College of Social Sciences

Board of Directors


Photo of Lester Abberger Lester Abberger is managing partner of B.L. Abberger & Co., senior adviser to Florida First Capital Finance Corp., and a limited partner of Civic Software/Hometown Neighborhoods, a new urbanist real estate development, investment, and consulting concern.

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Vice Chairman

Photo of Lester Abberger Dr. DeFoor is a seventh-generation Floridian currently residing in Tallahassee. He is an attorney and Episcopal priest working in prison ministry.

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Dr. Weissert has directed the Institute since 2007. She is also the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Political Science at Florida State University.

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Assistant to Director

Stacie Linley
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Regular Members