Academic Service Learning Steering Committee
Spring 2012
Lianne Briggs Lianne Briggs
Associate Professor
Department: Sport Entertainment Hospitality Management


Professor Briggs teaches courses in Restaurant & Food Industry, Private Club and Hotel Management ranging from Noncommercial Food Service Operations to Menu Planning & Nutrition, World Cuisines, Property Management, and Front Office Procedures/Accounting
Sandra Burns Sandra Burns, RDH, RN MS
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Allied Health Sciences


Courses taught: Community Dentistry I and II, Dental Hygiene Internship Practice, Pathology, Periodontology, Pharmacology, Clinical Practice, Nitrous Oxide and Local Anesthesia.
Dr. Potter Dr. Bill Potter
Administrative Coordinator
Dean, University College


Dr. Potter serves as the Administrative Liaison for PEP. He has been keenly interested in helping students of all kinds be successful in college as an academic advisor, an instructor in student success courses, and as an administrator responsible for providing support services. Dean Potter's research includes grade inflation, student retention, and assessment of student success strategies.
Dr. Samuels Dr. Wendy Samuels
Associate Professor of Social Work
College of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Samuels teaches a wide variety of courses in the Social Work curriculum. Her specialist interests include clinical interventions with children and families, particularly as it relates to nurturing parenting techniques.
Mischelle Taylor Stone Mischelle Taylor Stone
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Services


Dr. Stone has worked in both the adult and juvenile justice systems. She has worked as a corrections officer in the adult prison system, and in adult probation. She served as the Executive Director of juvenile day treatment, non—secure detention, and residential facilities. She has been licensed as a private investigator in the state of Michigan specializing in child custody and medical insurance fraud cases.
Dr. Thomson Dr. Stephanie Thomson
Assistant Professor of Communication
College of Arts & Sciences


Professor Thomson holds a Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in rhetorical studies and organizational communication. Her research interests include women and political rhetoric, organizational communication, and communication in the classroom. Her dissertation explored the themes and strategies used in United Farm Workers organizational rhetoric from 1996-2002. She teaches a variety of courses including fundamentals of public speaking, and other communication courses. She also serves on the FSU Academic Senate Arts & Lectures Committee.