Fellows Society

Fellows Society LogoThe Fellows Society, Florida State University's graduate fellowship society, brings together our outstanding graduate students who hold competitive university-wide fellowships for the purpose of interdisciplinary learning. 

Graduate students whose merits have been recognized through national fellowship programs, such as the Gates Millennium Scholars, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Charlotte Newcombe Woodrow Wilson Fellows, and other qualifying fellowship programs are also invited to become members.

The Fellows Society was launched in 2008 and continues today to be a premiere university institution for interdisciplinary recognition and networking.

Click on the link below to meet some of the extraordinary FSU Fellows Society members and learn of the many accomplishments that they have achieved in their careers.  

For more information about our Fellows Society please see our  Fellows Society Brochure and our Mission at the links below. 


Mission of the Fellows Society

  • To recognize and advance academic excellence at the graduate level by developing leadership skills.
  • To promote exchange and interactions among fellows from multiple disciplines.
  • To encourage service to the University and Community and to develop an interdisciplinary network of scholars.

Fellows Society Meetings & Events

Fellows participate in regular events, including the Fellows Forum, the Annual Induction Ceremony/Networking Session, the President's Social, and other special events, designed to encourage interdisciplinary exchange and to promote academic and professional development. 

Fellows Society Social

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PRESIDENT'S SOCIAL

Monday, OCT 14, 5:30 - 7 PM
FSU President's House

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2ND FALL 2019 RESEARCH SHARING LUNCHEON

Tuesday, OCT 29, 11:30 - 1 PM
Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall

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CAREERS OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA PANEL & LUNCHEON

Friday, NOV 15, 11:30 - 1:30 PM
Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall
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Careers Outside of Academia, Fall 2019, Tuesday, NOV 15

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Presenters:

DR. ROBIN WATKINS, Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist, US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons

DR. THOMAS J. WHITLEY, Chief of Staff for Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey

DR. ANNETTE SCHWABE, Associate Dean in Undergraduate Studies and Director of the honors program, FSU

Research Sharing Luncheon, Fall 2019, Tuesday, October 29

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Flyer: Research Sharing OCT 29.pdf

Presenters:

Yancili Lozano Torres, Urban & Regional Planning

How Are Cities Advancing Gender Equality? A Comprehensive Analysis of Colombia

Danielle Krusemark, Social Psychology

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?: Views and Consequences of Borrowing from Another’s Culture

WANG Min, International and Multicultural Education

“The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side”: An Exploration of Rural Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Henan Province, China

 

 

President's Social

REGISTER HERE: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ABMZGs37fom2Yl

 

Research Sharing Luncheon, Fall 2019, September 13

 

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Flyer: Research Sharing SEP 13_new.pdf

Presenters:

Elizabeth Foley, Nutrition and Food Science

Alterations in the Gut Microbiome of Osteopenic Men After Three Months of Dried Plum Consumption

Luke Arredondo, Religion

Pope Leo XIII and the Development of 20th Century Catholic Theology

Keanan Joyner, Clinical Psychology

Alcohol Demand and Alcohol Problems - Chicken or the Egg?


INDUCTION CEREMONY, Fall 2019, Aug. 23, 9 am - 1 pm

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Flyer: FS_Induction-Networking_Agenda.pdf

 

*Please register here to attend our annual Fall Fellows Society Induction & Networking Session - August 23, 2019, from in the Great Hall. Both returning and new members of the Fellows Society are invited to this annual event where we induct new Fellows, network, and talk about upcoming new plans and Fellows initiatives! Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided!


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Fellows Advisory Board 2019-2020

Fellows have voted and the counts are in! Please meet the latest edition of the Fellows Advisory Board. This year the board has two new positions. Please view the announcement for more details.

 

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Meet the Members of the FSU Fellows Society

Our FSU Fellows are extraordinary leaders poised to make a difference in their communities using their knowledge and skills. Click below to learn more about their accomplishments and see individual biographies including awards earned and background information. Fellows can use the directory to dynamically connect and collaborate with other Fellows. 

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Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House (HSF)

The Grand Opening of the new Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House (HSF), located in the heart of the FSU campus overlooking Landis Green was held on March 6, 2014. This state-of-the-art facility is now the new home for the FSU Fellows Society. The house is now home to the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, the Program for Instructional Excellence, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs as well as the undergraduate Honors program, the Office of National Fellowships, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. The house provides space for graduate fellows and other highly motivated and engaged students and postdocs to interact with one another, share creative ideas, discover new ways of thinking, and build lasting relationships.  


Past Events

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Take a look at the 2019 Fellows Forum full program here, presentation summaries and photo gallery!


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    2018 Fellows Annual Induction Ceremony

    New fellowship holders are welcomed into the Fellows Society by the Dean of The Graduate School at an induction ceremony and orientation that takes place at the beginning of each fall semester. During the ceremony, current Fellows provide each new member with a Fellows Society Pin, which is worn to all Fellows Society events.  An interactive training workshop, designed for both new and returning Fellows, takes place after the ceremony and provides fellows with the opportunity to network and discuss their research.

    Click here to view the Photo Gallery!

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    2018 Fellows Annual Induction Ceremony

    The Fellows Society pin, given upon induction, is a meaningful symbol of Florida State University’s only graduate fellowship society. The flame represents the interwoven torches of the University seal, Vires, Artes, and Mores, and stands for the combined strength, knowledge, and character that our fellows strive to embody.

    Click here to view the Photo Gallery!


Previous Research Sharing Sessions:

Research Sharing with the Fellows Society Spring 2019

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Flyer for the January 22nd 2019 Research Sharing Luncheon. 

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Flyer for the February 15th 2019 Research Sharing Luncheon.

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Flyer for the April 4th 2019 Research Sharing Luncheon.                  

Photo gallery here!

 

second fall 2018 Research Sharing Sessions: tuesday, nov 6. 

 

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Research Sharing presenters on Nov 6th, 2018. From left to right: Wen-Chi Shie (Public Administration), and Karen Corbett (Molecular Biophysics).

11:30 AM - 1 PM     For detailed abstracts about the presentations click here. 

 

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Research Sharing presenters on Sep 10th, 2018. From left to right: Katherine Easterling (Biology), Eve A. Humphrey (Biology), and Marielena Dias (Political Science).

 For detailed abstracts about the presentations click here. 

 

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Research Sharing presenters on June 15th, 2018

Friday, Jun 15 2018 

For detailed abstracts about the presentations on June 15th click here

 

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Speakers for the May 22nd Fellows Research Sharing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 

Click here for more information and photos from the May 22nd Research Sharing!

For detailed abstracts about the presentations on May 22nd click here


ARCHIVED MEETINGS

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Dr. J. Robert McClure
PRESIDENT AND CEO
 The James Madison Institute (JMI)

Careers Outside of Academia

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Friday, April 27th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall

The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House 

Join us! The Fellows Society welcomes you to this inaugural discussion event titled: “Your journey to your current position.” Dr. McClure’s talk will cover: 1) reasons he chose a path outside academia; 2) finding/creating a position; 3) day-to-day work; and 4) Advice for pursuing careers outside of academia. There will be a Q&A session after the talk.

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CURRENT FELLOWS SHOWCASE

Following a global review process involving hundreds of highly accomplished candidates from around the world, a select Cohort of 40 rising change-makers in music was selected to take part in the 2019 GLP Journey. Applauses to Vivianne Asturizaga, a Bolivian flutist and an FSU Fellow, that was among the 40 Global Leaders!

Various debiasing experiments suggest that implicit bias is based on associations or stereotypes, but that it is not entirely unconscious or involuntary. Nick Byrd addresses this issue in his recently published article: What We Can (And Can’t) Infer About Implicit Bias From Debiasing Experiments. Congratulations Nick!

Congratulations to our Fellow Hanna Hoover who just won the Economics Department Michael J. Piette Dissertation Award!

Elise Kieffer, an Arts Administration Doctoral Candidate, publishes an article in the American Journal of Arts Management. Congratulations to our dear Fellow Elise!

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the FSU Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

ALUMNI FELLOWS SHOWCASE

Below you will find links to sites showcasing the exciting accomplishments of current and alumni Fellows. 

Fully Printed Halide Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes with Silver Nanowire Electrodes with a credit by FSU Fellow Xin Shan

Author Kelly Jacobson, an FSU Fellows Society Member


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Ask a Fellow About Their Research Event

Fellows Forum

The Fellows Forum is an opportunity for members of the Fellows Society to put into action the interdisciplinary ideals of the Fellows Society by organizing a symposium that brings together scholars and professionals from a variety of viewpoints to address a problem of broad humanistic significance. Each Fellows Forum has a unique theme and allows the fellows to engage with faculty in discussions on challenging and timely topics. The Fellows are engaged in the planning and development of each Forum, thus gaining valuable experience. 

2018 Fellows Forum: A Two-day Panel Discussion Event

Click here for a PHOTO GALLERY from our 2018 Fellows Forum!
Friday, March 2nd - DAY ONE PANEL: Social & Environmental Justice through Scholarly Advocacy 
Tuesday, March 6th - DAY TWO PANEL: Fact or Fallacy: The Creation, Distribution, and  Interpretation of Knowledge 

What happens to knowledge out in the world? In this inter-disciplinary conversation, panelists consider crises of misunderstanding or misinformation as opportunities to think about what we think we know. How do we interpret knowledge, and what are the consequences of those interpretations?

Dr. Hannah Schwadron, Dance Studies; Dr. Paul M. Beaumont, Economics; and Nick Byrd, Philosophy, each present a real-world crisis of knowledge to which their field can offer insight. After explaining the situation, panelists respond to the following questions in round-table fashion.

How do you approach and understand this crisis? What implications does this crisis have? In what directions do you see things heading? What do you notice about the other panelists’ crises? Are there knowledge systems or models from your field that might offer insight? This lively discussion weaves together multiple disciplinary approaches with current events to help us think deeply about what and how we know.

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2017 Fellows Forum: "Empowerment Through Community Engagement"

On Friday, March 3, 2017, Fellows, faculty and staff gathered in the Great Hall of the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House for the 7th Annual Fellows Forum, "Empowerment through Community Engagement."This year’s forum on the topic of "Empowerment through Community Engagement" was developed by a number of Fellows who began brainstorming in August 2016 at the annual Fellows Induction Ceremony and Networking Session.

The speakers of the 2017 Fellows Forum included Keynote speaker, Gabriel Williams, Fellows Society Member, Dance, FSU, Heather Boni, Fellows Society Member, Dance, FSU, Dr. Petra Doan, Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, FSU, Dr. Denise Von Glahn, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology, FSU, Dr. Brent Edington, Director, Office of Commercialization, FSU, Dr. Kenneth Hanson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, FSU, and Dr. George Pesta, Director, Center for Criminology & Public Policy Research, FSU.

Quotes from those who attended the 2017 Fellows Forum:

  • “Outstanding, brilliant, encouraging, stirring...I was simply moved by today's session. I'm looking forward to doing the work of activist scholarship.”
  • “The keynote was particularly inspirational. Gabriel's work motivated me to look for new and creative ways to make my own research more engaged with community.”
  • “The diversity of the panel speakers was excellent! The dancing performances were awesome as well!”
  • “I loved the first panel. Community engagement is a cornerstone of my discipline, and I loved seeing it across so many departments.”
  • “I was very impressed by the level of coordination of the event.  Thanks to the organizers and leaders of this year's event.”
  • “Thank you for the opportunity of attending this interesting and very informative day.  It was inspiring.”
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Past Forums

2017 Fellows Forum Program Flyer: "Empowerment through Community Engagement"

2016 Fellows Forum, "Make Room for Me: Widening the Circle of Diversity & Equity."

2015 Fellows Forum, "Exploring Wellness: What it is and Why it Matters."
2014 Fellows Forum, "Keeping an Eye on the Digital Divide"
2013 Fellows Forum, "Reintegrating Veterans into Civilian Life: An Interdisciplinary Discussion."
2012 Fellows Forum, "Journey to the Table: A Discussion of the Food System."
2011 Fellows Forum, “Global Climate Change and North Florida: Facts, Perceptions, and Planning.” 

Annual Induction Ceremony & Networking Session

New fellowship holders are welcomed into the Fellows Society by the Dean of The Graduate School at an induction ceremony and orientation that takes place at the beginning of each fall semester. During the ceremony, current Fellows provide each new member with a Fellows Society Pin, which is worn to all Fellows Society events.  An interactive training workshop, designed for both new and returning Fellows, takes place after the ceremony and provides fellows with the opportunity to network and discuss their research.

The Fellows Society pin, given upon induction, is a meaningful symbol of Florida State University’s only graduate fellowship society. The flame represents the interwoven torches of the University seal, Vires, Artes, and Mores, and stands for the combined strength, knowledge, and character that our fellows strive to embody.

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    2017 Fellows Induction Ceremony Photo Gallery

    The 2017 Annual Induction Ceremony and Networking session was hosted on Friday, August 25, 2017 in the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House. Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director of FSU's Coastal and Marine Lab was the featured keynote speaker at the event and spoke about the importance and process of sharing research with policy makers. Some fellows also discussed their ideas about sharing research with the public. 

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Fellows Society Social

As a tradition, the FSU President invites members of Fellows Society to the President's House each year for a social event. This event provides Fellows with an opportunity to meet the University president, tour the President's House and to discuss their research interests with one another. The 2018 Fellows Society Social was held on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:30- 7:00 P.M at the President's House. This event provided present Fellows with the unique opportunity to take a group photo with President John Thrasher and the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Mark Riley. 

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    2018 President's Social Photo Gallery

    The 2018 President's Social was hosted on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the President's House. This was an extra special event where fellows were given the opportunity to meet the President, tour the President's House, socialize with each other, and have the annual Fellow's Society group photo taken with President Thrasher, Mrs. Thrasher and Dean Riley!

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    2017 President's Social Photo Gallery

    The 2017 President's Social was hosted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the President's House. This was an extra special event where fellows were given the opportunity to meet the President, tour the President's House, socialize with each other, and have the annual Fellow's Society group photo taken with President Thrasher, Mrs. Thrasher and Interim Dean Riley!

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Fellowships Offered

Fellowships currently and previously offered

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Make a donation

Interested in contribution to the Fellows Society?

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Questions?

Questions about the Fellows Society may be directed to Dr. Lisa Liseno.

Check back soon for more updates about our Fellows!

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