College of Social Sciences

Board of Directors


Allison DeFoor, D.Min.
Dr. DeFoor is a seventh-generation Floridian. He lives at Wakulla Springs, FL with his wife Terry, a librarian, and they have three children. He is a partner in Castille & DeFoor, an environmental restoration firm, with his partner Colleen Castile, former Secretary of both DEP and DCA in FL. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Full Bio »


Carol S. Weissert
Dr. Weissert assumed the directorship of the Institute in October of 2007. She is also the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. Prior to taking that position in August 2003, she was professor of political science and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. Full Bio »

Regular Members

Non-Voting Trustee Members

  • Reubin O'D Askew
  • J. Clint Brown
  • Bob Martinez
  • Eugene Patterson