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NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alum is Director of Air Force Negotiation Center

Thomas Matyok, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies (CAHSS), is the Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center, Air University and Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Air War College….


NSU Alumni Spotlight: School of Criminal Justice Graduate Publishes Book

Fred Turner, Ph.D., graduate of NSU’s School of Criminal Justice, has published a book with Springer, Police Militarization: Policy Changes and Stakeholders’ Opinions in the United States. The book examines the level of support for aspects of police militarization, and offers valuable insight into policymaker and law enforcement perspectives on…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Alum is Faculty and Program Director for Programs in Conflict Management and Resolution and Organizational Development

Kipi Fleming, Ph.D., 2015 doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is faculty and the program director for the programs in Conflict Management and Resolution and Organizational Development at Abilene Christian University-Dallas. In addition to her doctoral degree…


CAHSS Alum Pursues Doctoral Degree at LSU

Aeryel Williams, 2015 graduate of the M.S. in College Student Affairs in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Her expected graduation is 2020. While completing her degree, Williams is serving as a graduate…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum is Assistant Professor at Dar AL-Hekma University

Lama Hakem, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is an assistant professor at Dar AL-Hekma University in Saudi Arabia. She teaches in the Department of Human Resources in…


Fischler College of Education (FCE) Graduate Publishes Journal Article

Dr. Ellen Driber-Hassall, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) has recently published an article with her business partner in the Journal of Aging and Social Change, V9, 11, 2018, Identification of Older Adult Barriers to Activity. The article discusses how the researchers began to identify…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Fischler College of Education (FCE) Alum Recognized as Star Superintendent of the Year

Jeff Eakins, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), was recognized by the by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations as the 2018 Star Superintendent of the Year. Jeff received the award for his exemplary leadership and was amongst many nominees for championing community and business involvement…


CAHSS Alum is Guest Editor of ACR Quarterly Journal Special Issue on Restorative Justice

Toran Hansen, Ph.D., is a master’s graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was the guest editor of ACR Quarterly, the Journal of the Association for Conflict Resolution. The special issue was titled, Colloquy on Restorative Justice, Part I,…


FCE Graduate Wins $25k Milken Educator Award

Wendy Shirey, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), is the recipient of the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. Shirey is currently the principal of Pinecrest Academy of Nevada – Horizon Campus in Henderson, Nevada. Under her leadership, Pinecrest Academy Horizon has been voted ‘Best Elementary School’ and…


FCE Graduate Honored by the Concordia Historical Institute

Robert A. Stevens, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), was honored with the 2018 Award of Commendation from Concordia Historical Institute on November 8, 2018 in recognition of his excellent publication entitled: Anticipation Exceeded Realization: Saga of an Antebellum College. The Story of the Original…


CAHSS Alum is a Director at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Wade Evans, M.S, a graduate of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, ands Social Sciences (CAHSS) is the Director, Planning and Program Design at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. There he leads a team responsible for the development and Congressional Notification of $1.4B in Department of Defense Building Partner Capacity programs….


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Distinguished Alums Open a School for At Risk Youth in Las Vegas

Drs. DaJuane and Tamara Anderson, graduates of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) opened the Anderson Academy of Mathematics and Science four years ago in Las Vegas. The school, the only licensed low income non-religious black owned school in Nevada, was established to help at risk elementary and…


FCE Graduate Elected to the Anderson County School District Two Board of Trustees

Julia Barnes, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fichler College of Education (FCE)  was elected to serve on the Anderson County School District Two Board of Trustees (South Carolina). Barnes retired from School District Two and continues to keep her teaching credential updated.  As a member of the National Association…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Publishes Article on “Conflict and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region” and Book Chapter

Michael Fonkem, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), has written an article, “Conflict and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region,” available in E-International Relations available here.  He also wrote a book chapter,…


FCE Distinguished Alum, Veteran and Author Hosts Book Signing

Jeffrey Scarpiello, M.S. is the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. On November, 5 he presented and held a book signing on his book, The 10 “C” Leadership Principles of Excellence – Working Toward the Benefit of the Team, at the Don Taft University…


CAHSS Alum Credits Internship and Study Abroad at NSU for launching Academic and Career Interests

Victoria Jones, B.A., graduate of the bachelor’s program in History in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), credits a 2015 internship at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale with exposing her to museum studies. “I discovered my passion…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum is Attorney in Washington, DC

 Kenrick Roberts, M.S., J.D., graduate of the master’s program in College of Student Affairs in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is an associate in the law firm, Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP, in Washington, DC. Roberts graduated from the CSA program in 2009 and…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Graduate Named Principal at MAST Academy

Derick McKoy, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education has been named Principal at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy commonly referred to as MAST Academy located on Key Biscayne. Derick has over thirty years in education, starting his career as a middle school science teacher. Additionally, he has…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumnus Launches Oral Care Subscription Business

Great ideas can be born under the most mundane circumstances. NSU alumnus Alexander Lafortune got the idea for his new business while a student at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Alone in his dorm room one evening, Lafortune accidentally knocked his toothbrush into the toilet. Frustrated…


FCE Alum Co-Authors Book

Amy Tepper, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, recently co-authored the book, Feedback to Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning. Tepper has over 23 years in education, having served as a teacher, administrator, program director and developer in various educational start-ups. She held the position of Executive…


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