About the School of Professional And Career Education

Faculty

Dr. Peter Brewer

Dr. Peter Brewer

Assistant Professor and  Associate Dean of Distance Education
pbrewer@barry.edu
(305) 899-7559

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.


Dr. Barry Brock

Dr. Barry Brock

Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration
bbrock@barry.edu
(407) 438-4150

Dr. Barry J. Brock is an Academic Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration, and an Assistant Academic Coordinator of Professional Administration for Barry University’s School of Professional And Career Education. Dr. Brock has been with Barry University since 1993, where he developed the undergraduate Health Services Administration program, and assisted in the development of both the professional administration undergraduate and graduate programs. He had also held teaching appointments with the University of Central Florida, Nova Southeastern University, and Seminole Community College.

In addition to his duties with Barry University, Dr. Brock is also affiliated with the American Council on Education, the American Academy of Medical Administrators, the American College of Contingency Planners, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also currently a Medical Service Corps officer with the US Navy Reserve, serving as the Medical Intelligence and Health Planning Officer with the US Joint Forces Command. He has been selected for Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and was recently awarded the Navy Commendation Award and the Joint Services Commendation Award.
In addition to his scholastic work, Dr. Brock has over twenty years of experience in health services administration with major organizations such as HCA, Orlando Regional Health System, and DCH Health System. He has a Doctor of Education and Master of Public Administration, both with health systems specializations, and has completed the Center for Health Studies Executive Management Program.


Dr. Alvaro Carreras

Dr. Alvaro Carreras

Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator Administration
acarreras@barry.edu
(305) 899-7551


Dr. Khaled Deeb

Dr. Khaled Deeb

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Information Technology
kdeeb@barry.edu
(305) 899-4816

Dr. Khaled Deeb is a full-time faculty member in the School of Professional And Career Education (PACE) at Barry University. Dr. Deeb is an associate Professor and the Program Director of Information Technology. Dr. Deeb is actively involved in research activities that integrate technologies with human performance and corporate development while bringing to the classroom some of the most innovative technologies to empower students with both the technical knowledge and entrepreneurial skills necessary to excel in today's competitive environment. Dr. Deeb was awarded a full scholarship from NASA to pursue his PhD during which he focused his research and publications on data mining, artificial intelligence, and semantic knowledge. He has collaborated with researchers and physicians from various universities and government entities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, www.cdc.gov), on various grant and research projects. His current research include biotechnologies, biostatistics, health informatics, artificial intelligence, and data mining.


Dr. Timothy DePalma

Assistant Professor of Emergency Management
TDePalma@barry.edu


Dr. Sean Erwin

Dr. Sean Erwin

Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy
serwin@barry.edu
(305) 899-3371


Dr. Patricia Feito

Dr. Patricia Feito

Associate Professor of English and Humanities
pfeito@barry.edu
(305) 899-3348

Patricia M. Feito is Associate Professor of English and Academic Coordinator of English for the School of Professional And Career Education.   She earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Irvine where she specialized in literary modernism, the novel, critical theory and composition theory.  She earned her M. A. in English and English Language at the University of Michigan, and her B.A. in English at Florida International University.   Dr. Feito joined the faculty at Barry University in 1995 and has served as the Academic Coordinator for English at the School of Professional And Career Education since 1998. Her interests lie in the areas of modern and contemporary fiction and poetry, the psychology of reading and creativity, theories of adult learning, and the intersection of all of these areas with the natural world we inhabit.  A teacher foremost, Dr. Feito’s teaching philosophy may be summarized as one that seeks to wed the richly lived experiences of reading and writing with the analytical skills inherent in academic thinking in order to promote personal and intellectual integration in the development of adult learners. 


Dr. Celeste Fraser Delgado

Dr. Celeste Fraser Delgado

Professor of English and Humanities
cfraserdelgado@barry.edu
(305) 899-3300

Celeste Fraser Delgado is associate professor of English, academic coordinator of arts and humanities statewide, and academic coordinator of English in central and north Florida. An award-winning arts critic and editor, she is currently a contributor to the Knight Arts Blog (www.knightarts.org), and formerly music editor and Latin music critic for the Miami New Times. She is co-editor of Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (Duke University Press, 1997) and is currently conducting research on Caribbean Carnival traditions in the United States. Fraser Delgado directs Carnival Arts, a collaborative service project with Florida youth crisis shelters through which PACE students join local artists in teaching drumming, dancing, and maskmaking to youth in crisis. She also directs the Citizen Critics project, where Barry students and their peers at other South Florida universities write and post reviews of local arts events at neverwatchalone.ning.com. She is also a board member of the Human Services Coalition, working to deepen the partnership between Barry University and local human service efforts.


Daniel Hahn

Instructor of Emergency Management and Citizens Corps Coordinator
dhahn@barry.edu

Daniel Hahn is the Plans Section Chief for the Santa Rosa County Florida, Division of Emergency Management, the Citizen Corps coordinator, and the coordinator of SAFER Santa Rosa, the county COAD. Daniel spent 22 years in the United States Army prior to starting his career in emergency management in 2006. Daniel was named the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) 2009 Emergency Management Professional of the year. Daniel earned his master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management with American Military University, graduating with honors, and an MBA specializing in homeland security policy and leadership through Northcentral University. Daniel is a member of the Editorial work group for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and is on the editorial advisory board for Continuity Insights magazine, as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning. Daniel serves on several boards, including Healthy Start and Bridges out of Poverty.


Dr. Carole Huberman

Dr. Carole Huberman

Assistant Dean PACE
chuberman@barry.edu
(305) 899-3304

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.


Dr. Andrea Keener

Dr. Andrea Keener

Dean and Associate Professor of Psychology
akeener@barry.edu
(305) 899-3310

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. Pamela Luckett

Dr. Pamela Luckett

Associate Dean of Operations & Enrollment Management and Associate Professor of Information Technology
pluckett@barry.edu
(321) 409-5553


Dr. Marilyn Marousek

Dr. Marilyn Marousek

Associate Dean, Business Process
mmarousek@barry.edu
(239) 278-3041

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. Jalane Meloun

Dr. Jalane Meloun

Professor of Administration
jmeloun@barry.edu
(305) 899-4801

Dr. Jalane Meloun currently teaches full-time for Barry University in HR, business, psychology, IT, and research methods disciplines. She chairs the Human Resources department and finds time to serve as the HR Subject Matter Expert on the Hollywood, FL, city’s Civil Services Board.

Dr. Meloun received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron’s top five nationally ranked program. Currently, she finds time to work with older adults, a favorite population of hers to educate.

Dr. Meloun’s students have repeatedly nominated her for Applause Awards for teaching at Kent State University, and Apple Awards for her classroom performance at Barry University. Nationally, she has earned attention for her research on computer anxiety by winning the prestigious IPMAAC-Human Resources Paper Award in 2005, amongst three other Best Paper Awards.

Currently, she hold both the SPHR and GPHR credentials and is the 15th person in Florida to earn both designations. She also was a first place winner of the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) Strategic Management Best Practices Essay Contest. At Barry University, she serves as the SHRM advisor and was just notified that her chapter not only earned the Superior Merit Award, but also the Outstanding Chapter Award from the over 400+ active college chapters. For Barry University, Dr. Meloun teaches both the SPHR/PHR review course as well as the Essentials of Human Resources course.


Dr. Richard Orman

Dr. Richard Orman

Professor of Public Administration
rorman@barry.edu
(561) 622-9300

Dr. Richard Orman is Professor of Public Administration at Barry University. He created the curriculum for both the Bachelor of Public Administration Degree and the Master of Public Administration for Barry. Prior to joining Barry University, Dr. Orman was on the faculty of the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University and served as its initial director. Dr. Orman holds a Master of Regional Planning from Syracuse University and a PhD in Metropolitan Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at the same institution. Currently, he is a member of the Retention and Dismissal Committee and the Grade Appeals Committee of the university. Dr. Orman is providing guidance to the school toward accreditation of the Master of Public Administration by the National Association of Schools of Public Policy and Administration.

In addition to his service through education, Richard has been an active participant as a professional. He is a former City Manager and City Planner. As a planning consultant, he has authored more than 40 comprehensive plans and land development regulations. He was recently nominated by the Florida Chapter of American Planning Association to be a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. For seventeen years, he was an elected board member for the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District. From 1980 to 1988, he served on the Board of Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council appointed by Governor Graham. He worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in both Russia and Bulgaria, training local government officials in those newly emerging democracies.  Dr. Orman has published numerous professional papers and articles and is currently researching online teaching for the Master of Public Administration.


Dr. Michael Provitera

Dr. Michael Provitera

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
mprovitera@barry.edu
(305) 969-5833

Dr. Michael J. Provitera is an associate professor of organizational behavior at Barry University, Miami, Florida USA. He received a B.S. with a major in marketing and a minor in economics at the City University of New York in 1985. In 1989, while concurrently working on Wall Street as a junior executive, Dr. Provitera earned his M.B.A. in finance from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He obtained his D.B.A. (Doctorate of Business Administration) in management from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2000. His dissertation chair was Dr. Joseph Hair, originally from Louisiana State University and now at Kennesaw University---Dr. Hair is a premier marketing expert with published textbooks in marketing and statistics.

After leaving Wall Street as an executive, Dr. Provitera joined Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey, as an Assistant Professor of Management on a six year tenure track, in September 2000. In January, 2004, he accepted an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior position at Barry University. In this capacity, Dr. Provitera teaches management at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to Dr. Provitera’s academic credentials, he offers fifteen years of Wall Street corporate experience at various investment banks. In his last position at Mizuho Financial Group, he was an Assistant Vice President of Fixed Income Operations where he managed fourteen people.

Dr. Provitera’s current research pertains to management, management education, leadership, and positive organizational behavior. In addition, he frequently speaks on the topic of self-motivation and self-leadership. He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and several magazine articles written for the popular press. In October 2002, he published a lead-article in The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship for that issue. His recent publication on Teaching with Norma Rae is published in the Journal of Management Education. In addition, Dr. Provitera published a book titled “Mastering Self-Motivation: Preparing Yourself for Personal Excellence.”


Dr. Sandra Roberts

Dr. Sandra Roberts

Assistant Professor of Administration
sroberts@barry.edu
(783) 321-0162

International Business, Leadership, Cultural Work –Related Values, Self-Efficacy

Born in the United States, Dr. Sandra L. Roberts spent her formative years in Peru and attended the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the American School of Lima, Peru before moving to Florida. Dr. Roberts was a Senior International Advertising Executive and Latin American Photo-Journalist for many years subsequently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s degree in Humanities from Barry University. Dr. Roberts received her PhD in Leadership from Barry University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Administration at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Roberts’s research interests focus on International Business, Leadership, Cultural Work-Related Values, and Self-Efficacy.

Dr. Roberts serves as a consultant to Rotary International’s Polio Initiative; Past-President of the Miami Shores Rotary Club; Co-Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Americas Committee and the Education Committee; and is a founding member of Women in International Trade. She also serves as the Advocacy and Public Policy Leader for the American Cancer Society’s Miami-Dade division and has led groups to both Tallahassee, FL and Washington, DC speaking on behalf of the Cancer Action Network.

Dr. Roberts further serves as a program reviewer for the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service.


Dr. David Romano

Dr. David Romano

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences
djromano@barry.edu
(407) 438-4150


Dr. John A. Rushing Sr.

Dr. John A. Rushing Sr.

Assistant Professor for Administration
jrushing@barry.edu
(850) 385-2279

John A. Rushing, Sr., DBA, SPHR, GPHR is an Assistant Professor for Administration in the School of Professional And Career Education at Barry University. He previously served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Regional Director for North Florida. His bachelor's degree is from the University of Miami, Master's Degree in International Business is from Nova University and his Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He teaches in the Master's of Administration program and in the undergraduate administration program. His research interests are international human resource management, professional ethics, academic professional development and education research.

Dr. Rushing is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management and a Global Professional in Human Resource Management. He has served on the board of the Big Bend Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) as served on the board of the Tallahassee branch of ASTD. He is a member of the Academy of International Business and has served as the Historian and the Secretary of the Academy of International Business SE USA Chapter. He is a fellow of the SE USA Chapter of the Academy of International Business. Dr. Rushing served on the PACE faculty committee for adjunct faculty professional development and serves on the Distance Education Committee. He served as a Faculty Senator, and served on the Ethics Committee and now serves on the Course Exchange Committee. In the community he served as Vice President of the Reston Homeowners Association. Dr. Rushing is the author of two children’s books and one novel and is a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association.

Prior to moving to Tallahassee he served on the Board of Broward County ASTD and the Board of the Barry University Chapter of PDK and was a member of the American Education Research Association.


Dr. Sandra Schrouder

Dr. Sandra Schrouder

Associate Professor of Public Administration
sschrouder@barry.edu
(305) 899-7472

Dr. Sandra Schrouder is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Barry University. She received a BA (Honors) degree from the University of the West Indies, an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a PhD in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Schrouder’s research interests are in the areas of Management, Public Policies, Public Finance, Education Policies, Organizational Studies, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Juvenile Justice. Her publications include articles in peer reviewed journals such as Development in Practice, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, International Review of Economics Education, and Applied Economic Letters. She is the co-author of the book “Contemporary issues in the Development of Caribbean Economies”, and the author of BarCharts: QuickStudy Business: Management Leadership, a quick study guide designed to illustrate the importance of leadership in the business world. Dr. Schrouder also serves as a reviewer for the International Review of Economics Education (IREE) Journal.

Dr. Schrouder is also active in the community serving on the community relations board of North Broward Hospital (Broward Health); she is the co-chair of the umbrella organization for Jamaican alumni associations operating in Florida (The Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida (CJAAF) Inc.), and she co-edits its newsletter the Coalition Monthly.


Dr. Robert Scully

Dr. Robert Scully

Professor of Administration
rscully@barry.edu
(305) 899-3357

Dr. Robert E. Scully, Professor of Organizational Behavior, has a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Management and a Masters degree in Economics. He has taught as a full-time faculty member at Barry University since 1992. Dr. Scully has extensive experience teaching a variety of business, management and leadership courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also held corporate management positions with large and small enterprises and in Management and Organizational Development with Unisys Corporation. Other responsibilities have included serving as Associate Director for the American Council on Education’s State Affiliate Office at Barry University; National Coordinator and Distance Learning Evaluator for the PACE/Credit program; Florida Sterling Award Examiner; and as a management consultant.

Since 1993, Dr. Scully has served as Academic Coordinator for a variety of Administration specializations and degree programs at the Rooney School of Professional And Career Education. Other responsibilities have included serving as a Faculty Senator; Associate Director for the American Council on Education’s State Affiliate Office at Barry University; National Coordinator and Distance Learning Evaluator for the PACE/Credit program; and Sterling Quality Award Examiner for the State of Florida.

In addition, he has over ten years of full-time business experience including serving as a Management and Organizational Development Specialist with Unisys Corporation at their Worldwide Education Center in Princeton. He also co-developed CONNECTIONS, a quality service program for college staff, which has been implemented by over 1000 colleges and universities.


Dr. Eric Smith

Dr. Eric Smith

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
elsmith@barry.edu

Dr. Eric Smith is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and spent 26 years in the fire service in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. He came to Florida in 1996 and worked for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue for 12 years. Dr. Smith is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and the Academic Coordinator for Emergency and Public Safety Management.

Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Barry University’s School of Professional And Career Education. A Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, A Master’s degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Smith is also a graduate of the Notional Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.


Dr. Carol-Rae Sodano

Dr. Carol-Rae Sodano

Professor of Organizational Leadership and Sociology
csodano@barry.edu
(239) 278-3041

Carol-Rae Green Sodano holds an Ed.D in Administration ( Widener University), M.A. in Counseling (LaSalle University, Pa.), and a M.A. in Sociology (Fordham University). She has over thirty-five years of both undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and over 18 years’ experience in counseling. In addition she worked for 15 years as a consultant to both large and mid-size corporations and not-for-profits on issues of organizational development, particularly related to change management. Dr. Sodano came to Barry University in 2001 as Dean of ACE and held that position until she retired from the position in 2011. She is currently a fulltime member of the faculty, Professor of Organizational Leadership and Sociology, Ft. Myers site.


Dr. Stephen Sussman

Dr. Stephen Sussman

Associate Professor of Public Administration
ssussman@barry.edu
(561) 622-9300

Dr. Stephen Sussman is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the School of Professional And Career Education at Barry University, where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) programs. He earned his MPA and PhD in Political Science from Georgia State University. Dr. Sussman has authored and coauthored numerous articles, conference papers, and book chapters.

Dr. Sussman serves as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. He serves on the Undergraduate Committee of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). In 2008, he was appointed National Fundraising Chair for the 2009 American Society of Public Administration, National Conference. His teaching and research interests include public policy analysis and evaluation, public law and administration, research methodology, non-profit administration, and distant-education pedagogy/andragogy.

Dr. Sussman served/serves as an elected member of Barry University’s Faculty-Senate, Graduate Council, Undergraduate Council, and numerous other university committees. In addition to his university service, he serves/served on the board of directors in Palm Beach County for Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Residential and Family Service, the Commission for Jewish Education, American Jewish Committee, and Community Partners (Housing Partnership and Parent Child Centers) where he is currently Vice Chair of the board of directors. Additionally, Dr. Sussman is currently the Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Palm Beach County. He previously served as vice-president and member of the board of directors for the Palm Beach Synagogue.

In 2007, Dr. Sussman was appointed to a U.S. Department of Education Federal Rule-Making Committee as a primary negotiator for regulations relating to the General Provisions for the Title IV programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965. In 2007, Dr. Sussman was named an American Jewish Committee (AJC) Lowenstein Fellow and served on the AJC Washington, DC-based Congressional National Advocacy Task-Force.

Dr. Sussman is engaged in professional development. In December 2013, he completed a Professional Certificate in Organizational Leadership through NeighborborWorks America. NeighborWorks America is a congressionally created organization, with a mission to promote neighborhood reinvestment in affordable housing and community development.


Dr. Ann Swaner

Dr. Ann Swaner

Associate Professor of Theology
aswaner@barry.edu
(305) 899-3345

Ann Shepard Feeley Swaner is Associate Professor of Theology and Academic Coordinator of Theology in the School of Professional And Career Education. She joined the Barry faculty in 1992. She earned a BA degree from the University of Saint Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and a PhD in religion from the University Of Iowa School Of Religion. Her professional interests include theology of marriage, history of Christianity, and history of religion in the United States. Dr. Swaner teaches these undergraduate courses at Barry: Theology: Faith, Beliefs, and Traditions (THE 201), Comparative Religion (THE 303), Dynamics of Faith, Beliefs, and Theology (THE 306), Christology (THE 307), History of Christianity I and II (THE 334 & 335), and The American Religious Experience (THE 352).


Dr. James Talerico

Dr. James Talerico

Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Public Administration
jtalerico@barry.edu
(305) 899-3229


Dr. Carol Warner

Dr. Carol Warner

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Mathematics
cwarner@barry.edu
(561) 921-7779

Dr. Carol Warner is the Mathematics Coordinator for PACE and Associate Professor of Mathematics. She also serves as the Alpha Chi Honor Society moderator. She joined Barry in 2009, after 17 years with the University of Arkansas system, where she was very active. She helped change the climate of her campus through years of innovative statistical student surveys. She chaired many faculty committees, sponsored numerous student organizations – including the Organization of Adult and Returning Students, and won the Master Teacher of the Year award in 2006. Warner has been involved in community service on every level. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts, the Adolescent Pregnancy Clinic, Project Compassion, the American Cancer Society, the Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross. She was a founding board member of the Single Parent Scholarship program, designed websites for local non-profits, helped coordinate the community arts festival, provided guided tours of historical homes, and was an invited motivational speaker for the Women’s Crisis Center. Warner is currently a sustaining member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, and volunteers at the Kravis Center and at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. A Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholar award, Warner earned her doctorate in 2005. Her area of expertise is math anxiety and factors influencing the success of mathematics students.


Rodney Watson

Rodney Watson

Instructor of Administration
rowatson@barry.edu
(904) 394-0875

Rodney Watson was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. At the age of 18 entered the Military, while serving in the military he was duel admitted and received his Associates in Business at Montgomery County Community College and his Bachelors at Gwynedd Mercy College in Blue Bell PA. He transitioned with the Military to the Jacksonville area where he was accepted and received his MBA at the University of North FL 2006. From November 2011 to present he is the Site Manager/ Full time Faculty /Student Advisor for the Barry Ace location out of Jacksonville Fl. He teaches Management ,Leadership, Marketing, and Quality and productivity.


Dr. David G. Wolf

Dr. David G. Wolf

Associate Professor of Health Services Administration
dwolf@barry.edu
(484) 678-1128

Dr. David G. Wolf is an Associate Professor of Health Services Administration for Barry University’s School of Professional and Career Education. Dr. Wolf graduated from Villanova University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Science. David graduated with distinction from Cabrini College in 2007, where he received his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and graduated in 2012, obtaining his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with highest honors from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Dr. Wolf began his career in the long-­term care industry in 1983, and purchased his first nursing home 1990. He successfully grew his company and, at the time of the sale in 2000, his organization encompassed a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, home health care agency, nurse staffing agency and outpatient rehabilitation facility. In February 2013, David accepted an Affiliate Assistant Professor appointment in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. In addition to his other responsibilities as CEO of a long-­term care training organization, he conducted long-­term care research using the Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Quality Improvement Program. Dr. Wolf is a Fellow of the American College of HealthCare Administrators and is a certified nursing home administrator, certified Assisted Living Administrator and certified administrator of Subacute care services. He is licensed to practice in both Florida and New Jersey.


Dr. Anita Zavodska

Dr. Anita Zavodska

Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences
azavodska@barry.edu
(305) 981-5224

Dr. Závodská is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and she teaches courses in environmental science and climate change. She is a trained garbologist and does international municipal solid waste research. She earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson while working with a private, non-profit environmental organisation where she headed an NIH-funded environmental health project along the Arizona/Mexico border. She was also involved in research projects aimed at reusing recyclable materials. Dr. Zavodska earned an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the Florida International University. She joined the School of Professional and Continuing Education at Barry University in 2002.