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NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Larry A. Calderon, Ed. D., Apr. 13

 

Al P. Mizell, Ed.D.

 

Al P. Mizell, Ed.D., and Ron Cugno, Ed.D., of Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, will be the featured speakers at NSU’s Speaker’s Forum on Friday, Apr. 13. Their presentation is titled: “A Bold Initiative: Helping Senior Citizens Reach Beyond Themselves.”

Mizell is coordinator of Special Incentives at the Fischler School, where he teaches online doctoral courses in technology and the curriculum. He also works with low-income senior citizens through his second NSU Quality of Life grant, providing them with a free computer system and 28 weeks of computer training. He is a past-president of the Division of Distance Learning of AECT, vice-president of the Florida Distance Learning Association, and past-president and secretary of the Gold Coast Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Mizell began his career in education as a secondary science teacher in Florida in 1956. In 1970, after completing his doctorate at Indiana University, he became Associate Dean of Instruction at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Maryland. In 1978, he moved to NSU to be in charge of curriculum design in the M.S. in education programs.

Subsequently, he became director of the computer education programs establishing the first Computer Microlab for NSU. In 1984, he created the first online doctoral program in computer education and then added the masters and educational specialist programs in computer education. In 1989, he became Director of Technology for the College of Education at NSU. He has written numerous articles and co-authored the text, Teaching and Learning with Technology (Allyn & Bacon, 1st and 2nd editions), as well as chapters in other books.

 

Ron Cugno, Ed.D.

 

Ron Cugno, Ed.D., is a program professor for NSU specializing in the area of Educational Leadership and Special Education. He teaches courses at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels.

Prior to joining NSU as a full-time professor, he was a classroom teacher, ESE Staffing Specialist, school-based Assistant Principal and Principal (middle school and secondary level), and an adjunct professor for several universities. His private industry experiences include working as an Aeronautical Consultant to the United States Government, and several private companies, as well as having his own consulting firm.

Cugno is active in community organizations that assist foster youth who are aging out of the system, and teach computer skills to seniors.

The weekly NSU Speaker’s Forum, hosted by Calderon, takes place each Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The forum will be held at the Huizenga Business School’s Carl DeSantis Building, Room 5026.

For more information, please contact Tracey-Ann Spencer at straceya@nova.edu or 954-262-5208.