SURE Grant Undergraduate Research

2024 Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience Awards

Congratulations to all 2024 SURE Grant recipients!

Diana Godinho (William Nylen, PhD): Brazil Case Study: Political Polarization and its Effects on a Democratic Youth

Amarige Champion (Ekaterina Kudryavtseva, PhD): Bum Painter or so-called Architect?: Oscar Bluemner’s Transition to Painting

Jason Albea (Leander Seah, PhD): The United States-Philippines Military Alliance: Ferdinand Marcos and the Cold War, 1965-1986

Sophia Maritz (Chadley Ballantyne, PhD): Changing Postures and Breathing Patterns: Insights into Singing through the RespTrack System

Tajah Garrett (Chadley Ballantyne, PhD): Embracing the creative art of songwriting, filming and recording

Natalie Thomas (Luca Molnar, MFA): Literature in Relation to Society and the Artworld

Braedyn Wasden (Christopher Jimenez, PhD): The Spaces and Bodies of Ligotti and Kafka: Between Space and Body in Capitalist Organizational Management

Nikki Membiela (Eric Johnson, PhD): The Self-Conscious Bi-Racial: How Examining Historic and Contemporary Literature Creates an Evolution in the Idea of Boisean Double Consciousness

Frueauff Research Grants

Savannah Goodwin (Corie Charpentier, PhD): Do Tidal Rhythms Effect Larval Dispersal in Aratus Pisonii?

Blair Durda (Sarah Garcia, PhD) Kirtan Kriya Meditation on Amnestic and Non-Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Proposed Study

Maxwell Shiffman (Holley Lynch, PhD): Collecting the first live images of Vanessa cardui embryos

Naya Adla (Thomas Vogel, PhD): Tracking Hate Speech on Twitter among the Arab Diaspora in the West  using Machine Learning Models

Sowren Wildingcrayne (Lynn Kee, PhD): Investigating Ginkgo Biloba Extract (EGb761) Amyloid beta (Aβ) inhibition using a transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans model.


Study Abroad: Madness In Venice

FSEM Showcase

NEW FSEM Leadership

Martin Blackwell

Dear Colleagues, 

I’m taking over the leadership of the FSEM Program from Dr. Ranjini Thaver from here forward. I’m  lucky to be leading such a vibrant program and I’ve tried to latch on to all of the successful efforts made to make FSEM work at Stetson with a new Canvas site available here….  (links to an external site)

Your FSEM Faculty course page contains much of the information you need to know to prepare for fall 2021. The FSEM Handbook is located there, for example, as well as a new archive of important documents which shows where we’ve come from over the past ten years.

The Frequently Asked Questions document is my attempt to get out ahead of the curve with the coming semester. But I am available at [email protected] if you have any additional queries or need for clarification, of course.     

(Soon, I’ll be back with a calendar of events for the coming year among other things.)  

Sincerely yours, 

Dr. Martin Blackwell
Director of the FSEM Program
Visiting Professor of History
Department of History
Stetson University
DeLand, Florida 32373

Announcements Research Integrity

Academic Affairs Announcements

March 23, 2021

  1. IRB protocols
  2. IACUC proposals
  3. External Scholarships

From:  Michael Eskenazi, IRB Chair 

The deadline to submit Full Board Review protocols for review by the end of the semester is Wednesday April 7th.  The deadline to submit Exempt or Expedited Review protocols for review by the end of the semester is Wednesday April 14th.  Any protocols submitted after these dates will be reviewed in the order of their submission at the beginning of the fall semester. 

If you cannot meet these deadlines but have work that will begin over the summer, please let me know and I will review these Exempt or Expedited Review protocols after the deadline.  However, Full Board Review protocols must be submitted before April 7th for work that will begin over the summer.  

Please be sure to use the updated Protocol Description Form and Consent Form when submitting your IRB application.  These forms can be found at the bottom of the main page of MentorIRB.  You can access MentorIRB through the Resources tab in MyStetson. 

If you have questions about whether you need to submit your research for IRB review, what your level of review should be, or anything else, please contact me at [email protected] or 386-822-7398.  

From: Melissa Gibbs, Professor & Director of the Aquatic & Marine Biology Program

Attention all faculty members who plan to conduct new research projects involving non-human vertebrate animals this summer: 

As is our usual routine, if you plan to work with non-human vertebrate animals this summer for a research project that has not yet been approved by the IACUC, you will need to submit a proposal for our review by Friday April 23rd. The forms and guidelines used for writing proposals can be found on the Provost’s web page: If you have several students who are all working on a similar project with you, you may choose to submit a single proposal and list the names of students who will be participating. You and your students, however, must have completed some form of IACUC training within the past two years, and have submitted health forms (to Campus Health Services) for review.

We offer research training through CITI You will need to register for CITI using your Stetson ID, and then select the basic Working with the IACUC module. There are several other modules that you might want to have your research students complete (e.g. Mice & Rats, Wildlife Research, Working with Amphibians, Working with Fish). 

The next call for proposals and reviews will be in early August, with a deadline toward the end of that month.

You will be notified individually if you need to submit a continuing review form or a project completion form.

From:  Grace Kaletski Maisel, Learning & Information Literacy Librarian, Research & External Scholarships Advisor

This advising season, I encourage you to keep distinguished scholarships and fellowships in mind. If you have a student who expresses interest or shows promise for a distinguished scholarship/fellowship opportunity, please refer them to Research & External Scholarships Advisor Grace Kaletski-Maisel at [email protected], or the appropriate campus advisor listed below. 

An info session for students providing information on a variety of opportunities will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12-1 PM via Zoom. RSVP at Cultural credit is available for this event.  Additional information is online at

Name of Scholarship/Fellowship ProgramCampus Representative
Barry S. Goldwater ScholarshipMike King
Harry S. Truman ScholarshipDavid Hill
Morris K. Udall FoundationWendy Anderson
Fulbright Student ProgramBill Nylen & Ana Servigna
James C. Gaither Junior FellowsTim Stiles
Rhodes Scholarship & Marshall ScholarshipMelinda Hall
Boren Awards & Critical Languages ScholarshipYohann Ripert

Submitted via email from the Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs

Faculty Awards International Awards Sabbatical

Timely Sabbatical in Taiwan
Faculty Awards Fulbright Scholars

Stetson Professors Receive Second Fulbright Awards
Faculty Awards Fulbright Scholars

Stetson Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
Faculty Awards Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Award Sends Associate Professor to Ukraine
Faculty Awards Fulbright Scholars

Law Professor Luz Nagle Receives Fulbright Award
Faculty Awards Fulbright Scholars

From Fulbright to Uzbekistan