About the School of Professional And Career Education
Dr. Andrea Keener
Dean and Associate Professor of Psychology
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Andrea Keener attended the Universitaet Heidelberg before moving to the United States and subsequently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Keener received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University and is a licensed therapist and qualified supervisor in the State of Florida specializing in anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Keener is currently Professor of Behavioral Sciences. Further, she serves as Dean for the School of Professional and Career Education at Barry University.
Dr. Keener’s research interests focus mainly on childhood anxiety disorders and children’s reactions to trauma. She has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in New Orleans in an effort to address anxiety and post traumatic stress in children after Hurricane Katrina. She has served as consultant to the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center, as well as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Dr. Keener further serves as a consultant to the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center) and as such has been engaged in extensive training and development of preparedness and early response programs for disasters and acts of mass violence. She has published in the area of disaster preparedness and response and frequently delivers key note addresses and presentations nationally as well as internationally.
Dr. Judith Brown
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of the Portfolio Program
Dr. Pamela Luckett
Associate Dean of Operations & Enrollment Management and Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Dr. Marilyn Marousek
Associate Dean, Business Process
Dr. Marilyn Marousek received her PhD in Education & Leadership with a Specialization in Human Resource Development from Barry University in May, 2007. Her dissertation was entitled: A Study of Leadership & Culture. She earned a MS in Human Resource Management in 1986 and a BA in Sociology in 1981 from La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Marousek also attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC for undergraduate coursework.
Dr. Marousek serves as Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator, Human Resource Management and Financial Planning for the School of Professional And Career Education at Barry University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate human resource, marketing, and business classes at various university locations. Since 2006 Dr. Marousek has been the Project Coordinator of two grants from Miami-Dade County to provide training for social service workers who work with elders and special needs clients. Dr. Marousek also serves on Barry University’s Community Learning Project where she works with Miami Shores principals and teachers on professional development projects.
Prior to transitioning to faculty Dr. Marousek was Associate Dean, Regional Administration for North Florida and Director of Continuing Education; Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Director of University Off Campus Site Coordination; Regional Director of Partnerships; Assistant Director for St. Petersburg and Avon Park, and Academic Advisor/Recruiter. Prior to Barry University, Dr. Marousek was the Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA from 1986 to 1997. She served in various capacities at La Roche including Assistant Registrar.
Dr. Marousek is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Nu Psi Chapter of Barry University. Dr. Jenkins has presented papers at the International Academy of Human Resource Development in Lille, France, and domestically at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration, the Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Dr. Carole Huberman
Assistant Dean PACE
Dr. Carole Huberman received her doctoral degree from the Union Institute and University in Public Policy and Feminist Scholarship. Prior doctoral work was also performed at Penn State in Public Affairs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to the academic work performed at both Union Institute and Penn State, Dr. Huberman holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government. Her research agenda includes both public sector and private sector topics given that Dr. Huberman holds a Masters Degree in Accounting-Tax Law from Temple University. At Temple, she performed undergraduate work in Business Administration. Dr. Huberman is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Forensic Accountant. In 2010, Dr. Huberman won the Bright Lite award from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government for her work in Government Innovation and Change Management during a time of fiscal austerity.
In addition to her administrative duties, Dr. Huberman holds faculty rank as an assistant professor and teaches in both the Masters of Public Administration and Administration curriculums at ACE.
Prior to joining Barry University, Dr. Huberman was the Chief Audit Executive for the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury.
Marie Ange Levasseur
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Peter Brewer
Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Distance Education
Peter Brewer was born and raised in Virginia, USA, and earned his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from University of Miami in 2009. His DMA concluded with the publishing of his essay The Creative Process of Ira Sullivan, which was a phenomological study of the jazz improvisations of Miami area jazz legend Ira Sullivan. Dr. Brewer currently serves as Director of Instructional and Faculty Coordination and Assistant Professor of Music for PACE, where he teaches History of Jazz, History of Rock, Music Appreciation, Survey of Romantic and 20th Century Music, and designed and teaches Music and the mind, a new 400-level course on the psychology of music. In addition, he maintains an active performance schedule in Miami and worldwide as a saxophonist and clinician in applied saxophone and jazz theory / improvisation.