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Maureen Kenny, Education Professor

Maureen Kenny, Education Professor

Trained as a clinical psychologist, I spent the early part of my career working with abused children and their families. I was part of research projects that examined the effects maltreatment and abuse had on children and also worked to help these children heal from these traumatic experiences. Over time, I became involved in prevention […]

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Mario De La Rosa, Social Work Professor

Mario De La Rosa, Social Work Professor

My career in social work has been dedicated to researching issues of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS in minority populations. I am the director of the Center for Research on U.S. Latinos HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at the Florida International University. The center came about as a reaction to a lack of research on the twin […]

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Roberto Rovira, Landscape Architecture Professor

Roberto Rovira, Landscape Architecture Professor

I am a registered landscape architect and principal of Azimuth Studio, Inc. My teaching, research and creative work explore the field of landscape architecture and the shifting relationship among cities, communities and ecologies. My projects often test the concepts of time and transformation through design and fine art. I’m interested in the potential of landscape […]

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Nadja Schreiber Compo, Psychology Professor

Nadja Schreiber Compo, Psychology Professor

I’m a forensic psychologist, exploring the minds of witnesses often deemed the most vulnerable. This includes everything from young children to intoxicated adults. My goal is to explore how investigative interviewing techniques can influence these witnesses, and provide real-world data as to the reliability of these witnesses and their statements. I’m a native of Germany […]

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Phillip Church, Theatre Professor

Phillip Church, Theatre Professor

Bound and determined to entertain audiences, I got my start on stage at the age of nine. In the early 1960s the central means of entertainment in England were radio and the stage. Two televisions stations existed – BBC and ITV but for the longest time TV and film remained distant relatives to the real […]

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Pedro Greer, Medical Professor

Pedro Greer, Medical Professor

I love medicine and what it can do for our community, particularly those in need. This is our country, this is our community and it’s our responsibility as physicians to make sure we take care of those who need it most. If we train our medical students to get back to social justice and ethics […]

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Ophelia Weeks, Biology Professor

Ophelia Weeks, Biology Professor

“Start the day with a smile.” “Poor teaching stifles, deadens and destroys whatever curiosity and enthusiasm students may bring to their studies!!! Its damage can be permanent!!!” “Provide a structure, initiate a dialogue, provide new standards of excellence and a sense of style.” These simple statements are my reminders to enter my classroom always in […]

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Shlomi Dinar, International Relations Professor

Shlomi Dinar, International Relations Professor

I’ve been at FIU for six years. What I love most about being in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs is interacting with our students. Our student body is diverse, hard working and determined. I believe that our department’s multidisciplinary nature is our major strength compared to other traditional political science or international […]

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Darden Pyron, History Professor

Darden Pyron, History Professor

I’ve been teaching at FIU since 1972 and it’s the only job I’ve ever had. I’m a historian, but there’s more to it than that. History is about who we are, where we came from, and where we want to go, not only as individuals, but as a people. It’s a means of getting answers […]

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