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Tag Archives: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

SHSS Faculty Interviewed by Sun-Sentinel on Multigenerational Home Sharing

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS), was interviewed by the Sun-Sentinel for an article entitled: “In South Florida, more multigenerational families sharing homes.” The article focused on the effects of current economic trends on the need for families to share homes…


SHSS Faculty Featured on Basketball Wives2 and Pulse

Debra Nixon, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was the guest family therapist on the nationally syndicated reality television show, Basketball Wives2. She appeared in three episodes. Nixon was also a panelist on the Feb. 20, 2011…


SHSS and Stable Foundations Collaborate to Offer Equine-Assisted Family Therapy Training, Mar. 18

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and the Stable Foundations are collaborating to offer a training entitled: “Equine Assisted Family Therapy: Foundations of Practice,” on  Mar. 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stable Foundations in Davie. Participants will be introduced to Equine-Assisted Family Therapy and trainers…


SHSS Hosts 24th Residential Institute

The Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) and the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) recently hosted the 24th Residential Institute (RI) on NSU’s main campus. During RI, students enrolled in distance learning come to campus to attend classes; meet…


SHSS Dean Presents at ACPSS International Conference at Harvard University

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean and professor of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was a presenter and panel chair at the 16th ACPSS International Conference held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. ACPSS is the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. The conference…


SHSS Faculty Presents on Hypnosis and Spirituality

Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) presented a workshop on hypnosis and spirituality at the Spirituality and Psychotherapy Virtual Conference, held Feb. 14-18. His talk, entitled “Only Connect!” explored parallels between the healing made possible…


SHSS Alum is Named Dean of Conflict Management at Sullivan University

LaVena Wilkin, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named Dean of Conflict Management and Professor in the Graduate College at Sullivan University in Kentucky. Wilkin was previously Dean of the College…


SHSS Faculty and Alum Present Workshops for Family Therapists

Martha G. Marquez, Ph.D., associate chair of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT), Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), and DFT doctoral graduate Roxanne Bamond, Ph.D., presented workshops for licensure renewal for family therapists…


SHSS to Host Workshop Featuring Salvadore Minuchin, M.D., Feb. 25

The Brief Therapy Institute (BTI), a part of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) will host a workshop featuring Salvadore Minuchin, M.D., on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Maltz Building. The workshop is entitled “The…


SHSS Faculty Interviewed by Media on Egyptian Crisis

Dustin Berna, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), was interviewed by CBS News Miami regarding the current political crisis in Egypt. Berna, an Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution and Political Science, is an expert on…


SHSS Alum is the First Enrolled in new Ph.D. Program at University of Hudderfield in UK

Corey Malcolm, M.A. a graduate of the Master of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies (MACS) program, in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) ids the first scholar to be enrolled in a new doctoral program at the University of Hudderfield in the UK. The program is collaboration between…


NSU Expert Quoted on CBS 4 about Egypt Unrest

NSU political scientist Dustin Berna, Ph.D., an expert on fundamentalism and terrorism from Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been watching the situation in Egypt unfold. Berna was interviewed by CBS 4 – WFOR’s Ted Scouten on Jan. 31, 2011 on the potential for Islamic fundamentalists to rise in power.


SHSS Alum Authors Article on Multilayered Chronological Charts in Biographical Studies

Patrick Hiller, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has had an article accepted for publication in The Qualitative Report. The article is entitled, “Visualizing the intersection of the personal and the social – the…


Fulbright Scholar Joins SHSS Faculty

John K. Miller, Ph.D. Honggang Yang, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has announced the appointment of John K. Miller, Ph.D., to the faculty at SHSS. Miller has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT). Miller is the Director…


SHSS Faculty Publish Book on Conflict Resolution Communication

Neil Katz, Ph.D., faculty and Chair of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), and Marcia Sweedler, Ph.D., former Interim Chair and faculty in the department, have co-authored with John Lawyer the second edition of Communication and Conflict Resolution…


SHSS Student Named First Director of Diversity Education and Training at College of Charleston

Meridith Gould, M.S., doctoral candidate in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed as the first Director of Diversity Education and Training for the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Gould has an extensive background as…


SHSS Alum Publishes in International Journal of Business and Social Science

Thomas Matyok, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), co-authored an article in the International Journal of Business and Social Science entitled, “A Story to Tell: The Cost of Bullying and Mobbing…


SHSS’ 8th Annual Common Ground Film Festival Ends Mar. 7

Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) works to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. The organization works with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand…


SHSS Student Authors Book Reviews in the International Journal of Transitional Justice

Cyril Adonis, doctoral candidate in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), had four book reviews published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice (2010). The books reviewed included: Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation…