Florida State University Student Athlete Academic Services Staff

Jessica Francis

Director of Tutorial Services
Learning Specialist

M.S. in Sport Psychology, Florida State University
B.S. in Psychology, University of Central Florida


Jessica Francis joined the Florida State Athletic Department in December of 2013. She was named the Director of Tutorial Services in August of 2016. She had previously served as the Assistant Director of Educational Services since October of 2015. She provides oversight of the departmental Tutorial program managing full time staff as well as overseeing a staff of seventy tutors. She also serves as a Learning Specialist.

Prior to Florida State Jessica was on staff at UCF where she was the Assistant Director of Student Services. Francis focused on setting up community service opportunities for Knight student-athletes. She was also involved with scholarship and award nominations, mentoring, counseling and was responsible for the Knights PRIDE newsletter. Francis was also co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, co-director of the year-end banquet, responsible for maintaining the Student Services web site, involved with personal and professional development opportunities for student-athletes and took part in senior exit interviews.

Francis is a 2010 UCF graduate, who was an intern in the Knights' Academic Services for Student-Athletes unit in the summer of 2012. She worked as a tutor at Florida State from 2011 through 2012 in Student-Athlete Academic Services while earning her master's degree in Sport Psychology. She also served as an assistant track and field coach at Maclay School during her time in Tallahassee.

During her time as a student at UCF, she was a captain on the track and field team and earned the Dr. Richard Lapchick Award for Community Service. Francis also served as the track and field representative on the UCF Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was the track and field liaison to Knights PRIDE.


N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “It Takes A Village: Learning Specialist and Advisor Collaboration in Football Academics” (2016)
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “How to Get the Most Out of Your Tutoring Program” (2016)
N4A Student Athlete Development Committee  (2015-present)
N4A Student Athlete Development Committee Mental Health Sub-Committee  (2015-present) Co-Chair (2016-17)