Meet Our Students and Faculty

Meet the people who are all part of what makes The FSU Difference.

We attract practical, inquisitive, career-focused undergraduate and graduate students who are committed and eager to learn new ideas and make new discoveries. Our respected faculty scholars are talented teachers who challenge students to achieve their best so that students build confidence in themselves and their abilities.

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Andrew Franquiz '17

Criminology

"I have gained a deep understanding of criminological concepts, policy implications, and the most innovative and progressive research methodology."

"My NASA-Funded internship provided me with the opportunity to inspire a future generation of scientists by leading a two-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education program for students in Framingham Public Schools."

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Dr. David Merwin

Geography

"The internet has put GIS at the forefront of our society with the availability to map objects in real time using GPS, the use of high-resolution remote sensing/satellite imagery data, and the ability to analyze crowdsourcing data."

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"Coming into college I wanted to be a cardiologist. Now that I’m taking developmental biology, I’m starting to think fetal medicine would be interesting. I will go into (medical school) with an open mind and go from there."

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"From early slave and captivity narratives to the Transcendentalists and the beginnings of the women's rights movement, early American literature offers a wide diversity of texts and subject matters."

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Amari Veale '18

Psychology

"M.I.S.S. (Motivation, Intersectionality, Sisterhood and Solidarity) started from a desire on campus to have a group that supports women. It’s about making friends, having mentors and hearing from women in successful jobs and careers."

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Adam Munroe G'17

Master of Science in Nursing Concentration in Nursing Education

"The amount of work needed to be successful is challenging at times, but the faculty have always been available outside of designated class times, and have been very creative in accommodating the demands of my busy schedule."

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Jaime Bailey '17

Psychology and Early Childhood Education

"Once I arrive (to teach English in Kosovo through the Peace Corps), I will need to learn about my school and my students before I can establish a lesson plan that is best suited to the community."