Grant Awarded to Study Civic Engagement

PEAKS researchers have been awarded a grant by the FSU Institute of Politics to examine the impact of communicative processes of civic engagement among college students. The study will explore how that communication occurs during times of crisis, specifically mask-wearing as an act of civic […]

Science Comm

Tracy A. Ippolito was a panelist at the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute’s Annual Meeting. She and fellow panelists discussed the role that public information and outreach plays in communicating science to those outside of the scientific community.

Mental Health on Campus

Dr. Jessica Wendorf Muhamad, Tracy A. Ippolito, Angela Donahue, and Laura-Kate Huse from FSU School of Communication and Juan S. Muhamad (pictured left) from FSU School of Information had work accepted to a colloquium at Florida International University (FIU) that took place October 22 and […]

Reentry Reform

PEAKS director, Jessica Wendorf Muhamad, is on the development team for a data-driven, scalable reentry reform solution. The adaptive game-based intervention will harness technology, personal storytelling, and mass media to reduce stigma, promote behavior change, and unlock integral community opportunities for millions of formerly incarcerated […]

Pub Alert!

Tracy Ippolito was recently published in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. Her paper is titled Safe in the Rooms of A.A.: How Anonymity Helps Reduce the Stigma of Help-seeking and Reinforces Solidarity and Group Cohesiveness. This study is part of a larger project Ippolito is still working […]


NCA 2019

Good news!! PEAKS Lab in FSU CCI has 7 papers accepted to the National Communication Association 2019 Conference. Congrats to Juliann Cortese, Colin Huse, Laura-Kate Gonyea Huse, Tracy Ippolito, Mia Lustria, Casey McLaughlin, Jessica Wendorf Muhamad, Juan S. Muhamad, Karen Schrier, and Fan Yang!

Laura-Kate Huse

Top Paper

Congrats to doctoral student, Laura-Kate Gonyea Huse. Her paper, entitled “Am I Appalachian? Sensemaking of Appalachian identity through personal, cultural, and media interactions,” received the Top Paper Award 2018 National Communication Association, Division of Applied Communication.

AMWA Speaker

PEAKS director Jessica Wendorf Muhamad is featured speaker at the American Medical Women’s Association ‚Äč”Raise Your Voice in Medicine” Conference. Read more.

Razor Lecture Series


Dr. Wendorf Muhamad invited to present “Games for Social Change” as part of the Challenger Learning Center’s 2018 RAZOR Lecture Series. Read more.

Ana Maria Erazo

Intl. Judge

Dr. Wendorf Muhamad was privileged to serve on the International Doctoral Dissertation Committees for Ana Maria Erazo, the first female PhD in Communication graduate in Colombia. Read more.