Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Educational Policy Research

Improving Educational Outcomes

Funded by the Florida Department of Education, this project assesses empirical evidence of teacher preparation programs, including organizational structure and curricula design, conducts other educational policy research, and provides preliminary recommendations to develop a restricted access educational data warehouse.


George Pesta, Ph.D. 

Associate Director, FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Project Staff

Lead Research Analyst: Endya Stewart

Principal Investigator: Lawrence Abele, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida State University

Project Director: Karen Mann

Project Advisor: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Graduate Students: Karla Dhungana, Ryan Meldrum, Julie Mestre, Colby Valentine