Interdisciplinary programs offer New College students the flexibility to pursue a course of study from a range of disciplines.
Interdisciplinary programs offer New College students the flexibility to pursue a course of study from a range of disciplines. Areas of Concentration include:
Scott Baker, a 2011 Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, began his research focus during his undergraduate studies at New College when he participated in a pioneering dolphin study in Sarasota Bay. Baker is associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute and professor of fisheries and wildlife at Oregon State University.
Kelly Samek is senior assistant general counsel at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Josh Tickell is an award-winning filmmaker of FUEL (Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary) and The Big Fix (Cannes Official Selection; executive producers include Tim Robbins and Peter Fonda). Three years after graduating from New College, he published From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank, a book about running diesel engines on vegetable oil. He also hosts a weekly radio show called Tickell Talks.
Jesse White is owner/founder, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, a business that sells an eclectic mix of architectural antiques and furniture, décor, garden art and building materials recovered from homes and buildings slated for remodeling or demolition.
Aidan Bailey is working toward a master’s degree in zoology at Miami University.
Oliver Peckham is pursuing a master’s degree in climate science and policy at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.
Michael Cowgill is attending law school at Lewis and Clark.
Amy Laitinen, ’97, is deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation. Prior to joining New America, she was a senior policy analyst for higher education at Education Sector, a nonpartisan education think tank in Washington, D.C., where she focused on student financial aid and federal higher education tax policy. Laitinen previously served as a policy advisor to the undersecretary and assistant secretary for vocational and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education where she was responsible for developing policy and budget proposals for postsecondary education, adult and workforce education, and interagency policy. She also led policy design efforts for President Obama’s proposed $12-billion American Graduation Initiative and served as a policy advisor in the White House, where she helped plan the White House Community College Summit.
Jennifer Glass is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published more than 50 articles and books on gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment. She was elected vice president of the American Sociological Association. “New College really changed the trajectory of my life,” she says. “I never would have gone to graduate school had it not been for my fantastic mentor, who encouraged me and pushed me through my thesis project (which, when I looked back on it a few years ago, was better than most of the M.A. theses my students are writing today!)”
Lauren O’Neill-Butler is a New York–based writer and the managing editor of Artforum.com. A frequent contributor to Artforum and to Artforum.com, she has also written for Art Lies, Bookforum.com, Paper Monument, and Time Out New York. Sheteaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and has been a visiting critic at numerous institutions including Hunter College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Parsons The New School for Design and PS 122 Gallery, New York.
Sarah Viren earned a master of fine arts in creative writing (nonfiction) in 2011 from the University of Iowa — College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She received a Fulbright fellowship for 2011-12 for travel to Colombia with an English Teaching Assistantship grant.
Carly Earnshaw is a therapist and care manager at Edgewood Center for Children and Families. She holds a master’s in clinical psychology from New College of California.
Kate Hubin Piliero is currently vice president of corporate communications at Lions Gate Films.
Craig Blakeley is an attorney with Alliance Law Group LLC in the Washington, D.C., area.
Janet Bowman is director of legislative policy and strategies based in Tallahassee for the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Wiebke Breuer is an attorney at the Law Offices of Matt Greenbaum in New Orleans.
Charles Brooks is a national news producer for CBS News.
James Burgdorf is an assistant policy analyst at Rand Corporation. Previously, he served as a junior analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he was lead author of the National Healthcare Quality Report and a contributing author of the National Healthcare Disparities Report.
Teri Donaldson is a law partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. She was a federal prosecutor and general counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Kayla Drogosz is an analyst with the Brookings Institution and co-author of the book, United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship.
“Creative Environmental Planning: Its Elements and Constraints” by Jennifer Hurst Thorner
“The Concept of Representation: Normative and Empirical Considerations” by Stephen Duprey
“Planned Unit Development: A Community Within a Community” by Erica Gellman
“A Framework for Environmentally Balanced Policy Making” by Pat Moscatello
“The Florida Public Interest Research Group” by Craig Blakeley
“Drink to the Bird: A Black Conspectus of Ralph McGill” by Leon Hicks
“From ‘Common Sense’ to COMSAT: Mass Communications Policy and American Media” by Bruce Jacobs
“Public Policy and the Government Corporation” by Edwin Malet
“Does It Pay To Care? The Commodification of Care and Remuneration in The Market” by Crystal Miller
“Opposites (Still Must) Attract: Constructions of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Modern Young Adult Literature” by Bre Gregg
“Don’t Speak, I Know Just What You’re Saying: Gender Role Orientation, Self-Silencing, and Relationship Satisfaction” by Francesca Leyva
“What is Queer-Ness? A Prototype Analysis of Queer Identity” by Molly Swift
“The Divine Feminine: A Feminist Study of Goddess Appropriation within the Jewish Renewal Movement and Western Interpretations of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism” by Zoe Rayor
“Communicated Gender: A Content Analysis of Contemporary Children’s Toy Commercials in the U.S.” by Mackenzie Pawliger
“Marketing Masculinity: A Content Analysis of Gender Role Presentations in Super Bowl Commercials at the Turn of the 21st Century” by Allison Whitcomb
“Crimes of Emission: How Dirty are the Hfc-23 Abatement Projects of the Clean Development Mechanism?” by Oliver Laurence Peckham
“Speaking for the Seas: Examining and Promoting Sustainable Seafood in the Chesapeake Bay” by Courtney A. Smith
“What Is The Extinction Of The Condor To A Child Who Has Never Seen A Wren? The Effect Of Charismatic Minifauna On The Environmental Behaviors Of High School Students” by Aidan Bailey
“ECO³ Can a Tri-force of Sustainability Reforms $ave the Four Winds Café?” by Johannah Birney
“Who Speaks for the Wolves? An Exploration of the Human-Wolf Conflict in the Continental United States” by Kaitlyn Bock
“Business as Usual: Greenpeace in a Changing World” by Mara Feinberg
The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of public policy and is available to students throughout the year. Also available at the library is the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Holocaust Collection. Named in honor of Holocaust survivor and New College benefactress Dr. Helen Fagin, the collection holds materials related to the Holocaust, genocide andhumanitarian studies. The Fagin room can be reserved for occasional small meetings connected with the collection.
The Gender and Diversity Center (GDC) is a meeting place for student groups interested in working on social justice issues.The GDC’s professional staff strives to foster an environment that is conducive to the social, intellectual and academic well-being of the New College of Florida community by providing a space that facilitates learning and by making available resources for exploring, communicating and supporting diverse experiences.
Hamilton Center, New College’s student union, is home to a well-equipped, intimate 50-seat Black Box Theater for student performances and productions. Reservations for the space can be made through the Student Affairs Office.
The innovative New Music New College performance series is a treasure for contemporary arts enthusiasts and features outstanding musicians from around the country. For more than a decade, New Music New College has included a number of free artist conversations that allow audience members to get to know the musicians and what’s behind their music.