news outlets around the world, including BrisbaneNews.net in Australia, Vancouver Star and Trinidad Times. A member of the university's Black Student Association, Cruise said: "We will still experience these problems if nothing changes. That's why the conversation and the fight must continue, and everyone is responsible to engage in that conversation."
- College of Law Dean Michèle Alexandre was mentioned in a June 11 posting from the Association of American Law Schools regarding a new Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project.
- Chris Ferguson, PhD, professor of psychology, was featured in Q&A with The West Volusia Beacon on June 10 entitled, "What's ahead for police?" about criminal justice reform as it relates to George Floyd's death. Ferguson said, "We've had historical problems with policing in the U.S. We've seen policing increase in militarization, and I think we’re now seeing the consequences. There's certainly a needed course correction here."
- Kevin Winchell, associate director of Community Engagement at Stetson, wrote an Opinion piece for the West Volusia Beacon on June 11 entitled, "Kevin Winchell: To create change, get out and vote — by mail."
- Asal Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of public health, was featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 9 in an article about rising coronavirus cases, "Florida's weekly coronavirus cases peak at 7,775 in a week." Asal was also mentioned in the Dayotna Beach News-Journal story on June 7, entitled, "1,180 new Florida coronavirus cases; 15 more test positive in Volusia."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a June 5 article on HuffPost called, "As They Scream Voter Fraud, Trump And His Press Secretary May Have Voted Illegally." The article was picked up by multiple Yahoo! News affiliates, including in Singapore, Australia and Canada.
- Jason Evans, PhD, interim executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of environmental science and studies, was featured in The Florida Free Press story, "Recent Changes to Human Habits May Signal Improved Wildlife Viability," on June 10 about the impact that COVID-19 has had on natural ecosystems in Florida.
- Paul Croce, PhD, professor of history, was featured in a Casper-Star Tribune story on June 8, entitled "307 Politics: The parallels between 1968 and 2020," about attitudes of western, conservative states leading up to the 1968 elections.
- Stetson student Stephanie Hanson was featured in The Garland Texan on June 11 in the article, "College student's project merges art, environment." Hanson is a recipient of the 2020 Udall Scholarship for work in environmental studies.
- Bud Hanson, MBA, executive director of Professional and Corporate Education (PaCE) and professor of practice, was featured in the June 8 edition of the Brevard Business News about PaCE launching 21 new online courses.
- Former Hatter star Jacob deGrom was featured in Sports Illustrated Online on June 11 in the article, "Every MLB Team's Biggest Draft Steal of the 21st Century." He was also featured in the June 8 article, "5 Best Jacob deGrom Moments to Remember the Anniversary of Mets Drafting Him," on 12up.com.
- Logan Gilbert and Stetson University were mentioned in the Seattle Times on June 8 in the article, "Mariners' advantage — picking early in each round — lessened in MLB draft shortened by coronavirus." And he was mentioned in the June 10 story in the Seattle Times, entitled "Mariners select Georgia starting pitcher Emerson Hancock with sixth pick in MLB draft," which also appeared in many other media outlets.
- Stetson University and its new Bartram Gardens & Trail were mentioned in "Explore Nearby States with These Easy Road Trips for Families from Atlanta, Georgia," on June 6 on TravelingMom.com.
- Stetson University was mentioned June 11 in the article, "Fla. Students Receive $185,600 in Scholarships," by FloridaRealtors.org.
- Law Professor Theresa Pulley Radwan was featured in a June 5 WTSP Channel 10 investigation for a story called, "Veterans owed thousands after tour company files for bankruptcy."
- Adjunct Law Professor Joe Bodiford was quoted in a June 5 Tampa Bay Times article called, "Defense seeks four trials in Seminole Heights killings."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a June 2 article on Inside Higher Ed called, "Federal Appeals Court Defines 'Fairness' in Title IX Policies."
- John H. Pearson, former associate vice president of academic affairs at Stetson, will retire as provost at Point Park University, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the June 8 article, "Search for a new provost at Point Park University announced."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: June 1, "ABA Commission on Law & Aging;" June 2, "In Memory of Kenney Hegland;" June 2, "Social Security Trustees Report for 2020;" June 3, "Pandemic Scams;" June 5, "Medicare Trustees Report 2020;" and June 8, "Another Roundup of COVID articles."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's November 2019 Mercer Law Review journal article called, "From a Mint on a Hotel Pillow to an Emolument" was featured on the Legal Theory Blog on June 4. Her forthcoming American University Law Review article abstract for the article, "Elegy for Anti-corruption Law: How the Bridgegate Case Could Crush Corruption Prosecutions and Boost Liars" was mentioned on the CrimProf Blog on June 11.
- The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band has announced Julianna Tuttle was the first recipient of its student scholarship. She plans to attend Stetson in the fall, majoring in music education, according to an item on Ocala.com on June 7.
- The late alumnus Barry Griswell was profiled in the Des Moines Register on June 10 in the story, "From deprivations, chaotic childhood to highest-paid CEO, Barry Griswell worked to pay it back." Griswell earned his MBA from Stetson.
- Alumna Alison McKellar was featured in the Penobscot Bay Pilot in Camden, Maine, on June 8 in the article, "Camden Select Board candidate Alison McKellar."
- Alumna Alicia Libby has joined FirstHealth Cancer Services and Pinehurst Medical Clinic, according to The Fayetteville Observer on June 7.
- The Veterans Consortium announced their 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows, which this year includes recent Stetson Law alumna Chesley Roberts. In September 2020, she will begin a two-year Fellowship with TVC working on special projects developed to increase access to justice for veterans in need. The press release announcing the Fellows was published in a variety of sources, including Yahoo! Finance.
- Law alumna Bertha L. Burruezo was featured in Orlando Style Magazine's Orlando's Top Women in Law 2020.
- Law alumnus Matthew Snyder was named the executive director of the Wyoming State Advocates in Leadership, a statewide disability advocacy organization, according to a June 11 article in the Wyoming News.
May 30-June 5
- Stetson President Wendy B. Libby, PhD, was featured June 1 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Stetson's Wendy Libby departs June 30 after 11 years as university president," which recounted her many accomplishments, such as increasing enrollment. "The heart of the place hasn’t changed any. Mostly what I can say is we brought the institution dramatically ahead," Libby said.
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of Public Health, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 4 in "Florida sees largest one-day increase in coronavirus cases to date." She said, "Look at Florida. There is no declining trajectory. I also think we have not waited enough in Phase 1 to make sure we have enough data to move into the next phase. We simply should wait to see which direction the trends will go. Now it is too soon to make decisions to reopen."
- Stetson student Ani Martikyan, an Armenian native, was quoted by the Voice of America and The World News on June 3 in "Violence, Racism in US Worry Foreign Students." She said, "I love the U.S. and what it offers me, but I am very disappointed by how my idea of it turned from a land that welcomes absolutely everyone to a place where people can get killed because of the color of their skin."
- Stuart Michelson, PhD, Roland and Sarah George professor of Finance and Chair of Finance, was interviewed for a story that appeared June 2 in U.S. News & World Report and other media outlets, entitled "6 Best Investments to Make With Your HSA." Michelson said the Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Admiral Shares provides diversification and lowers the amount of risk by incorporating both stocks and bonds, while providing a reasonable 10-year return of 8.58%.
- Alumna Falecia Williams, PhD, has been named the new president of Prince George's Community College in Maryland after a national search, according to the Washington Business Journal on June 1. Williams earned a master's degree in education from Stetson. She currently is president of Valenica College in Orlando.
- Stetson Football Coach Roger Hughes was mentioned in a June 1 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, "George Floyd death, protests bring responses from Volusia/Flagler athletes, coaches."
- Rina Arroyo, assistant vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement, was mentioned in the May 29 article, "Healing hard history: Remembering the first of five black Volusians lynched," in the West Volusia Beacon.
- Stetson University was mentioned by WFTV-Orlando Channel 9 in a story May 30 about area colleges and universities planning for classes in Fall 2020. Stetson is "analyzing what it looks like to have in-person classes in a safe way, and how to build in the flexibility necessary for quarantined students or faculty," according to the news report.
- Lou L. Sabina, PhD, assistant professor of education and editor of the journal, "Voices of Reform: Educational Research to Inform and Reform," was mentioned in the Volusia Hometown News on June 4 in the article, "Volusia School News: Article explores impact of graduation rates."
- Peter Lake, director of the Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed on June 2 in the article, "College Title IX Procedures Under Microscope."
- Colleen Vanderlip, Stetson's director of wellness and recreation, was interviewed for the story, "Coronavirus: West Volusia swimming club seeks pool for youth practices," in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 30. The article noted that Stetson's Hollis Center and pool were closed due to the pandemic.
- Professor of Religious Studies Greg Sapp, PhD, was quoted in The Kansas City Star on May 30 in the story, "When you decide whether to head to church, you might listen closely to Jesus' words." The story appeared earlier in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the AZ Big Media on June 1 in the article, "ASU Law named No. 2 'Best Law School Building' in nation." The article notes that Stetson College of Law was named No. 3 in the country.
- Mike Casey, associate director of alumni relations for Stetson College of Law, was quoted June 2 by the Florida Bar in the article, "Coming Together at a Distance: Annual Convention Social Events Look to Provide the Personal Touch."
- Former Stetson writer-in-residence George S. Fichter were mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, "West Volusia Memories: Trail Pavilion a window into history," on June 1.
- Professor of Religious Studies, Greg Sapp, PhD, was quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the May 29 article, "Opinion: Why staying home from church fulfills commandment to love thy neighbor." Some churchgoers see state closure orders as opposing the church and their beliefs. "Christianity, in particular, has a long history of church-state opposition," Sapp said.
- Stetson was mentioned in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Volusia, Flagler schools adapt but are unsure of future after coronavirus," on May 28, as one of the area universities that intends to have students back on campus in the fall.
- Stetson Athletics Director Jeff Altier was quoted May 23 in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "As coronavirus fight enters next phase colleges weigh when athletes can return to campus." "A lot of our students and student-athletes are out of state, so we’re being informed by the CDC and state of Florida to see what the protocols are that we need in place to make sure that when we bring our students back, they do so in a safe environment," he said.
- Former Hatter star and back-to-back Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom made the list of The 25 highest-paid MLB Players on Yardbarker May 28. The New York Mets pitcher was No.12 on the list at $27.5 million per season.
- Petros Xanthopoulos, PhD, assistant professor of Decision and Information Sciences, was quoted May 29 by CRM Online in the article, "Zero-Party Data: Personalization and Privacy Can Coexist."
- Stetson College of Law was ranked No. 3 in "Best Law School Buildings" in PreLaw, A National Jurist publication, in the Spring 2020 issue.
- Neal Mero, PhD, dean of the School of Business Administration, and Maria Rickling, PhD, M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy department chair and director of the Master of Accountancy program, were quoted May 27 in the West Volusia Beacon article, "Stetson's accounting program gets high marks."
- Bud Hanson, MBA, executive director of Professional and Corporate Education, and professor of Practice, was quoted by CityBizList on May 28 in the article, "Stetson University Launches 21 New Online Professional Development Courses."
- Jason Evans, PhD, associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, and interim director of The Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted May 27 by Homeland Security News Wire in the article, "Rising Tide: Seeking Solutions to S.C. Mounting Nuisance Floods."
- Tony Abbott, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, and Jason Evans were quoted by The Fox Magazine on May 27 in the article, "Bartram Gardens and Trail Educates Community About the Natural World."
- Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson, PhD, was quoted by Bustle on May 23 in, "How 'Animal Crossing' Anxiety Found its Way into the Real World."
- Stetson was featured in the blog post, "DeLand: University town and capital of Volusia County," on FloridaTraveler.org, which called the university "the focal point of the town."
- "West Volusia swim team looking for a pool to use for practice" appeared on WKMG-TV Channel 6 News and mentions that Stetson's pool was closed due to coronavirus.
- Jama Sharp, a Stetson alumna and former standout for the Hatters, was promoted to assistant women's basketball coach, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 19.
- Stetson alumna Autumn Johnson was featured in the May 19 story, "Where are they now? An update on 60 Minutes' story 'Hard Times Generation,'" on CBS This Morning, CBS News Online, MSN News and other media outlets. Autumn and her younger brother received full scholarships to attend Stetson after they were featured in a "60 Minutes" episode in 2011 about homeless families. Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, associate professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, also was interviewed.
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of Public Health, was quoted in the May 20 article, "After scientist fired, Florida governor calls coronavirus data manipulation charge a 'nonissue'" in USA Today, Yahoo News, the Des Moines Register, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and more than 70 other outlets. Johnson said she worried the state is trying "to undermine evidence-based decision making to prioritize (the) economy."
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, assistant professor of Public Health, was quoted in the May 18 article, "As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data scientist gets sidelined and researchers cry foul" in the Naples Daily News, Florida Today, MSN, USA Today College, Palm Beach Post, Syracuse.com and more than 20 other outlets.
- Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "Researchers in Florida Worry About Access to State Data" on May 20 by Inside Higher Ed.
- Woody O'Cain, assistant vice president of Development and Alumni Engagement, was interviewed by WFTV-Channel 9 for the story, "Stetson Alumni Group and Donors Get Creative." The story also mentioned Stetson College of Law and several alumni, including the three Rodriguez brothers – singing trio Brian, Manny and Michael.
- Tony Abbott, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, and Jason Evans, PhD, associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, were quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and on MSN in the article, "Stetson unveils new Bartram Trail at Lake Beresford." Evans also is interim executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
- Stetson University, the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and Tony Abbott, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, were mentioned in "Bartram Gardens & Trail," on FloridaHikes.com.
- John Riggs, DBA, professor of Practice in Marketing and director of the Centurion Sales Excellence Program, was quoted in the May 20 article, "The Truth about B2B Sales Right Now" by The Simon Group.
- Richard Medlin, professor of Psychology, was mentioned in the May 21 story, "For the Children: In Defense of Homeschooling," in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
- Peter F. Lake, the Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at the College of Law, was quoted in the article, "Colleges can protect revenue streams by promoting healthy behaviors," in The College Fix on May 20.
- Stetson College of Law was mentioned in "Brandes expects special session to deal with budget," on May 19 in the Florida Bar News.
- Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, visiting assistant professor of Health Sciences, was interviewed by CreditDonkey.com for the article, "Best Mattress for Heavy People."
- Stetson University athletic teams were featured in the May 20 article, "Stetson athletic programs earn good grades from NCAA" in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
- Barbara Farris, recently hired as an assistant coach for Women’s Basketball at Stetson, was interviewed May 20 for the story, "Barbara Farris, after successful 10-year run at John Curtis, named assistant at Stetson University," in The Times Picayune & New Orleans Advocate.
- Stetson head Baseball coach Steve Trimper was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 19 in the story, "Locals cheer NASCAR's return amid coronavirus pandemic."
- Stetson alumnus Jacob deGrom was mentioned in Forbes Online on May 18 in the article, "Best Pitcher in Baseball? New York Yankees Cole and New York Mets deGrom Top the List."
- Alan Green, PhD, associate professor and chair of Economics, was quoted by the Laval News in Quebec on May 13 in the article, "Extended COVID-19 shutdown best for recovery, says macroeconomics expert." "We're hearing a lot of people and politicians who look at the economic damage, which is awful, and say, 'Oh gosh, we have to re-open to save the economy.' … They’re doing it backwards. Even if you legally allow everything to re-open, the economy's not going to recover until the virus is contained," Green said.
- Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, was quoted by Entertainment Weekly in the May 10 article, "We need to talk about rape on Outlander." Ferguson said, "It can be dangerous to expect art to conform to societal moral codes. Art should push boundaries, challenge authority and morality, or just be edgy at times. If we're not careful, we can slip into endorsing censorship, or engage in moral bullying to force media producers to self-censor."
- Stetson graduate Emily Spriggs was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "College grads in a pandemic show resilience through disease, disaster, academic hurdles." Spriggs took a medical leave from Stetson University halfway through her sophomore year to fend off leukemia. The fight lasted more than a year, but this month she earned her bachelor's degree in health science.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an article May 8 on Vox called, "11 legal experts agree: There's no good reason for DOJ to drop the Michael Flynn case."
- College Grads: BC-U, Stetson alumnae adjust to job market appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 12 and quoted Stetson graduate Melissa Gasparini and Tim Stiles, executive director of the Office of Career and Professional Development. The story also appeared in The Palm Beach Post, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, St. Augustine Record, Gainesville Sun and other Florida media outlets.
- Bill Andrews, PhD, associate professor of Management, was quoted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on May 12 in the article, "Managers on the Virus Front Lines."
- Stuart Michelson, Roland and Sarah George professor of Finance and chair of Finance, was quoted by MSN Money and The Street on May 12 in the article, "What are the rates on Treasury Bills?"
- "Ear guards 3D-printed at Stetson library help health care workers" appeared in the West Volusia Beacon on May 11 and quoted Michele Skelton, PhD, associate professor of Health Sciences, and Sue Ryan, the Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies. Stetson alumnus, Dr. Christopher Riccard, was also mentioned, as were Tony Ganus and Chris Finkle in the duPont-Ball Library's Innovation Lab.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spellicy wrote the article, "The Voting Rights of Florida Citizens Hang in the Balance Once Again" on Talking Points Memo May 8.
- Former Hatters pitcher Corey Kluber and his record-setting win against Cardinals in 2015 was mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel on May 13 in Today in Central Florida sports history: Indians pitcher and Stetson alum Corey Kluber was a strikeout machine.
- Former Hatters pitcher Jacob deGrom was mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel for his Major League Baseball debut, when he held the Yankees to one run on May 15, 2014, in Today in Central Florida sports history: Mets pitcher and Stetson alum Jacob deGrom show off his stuff against Yankees.
- Stetson Head Basketball Coach Donnie Jones was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal story, "As world goes virtual, Stetson's Donnie Jones enlists help of a few friends" on May 14.
- Stetson Women's Basketball Head Coach Lynn Bria was mentioned in the May 13 Daytona Beach News-Journal story, "Stetson signs Seton Hall transfer in women's basketball," about Seton Hall transfer student-athlete Selena Philoxy.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III prepared a new report called, "Administrative Recusal Rules: A Taxonomy and Study of Existing Recusal Standards for Agency Adjudicators," for the Administrative Conference of the United States. Released online May 14, it collects and analyzes a wide-ranging set of recusal standards and practices employed by more than 60 agencies across the federal government.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was referenced in a May 12 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy article called, "A Title IX Timing Conundrum."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: May 11, COVID-19 Resources for Guardians; May 12, Shield Laws for Pandemic Claims?; May 13, 25 Years Since 1995 White House Conference on Aging; and May 14, Elder Abuse in the Time of COVID.
- CBRE Group Inc. promoted North Florida Senior Managing Director William "Tripp" Gulliford, a Stetson Law alumnus, to executive managing director of the commercial real estate company’s Florida region, according to a May 14 announcement in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Stetson University alumnus Louis DeJoy was selected as the nation's 75th Postmaster General, according to the Arizona Republic on May 6 and dozens of other outlets. DeJoy received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stetson. "It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation," he said.
- News of the passing of former DeLand mayor and retired Stetson Grounds Manager David Rigsby appeared in the West Volusia Beacon, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Hometown News. Rigsby retired from Stetson in January after 42 years.
- Stuart Michelson, PhD, Roland and Sarah George professor of Finance and Chair of Finance, was quoted in "Why Investors Should Add Utility Dividend Stocks" in U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money. "The recent market downturn has also caused price decreases in these stocks, providing room for growth going forward," he said.
- Bill Andrews, PhD, associate professor of Management, was quoted by the West Volusia Beacon in "Stetson professor: Uncertainty reigns as businesses reopen" on May 6.
- "Stetson University Management Teams Rank in Global Top 10 Percentile in Capstone Simulation Competition" appeared on CityBizList May 7 about the four Stetson students – Amelia Condon, Kyle Godlewski, Bilal Hashmi and Wyatt Peck. Ram Subramanian, PhD, professor of leadership, also was quoted in the story.
- Law Professor Peter Lake, director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was quoted in "U.S. Publishes New Regulations on Campus Sexual Assault" in Inside Higher Ed on May 7.
- Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, visiting assistant professor of Health Sciences, was quoted in "The Connection Between BMI Numbers and Obesity Levels" in Everyday Health.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a May 4 article on Salon.com called, "Trump campaign has not returned illegal donation from foreign national, FEC records show."
- Stetson University is mentioned in "Hospitality industry doesn't expect a quick rebound" in the Hometown News on May 7.
- "Re-Drafting Loaded 2010 MLB Draft" on Bleacher Report May 7 mentions former Stetson pitcher Jacob deGrom among today's Major League Baseball stars who were not selected as a top draft pick out of college.
- "UMaine baseball standout to transfer, reunite with former coach at Stetson" appeared in the Bangor Daily News on April 28 and said Hernen Sardinas will transfer to Stetson as a graduate student. "UMaine baseball pitcher from Bangor plans to transfer" in the Bangor Daily News also mentions potential transfer student Hernen Sardinas.
- Stetson junior Stewart Schmidt was interviewed by the Akron Beacon Journal on May 5 in the story, "Green volunteers don't let social distancing stop quest to aid the needy."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a May 4 article in The Texas Tribune called, "Pete Sessions incurs legal bills — and opponent's criticism — in campaign to return to Congress." The article was picked up by multiple other area newspapers and TV stations.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a May 6 article on Education Dive called, "Ed Dept's final rules on campus sexual assault meet opposition."
- Law Professor Royal C. Gardner was quoted in a May 4 article on Agri-Pulse called, "Daybreak May 4: Congress gears up for CARES 2."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted on Education Dive on May 7 in an article called, "Title IX rules leave door open for schools to 'pass the trash.'"
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a May 8 op-ed for Talking Points Memo called, "The Voting Rights of Florida Citizens Hang in the Balance Once Again."
- Law Professor Ann Piccard joined a petition with other scholars to the U.S. State Department Commission on Unalienable Rights called, "Groups Express Grave Concern about the Commission on Unalienable Rights."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured in the Washington, D.C. Bar magazine The Washington Lawyer. She spoke at an American Constitution Society event for the 10th anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: May 3, Pandemic Isolation Complications: When Old Scams Become New Again?; May 4, Tuesday is #GivingTuesdayNow; May 5, Ageism in the Time of Corona; May 6, CMS Emergency Actions During Pandemic; May 7, Many Organizations Collaborating to Seek Better Protections for SNF Residents; and May 8, Sign Up for This Webinar on Medicare Appeals.
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: May 3, Designing Corporate Leniency Programs; and May 7, Bridgegate Convictions Reversed – Unanimous – Of Course! This post was picked up and referenced by SCOTUSblog. Also on May 7: DOJ Moves to Dismiss Flynn Case.
- Law alumnus Howard P. Ross won an unlawful commercial eviction case against the city of St. Petersburg, according to a May 3 announcement.
- Two Stetson Law alumni are among nine applicants for the 19th Judicial Circuit, according to an May 8 article on TCPalm.com. They are Francisco Garcia and Rebecca White.
- Stetson University student Hannah Churms was featured April 21 in the West Volusia Beacon story, "Young DeLandite home after harsh COVID battle," about her recovery from coronavirus.
- WOFL Fox Channel 35 and WOGX mentioned Stetson University and The Pargh Foundation for providing free meals to area hospital workers in the story, "Stetson University Thanks Hospital Workers." Also, "Meals for Healthcare Workers" on WFTV Channel 9 WRDQ mentioned Stetson University and The Pargh Foundation.
- Stetson University was mentioned in "Michael Waltz: Colleges and Universities in Northeast Florida District Getting $25 Million in Stimulus Funds," on April 20 in Florida Daily. The Daytona Beach News-Journal also mentioned in an April 23 story that Stetson University will receive $3,578,583, with about half going to aid students.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in TIME on April 23 in the article, "I'm Gaming My Way Through Quarantine — and That's Nothing to Feel Guilty About." Ferguson said children and adults need to make time to exercise and get their work and chores done. "As long as that's all checked off, there are honestly no maximum limits on video game time, particularly as right now there might not be much else to do," he said.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was part of a bipartisan, diverse group of leading scholars and thinkers in law, technology, politics and media that released a report, Fair Elections During a Crisis: Urgent Recommendations in Law, Media, Politics, and Tech to Advance the Legitimacy of, and the Public's Confidence in, the November 2020 U.S. Elections. The Ad Hoc Committee for 2020 Election Fairness and Legitimacy recommends specific actions that should be taken now to minimize the chances of an election meltdown in November. News of the report appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Yahoo Finance and the Election Law Blog.
- Stetson College of Law placed second in the Top Ten ABA Competition Law Schools by points, according to an April 29 announcement. The Competitions Champion goes to the school who earns the most points from competing in all four ABA Law Student Division competitions combined: the Arbitration Competition, Negotiation Competition, Client Counseling Competition, and National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ranking criteria and the point totals for the top teams can be found here.
- Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Juanne Greene, PhD; Assistant Professor of Management Kelly Hall, DBA; and School of Business Administration Dean Neal Mero, PhD, were quoted in The West Volusia Beacon article, "Stetson to launch human resource management program" on April 29.
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted in the April 23 Informed Infrastructure article, "$404,000 Grant Funds Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and South Atlantic Region Project." Evans is also the Interim Executive Director of The Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
- Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson was featured in an April 27 Spectrum News 13 segment regarding increased screen time during the pandemic. Also, Medium quoted him in the April 28 article, "Alone Together — How Social Media Has Changed In The Age of COVID-19."
- Associate Professor of Cello Jamie Clark, DMA, and Adjunct Professor Kenny Lee, DMA, were quoted in Music keeps us Central Florida strong on WFTV Channel 9 in a story about their driveway concerts during the pandemic.
- Matthew Hurst, PhD, associate professor of Finance and interim director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, was quoted in "How to Best Use That Stimulus Check" on HSH.com.
- Stetson's Patricia Wilson Field won College Softball Field of the Year in SportsField Management's May 2020 issue. Field technician Steve Barnard was quoted in the story.
- Coronavirus stimulus checks: Americans vent frustrations about problems receiving the money on AOL News and Yahoo News Taiwan quoted Stetson transfer student Bryce Jones on April 21.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in an April 24 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal called, "Coronavirus: Downtown DeLand eatery questions order banning sit-down dining."
- Professor of Psychology Richard Medlin, PhD, was mentioned in CATO Institute’s April 24 article, "The Case against Homeschool Regulation."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism Andy Dehnart published the article, "21 burning Survivor questions, answered," at Reality Blurred on April 28.
- GamerGate Research on Motherhood Moment on April 18 quoted Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson. He was also quoted by Motherhood Moment in Parenting Pointers: Spanking Research from Stetson University on April 24.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in an April 29 Vox article called, "Students are filing lawsuits and organizing strikes against universities."
- Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor was mentioned on the CrimProf Blog on April 28 in a post titled, "Podgor on Obstruction of Justice," that referenced her upcoming article in the Brigham Young University Law Review.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote an April 24 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "Supreme Court Delivers a Blow to Secret Campaign Spending." It was also featured on SCOTUSblog and mentioned on the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blog for the Elder Law Prof Blog: April 21: ABA Commission Releases App on Mind Your Loved Ones
- "Jacob deGrom the … basketball player? Yes, the Mets ace also starred on the hardwood" appeared in USA Today on April 26 and dozens of other outlets, and talked about the two-time Cy Young award winner’s time on the Stetson Baseball team.
- Stetson alumnus and "Chernobyl Diaries' actor Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52" was reported by FOX News, UPI and more than 50 other outlets.
- Alumna Stephanie Webb was featured in an April 24 Greenboro Sports article for her resignation from Guilford College’s Women's Soccer.
- Michael Kurek was mentioned in the Florida Municipal Electric Association article, "Seven Apply for KUA Boar," on April 27. Kurek, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, has applied for the Kissimmee Utility Authority board.
- Law alumnus Robert Glenn Stokes passed away on April 26, 2020, according to an obituary.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in Business Insider on April 16 in the article, "Instagram Live usage jumped 70% last month. A psychologist says it’s because 'people are not designed to be isolated.'" Ferguson said, "People are turning to screens and technology to get their social needs met that they can't get in 'real life.'"
- Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Stuart Michelson, PhD, was quoted in The Street's April 21 article titled, "Why Borrowing Money From Your 401(k) or IRA Is a Bad Idea." The article discusses the pros and cons of taking money from a retirement account. "You are losing the benefit of new investment in your 401(k) plan, but you are more assured of the loan being repaid," Michelson said.
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was mentioned in the University of North Carolina-Wilmington News article, "UNCW Associate Professor of Geography Narcisa Pricope Shares in $440,000 Coastal Resiliency Grant" on April 20. Evans is Stetson's interim director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
- Professor of History and Director of American Studies Paul J. Croce, PhD, published the article, "Evangelicals, Donald J. Trump, and the Making of the Tribune in Chief," on the History News Network on April 19.
- Professor Christopher Ferguson co-authored "Who are GamerGate? A descriptive study of individuals involved in the GamerGate controversy." The paper is being published in the journal, Psychology of Popular Media.
- Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, as part of ABA Day Digital, led a panel of experts discussing the unique legal needs of U.S. military veterans. The panel was broadcast live on April 22 on Twitter.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times in an article called, "Lawyer sues DeSantis, Hillsborough over emergency orders."
- Adjunct Law Professor Adam Levine was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times in an April 21 article called, "Should you pull a family member out of a nursing home right now?" The article also appeared in The Bradenton Herald.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in an April 1 article in the ABA Journal called, "Class actions and pending rules could change colleges’ sex assault procedures."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke about her book, "Political Brands," COVID-19 and the 2020 election at the "Feeling Democracy: A Conference on Politics and Emotions" at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University on April 17.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote an April 23 opinion piece for The Brennan Center for Justice called, "The Fight Over Facebook Political Ads Ahead of the 2020 Election." The piece was mentioned on the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox was selected as a Volunteer Inspiring Pro Bono or VIP by The Veterans Consortium in March.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: April 19, A Tiny Bit of Positive Action; and April 20, APS and COVID-19.
- Jake Sapp, a researcher for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was quoted in the Inside Higher Ed story, "Student Lodges Unusual Legal Claim" on April 17.
- Alumni Jayme C. Wiggins and Eric Cinnamond were featured in The Wall Street Transcript article, "Eric Cinnamond and Jayme Wiggins Have a Portfolio that is 94% Cash: This is the Moment They Have Been Waiting For" on April 19. Cinnamond and Wiggins are both Co-CEOs and Portfolio Managers at Palm Valley Capital Management.
- Law alumnus Jeffrey D. Harvey was named CEO of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc. (CLSMF), a civil legal aid firm servicing 12 counties in Florida, according to an April 21 announcement.
- Assistant Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted in the April 14 Tampa Bay Times article, "Does our government have what it takes to get Florida's economy open again?" Experts noted that the United States lost time containing the spread of the virus when it did not have the means to test people widely. "We lost control," Johnson said. "That is the unfortunate truth."
- Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was featured April 9 on NBC-affiliate WPTV in West Palm Beach in an article, titled, "People are turning to video games in isolation – here's why," which explores the reasons for the increase in video game consumption during the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Christopher Ferguson published the article, "Are Gamer Stereotypes Accurate?" on Quillette on April 11. Professor Christopher Ferguson was also interviewed in an April 10 segment for WFTV Channel 9 Orlando, an ABC-affiliate, on screen-time management for children.
- Alumna Julia Nesheiwat, PhD, deputy assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Resilience, was featured in the Lake and Sumter Style for being inducted in the Lake County Schools Hall of Fame, as reported in the April 15 story, "Meet the 2020 Lake County Schools' Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees."
- Former Stetson football player Donald Parham was signed to the LA Chargers, as reported in the April 14 CBS story, "2020 NFL free agency: Chargers to sign breakout XFL tight end Donald Parham, per report." Parham was a star tight end in the XFL with the Dallas Renegades during the 2020 season.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in The GW Hatchet in an April 6 article called, "Undergraduates violated plagiarism rules more than graduate students in 2019."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an April 7 article on Roll Call titled, "SEC rules could thwart political spending disclosure efforts."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted on Education Dive in an April 6 article called, "Title IX resolutions climb as DeVos pushes to clear backlog."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in an April 17 article on Inside Higher Ed called, "Student Lodges Unusual Legal Claim."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: April 6, "Two Upcoming Webinars: COVID-19 & SSA and Medicare;" April 7, "Make Your SSA Advance Designation Now, Just In Case?;" April 8, "End-of-Life Decisions and Technology, Especially Ventilators;" April 10, "Remote Notarization Expanding to Many States;" April 13, "Webinar Series on Elder Abuse;" and April 14, "Physical Distancing in Multi-Generational Housing."
- Adjunct Law Professor William Hyland Jr. was featured as a Special Interview with the National Archives on C-SPAN2 BookTV on April 7 to discuss his biography of George Mason. This was a rerun of the episode; it originally aired in August 2019.
- Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 3 appointed law alumnus and Duval County Judge Anthony Salem to the 4th Judicial Circuit Court, according to an article in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Law alumna Sarah A. Gottlieb joined Freeborn & Peters LLP as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Insurance Brokerage team, according to an April 7 announcement on Citybizlist.com.
- Law alumna Christine Platt has released a new children’s book called, "The Story of Harriet Tubman."
- Law alumna Nichole M. Baer joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, according to an April 15 announcement on LexBlog.
- Law alumna Ashley Hodge joined Banker Lopez Gassler in the firm’s St. Petersburg office, per an announcement from the firm.
- Assistant Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted in an April 3 Florida Today article titled, "Coronavirus in Florida: Sunshine State may have extra time to prepare before 'spike' hits." Johnson stressed the importance of taking the pandemic seriously and warned of more waves of the virus in the future. "This is not going to leave us, and it's going to be with us awhile," she added. "This may actually get a lot worse. We’re going to experience multiple waves."
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the April 5 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Lupus patients struggle to get meds after Trump touts drug in coronavirus fight."
- Assistant Professor of Computer Science Joshua Eckroth, PhD, was quoted in a segment by Olando-based PBS-affiliate WFME 90.7 titled, "Orange County Public Schools Are the Latest Victim of Zoombombing: What Is It and How Can Teachers Protect Their Students?" The article discusses how sharing links for Zoom conferences on the internet can allow hackers to enter the virtual classroom. "And hackers when they find these links somehow they see on Twitter, they see it on a website for the school. … And so you'll get people trying to do Zoombombing who have nothing to do with your school, nothing to do with your state. They just found a list and they’re just trying all of them."
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was featured in a WFTV Channel 9 News segment on April 9 on Balancing children's screen time with other activities during the pandemic. Ferguson said, "Parents can relax at this point in time a little bit about screen time. And there is no magic number, like once you exceed two hours or four hours or whatever. It is really about balancing screens with other activities that kids need to do."
- Professor Chris Ferguson was quoted in an April 6 article at the District Administration titled "Don't worry about too much screen time, one expert says."
- Professor Chris Ferguson was also quoted extensively in an April 6 article in The Daytona Beach News-Journal titled, "Coronavirus: Children need more screen time right now, Stetson professor says."
- Professor Chris Ferguson was quoted in The News-Journal in the April 4 piece, "Coronavirus: How are prep athletes handling life without organized sports?" Speaking about the adjustments that must be made to athletic endeavors during the coronavirus pandemic, Ferguson said, "The thing we can at least hypothesize is that social distancing is going to be most difficult for people who are extroverts and for people who part of their identity is formed around a sports team or a group of individuals that constantly interact in real life. That’s going to be a struggle for those people."
- Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Stuart Michelson, PhD, was quoted in the article, "7 Best Schwab Mutual Funds for Retirement" in U.S. News & World Report on April 3.
- Alumna Sarah Frances Hicks published a piece at The Brooklyn Rail featuring author and activist Emmalea Russo discussing her newest book, Wave Archive.
- Alumna Lucianna Chixaro Ramos published a poem on Burrow Press on April 7 titled, "Three Cells."
- Alumnus William P. Perry, Jr. co-authored an article at Hospitality Net on April 8 titled, "Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Should the Industry Expect?"
Mar. 27-Apr. 2
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of Public Health, was interviewed April 2 on WMFE 90.7 FM in the story, More Testing Needed: Stetson University Epidemiologist. The U.S. missed a critical opportunity to slow the spread of COVID-19 by not starting widespread testing sooner, she said. "You would have all these asymptomatic cases that will go undetected, and they will go to their communities. And these people themselves didn't know that they had the disease or they were spreading it. This is actually how this virus went: spread out silently for a while, and we basically just lost track of it."
- News that a Stetson University student tested positive for coronavirus was reported by The Daytona Beach News Journal on March 31 in Coronavirus: Stetson student tests positive, and by other media outlets, such as WESH-TV Channel 2 in Stetson student tests positive for coronavirus, remains hospitalized. Stetson was also mentioned in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article on March 31, Coronavirus Tuesday Update: 6,741 Florida cases, Stetson student tests positive, local virus timeline and more.
- Professor of Law Louis J. Virelli III was quoted March 30 by the CBS-affiliate WTSP in Pastor arrested, accused of violating 'safer-at-home' order by holding Sunday services. The story about the arrest of the Hillsborough County pastor also was carried by the Associated Press, WLTX, KDSX and other news outlets.
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, assistant professor of Public Health, was also quoted April 1 by MDLinx in the article, Ethical challenges physicians will face in fighting COVID-19.
- Janie Graziani, assistant vice president for Marketing Communications was interviewed for the April 1 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Coronavirus 'Safer-at-Home' order could result in closing of Volusia's beaches.
- Assistant Professor of Law Andrew Appleby was quoted by Law360.com in the March 27 article Sales Tax Reliance Makes Fla. Vulnerable To COVID-19 Fallout.
- Valrie Chambers, PhD, associate professor of Accounting, contributed to The Tax Advisor articles, Regulations supersede the common law mailbox rule and IRS penalty relief available when approvals not timely.
- Jon Carrick, PhD, associate professor of Management, was quoted by Forkast.News in FATF's travel rule could make cryptocurrencies more mainstream.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake, also the Charles A. Dana Chair and director of Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was quoted April 2 in the Inside Higher Ed article, What the Therapist Knows. The comments were also picked up by LexBlog and Simple Justice, a criminal defense blog.
- Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper was quoted by the Daytona Beach News-Journal on March 31 in NCAA grants extra year for spring athletes, but questions still remain.
- Stetson Head Basketball Coach Donnie Jones was interviewed by Spectrum News 13 on April 1 in Stetson basketball overcoming adversity and on April 2 in Innovative Coaching.
- Joe Mercandante, recruiting coordinator for Stetson baseball, was quoted March 30 by Sun Newspapers in Without games, how do athletes get recruited?
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: March 27, Elders Struggle In Isolation Without Community Gathering Points; March 29, US Has More Elders Living Alone; and April 1, In Memory of Lori Stiegel.
- Alumnus Kenneth C. Lasseter received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, as reported by a press report on April 2.
- Alumnus Richard L. Lynch Joined Marine Bank's Board of Directors, according to a March 30 Space Coast Business post.
- Law Alumna Helayne Levy Payne was named to the Super Lawyers Best Lawyers in America list for Elder Law, according to an April 3 announcement.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, the Hartford City News-Times and the Mississippi Valley Health and Wellness in "Understanding the coronavirus." Beckmann said estimates for a vaccine range from April to early 2021.
- Associate Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, published the article, "Want to save the economy? Protect health-care workers, shelter in place and test widely," in the Tampa Bay Times on March 24.
- Assistant Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was interviewed by WFTV Channel 9 in "Differences between COVID-19 and flu? We have no immunity or vaccine for the new virus, local expert says."
- Adjunct Law Professor Jay Wolfson was quoted in a March 21 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Florida lagged behind dozens of states on coronavirus restrictions."
- Stetson Law student Ian MacLean was credited with helping write a March 20 article for Forbes called, "New Paid Leave For Virus Act Will Give Significant Virus-Caused Compensation Rights To Affected Employees."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a March 20 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "A Pandemic, an Election, and a Census." The article was shared on the Election Law Blog.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in a March 20 CNBC article titled, "Why video games like The Sims and Animal Crossing are so soothing right now." According to Ferguson, "We have difficulty getting [certain] needs met in real life," so we turn to virtual worlds.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 17 in "Opinion: Why Target ad inspiring black girls offended some white ones."
- "Eligible taxpayers receive free help at Stetson University, students volunteer to do taxes through VITA" appeared in the Brevard Business News and quoted Visiting Professor in Accounting Bonnie Holloway.
- "Volusia Celebrates Women in History" in the Hometown News on March 19 quoted Peggy MacDonald, PhD, Stetson adjunct instructor of History.
- "5 XFL Stars Who Would Make Sense for the Jaguars in 2020" in Sports Illustrated mentions former Hatter star and current XFL Dallas Renegades tight end Donald Parham.
- Stetson University was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, "COVID-19 updates: Governor bans on-premises dining at restaurants, libraries to close and more." The article noted that Stetson has postponed its mid-May Commencement ceremonies.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: March 21, Webinar on Remote Provision of Legal Services to Older Adults; March 23, Latest Issue of BIOFOCAL, Publication of ABA- COLA; March 24, More on Social Isolation and Elders During the Pandemic; March 24, OK Boomer; March 25, The Challenges for the Newest Sandwich Generation; and March 27: Elders Struggle In Isolation Without Community Gathering Points.
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: March 20, NACDL Coronavirus Resources; and March 25, Call For Papers: “Race AND Gender AND Policing.”
- Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, associate philosophy professor, was quoted in The Kansas City Star article, "Of course it isn't racist for Honey Pot founder to want to inspire black girls" on March 18. "Structural systems of racial disadvantage that allow hateful people to enact their bias constitute racism," Peppers-Bates said. "A woman who achieves success in the face of such a system deserves celebrating. That many white women remain oblivious to their own racially-based privilege is sad."
- Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, published the article "9 comforting, even quiet reality shows to watch or stream right now" at Reality Blurred on March 13.
- T. Wayne Bailey, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted in the March 15 Daytona Beach News-Journal article "Volusia-Flagler primary: What you need to know."
- Adjunct instructor of history Peggy MacDonald, PhD, was featured in the WUFT Channel 5 PBS-affiliate article "Gainesville Celebrates The Female Pioneers Of Florida At The Matheson Museum" on March 13.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a March 12 opinion piece for Talk Points Memo, called "What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common." Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a March 13 article on Vox, called "Trump's coronavirus national emergency declaration, briefly explained." She was featured, along with her book Political Brands, in a March 13 piece on Medium, called "When Brands Drive Out Truth: Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy on Political Brands, Fake News, Dark Money, and Quid Pro Quos." Also, she was mentioned in a March 17 article on Business Insider, called "American climate activists are recruiting their German counterparts to save Bernie Sanders' candidacy." The article appeared in Business Insider Australia, India, Germany, Netherlands, Ghana and United Kingdom.
- Jay Wolfson, adjunct professor wrote an open letter, titled "What a Tampa Bay public health expert is telling his family and friends," which was published March 17 in the Tampa Bay Times.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following articles for the Elder Law Prof Blog:
- March 5: Do You Know Enough About the Legal Issues Surrounding Subsidized Housing?
- March 8: Ga. Needs to Do More To Protect Vulnerable Elders
- March 9: Have You Had The Talk With Your Parents?
- March 10: ACTEC Journal Call for Papers
- March 10: 3-D Printed House!
- March 12: Geographic Life Expectancy Gaps
- March 13: AG Initiative vs. Financial Exploitation
- March 16: Social Distancing = Social Isolation = Social Recession?
- March 16: Short article about Agents Using POA to Commit Financial Exploitation
- March 18: How to Stay in Touch with the Elders in Our Lives
- Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the following articles for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog
- March 5: Court Will Review Unredacted Mueller Report – "Candor" and "Credibility" Matters
- March 10: Should Congress Be Allowed to Obtain President Trump’s Financial Information? (This piece was also featured on SCOTUSblog.)
- March 19: He Did What?
- Alumna Kim Kaluba published the article "How Data Preparation Can Accelerate AI" on March 13 at the Transforming Data With Intelligence website.
- Alumna Abigail Pressler was hired as NCB Management Services Inc.'s general counsel and a member of the executive team. In that role, she will lead NCB’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk management functions, reporting to President/CEO Ralph Liberio, according to a March 17 announcement.
- Alumna Lisa Keegan was hired by Bucknell University as vice president for Enrollment Management, according to a March 14 announcement.
- Alumna Emily Walsh joined Kubicki Draper in the law firm's Jacksonville office as an associate attorney, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Alumnus Vincent A. Citro became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, according to a March 12 announcement.
- Fergeson Skipper, P.A. named alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey president of the law firm, according to a March 9 announcement in the Southwest Florida Herald-Tribune. Hermey has been with firm since 1994.
Feb. 28-Mar. 13
- Professor of Religious Studies Gregory Sapp, PhD, was quoted Feb. 29 in Headsn.com and other media outlets in the article, "Practice of tracking Massgoers for political purposes gains scrutiny." The piece examines the practice of sending political messages to people based on tracking their cellphones and identifying them as attending church, much like advertisers do with geofencing. "If political groups are using information that other advertisers might gather," Sapp said, "to me that’s creepy. It's unethical to use a service I paid for to inundate me with advertisements."
- Religious Studies Professor Gregory Sapp was quoted in a CNN story on March 8 titled, "How Tyson Fury's Irish Traveller heritage prepared him to be boxing's biggest new star." Sapp commented on both Tyson Fury's success in boxing as well as his identity as an Irish Traveller, a persecuted ethnic minority group. "Being a boxing champion reflects well on the Irish Travellers in the eyes of many people," he said.
- The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Associate Professor of History and American Studies Emily Mieras, PhD, in the article, "Suffrage movement: Port Orange library kicks off Women’s History Month" on Feb. 28. "We are on the verge of the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement," Mieras said. "So, of course, it’s an auspicious time to refresh our memories about some of the aspects of that movement."
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 28 Savannah Morning News article, "Septic tanks threaten water quality on Georgia’s coast as sea levels rise."
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the March 8 Psypost.org article, "Playing as a sexualized video game character does not increase women's body dissatisfaction" about his study on the effects of sexualized video game characters on female body satisfaction. "Our study suggests that the impact of sexualization in games on women players is much less than people might imagine," he said.
- Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson was also quoted in the story, "Is It Us, Or Is It The Video Games?" from the San Francisco-based PBS-affiliate KALW on March 2. On the alleged link between video games and mental health issues, Ferguson said, "We really need to focus more on the issue that these individuals have these underlying mental health conditions, not so much the idea that games are causing these problems."
- Associate Professor of Accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, published a book recommendation piece titled, "Books: Controlling: Get Strategic," at the Strategic Finance Magazine on March 1. Chambers also published the column,
"Onslaught of the tax procrastinators" on March 1 in the Journal of Accountancy.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Kelly Smith, PhD, was quoted in the Wilsonville Spokesman on March 11 in an article titled, "Term limits: Is it a good idea?"
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a March 5 interview on WUSF/NPR Morning Edition called, "Daylight Saving Time Returns This Weekend. Should It Stay Year-Round?"
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a March 3 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Miller: Backup levy wouldn't double transportation tax."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan and The Center for Excellence in Elder Law were featured in the Feb. 20-26 edition of The Gabber for the annual Wills for Warriors program.
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a March 3 article on Law360.com called, "MoFo, once at the top of state tax, sees group diminished."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 27, Overcoming Ethical Issues With CDAs; and March 3, Criminal History of Economic Crimes – Sentencing Commission Report.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 29, Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture; March 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care System; March 2: Helping Elders Learn How to Spot Fake News; and March 4: Where Do You Plan to Live When You are "Old?"
- Law Professor Kristen David Adams was quoted in a Feb. 27 press release about former Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson becoming president of the Association of American Law Schools.
- Law alumnus Rand Hoch was featured in a Feb. 28 article on South Florida Gay News called, "Longest-running Florida gay rights law hits 30-year mark" for his work in getting the legislation passed in Palm Beach County.
- Alumnus James Parker published an article at Medium titled, "Corporations Accused of Allowing Excess NDMA in Zantac MDL" on March 4.
- Alumna Meredith Schwarz was named Director of Sales, Northeast, at Phase 3 Marketing and Communications, an integrated marketing services firm, according to Printing News.
- The animation studio Illumination named alumnus Keith Feldman Chief Operating Officer (COO) on March 5, as reported by The Animation World Network.
- Law alumnus Frank Morreale was added to Holland & Knight LLP, according to a March 10 article at Kinney Recruiting.
- Law alumnus Stephen Russell has joined Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, PLLC as a criminal defense attorney, according to a Feb. 27 press release.
- Law alumna Jennifer Cowan has joined the Tampa office of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) as an attorney, according to a Feb. 28 press release.
- Alumna and Florida Chief Resilience Officer Julia Nesheiwat, PhD, was appointed as the United States Homeland Security Advisor by President Trump, according to the Feb. 20 Politico piece, "Trump to tap Florida official as homeland security adviser." The article quoted from Nesheiwat's speech at Convocation at Stetson in 2017.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 22 article on Yahoo! Finance called, "Trump campaign, Republicans spent over $1 million at Trump businesses in 2019." The article was also published on Yahoo! Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain.
- • Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 21 article in The Washington Post called, "BYU removed its longtime ban on 'homosexual behavior,' but many students still have questions."
- • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 24 article for The Guardian called, "Can Mike Bloomberg buy his way to the White House?" This article was also picked up by Yahoo! India, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, MSN News Singapore and others.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 18, Sneakers for Mom—With GPS Tracker; Feb. 19, Prospective Residents Need More Info About ALFs; Feb. 20: What's in a Name? A Lot-As We Know; and Feb. 20: Harder to Get Home Health Care?
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Feb. 18 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "Helping Moms and Dads Become Candidates."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Feb. 24 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "Will the Supreme Court Let the Bridgegate Defendants Get Away with Lying?" The article was referenced in the Feb. 25 Tuesday round-up of SCOTUSblog.
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 25 article for WalletHub called, "2020's Property Taxes by State." Variations of the article appeared in Chicago Agent Magazine and Texas Agent Magazine.
- Donald Parham, former Stetson tight end, was featured in the Dallas Morning News for his performance against the Seattle Dragons in a Feb. 22 article titled ‘Donald Parham's strong second half leads Dallas Renegades to a 24-12 win over Seattle Dragons.' Parham recently signed with the Dallas Renegades, a professional football team in the new "XFL."
- Alumna Eli Witek published the article "Ghost forest: A battle between environmentalists and bass anglers locks the Ocklawaha in purgatory" at The West Volusia Beacon on Feb. 26.
- A Business Wire press release announced that alumnus Ryan Gladieux had been hired as a key addition to TriMas in the capacity of Vice President and General Manager, Rapak on Feb. 20.
- Law Dean and Professor Emeritus Bruce Jacob has written an introductory message for a translation of the book Gideon’s Trumpet into Japanese. The book covers the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel.
- Law alumnus Walter Carpenter celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary, according to The Community Paper.
- Law alumnae Rachel Griffin and Eileen Griffin were featured in a Feb. 19 article in the Osprey Observer as a family firm serving Tampa Bay (son/brother Ryan Griffin also practices with the firm).
- Alumna Courtney Young was featured in the MDJOnline Feb. 22 article "In Franklin County, one young woman fights to revive the Democratic Party by reaching out to youth."
- Law alumnus Stuart J. Weissman is now part of a boutique trial practice in South Florida following the merger of Ratzan Law Group, P.A., and Boldt Law Firm, P.A, according to a press release.
- Law alumnus Thomas S. Edwards Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who, according to a press release.
- Alumna Blair Parke published an article on Mardi Gras titled, "What Is Fat Tuesday? Important Facts to Know about This Holiday" at CrossWalk.com on Feb. 25.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 20 article "What science says about your kids' tech habits" at The Next Web. "Although an 'everything in moderation' message when discussing screen time with parents may be most productive, our results do not support a strong focus on screen time as a preventative measure for youth problem behaviors," Ferguson told Science Daily.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 17 Tampa Bay Times article "Coronavirus: Citrus County couple on Diamond Princess cruise evacuated."
- "Seawalls may not protect against rising sea levels" on WKMG-TV Channel 6 on Feb. 20 quoted Jason Evans, PhD, interim executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of environmental science and studies. "We do believe as scientists, that the number one thing that's driving climate change has to do with greenhouse gases," Evans said.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties about Citizens United on Feb. 6. You can view her testimony on YouTube; it begins at 1:17:49.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was featured with his wife Jenneffer in Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide on Feb. 14. The article, titled, "Restaurant Romance: Owning and Operating a Restaurant with a Spouse," discusses the advantages and disadvantages of co-owning a restaurant as a couple. Pulapaka co-owns Cress Restaurant in DeLand with his wife.
- Professor of Education Patrick Coggins, PhD, who served as a Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair professor from 1991-2011, was featured on OrlandoAtPlay.com for his African-American Studies Mandate workshop.
- Associate Dean Jason Bent was quoted in a Feb. 12 article in Fortune called, "My boss wants me to travel during the coronavirus. Do I have to go?"
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called, "The Next Wave of #MeToo."
- "Congratulations to the 2020 ACA National Award Winners" in the American Counseling Center Newsletter on Feb. 20 noted that Stetson students took Second Place in the Graduate Student Ethics category.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article in Newsweek called, "How Ronald Reagan Is Beating Barack Obama in the Race To Name Things After Former Presidents."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article for The Intercept called, "Bloomberg campaign ran ads asking voters how he should spend his money."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article on Roll Call called, "House Judiciary Democrats eye campaign finance measures."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called, "Liability Everywhere: Why college lawyers will be working overtime." He also was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Trends Report 2020.
- "27th Annual Great Guitar Gathering Returns to the Florida Theatre" in EU Jacksonville on Feb. 18 mentioned award-winning Stetson sophomore student Arelys Camargo-Delgado.
- "Stetson basketball at its best: How the Hats arrived in '75" in the West Volusia Beacon on Feb. 17 was written by Dave Stowers, a member of the 1975 Hatters basketball team.
- "The New Jersey Connection to the Famous Cowboy Hat" on New Jersey 101.5 on Feb. 18 mentioned the famous hat maker as Stetson University's benefactor.
- "Here's what this local coffee brand has brewing this year" in the Orlando Business Journal on Feb. 19 mentioned that Barnie's Coffee is sold at Stetson.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in an interview on WFLA's Politics on Your Side on Feb. 2, discussing the impeachment trial.
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was quoted in a Feb. 6 Tampa Bay Times article called, "Madeira Beach wants permission to inspect his waterfront home. He's suing."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 7 Buzzfeed article called, "She Shunned Islam And Was Embraced By Trump World. Now, She's Turned Against Them."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 31 article for Inside Higher Ed called, "Increased Legal Scrutiny for Sexual Assault Policies." That article was also featured on the UCLA Faculty Association blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke during American University Law Review's 69th annual symposium on Jan. 31 and was quoted in a Feb. 6 article on the university's website called, "American University Law Review Annual Symposium Discusses Democracy and the Law."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 2, Life Expectancy is Finally Up!; Feb. 3, Funding Opportunity for Recent Law Grad; Feb. 4, What Type of Multi-Generational Housing is Right For You?; Feb. 5, Catholic Hospital Says No to Patient Request for PAD; Feb. 6, Nation's Top 10 Frauds vs. Elders per the Senate Committee of Aging; Feb. 12, Yet Another Arbitration Case; Feb. 13, Don't Miss This Webinar: Public Charge and Elder Immigrants; Feb. 14, SSA Fighting SSA Fraud; and Feb. 17, Wall Street Journal: Articles on Self-Neglect & Family Caregivers.
- "Stetson University Hosts Annual Wills for Warriors" in the Gulfport Gabber on Feb. 19 quoted Stetson law student Robby McDonald and Law Professor Rebecca Morgan.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy has four guest posts on the Election Law Blog about her new book, "Political Brands."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 3 article in The GW Hatchett called, "Panhel faces lowest recruitment participation since at least 2010."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake and the Law and Higher Education Conference were mentioned in a Feb. 9 article on Inside Higher Ed called, "How to Use Lawyers."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote a Feb. 11 blog for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog called, "Four Prosecutors on Stone Case Withdraw from Case."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 13 article on Education Dive called, "Arizona's top court agrees to review lawsuit over rising tuition at public universities."
- "Can colleges keep up as Title IX guidance shifts and splinters?" on Education Dive Feb. 19 quoted Law Professor Peter F. Lake.
- Law alumnus Mike Boryla was featured in a Jan. 31 article on Westword.com called, "Ex-NFL QB Mike Boryla on Brain Injury Tragedies, Justin Bannan Case."
- Law alumnus Derek O. Goldsmith joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Kelley Kronenberg as a partner, according to a Feb. 3 announcement on citybizlist. He focuses his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation.
- Law alumna Christine Platt was featured in a TedxCharlottesville talk called, "You Can Be a Minimalist. Yes, You!"
- Law alumna Tammy N. Giroux, a partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, was a presenter at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee's Mid-Winter Meeting Program in January in New York City.
- Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed law alumnus Michael Graves, the elected public defender for the Fifth Circuit, to a statewide task force on opioid abuse, according to a Feb. 15 brief on STL News.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted Feb. 10 in The New York Times article, "Coronavirus Outbreak Risks Reviving Stigma for China." He called China "the perfect storm" for zoonotic diseases to flourish because of its 1.4 billion people, and the proximity of slaughterhouses and urban markets where animals are butchered. "It gives lots of opportunity for these viruses to cross a species boundary," he said.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD., was quoted in the Feb.10 article "How to empower — not scare! — parents about technology" on the International Society for Technology in Education website. "Fear tends to thrive in an atmosphere of no data," he says. "There's this echo chamber between journalists and politicians and anti-media advocates that has been going on for a long time. And in my experience if you present parents with actual data, most of the data suggests that technology use is, at the very least, not one of the major things that are confronting kids."
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was featured in Eco Watch's "20 Plant-Forward Chefs Loving Vegetables This Valentine's Day" article on Feb. 14.
- Assistant Professor of Practice, Management Lou Paris was mentioned Feb.11 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Around Town: Free tax prep, club meetings, drum circle and more," for a discussion on Internet marketing at The Second Wednesday Club.
- Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper was interviewed on WKMG-TV's After the Whistle on Feb. 8 to talk about his book, "Walk Off Winning," and the start of the Hatter Baseball season.
- Sarah Cramer, PhD, visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Sustainable Food Systems, was interviewed by The Maneater, the student newspaper at the University of Missouri, for a Feb. 4 article entitled, CAFNR study shows benefits in school gardening programs.
- Former basketball head coach Glenn Wilkes was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 4 in the article, DeLand to celebrate life of late Gus Gibbs, AKA Mr. Stetson, about the passing of his longtime friend and well-known Stetson supporter.
- Alumnus Robert A. Krause was appointed Johnson Scholarship Foundation's chief executive officer, effective May 1, as reported by Palm Beach Daily News on Feb. 9 in the article "The secrets to success, straight from a shark's mouth."
- Alumnus and Lakeland Police Department Assistant Chief Hans Lehman was featured in the News Chief article "Hans Lehman: From Police Explorer to assistant chief" on Feb. 9.
Jan. 31-Feb. 6
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 4 article, "The coronavirus is less deadly than SARS so far: Here's why the fatality rate could rise" at MarketWatch. "It isn't something that looks like it can hang out on surfaces or in the air for a long time and still be infectious," Beckmann said. "It looks like it requires pretty close contact, which is why outside this epicenter in China we're not seeing a lot of human-to-human transmissions."
- Professor Beckmann was also interviewed in a Jan. 30 segment on the coronavirus phenomena on WFTV, an Orlando-based ABC-affiliate. "Particularly here in Florida, there's not really much of a concern at the moment, but it is worthwhile being aware of the situation," Beckmann said.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 4 Washington Post article, "Why you shouldn't censor your teen's reading (even the sex and violence)."
- Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, published the opinion article, "What are our leaders doing to actually make our lives better" in The Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 5
Assistant Professor of Education Lou Sabina, PhD, was quoted in a TEACH Magazine article titled, "Leveling Up: Motivating Students Through Gamification." According to him, double-checking the app is crucial to success in getting students excited with games. "The most important practice for gamification ... is to make sure your app and game actually work," Sabina said.
Associate professor of accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 6 Bankroll article, "Can you claim medical expenses on your taxes?"
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was quoted in the Charlotte Post article, "Table Charlotte – Recipes for the Week: When to try 'souping' to lose weight" on Jan. 31.
- Stetson alumnus Peter Urscheler '06 was featured in the February issue of Philadelphia magazine in a story, entitled "Small-Town Heroes." The story profiled millennial mayors who were trying to save sleepy Philly suburbs, including Urscheler, mayor of Phoenixville. The story noted that he pushed to install 36 new electric-vehicle charging stations in hopes that visitors might shop and dine while they wait, helping merchants and restaurants.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in an article from ABC-affiliated WFTV titled, "Central Floridians should be more concerned with flu, common cold than coronavirus, professor says." Beckman assured Floridians that, "The best approach here in the United States is to remain aware, to educate yourself, but there's not really major concern at this point."
- Biology Professor Terence Farrell, PhD, was quoted Jan. 24 in an article by The Wildlife Society, entitled "Fungal disease drains energy and dries snakes out." Farrell said, "Our study on the effect of SFD (snake fungal disease) on metabolic rates helps us understand why the disease causes so many problems for infected snakes. We show that the physiological cost of fighting the disease is a huge energetic burden to the snakes."
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux published a guest opinion column on Jan. 27 in the Tampa Bay Times called, "The biggest worry about impeachment is not for today, but for 2021."
Professor of Computer Science Hala ElAarag, PhD, was interviewed for a segment on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute podcast 'Transmission Control Protocols' on Jan. 28.
Law Professor Anne E. Mullins's article, Meta is Better, 94 N.D. L. Rev 325 (2019) was featured in the Jan. 7 Legal Skills Prof Blog. The editor called it an "important article on metacognition and deep learning."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's comments to the SEC on proposed rules for limiting shareholder proposals were excerpted on Jan. 24 on the ValueEdge Advisors Blog.
- Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 27, Boomer Myths??; Jan. 29, Hot Off the Press: 2019 Updates on Guardianship Legislation; and Jan. 30: Too Young for Senior Living?
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux's 2016 Maine Law Review article was cited in a Jan. 24 post on Medium called, "Why minimum lot sizes are a growing affordability problem."
- Alumnus Andrei Mikhalevsky was awarded the "Inaugural IDFA Laureate Award" as reported by California AG Today on Jan. 27. Mikhalevsky, former president and CEO of California Dairies, Inc., was honored with the award by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) for "significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of dairy."
- Alumnus Kyle McLean was appointed Deputy Director for Business Operations by the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), effective Jan. 9, as reported by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
- Law alumnus B.B. Abbott was featured in a Jan. 26 article in the Tampa Bay Times. He planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
- Law alumnus Michael Dolce was featured on ABC Action News for representing a minor with disabilities who was allegedly exploited by a Tampa strip club.
- Law alumna Meaghann Ligori has been promoted to partner at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, according to a Jan. 27 press release on PRNewswire.
- Law alumna Susan Lilian Ojeda was honored by The Florida Bar for her pro bono work, according to a Jan. 27 article in the Winter Haven News Chief.
- Alumna Blair Parke published the article "Do Marriage Vows Come from the Bible" at Crosswalk.com on Jan. 29.
- Law alumna Rachel V. Rose will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium co-hosted by Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance, according to a Jan. 28 press release on PRNewswire.
- Law alumnus Reginald Giles Stambaugh has been re-certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar, according to a Jan. 29 press release that appeared on Fox 21's website.
- Law alumnus Christian M. Leger was named partner at Shutts & Bowen, according to a Jan. 29 announcement from the firm. He is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.
- Law alumnus John Attaway Jr. was selected as president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2020, of GiveWell Community Foundation in Lakeland, Fla., according to a Jan. 29 announcement from the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
- Professor of Religious Studies D. Gregory Sapp, PhD, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Jan. 23 in the article, "Divorce rate would plunge if more followed in Prince Harry's steps." According to Sapp, "When a man agrees to forsake all others, he is committing to his wife alone. It is a vow to assure fidelity within a marriage. It means that each partner forsakes all others as potential romantic partners."
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Sidra Hamidi, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 22 article, "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Will Visit Florida Thursday to Talk About American Values" on 90.7 WMFE, an Orlando NPR member station. "But of course there's all sorts of questions you can ask about the legitimacy of the Trump administration's ability to speak about American values and what those values actually are," Hamidi said.
- Cybersecurity company KnowBe4 donated $250,000 to Stetson Law for a variety of initiatives, including scholarships, internships, software and new programming. The press release was picked up by nearly 20 online news organizations, including Business Insider.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in a Jan. 19 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal called, "Can senators be impartial in impeachment? Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham looks back."
- Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in a Jan. 23 article on Education Dive called, "DeVos proposes protections for faith-based colleges, student groups."
- Stetson Law was mentioned as a "meet the author" location for Craig Pittman in Jan. 17 Tampa Bay Times article about his new book. Pittman will be speaking as part of the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series.
- Professor of Philosophy Ron Hall, PhD, was featured in the Jan. 21 Daytona Beach-News Journal article, "Exploring a Spanish Mission-style garden courtyard." The Garden Club of DeLand, started by Hall and his wife Maggi, recently honored FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, 115 E. Euclid Ave., as January's recipient for Garden of the Month.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 21 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "How Corporate Law Can Help Democracy Post–Citizens United."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned on Law & Humanities Blog on Jan. 21 for publishing A Small Slice of the Chicago Eight Trial in volume 50 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2019).
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's piece on Blagojevich's impeachment on the Brennan Center website was mentioned in a Jan. 21 Politico article called, "Illinois Playbook."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 18, HHS 2020 Poverty Guidelines; Jan. 20, Dispute Resolution Issue on Eldercaring Coordination; Jan. 21, Medicare Part D Donut Hole-Gone or Not?; Jan. 22, Aging in This Decade Starting in 2020; andJan. 23, The Limits of Hospice Home Care?
- Former Stetson associate professor of Communication and Media Studies Rebecca Bridges Watts published an essay on Sarah Patton Boyle and the 'Desegregation of the Human Heart' on Jan. 19 at Livingchurch.org.
- Law alumna Pam Bondi has joined President Trump's impeachment defense team, according to a Jan. 18 article on Orlando Weekly.
- Alumni Webb Shephard and Anthony Walsh were promoted at James Moore & Co., according to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 21.
- Alumna Michelle Butler was named development director of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, as reported by Sarasota magazine on Jan. 21.
- Law alumnus Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, according to a Jan. 22 Department of Justice press release.
- Kandy Queen-Sutherland, PhD, the Sam R. Marks professor of Religion, was quoted in the Jan. 17 article, "Bill Could Mandate Bible Electives In Florida's Public High Schools." The story was featured on WJCT, a Jacksonville affiliate of PBS. Queen-Sutherland commented, "There is this kind of idea that somehow we've lost our way as a country. We're no longer a quote Christian nation as if that was, in fact, what we were in the beginning."
- Professor emeritus of political science, T. Wayne Bailey, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 14. The article, titled "Volusia voters may get shot at deciding whether council members get pay raise," discusses the debate regarding several proposed changes to the Volusia County Council.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III wrote a Jan. 14 opinion piece for the Tampa Bay Times called, "Impartiality is more important in an impeachment trial than in a criminal one. Not less."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 13 USA Today article called, "Supreme Court's war on prosecutors meets 'Bridgegate.'" The article was picked up by other news outlets in the USA Today network, including the Jackson Sun, Chillicothe Gazette, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Coloradoan, Des Moines Register and MSN.
Assistant Director of University Events Samantha Crouch recently was named Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce's new executive director, as reported in the Jan. 11 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Holly Hill Chamber's new exec is a homegrown product."
Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 9 ABA Journal article called, "Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers 'Bridgegate' prosecutions." The article was picked up by several other digital news sites.
Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 12 article in the Lawrence Journal-World called, "Fraternity follow-up: Here's why KU won't release full details on fraternity investigation." He was quoted again by that publication in a Jan. 13 article titled, "KU Greek life task force submits recommendations to the chancellor."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's October 2019 article for The Brennan Center called, "The Supreme Court considers political likes in the Bridgegate case" was mentioned in a Jan. 13 post on the Sentencing Law and Policy blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 14 piece for the American Constitution Society website called, "Citizens United Made My Career: I Wish It Had Never Happened." The article was referenced on the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 16 op-ed for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "What Rod Blagojevich's Double Impeachment Could Mean for Trump."
- Law Professor Timothy Kaye was quoted in a Jan. 16 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Who's liable in the Bayshore crash? Could Pinch A Penny be on the hook?"
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 9 ABA Journal article called, "Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers 'Bridgegate' prosecutions." The article was picked up by several other digital news sites.
- Law Professor Mark Bauer was mentioned in a Jan. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog post called, "Report from 2020 AALS Annual Meeting Section on Aging and the Law." Bauer was a speaker at the event about recent enforcement efforts to combat elder exploitation.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote or posted the following blogs for Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 3, New Personal Safety Toolkit for APS Staff; Jan. 6, Guest Blog on The Greying of HIV of America; Jan. 7, Catching Up on Some News; Jan. 7, Reframing Elder Abuse on Social Media-New Webinar; Jan. 8, Elder Justice Mapping Webinar; Jan. 10, PACE Program and Adult Day Care; Jan. 13, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative Resources for Law Enforcement; Jan. 14, Recent Interesting Cases; Jan. 15, International Federation on Aging Webinar on 11th Session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Aging; and Jan. 16, Forgetfulness is Not Just for the Old.
- Law Professor Anne E. Mullins was mentioned and photographed in a Jan. 8 blog post on the Legal Writing Prof Blog called, "Professor Brad Clary of Minnesota receives the 2020 Blackwell Award." Professor Mullins serves as the president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, which confers the award in partnership with the Legal Writing Institute.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned on the Jan. 3 Election Law Blog as a panel speaker on the 15th and 19th Amendments at the Association for American Law Schools annual meeting.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 8 article in the Novedades News called, "New law against inappropriate sexual behavior applies."
- Stetson Law's upcoming Wills for Warriors event was featured in The Gabber and on TBNWeekly.com.
- Steve Burley retired after a 45-year career and six years as an economic-development manager for the City of DeLand, according to a Jan. 15 West Volusia Beacon article.
- Alumnus Brian Caskey is running for the Democratic nomination in the race for North Carolina's District 48 Senate spot, according to The Cycle NC.
- Alumnus Robert Chambers was named executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Americold, according to a Jan. 9 Refrigerated Transport article.
- Alumnus Dallas J. Zulli was appointed Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, as reported by a Jan. 10 PR Newswire press release.
- PRLog reported on Jan. 10 that alumna Amanda Sharkey Ross was elected stockholder of Henderson Franklin, a Florida-based law firm.
- Alumna Jeannette Simmons joined Fort Behavioral Health as Program Director for the Mission Recovery Program, according to a Jan. 16 press release.
- The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that Law alumna Kayla Richmond has been elected stockholder, according to announcement from the firm. This appeared on a number of online public relations and business news wires, including Gulfshore Business.
- Law Alumni Brett H. Sifrit and Sara Castro are shareholders at Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda, effective Jan. 1. Sifrit focuses his practice on trusts and estates as well as real estate law. Castro is part of the firm's litigation team with a focus on business transactions and civil litigation.
- Law firm Neal & Harwell has elevated Law alumna Mariam Stockton to partner, according to a Jan. 7 announcement in the Nashville Post. Stockton earned the LL.M. in advocacy from Stetson Law. An article also appeared in The Nashville Ledger.
- Law firm Holland & Knight announced 29 new partners, according to a Jan. 7 article in the Florida Record. Two Stetson alumni were included in the promotions. Jessica Hoch, a Double Hatter, is a member of the firm's Real Estate Section, and Brian Hanafin is a member of the firm's Business Section.
- Law alumna Patricia Sigman, a Longwood labor attorney, is jumping into the Senate District 9 race based in Seminole County, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.
- Law alumna Lori Baggett was promoted to managing shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, according to articles in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Times.
- Law alumna and Trenam Law shareholder Catherine M. DiPaolo was elected to Glazer Children's Museum Board of Trustees, according to an announcement on the firm's website.
- Law alumna Shannon Wilson received a Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, according to a Jan. 12 article in the Space Coast Daily News. The award recognizes public service professionals who have dedicated years of service during a distinguished career where they significantly advanced the public safety profession, and by substantial service, have furthered the cause of justice and the mission of public service.
- Law alumnus Christopher Cavaliere, a Double Hatter, was promoted to partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, according to a Jan. 13 announcement from the firm.
- Law alumnus Ryan Lee Hedstrom joined Gunster, according to a Jan. 14 post from the firm.
Dec. 20-Jan. 10
- Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "AAA: Iranian unrest means higher gas prices in Volusia, Flagler," published on Jan. 7. "The biggest thing now is there's more uncertainty," Green said. "There's more risk being priced into the market and that's realistic. The expectation is that Iran will retaliate; it's just a matter of where and when."
- Assistant Professor Sidra Hamidi, PhD, was featured in a Jan. 8 article in The West Volusia Beacon titled, "A local take on recent U.S.-Iran tensions." On the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, Hamidi said, "That's always been the question for the last 20 years now — are they actually going to build a nuclear weapon? I think, largely through diplomacy, that has been prevented for a long time, but I think the question is going to arise among Iranian leadership, if they had nuclear weapons, would the U.S. have taken this act?"
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, wrote the article, "Sex Differences in Cognition" on Quillette on Dec. 27. Ferguson discusses the biological differences between the sexes and whether or not there is merit to the argument that biology accounts for certain social discrepancies between the sexes.
- Hatters Baseball Head Coach Steve Trimper announced the upcoming release of his new book, "Walk Off Winning: A Game Plan for Leading Your Team and Organization to Success," on his website. The book will be released Jan. 15.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was interviewed in a feature on 90.7 WMFE, an Orlando member station of NPR, on Dec. 26 about holiday foods.
- Hari Pulapaka was also featured in a Jan. 2 segment on WMFE-90.7 on the U.S. Constitution titled, "A Closer Look at the US Constitution." The segment featured an audio recording of various members of the Central Florida community and WMFE staff reading the Constitution.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Dec. 29 article featured on the Harvard Law Review Blog called, "The Supreme Court Is Killing Contribution Limits Softly; A Few Years from Now They Likely Will Be Dead." It was also picked up by Election Law Blog, SCOTUSblog and a few alternative-news websites.
- Torres-Spelliscy was also quoted in the Dec. 24 Truthdig article, "Bloomberg Campaign Exposed for Exploiting Prison Labor."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 3 article "When to Try 'Souping' to Lose Weight" on AARP.org. "Many Americans consume way too little vegetables and plant-based proteins in their diets," Lategan-Potgieter said. "Eating soup can be an easy and tasty way to incorporate more vegetables and legumes in the diet, which have well-reported health benefits."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism Andy Dehnart published the article, "Survivor Winners at War: what we know so far about Survivor season 40" on Dec. 19 at Reality Blurred.
- Professor of Law Louis J. Virelli was featured in an interview with Spectrum Bay News 9 on recent Supreme Court cases.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Dec. 19 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "The Role of Campaign Finance Laws in the Ukraine Scandal." It was picked up by Election Law Blog.
- On Dec. 31, Torres-Spelliscy published an op-ed at Truthout titled, "19 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2019."
- Law Associate Dean Darryl Wilson was featured in a Dec. 26 interview on WMNF for an article titled, "Gibson is suing Tampa's Armadillo Enterprises over guitar trademarks."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Dec. 30 article in The Dallas Morning News called, "Under new Texas law, college employees could be fired and charged for not reporting sexual misconduct."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof blog: Dec. 20, More Student Views on Current Events; Dec. 23, New Book on Estate Planning; and Jan. 2, Acting Classes in Senior Center.
- The Legal Theory Blog recommended Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's book, Political Brands, in a Dec. 21 post.
- Former Hatter baseball star Jacob deGrom was named New York Athlete of the Decade by the New York Post on Dec. 26.
- Michael Cabales, VP of the Long Island-based mortgage lender Intercontinental Capital Group, was featured in a Dec. 23 press release. Under his management, the office is expanding in 2020.
- Suzanne Forbes was named Managing Partner at James Moore & Company, P.L., according to a Dec. 30 story from the Business Report of North Central Florida.
- College of Law Alumni Mary Linville Atkins and John Griffin were appointed to the Florida Board of Optometry by Gov. Ron DeSantis, as reported by the governor's official website on Dec. 20.
- Alumnus Thomas Rebman was featured in a Dec. 22 Fox 35 Orlando segment for delivering hats and care packages to the homeless in the Palm Bay area.
- College of Law Alumna Chelsie M. Lamie published the article "Practicing Law in Paradise" at Above the Law on Dec. 19.
- Attorney Kayla Richmond was elected stockholder at the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. on Jan. 5, according to a press release.
- Robert Chambers was hired as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Americold Realty Trust, as reported in the Jan. 9 staff report "Americold Realty Trust Expands Executive Leadership Team, Appoints Robert Chambers as Chief Commercial Officer."
- Alumnus Dallas J. Zulli was appointed Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the real estate development firm Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, as reported by a Jan. 10 press release.
- Alumna Doricia Miller Rivas passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, according to an obituary in the Orlando Sentinel.
- Alumna Tracy Sheehan passed away on Dec. 25, 2019, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.
- Alumna Jennifer A. Nichols was named shareholder at Roetzel & Andress, according to a Jan. 1 announcement from the firm.
- Alumna Cecile Evans Rider rejoined Rogers Towers, according to a Jan. 2 article in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Liz Tew recently joined AssuredPartners as a sales executive, according to a Jan. 7 Upstate Business Journal post.