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Nova Southeastern University Optometry Faculty Member Earns Prestigious National Designation

Ava K. Bittner, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, associate professor at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Optometry, was awarded Research Diplomate status in the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans in October. Approximately 7 percent of Fellows of the…


NSU Director receives 2015 Glass Ceiling award from the National Diversity Council Florida Chapter

Mary Blackinton, P.T., Ed.D., GCS, CEEAA, director of the Hybrid-Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy program (HE-DPT) at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Tampa Campus, has been named a 2015 Glass Ceiling Award Winner by the National Diversity Council’s Florida Chapter. Blackinton received the statewide honor at the organization’s 5th annual Women’s…


CAHSS Faculty Members Co-author Article “Assessing iPad Use by Arts and Science Faculty”

Claire Lutkewitte, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS,) published an article in the journal Academic Exchange Quarterly (Summer 2015.) The article was titled, “Assessing iPad Use by Arts and Science Faculty.” It was co-authored with Pradeep…


CAHSS Faculty Conducts International Peacebuilding Training for ASPR in Austria

Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) designed and co-facilitated an international peace building practitioners’ training with South African facilitator and mediator Eldred DeKlerk. Invited by the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR,) the sessions focused on intercultural dialogue processes,…


Russell Abratt, Ph.D., Named HCBE’s Professor of the Year

Russell Abratt, Ph.D., professor of marketing, has been named the 2014-2015 H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year. This award is presented annually to a full-time faculty member who has served the university for at least ten years, has achieved national and/or international prominence and…


Osteopathic Medical School Professor Honored with National Award

Norman Rose, D.O., FACOS, FICS, clinical professor of surgery at NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ (ACOS) Orel F. Martin Award and Medal on October 5 at the ACOS Ceremonial Conclave held in Chicago, Illinois. The Orel F. Martin Medal, which is the organization’s…


NSU’s CIO Named One of South Florida Business & Wealth’s 24 C-Level 2015 Apogee Award Honorees

South Florida Business & Wealth announced that Tom West, M.B.A., Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been selected one of 24 C-Level Executives as a recipient of its 2015 Apogee Awards.  Mr. West is being honored as the Apogee Awards Broward…


College of Psychology Professor Participates in Jason Foundation Video Production

Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor in the College of Psychology and the Co-Director of NSU’s Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, recently completed two film modules for the Jason Foundation. One module was on suicide and bullying and the second was on suicide and self-injury. The Jason Foundation (www.jasonfoundation.com), which is…


Halmos College Students and Faculty Participate in Statewide Microbiology Meeting

Recently two undergraduate students, two graduate students, a post-doctoral student and three professors/researchers from NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO), participated in the Florida Branch of the America Society for Microbiology meeting. The meeting was held Oct. 9-11 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This annual meeting gathers a smaller…


CAHSS Faculty Displays at Bienes Museum of the Modern Book and at Venues Across the U.S.

Tennille Davis Schuster, M.F.A., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) displayed two of her works at the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book as part of the 2015 Florida Artists’ Books Prize. This is a state-wide juried exhibition. Schuster’s works were titled, “Behind Closed Doors”…


Osteopathic Medical College Names Its Professor of the Year

Renee Alexis, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the 2014-15 NSU-COM Professor of the Year Award in October. The award is conferred upon a full-time faculty member who has served the university for at least 10 years, has achieved national and/or…


Dual Degree Student Chosen Representative for Law and Osteopathic Medicine Students

College of Osteopathic Medicine third year student, Saamia Shaikh, who is also a first-year student in the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, was recently elected to the Student Bar Association Elections Committee. Shaikh will be representing both law and osteopathic medical students, as she also serves as the administrator…


CAHSS Faculty Publishes Chapter in Teaching Peace through Popular Culture

Kelly Concannon, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has published a chapter in the co-edited book, Teaching Peace through Popular Culture, (2015). Her chapter was titled “Peaceful Everyday Encounters: Literacy, Community Engagement, and First-Year Programs” Concannon’s teaching…


CAHSS Faculty, Student, and Alum Present at the Dispute Resolution Conference

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., faculty and chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) gave two presentations for mediators, arbitrators, other conflict resolution practitioners and scholars at the 23rd Dispute Resolution Center’s (DRC) Annual Conference. The conference was held during…


NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Hosts Author Nell Bernstein and Juvenile Justice Expert Bart Lubow

One in three children in the United States will be arrested by the time they are 23. Many will spend time locked in horrific detention centers, which defy everything that is known about how to rehabilitate young offenders. The Center for the Study of Youth Policy at NSU’s Shepard Broad…


Huizenga College of Business Visiting Professor Speaks at Egyptian Conference on Poverty and Food Waste

Guenola Nonet, Ph.D., visiting professor and scholar in residence, at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, recently presented at a research conference in Cairo, Egypt, on the topic of ‘Food Poverty and Food Waste Management.” Nonet’s presentation was focused on the food that U.S. and European citizens…


College of Psychology Hosts Reception for Undergraduate Students

NSU’s College of Psychology recently held a reception for faculty, staff and students in the Don Taft University Center. The event was the first formal opportunity for faculty members to meet undergraduate students in behavioral neuroscience and psychology. The college’s Dean, Karen Grosby, Ph.D., and Department Chair Glenn Scheyd, Ph.D., welcomed…


CAHSS Faculty Publishes in the Journal, Composition Studies

Molly Scanlon, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), published an article and a review in the journal Composition Studies, (Spring 2015).The article, based on her dissertation findings, was titled The Work of Multimodal Composition: Comics Collaborations and…


CAHSS Faculty Member Invited Guest Speaker on PBS Show, “Haiti Journal”

David Kilroy, Ph..D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a recent guest speaker on the PBS show Haiti Journal. The show focused on the 100th anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. Kilroy’s teaching and research…


CAHSS Faculty Appointed to FL Bar Committee on Student Education/Admissions to the Bar

Jessica Garcia-Brown, J.D., LL.M., faculty in the Department of Justice and Human Services in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been appointed to the Florida Bar Student Education/Admissions to the Bar Committee. The appointment, which is a two-year term effective July 1, 2016, was made by the…


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