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Dr. Sam Staley

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D., Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center, is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and professor at FSU where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. He has authored several books and has published more than 100 articles, studies and reports.

Ph: (850) 645-9694

E-mail: sstaley@fsu.edu


Judy Kirk

Judy Kirk, Business Manager at the DMC, handles the administrative duties. She has been with the Center since 2007. Judy graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business Management.

Ph: (850) 644-3849

E-mail: jkirk@fsu.edu


Mark McNees

Mark McNees, Dmin., Director of Social Entrepreneurship, is an international speaker on social entrepreneurship, non-profit innovation, and organizational culture. He is the founder and President/CEO of RedEye Coffee and the Founding Pastor of Element3 Church He has authored two books and, as a professor, runs a social entrepreneurship seminar at FSU.

E-mail: mmcnees@fsu.edu



”Val

Val Rodriguez, is the Social Entrepreneurship Project Manager and the co-founder of Driftour. Her role within the DMC is to cultivate and develop opportunities for undergraduate students in the field of social entrepreneurship. Through the coordination of social entrepreneurship events, the mentorship of student social entrepreneurs, and the management of social entrepreneurship research interns, her role focuses on the budding social entrepreneurial ecosystem emerging at FSU.

E-mail: ver14b@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Social Entrepreneurship Group section


Mike Avi

Mike AviEconomics; Portuguese – is the Outreach Coordinator. His work at the DMC focuses on coordinating product release and event planning between the PLuG, the DAG, and the SEG. He is the founder and chair of Tallahassee Liberty on the Rocks and serves as a senior campus coordinator with Students for Liberty.

Ph: (954) 654-6466

E-mail: mike.ethan.avi@gmail.com


Kathy Makinen, Editor

Ph: (850) 644-8101

E-mail: kmakinen@fsu.edu


Matt Kelly, Policy Lab Group Director

E-mail: mlk12b@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Policy Lab Group section


Matt Laird, Data Analytics Group Director

E-mail: mrl14b@my.fsu.edu

For more information, see the Data Analytics Group section