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Tag Archives: Ph.D.

Thirsting to Perform on Stage? Audition for Irish Dracula Play, Jan. 9

All NSU students, faculty, and staff members are invited to audition for a part in The Irish Dracula: A Melodrama in Five Acts, written by James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and produced by the Irish Theatre of Florida. Auditions for The Irish Dracula…


Next Mathematics Colloquium Talk: Using Shadowing for Problem-Solving—Feb. 12

Although we often rely on computers to produce perfect mathematical results, correct answers aren’t always guaranteed. But, don’t worry—you’ll learn a solution to this problem at the next Mathematics Colloquium Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “Shadowing: Right Results from Wrong Numbers” Mathematics Colloquium Series…


Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Member’s Article Published in Contemporary Family Therapy

John K. Miller, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has published an article in Contemporary Family Therapy. The article, entitled “Family Functioning and Social Support in Men and Women Diagnosed with Depression in China,” was co-authored with Jikun…


Neuroscience Journal Publishes Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Student Research

To help her fellow undergraduate students study neurons, Honors psychology major Katie Dabrowski developed a hands-on laboratory exercise. Her interdisciplinary work not only provides a better understanding of current flow in neurons, but the research was also published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education’s fall 2013 issue. About the…


Pioneering Scientific Researcher J. Craig Venter Speaks at NSU

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed pioneering scientific researcher J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., to campus on Nov. 13. Speaking to a crowd of nearly 400 members of the NSU community, Venter presented a talk on genomics titled “Life at the Speed of Light” as part of the college’s…


Research Authored by Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professors, Students Published in Prestigious Journal

An article co-authored by two faculty members, a graduate student, and alumna from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences was published in the journal Brain and Cognition, Volume 83, Issue 3 (Dec. 2013). About the Research Title: “Neurophysiological Marker of Inhibition Distinguishes Language Groups on a Non-Linguistic Executive Function…


Top NSU Undergraduate Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

More than 75 NSU undergraduate students have been inducted into the Alpha Chi national honor society for the 2013–2014 academic year. Alpha Chi recognizes the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors in each undergraduate major. To celebrate these students’ academic achievements, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences recently…


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Wins Writing Center Award

  Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of the writing center at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, has earned the 2014 Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Achievement Award. According to SWCA, the honor “recognizes the outstanding, sustained body of work of a writing center director or supervisor…


Pharmacy Professor Cited by CNN Money

Ioana Popovici, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was cited in an article on CNN Money’s website regarding studies on a link between alcohol addiction and unemployment. The study supports the following findings: “About one in six unemployed workers…


NSU appoints New Schemel Professor for Neuro Immune Medicine

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Anthony J. Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D., M.Sc., recently announced the appointment of Mary Ann Fletcher, Ph.D., as the first Schemel Professor for Neuro Immune Medicine. The Schemel Professorship was established in 2013 through a $2 million endowment from the Schemel Family Foundation. In her new…


SHSS Faculty Presents Pre-Conference Refresher Course for Approved Supervisors at AAMFT Conference

Martha Gonzalez Marques, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), presented a five-hour pre-conference institute at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference (AAMFT) in Portland, Oregon. Her presentation, entitled “Approved Supervisor Refresher Course,” was designed to…


College of Pharmacy Presents at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Conference

A research team from the NSU College of Pharmacy led by Assistant Professor Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm., Ph.D., recently presented four posters during the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. AAPS is the largest association for pharmaceutical scientists worldwide and this conference is well attended…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Receive $4.1 Million Grant from Department of Defense to Investigate Gulf War Illness

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently announced that a NSU research team led by Mariana Morris, Ph.D., and Nancy Klimas, M.D., was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as one of two DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program…


SHSS Faculty Member Presents at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Annual Conference

Shelley Green, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), recently presented at the annual conference and meeting of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) in Orlando. Green’s presentation was entitled “Partnering with Horses to Train Family…


NSU Researcher Receives $1 Million Grant to Develop Virtual World Program

Sandra Winkler, Ph.D., faculty researcher and assistant professor for the NSU College of Health Care Sciences, was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to pursue her study. The project costs…


SHSS Alum Publishes Book on Innovative Group Psychotherapy Work

Celia Quintas, Ph.D. a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has published her first book on her innovative group psychotherapy work. The book, Ohana and the Creation of a Therapeutic Community, was published as part of…


New Interim Nursing Dean Treats Two Lucky Students to a Dolphins Game

Marcella Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., dean of the NSU College of Nursing, recently announced Gale Woolley, Ed.D., ARNP, CNE, as interim entry level nursing associate dean of nursing. Woolley rejoined NSU serving as entry level program director and professor six years ago. She wanted to make an immediate impact so…


Pharmacy Professor receives Leadership and Service Award

The NSU College of Pharmacy extends congratulations to Barry A. Bleidt, Ph.D., Pharm.D., R.Ph., professor, sociobehavioral & administrative pharmacy. Bleidt was the recipient of the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) Leadership & Service Award during the organization’s Annual Scientific Conference & Exposition recently held…


Rough Waters: Talk to Discuss Serious Threat of Somali Pirates—Nov. 21

Well before the documented kidnapping of Captain Phillips, Somali pirates patrolled the high seas in search of paydays. Although maritime piracy has decreased over the past year, the waters aren’t entirely clear. Find out what the future may hold for pirates during a discussion hosted by the Farquhar College of…


CPS Faculty Provide Guidance at School Counseling Day by Broward County Public Schools

NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), sponsored the School Counseling Professional Development Program for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) that was held on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Each year the nation’s sixth-largest public school system conducts this professional development event in order to ensure their school counselors are learning new information…