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Feb. 26 - March 3, 2024

Dr. Fawn Ngo

Criminology associate professor selected as associate editor of international journal

Criminology Associate Professor Fawn Ngo, PhD, has accepted an invitation to serve as the associate editor of Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice. Victims & Offenders includes research from a wide range of disciplines, including criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work.

Dr. Lindsay Peterson

Aging studies assistant research professor joins NSF-funded project

Lindsay Peterson, PhD, an assistant research professor in the School of Aging Studies, has been selected to participate in a statewide team science project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The aim of the project is to combine researchers in diverse disciplines (geology, anthropology, engineering, gerontology, etc.) who all have an interest in disaster resilience, with an overall goal of developing projects that incorporate their diverse skills and perspectives. The principal investigator of this NSF project is Melanie Bauer of Nova Southeastern.

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Social work PhD student cohosts Arthritis Foundation podcast

Stephanie Rosado, MSW, CWHC, a PhD student in the School of Social Work, co-hosted an episode of Live Yes! With Arthritis, wherein she discussed the disparity in health care in the U.S. with Angela Chun, MD. The episode focuses on why it’s important to build and nurture more diverse rheumatology networks, how patients and physicians can benefit, and what is being done to fill the gap. Listen to the episode.

CBCS in the News

'Bigger than I ever imagined'; biker group hopes to fill gaps in enforcement of online predators

WCPO (ABC) - Cincinnati 

"'I have respect for these groups,' said Dr. C. Jordan Howell, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida, who spoke on his own behalf and not on behalf of his university. 'These are individuals...'"

Jay Collins wants to bring home 286 million pieces of bacon

Florida Politics

"$2.5 million to establish curriculum as part of a 'Leadership in Crisis Recognition and Intervention' graduate certificate program for law enforcement at the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral and Community Sciences."

Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation

Title: Determining Factors for Retirement and Change in Cognition

Student: Britney M. Veal

Program: Aging Studies

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: MHC 1739 & Microsoft Teams

Title: Maturing Out of Crime: A Test of The Integrated Maturation Theory of Desistance 

Student: Kelly Kortright

Program: Criminology

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: SOC 351 & Microsoft Teams (Email for Teams link.)

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace Course

Learn to attract and retain talent by creating a workplace culture that fosters wellness and allows for the free expression of issues related to employee's mental health, behavioral health, and addiction. Start the course today.

Hart Study Flyer

Call for Participants: Research Study on Mental Health Impact of Emergency Department Experiences

Consider participating in this research study on how experiences in the emergency department impact mental health by completing a 10-minute survey. Take the survey here.

Todd Colloquium

The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy Colloquium by a Candidate for a Faculty Position

Feb. 27 | 1:45 - 3 p.m.

SMC B226 & Microsoft Teams

Therese Todd, PhD, will present "From Crisis to Community: Understanding Policing and Reimagining Mental Health Crisis Intervention."


Submit your nominations for the 2024 Deans Awards!

Deadline: Feb. 28

Submit your nominations for the 2024 Dean’s Awards. Faculty awards include the Outstanding Research Award, Outstanding Teaching Awards (an award will be given to a tenure track faculty in addition to a non-tenure track/instructor), the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (must be tenure track for a full academic year), and the Outstanding Service Award. Student awards include the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

Nominations are due to Nicoleta Zenn ( by Feb. 28. Click here for more info.

Lechago virtual training

Virtual Training in Effective Supervision Practices

in Clinical and Education Settings

March 18 | 10 a.m. - noon

Microsoft Teams

Learn about effective supervision practices in clinical and education settings from Sarah A. Lechago, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, an associate professor of behavior analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

RSVP by March 1 here.

Castle Lecture Flyer

School of Aging Studies Policy Series Lecture: “The CoreQ Survey: Developing a measure of resident and family satisfaction with nursing homes and assisted living communities"

March 18 | 1 p.m.

MHC 1739

Hear from Nicholas Castle, PhD, MHA, FGSA, chair and professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership at the West Virginia University School of Public Health. Castle's areas of expertise include long-term care, epidemiology of aging, health systems improvement, occupational health, and obesity.

Those who are not members of the School of Aging Studies are encouraged to RSVP to Jim Scull (, 813-974-241).

Caregiver Conference

Caregiving for the Caregiver to Provide Better Care

April 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites

The conference will include sessions on coping strategies,

advance care planning, medical and health issues in

caregiving, and caregiver resilience and advocacy, as well as

a panel on resources from area agencies on aging and other community expert providers. Free chair massages will be offered by Moffitt Cancer Center to caregivers in attendance

on a first-to-sign-up basis.


2024 SAS Preceptors and Awards Reception

School of Aging Studies 2024 Preceptors and Awards Reception

April 19 | 1-2:30 p.m.

Join the School of Aging Studies in recognizing internship preceptors, supervisors, and recipients of awards and scholarships.

2024 Spring Assembly Save the date

Spring 2024 CBCS Faculty & Staff Assembly

April 24 | 1-2:30 p.m.

MHC Atrium & Microsoft Teams

Hear updates about the college from CBCS leadership. All CBCS faculty and staff are encouraged to attend in person.

Fiesta by the Bay 2024

Fiesta by the Bay for Autism

April 27 | 6 p.m.

USF Gibbons Alumni Center

The funds raised at Fiesta by the Bay help the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF provide free programs and projects throughout the year across 14 counties. There are many ways you can help make this year’s event a huge success. Contact Christine Rover at to find out ways you can help!

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