Faculty Research Spotlights

USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus is proud to showcase world-class faculty in our Breakthrough Research Spotlights. Our professors are committed to advancing their disciplines through continuous scholarly activity that includes breakthrough research, published works and international presentations, all while continuing to provide new opportunities and career guidance for our students. In these Spotlights, we aim to highlight some of the most recent and relevant research our faculty is working on publishing. 

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Faculty members interested in learning more about the submission process can contact Dr. Anthony Coy for more information. 


Yes, customers do like it when waiters and hairdressers wear a mask – especially if it's black - The Conversation 1/25/20

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus Breakthrough Research Archive

Researcher at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus launches weekly podcast to focus on literacy, education - 12/11/20

Three USF Sarasota-Manatee campus professors among world’s top researchers - 12/10/20

Campus Insider: Research lab at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus receives $30,000 donation - 8/25/20

Online grant-writing workshops at USF draw hundreds of researchers - 6/22/20

USF researchers’ study reveals racial disparities in fear of police brutality - 6/15/20

USF Sarasota-Manatee researchers to discuss findings of veterans study at Longboat Key Rotary Club meeting Nov. 5 - 10/29/19

Bulls Notebook: USFSM researcher’s ‘imposter syndrome’ study gains national media attention - 7/23/19

The Promise of Documentary Theatre to Counter Ageism in Age-Friendly Communities - 8/30/18

Global Concern about the Environment, Dr. Feng Hao - 3/15/18

Employee Political Affiliation as a Driver of Corporate Social Responsibility Intensity, Dr. Rick Borghesi - 2/19/18

Social Forces Sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian Tensions: A Dynamical Psychology Perspective, Dr. Jay Michaels - 11/28/17

Crime Places in Context: An Illustration of the Multilevel Nature of Hot Spot Development, Dr. Rustu Deryol - 11/16/17

The status of race in public sector work: Implications for emotion management and job satisfaction, Dr. Melissa M. Sloan & Dr. James D. Unneve - 10/31/17

Dual Commitments to Organizations and Professions: Different Motivational Pathways to Productivity, Dr. Tom Becker - 9/5/17