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NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Dr. Larry A. Calderon, Mar. 25

Charlene Desir, Ed.D, a professor at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, and Pamela D. Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Barry University, will be the featured speakers at the NSU Speaker’s Forum on Mar. 25. They will talk about using the arts as a tool to better understand Haitian immigrant students in South Florida.



Charlene Desir, Ed.D, a professor at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services



Desir was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She migrated to Boston at a young age. She is a graduate of the historic Boston Latin School and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts University. Desir completed her doctoral studies in education at Harvard University. Her dissertation is entitled, Lòt Bò Dlo: Across Waters: Haitian Students Search for Identity in U.S. Schools. Desir’s academic interest is in the social adjustment of immigrant students in public schools. Her larger research interests include school’s social curriculum, social trauma occurring in schools, and how social issues affect cognitive ability. Desir has presented various papers on the topic of immigrant students and their adjustment to the U.S. She conducts research in the Caribbean addressing the importance of cultural identity retention.



Pamela D. Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Barry University



Hall joined the faculty of Barry University in the fall of 2009. Prior to arriving at Barry University, Hall taught at Hampton University and worked as a development consultant for Southern Partner’s Fund – a non-profit foundation in Atlanta. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology with minors in quantitative and cognitive psychology from The Ohio State University. Hall is actively involved in projects through South Florida involving empowerment of children and families, particularly Haitian adolescents.

The weekly NSU Speaker’s Forum, hosted by Larry A. Calderon, NSU vice president for community and governmental relations, takes place each Friday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The audience is treated to a delicious hot breakfast and an opportunity to learn about the fascinating people that make NSU a great university. The Speaker’s Forum is held on the second floor of the Horvitz Administration Building in the President’s Board Room. For more information, please contact Tracey-Ann Spencer at straceya@nova.edu or 954-262-5208.