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“The Monster Professor” Highlights FSW Research Expo

Apr 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) presents its Spring Research Expo from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13 – 14, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus Rush Auditorium, Building J, Room 103, and virtually on Zoom. The Research Expo will showcase the research several FSW students, faculty and staff have focused on throughout the semester. The expo is free and open to the public.

Highlighting the expo, author and English professor Josh Woods is celebrated for both his fiction and his acclaimed podcast, “The Monster Professor,” which explores the role of monsters in literature, myth, film, folklore and pop culture. Woods will read from his book of short stories “O Monstrous World!” followed by a discussion about his work. The session will be recorded as part of his podcast.

Additionally, Dr. Brandon Jett, professor, history, will present a lecture on “Lynching in LaBelle,” poster sessions, presentations, and an art exhibition featuring research and works by FSW students, faculty and staff can also be viewed.

For a full event schedule and Zoom links, visit

For more information on the FSW Research Expo and Lecture Series, contact Dr. Joseph van Gaalen, assistant vice president, Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness, at (239) 433-6965 or


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Last Updated: April 7, 2021

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