About the School of Professional And Career Education
Dr. Andrea Keener
Dean and Professor of Behavioral Sciences
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. She holds the rank of Full Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Barry University in Miami, Florida, where she also serves as Dean for the School of Professional and Career Education. She is a licensed therapist, Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), and Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida.
Dr. Keener’s research interests focus on positive psychology, anxiety disorders, children’s reactions to trauma, community responses to trauma, and substance abuse treatment. Her strength-based counseling approach extends to her teaching and supervision work. For over a decade, she has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in an effort to address anxiety and post-traumatic stress in children, families, and communities. She has served as consultant to the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center).
Dr. Judith Brown
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of the Portfolio Program
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
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.