Stetson University in the News, March 13-19, 2020

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Top News:

Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD

• 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

• 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.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• 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.

Other News:

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following articles for the Elder Law Prof Blog:

• Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the following articles for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog:

Alumni News:

Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

• 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.