STARS Faculty

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STARS Faculty

Lydia Ammoun

Lydia Ammoun has been a therapist for 23 years conducting family, individual and group therapy. Her experience ranges from work with people who have schizophrenia to supervisory referrals within an EAP framework.  Aside from the therapeutic pursuits, Lydia Ammoun had taught Parapsychology at SCC and Career Counseling at Webster University.  The interest in Cultural Diversity arose very naturally in the most culturally diverse region in the United States -  New York City -  where she would attend union meetings with her father and Esperanto meetings with her grandfather.She learned very quickly that although our external appearance, belief systems and customs may differ, we all share a common humanity with one another. More professionally she is certified by the State of Florida to teach Cultural Diversity and has taught this increasingly necessary subject to many state agencies. She also served as director of cultural exchange programs between the United States and France as well as Japan.She graduated from Rollins with a B.A. in Organizational Behavior (Hamilton Holt School) and a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling (age 49). Licensure (LMHC) was granted in 1994. She also supervises counseling interns who have applied for licensure.

Marci Arthur

Marci Arthur

Marci Arthur is the owner and CEO of Truffles & Trifles. She has degrees in physics, political science and biology from Duke and the University of Florida. She also attended Le Cordon Bleu in France.

Missy Barnes

Missy Barnes

Missy Barnes is thrilled to be serving her first year as an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College. Prior to her arrival in Winter Park, Missy served as head of Musical Theatre and Dance at Catawba College in North Carolina for eleven years. She holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a B.A. in Drama from Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to her degrees, Missy is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique as well as a certified Somatic Movement Educator, trained at the School for Body-Mind Centering. Besides pursuing her passion for helping people learn to move more easily, Missy has worked as a director, choreographer, actor, singer, dancer, and movement coach on a variety of productions. Some recent favorite theatrical experiences include directing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sweeney Todd, and Legally Blonde: The Musical. 

Benjamin Balak

Benjamin Balak, Ph.D.

Dr. Balak is an Associate Professor of Economics at Rollins College. He received his B.A. from American University of Paris (FR); Postgraduate Diploma, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK); and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Balak's areas of interest include the history of economic thought, economic history, philosophy and ethics, and comparative economic systems and cultures. 

Lenny Barrett

Lenny Barrett, B.A., R.Y.T., P.T.

Lenny Barrett is a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) with Yoga Alliance of USA, 500 hour level of training. She has taught Yoga for more than 2000 hours over the last nine years. She taught “Rejuvenation Break” for Rollins’ faculty and staff. A few times, she also had the honor to present Yoga for stress relief management for the late Dr. Farkash’s psychology classes at Rollins College of Arts and Science. Lenny has practiced Tai Chi for more than ten years, and won gold and silver medals at the international and national competition levels. Lenny earned other fitness professional certifications, including the American Council on Exercise Personal Training and Fitness Instruction, TheMethodPilates, Silver Sneakers, Hydro-Fit Pilates Fusion, and Schwinn Cycling. Lenny is also certified in the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. Along with her busy schedule of teaching fitness, she is pursuing a Master of Human Resources degree at Rollins College concentrating in corporate health and wellness strategies. 

Lenny is no stranger to the Rollins community. She and her son, Michael (Arts and Science), received their undergraduate degrees from Rollins in May 2013. They both engaged in multicultural office activities and had the opportunity to travel to India with other Rollins College students to experience the Indian culture, including Yoga. She is also very excited to participate in teaching for Rollins Life Long Learning.

Amado Bobadilla

Amado Bobadilla

With a BA in music performance from Rollins College, Amado has worked in the Central Florida arts community for the past 20 years as a musical director, accompanist and educator. He music directed The Wizard of Oz, Good News! and Bingo! The Musical at Icehouse Theatre in Mt. Dora; Honk!, A Year with Frog and Toad, School House Rock Live!, and Just So for the Orlando Repertory Theatre; and Cabaret for the Center Players in Maitland. He was a musical director for the Orlando production of Menopause the Musical, and works with Robin Jensen and the Florida Opera Theatre youth programs. He has worked as an accompanist, vocal coach and teacher  at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and the New School of Orlando.

He has been the company pianist for Orlando Ballet and has accompanied the Rollins College, Parkinson’s Dance and Valencia College dance programs. He has played class for American Ballet Theatre, The School of American Ballet, The Kirov Academy, The Rock School, The Limon Company, the Parsons Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and has worked with Fernando Bujones, Robert Hill, Julie Kent, Gelsey Kirkland, Nathalie Krassovska, Raymond Lukens, Bruce Marks, David Parsons, Barbara Riggins and Kip Watson.

He is the youth director and worship pianist at Fellowship Church of Winter Springs.

Justin Braun

Justin Braun, MBA

Justin JB Braun ’10 ’11MBA is a staff writer in the Office of Marketing & Communications at Rollins College. Beyond his extensive portfolio of Rollins work, he is regularly published in Orlando Magazine, Orlando Arts Magazine, Orlando Weekly, WHERE Orlando, Edible Orlando, and

Carol Bresnahan

Carol Bresnahan, Ph.D. (Provost)

Carol Bresnahan joined Rollins College in summer 2011 as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Since 2008, Bresnahan served as provost and executive vice president at The College of New Jersey where she was a tenured professor of history. Prior to joining the College of New Jersey, Bresnahan was vice provost for academic programs and policies at the University of Toledo (UT), where she was also a member of the faculty.

At UT, Bresnahan was the first woman to receive tenure in the Department of History, be promoted to associate professor and professor of history, serve as history department chair or receive UT’s annual outstanding faculty research award.

Bresnahan is an active scholar in the area of late Renaissance Florence, and has authored numerous presentations and publications on the topic. She received her bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude, from Smith College and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Brown University.

Lori Coffae

Lori Coffae, Ph.D.

Dr. Coffae's research and teaching interests include Medical Rhetoric; Professional Writing; Argument; and the Rhetoric of Humor. She has published and presented papers on Technology and Literacy; First-Year Composition and Student Identity; and Training Healthcare Professionals.

Ariel Cole

Ariel Cole, M.D.

Dr. Cole is the director of the Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Florida Hospital and director for geriatric medicine at FSU Medical School-Orlando Campus. She is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine.

Robin Creamer

Robin Creamer, M.D.

Dr. Creamer is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. She has a special interest in osteoporosis and leads the Centre for Aging and Wellness home visit team.

Joy Wallace Dickinson

Joy Wallace Dickinson

Joy grew up in Orlando, where she remembers seeing at least one alligator in what’s now called Thornton Park. For more than a decade she was an editor at the Institute of Early American History in Williamsburg, Va., and also edited books on history and other topics at Stanford University Press. Her teaching experience includes courses in editing at UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. Since 2000, she has written hundreds of “Florida Flashback” features in the Orlando Sentinel about aspects of Central Florida’s past. She’s also the author of three books about Central Florida history, including Orlando: City of Dreams.

Robert DiConsiglio

Robert DiConsiglio, J.D.

Bob is a retired attorney from New Jersey. From 1999 - 2011 he was the chair of the paralegal program at Everest University and taught numerous courses on the law in particular Constitutional Law. Bob was a licensed mortgage banker in New Jersey. He also served as the President of The League of Mortgage Lenders of New Jersey and the state representative to the national association in Washington. Bob has served on the Board of Directors of Newton Savings and Loan in New Jersey. As part of his career he has been the president and a major stock holder in several mortgage banking firms.

John Fleming

John Fleming, M.D.

Dr. Fleming is medical director of DePugh Gardens Nursing Center and the Mayflower Retirement Community Health Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Carol Frost

Carol Frost

Ms. Frost is the director of Winter with the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts, is the author of eleven books of poems. Carol is the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College.

Amy Galpin

Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

Amy Galpin is Curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Before arriving at Rollins College, Galpin was Associate Curator, Art of the Americas at the San Diego Museum of Art. In San Diego, she curated Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums, a collaboration between the San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Her favorite projects for the San Diego Museum of Art include the group exhibition Women, War, and Industry and solo exhibitions with Hugo Crosthwaite, scott b.davis, Marianela de la Hoz, Noah Doely, and Rubén Ortiz-Torres. Amy has published essays and curated exhibitions addressing muralism on both sides of the US/Mexico border and the Chicago painter Morris Topchevsky. In addition to her work at The San Diego Museum of Art, Amy has worked with the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Woman Made Gallery, and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her dissertation addressed the work of muralists Alfredo Ramos Martinez and Jean Charlot in the United States. Her exhibition, Alfredo Ramos Martínez: Picturing Mexico from California opens at the Pasadena Museum of California Art in January and will travel to the Nevada Museum of Art in May. For the Cornell, Amy will collaborate with Abigail Ross Goodman on a fall 2014 exhibition on the intersection of contemporary art and social activism. 

Bob Hahn

Bob Hahn

Mr. Hahn is a visionary in the field of land use and urban planning and sustainable community development. As a founding principal of Hahn & Hahn Team, Inc., Mr. Hahn has over 35 years of experience in master planning, workforce-affordable-mixed-income housing, market-economic research, comprehensive land use-transportation development programs, environmental design security, “highest and best” sustainable land uses, and transforming urban redevelopment areas into sustainable communities and neighborhoods.

Candy Hamblin

Candy Hamblin

Candy Hamblin designs and develops data reporting strategy for Rollins College. She consults with departments on development and design of technical reports and conducts training for groups and departments on data utilization and reporting tools.

Jessica Jacob

Jessica Jacob

Jessica Jacob is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico but has also spent a significant amount of time in California and Oregon. She received her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in French from Southern Oregon University in 2008, and her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from The University of Alabama. Her primary interests are in Second Language Development and Pedagogy. Some of her research includes analyzing the correlation between second language input and phonology, as well as the association between mimicry skills and pronunciation skills. Mrs. Jacob adheres to a Communicative Language Teaching approach that emphasizes student interaction and incorporates authenticity in the teaching of Spanish Language and Culture.

Paul Jacob

Paul W. Jacob 

Paul W. Jacob teaches Creative Nonfiction and Travel Writing at Rollins College. He received his M.A. in Writing and Consciousness Studies from New College of California. He is the former Editorial Director of Modern Nomad magazine; worked as a Feature Writer for the global music culture periodical Revolution; and was the Food and Travel Columnist for the Tuscaloosa News. Jacob (under a pen name) has had two chapbooks and two books of poetry published by independent presses in the U.S. and Canada and his spiritual memoir, Buddha Behind the Bar, will be published in 2014. He has also spent time living and working at various spiritual retreat centers and monasteries in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Wendy Kimelman

Wendy Robichaud Kimelman

Wendy Robichaud Kimelman is the Trauma Program Manager at central Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center.  She sees every day the impact of traumatic events on the citizens of our community.  Her passion has been to communicate to residents that all trauma is preventable and we are our own best advocates for injury prevention.  Wendy has worked in the community to prevent the devastating effects of pedestrian related crashes, distracted driving and falls in the over 60 population.  Her work inside Orlando Health has focused on supporting and facilitating quality programs to improve the care of all patients traumatically injured by utilizing best practices from other healthcare institutions across the country.  Wendy completed her bachelor’s degree at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC and is currently pursuing her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Rollins.  She just completed her 15th year with Orlando Health as a registered nurse.   Wendy is a third generation Floridian and is married to a small business owner in west Orange County.  She has a seven year old daughter and spends most of her free time serving as her daughter’s “dance mom.”

Ashley Kistler

Ashley Kistler, Ph.D.

S. Ashley Kistler is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. For ten years, she has conducted research on cultural revitalization, historical memory, and power in the Q’eqchi’-Maya town of San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala. Ashley has authored articles published in The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Global South, and The Latin Americanist and currently serves as the book review editor for Collaborative Anthropologies. Her book, Maya Market Women, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.

Liz Kitchens

Liz Kitchens

Liz Kitchens and Jackie Sorensen are the founders of Be Brave. Lose the Beige, LLC, a blogsite specializing in issues facing Lady Boomers, women of the Baby Boomer generation.  They conduct workshops focusing on wellness, brain health, and other topics facing women as they transition into this next chapter of their lives.  Liz Kitchens is a 25 year focus group facilitator and market research consultant. She is director of the Jeremiah Project, a nonprofit creative arts program for at-risk children/adolescents. Jackie Sorensen is a licensed school psychologist with 35 years of service within the public schools.  They are working on a book entitled, “Be Brave. Lose the Beige," a Coloring Book for Living Outside the Lines.  

Allen Kupetz

Allen Kupetz

Mr. Kupetz is a recognized thought leader on the impact of technology on individuals, corporations, and society. He regularly speaks to some of the largest companies in the world about using social media and other disruptive technologies to enhance intra-company communications and customer dialog. Allen is also the Executive in Residence at the Crummer Graduate School of Business and teaches international business, entrepreneurship, and technology management courses. He is also the president of Kpartnerz, Inc., a global management consulting firm with Fortune 500 clients in a wide range of vertical markets.

Jack Lane

Jack Lane, Ph.D.

Dr. Lane is celebrating his 50th year teaching History with Rollins. He has received degrees from Oglethorpe University, Emory, & the University of Georgia. He also served during the Korean conflict and is a notable author.

Laura Lang

Laura Lang

Ms. Lang is an Orlando native. In her early career, she had worked as an Engineering Analyst at Martin Marietta on the Patriot Program. Her current assignment is a Program Manager for the Orange County Sheriff's Office Senior Programs. Laura has held this position for 17 years. In her 17 years she has trained and presented presentations to thousands of individuals in our Orange County community. Laura has trained professionals and law enforcement on numerous senior issues not only locally but throughout the country. She also holds the designation of Florida Elder Crime Prevention Practitioner and Victim Services Practitioner under Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Additional training includes certificates for the Florida Crisis Response Team instructed by NOVA-CRT and Residential Security under the Office of the Attorney General. Laura was instrumental in implementing the Silver Alert Program in the State of Florida in 2008. Her numerous awards include Civilian Employee of the Year, John Cassidy Award, 2013 Victims Services Coalition of Central Florida Senior Advocate of the Year, and 2013 National Sheriff’s Association Senior Advocate of the Year.

Lezlie Laws

Lezlie Laws, Ph.D.

Dr. Lezlie Laws is a Professor of English at Rollins College with degrees from the University of Missouri, and North Texas State University. Professor Laws specializes in rhetoric, composition theory and literary non-fiction.  She has published essays on rhetorical theory and creative non-fiction.

Bob Lemon

Bob Lemon, Ph.D.

Dr. Lemon is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Rollins College, and for many years has taught Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art to students and adults.  He has also conducted many cultural tours to Europe.

Roberta (Bobbe) Lyon

Roberta (Bobbe) Lyon, M.A.

Ms. Lyon is a teacher, counselor, author, mother and grandmother.  Ms. Lyon has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Rollins College.  (both earned after age 45)  She is also a certified Gerontologist and owns Laughing Lyon, Ltd. a business that promotes the healthful use of humor through keynotes, workshops and seminars.  “Bobbe” to her friends, and that includes everybody she meets, is a widow with five adult children (Lyon cubs) and eleven grandchildren (grand cubs).  She is the author of two books and numerous magazine articles.  Bobbe taught Elderhostel classes for over twenty years and considers herself an M.D. (mirth dispenser.)

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller, Ph.D.

Jonathan Miller is Director of the Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Sheffield in the UK in 1983, his MLS from SUNY Buffalo in 1992 and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. He came to Rollins in 2006 after a library career at The Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, Augustana College (IL) and the University of Pittsburgh. Under his leadership the Olin Library was awarded the Association of College & Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2013. His most recent publications can be found at His areas of interest include academic library management, the history of copyright, and the history of recorded information.

Anissa Mitchell

Anissa Mitchell, LCSW

Anissa Mitchell is a clinical social worker currently serving as the Florida Hospital Parkinson’s Outreach Coordinator providing group facilitation, counseling and education to those impacted by Parkinson’s disease. Anissa received her BA in Social Work from Ohio University in 1991 and her Masters of Social Work from the Ohio State University in 1995. Anissa’s work has been mainly in the health care setting both in hospital and community based programs having worked for Genesis Health Care System in Zanesville, Ohio and Carestar, a contracted agency for the State of Ohio’s Home Care Waiver Program. Anissa, also experienced in adoption and foster care, has worked as a clinical supervisor to counselors treating children with attachment and bonding issues. Worked as a treatment specialist for children placed in therapeutic foster care and was employed with two international adoption agencies as child placement supervisor and home study provider.

Anissa publishes quarterly educational newsletters for the Florida Hospital Parkinson Outreach Center and recently presented at a poster session on a new Drama Therapy model for Parkinson’s during the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal, Canada October, 2013. She has spoken to various community audiences including being an annual guest teacher at the Seminole High School Health Sciences Program.
Anissa organized and developed the Dance for Parkinson’s program at Florida Hospital Parkinson Outreach Center in partnership with Rollin’s Colleges’ professors of dance, Robert Sherry and Robin Wilson.

Alden Moe

Alden Moe, Ph.D.

Dr. Moe is a retired faculty from the Department of Education at Rollins College where he has taught courses in children’s literature for the past 10 years.  He is a specialist on literacy learning and has taught at the elementary school, high school, and college levels for over forty years.  He is the author, coauthor, or editor of over 100 publications including a series for elementary school students and over a dozen college textbooks including two in children’s literature.

Joe Nassif

Joseph Nassif, Ph.D.

Dr. Nassif is the former Director of the Annie Russell Theatre as well as the Chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts.  He is  a Professor Emeritus at Rollins College in the Department of Theatre Arts and Communication.  He retired after 29 years with Rollins.  Having taught for 40 years in a number of academic universities, he is most interested in Performing Arts - History - Literature.  He often guest directs at the Annie Russell Theatre and guest lectures for the MLS program and Hamilton Holt Evening School.  He resides part of the year in Iowa and eight months in Winter Park - Rollins College.

Randy Noles

Randy Noles

Randy Noles is the most experienced and honored magazine publisher in the region, with a career spanning 35 years. He is CEO of Florida Home Media, publisher of Orlando Life and Winter Park Magazine, and Consulting Publisher for Gulfshore Media, publisher of Sarasota Magazine. He has won dozens of local, regional and national editorial awards for hard news, opinion columns and feature writing. He is also the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction books, one of which, Fiddler's Curse, was adapted into a nationally broadcast documentary film.

Thomas Ouellette

Thomas Ouellette

Mr. Ouellette has been a Rollins faculty member since 1996 and teaches courses in the acting and directing sequence. At Rollins he directed Main Stage productions, inaugurated the Second Stage series in 1998, and produced over 30 student-directed shows. Mr. Ouellette directs and performs in Orlando and around the country and is an active member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and The Association of Film, Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA). Recent credits include The Folger Shakespeare Theatre and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando; St. Michael’s Playhouse in Burlington, VT; The Charles Playhouse in Boston; and The Mason Street Theatre in San Francisco. Recent national acting credits range from Montano/Duke of Venice in Othello to the record-breaking and still running production of Shear Madness. Recent national directing credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (co-directed with Jim Helsinger), Blithe Spirit, Educating Rita, Stop Kiss, Lobby Hero, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Thomas studied at Holy Cross College (B.A.), at the Catholic University of America (M.F.A./Acting), in New York City at the HB Studio, and in the Director’s Programme at The Royal National Theatre in London.

Stacey Passalacqua

Stacey Passalacqua, Ph.D.

Dr. Passalacqua does research in the area of health communication, with a specialty in provider-patient interaction and cancer communication. She has done fieldwork with health care providers in hospitals and long-term care facilities and outreach with men and women with cancer and their partners. She has studied such phenomena as the impact of loneliness on health; the effect of physician burnout on doctor-patient communication; the accuracy of patient reports of risky health behavior; the effect of person-centered communication training on paraprofessional caregivers in an Alzheimer's facility; sex differences in provision of social support; relational communication about sexually transmitted infection (STI) status; the outcome of informational versus counseling interventions among men and women with cancer; and more.

Ronald F. Piccolo

Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.

Dr. Piccolo is the Cornell Professor of Management and Academic Director for the Center for Leadership Development at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. His research on leadership, job design, social information processing, and subconscious motivation has been published in Forbes magazine and in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management.

Allison Pinkerton

Allison Pinkerton

Allison Pinkerton studies fiction in the Creative Writing MFA program at University of Central Florida. Her work can be seen on Brevity’s blog and in other journals. Allison’s short screenplay, Neverland Lost, was a finalist for the 2013 SoCal Independent Film Festival.

Leslie Poole

Leslie Poole, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Kemp Poole, an award-winning historian and journalist, is an adjunct professor at Rollins College, teaching in the environmental studies and history departments.
A fourth generation Floridian, Poole is completing a manuscript for the University Press of Florida about the role of women in the Florida environmental movement in the twentieth century.

Allison Radzewicz

Allison Radzewicz

Allison Radzewicz is a licensed private investigator with the state of Florida since 2009. She works for an international private investigation firm located in Central Florida. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resources at Rollins College and will be graduating in May of 2014.

Elloit Raphaelson

Elliot Raphaelson

A.B. Mathematics, Clark University; M.S. Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon; Retired V.P. Chase Manhattan Bank (23 years)

Mr. Raphaelson currently writes a syndicated personal finance column for Tribune Content Agency, “The Money Game.” The column is published  nation-wide.  I have been writing the column for three years. Other personal/retirement planning columns have been published in the New York Times, Town & Country, Vogue, Self, Savvy, working Women, and other national publications.

Mr. Raphaelson taught courses in personal financial planning as an adjunct faculty member of The New School for Social Research in NYC for 18 years and conducted retirement planning seminars for employees of Dow Jones & Co.  He also wrote two books regarding personal financial planning and retirement planning that were published by John Wiley & Sons and Scott Foresman & Co. Both books received excellent reviews.

Teddy Reynolds

Teddy Reynolds

Ted Reynolds is currently the Global Connections Fellow of Terrorism Studies for the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives at the University of Central Florida. His work focuses on using both qualitative and quantitative methods of research to understand terrorist/extremist radicalization, particularly within social media and other computer mediated communication (CMC) environments. He is a graduate of Rollins College with a B.A. in International Affairs, a UCF graduate with an M.A. in Political Science, and completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK).  Mr. Reynolds serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College where he teaches classes in Terrorism Studies, National Security and the Intelligence Community, and Cyberwarfare/Cyberterrorism.

He also serves as a subject matter expert and consultant on terrorist/extremist use of social media and other CMC in the radicalization/recruitment/mobilization process, toward the conceptualization and development of effective cyber tools and strategies in various areas related to law enforcement and national security.

David Richard

David Richard, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard is the Dean of the Hamilton Holt School as well as a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavior therapist who teaches at Rollins College. His research focuses primarily on assessment issues and methodologies (e.g., psychometrics of intelligence tests, ecological momentary assessment, clinical case conceptualization), the integration of computer technology in psychological assessment, evaluation of multimedia-based instruction, and recovery from trauma.

Robert Sherry

Robert Sherry, J.D.

Professor of Theatre and Dance, Rollins College. B.S., Indiana University; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University (full scholarship); J.D. cum laude, Stetson University College of Law; additional training Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London). 

Performance: Broadway Salutes the New York City Opera (Lincoln Center), w/Mickey Rooney, Ruby Keeler, National Tours: Pal Joey (Joey US), w/Joel Grey, Alexis Smith; Annie Get Your Gun, w/Florence Henderson; Flower Drum Song, w/Pat Suzuki; Hollywood Magic, El Centro (Acapulco, Mexico); Indiana’s professional modern dance company, Dance Kaleidoscope.

Director/Choreographer:  Over 100 musicals, plays, industrial shows, and concert dance works in professional and academic settings including: over 50 productions at Rollins College;  and Director: Hollywood’s Pretty Woman (Disney/MGM Studios); NBA All-Star Game Opening Ceremony (Orlando Arena); Mass Appeal (MadCow); Choreographer: Huck & Jim on the Mississippi (w/Joshua Logan); Choreographer: Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Assistant Director: RACE (OST).

LAW BIO:  W. ROBERT SHERRY, ESQUIRE:  Mr. Sherry received his B.S. Degree from Indiana University, his M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Meadows Fellowship and full scholarship, and his J.D. cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2000, where he was a member of the Stetson Law Review.  Prior to joining Jill Schwartz and Associates, P.A.,  Mr. Sherry served as a litigation associate for several Florida firms where he gained significant experience in Whistleblower Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation, Employee Benefits Claims, Employment Agreements, Severance Agreements, Family Medical Leave Act Litigation, and Employment Discrimination Litigation.  Mr. Sherry has also served as Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida and is a member of the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Sherry currently teaches employment law related coursework in the Master of Human Resources (MHR) program at Rollins College.  Mr. Sherry is active in the Orlando Community where he served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Orange County Bar, and is actively involved in a number of national and local Arts Organizations.  He is the recipient of the Stanley K. Werthington Fellowship from the Mark Morris Dance Group and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF) Central Florida Chapter.

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

Ms. Smith is a Registered Nurse with over 45 years experience in the health care industry.  Her work background includes clinical nursing in area hospitals, developing and teaching health related programs for educational institutions, and the management of several health care related enterprises.  She recently retired after 10 years with Orange County Public School System where she taught nursing subjects in the Allied Health Department at Orlando Tech.   She has done considerable research into the food advertising industry and its influence on consumer food choices and is looking forward to sharing some of the insights learned through this research with her students.  She adds this caution: while this is not a program about dieting, the knowledge gained through this course may lead to a lighter body and a fatter wallet.

Jackie Sorensen

Jackie Sorensen

Liz Kitchens and Jackie Sorensen are the founders of Be Brave. Lose the Beige, LLC, a blogsite specializing in issues facing Lady Boomers, women of the Baby Boomer generation.  They conduct workshops focusing on wellness, brain health, and other topics facing women as they transition into this next chapter of their lives.  Liz Kitchens is a 25 year focus group facilitator and market research consultant. She is director of the Jeremiah Project, a nonprofit creative arts program for at-risk children/adolescents. Jackie Sorensen is a licensed school psychologist with 35 years of service within the public schools.  They are working on a book entitled, “Be Brave. Lose the Beige," a Coloring Book for Living Outside the Lines.  

Anne Stone

Anne Stone, Ph.D.

Dr. Stone is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Rollins. Anne teaches and conducts research in interpersonal communication, health communication, and qualitative research methods.

Zena Sulkes

Zena Sulkes, Ph.D.

Zena W. Sulkes is a lifelong educator who has been a school principal and an Adjunct Professor at both  UCF and at Rollins. She is a proud Wolverine with her B.A. from the University of Michigan and graduate degrees from University of South Florida  where she earned a Doctorate in  Education. She looks forward  to being a teacher in this innovative program for lifelong learners.  

Charlotte Trinquet

Charlotte Trinquet, Ph.D.

Dr. Trinquet is an Adjunct Professor at Rollins College in the Women’s Studies Department.  She is also the owner of Attache MLC as well as an Assistant Professor of French at the University of Central Florida. Charlotte is the host for the radio show on fairies and fairy tales, every Wednesday, 9-10am, on WPRK 91.5 FM.

Catherine Cross

Catherine Cross Tsintzos

With over 30 years of full blown hands on creative fun experience behind her, Catherine continues her journey as a lifelong learner, artist, educator, designer and "arts for all" creativity advocate. She was the Creative Consultant for the Morean Art Centers, Bank of America Children's Learning Center, St. Petersburg, FL. She is honored to have the opportunities to share her love of art with adults, children and families in museums, schools and art organizations throughout the southeast.

A presenter at Art and Early Childhood conferences at the local, national and international levels, Catherine has spent her life working to engage folks with the creative process. She has been engaged with the founding and the start-up of several well known art programs in the Southeast and has been a proud recipient with the Orlando Museum of Art of a "Helping Kids Shine" Shine On Grant from Walt Disney for her pottery programming with homeless children at the Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless for the past four years. As an Independent Artist/Educator with the Orlando Museum of Art, Catherine is the Art Therapist for their Creative Connections access program for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

Catherine is a teaching artist with VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. When founded in 1974, the organization was named the National Committee - Arts for the Handicapped. In 1985, the name changed to Very Special Arts and in 2010 it became VSA. In 2011, VSA merged with the Kennedy Center's Office on Accessibility to become the Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Catherine is the Cultural Arts Coordinator and Arts Specialist at Winter Park Presbyterian Church during the school year. A part-time position she has held for the past nine years.

Yvonne Vassel

Yvonne Vassel

Yvonne has been a journalist and photographer with three daily newspapers: The New Haven Register, The Journal Courier, and The Orlando Sentinel. She was also Central Florida’s regional spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children & Families, and a state organizer/lobbyist/writer for a non-profit working on Federal railroad legislation. Throughout it all, the personal story has held the most power and interest. Now, with Your Life In Words, she has immersed herself in writing and publishing life stories. Yvonne believes writing our personal histories is a way to continue an ancient oral
tradition of passing on our stories and lessons to future generations, and that we all have an interesting and important story to share. Yvonne was born in Jamaica and has a Bachelor’s in Journalism/Communication from the University of Bridgeport, and a Masters in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College.

Anca Voicu

Anca M. Voicu, Ph.D. 

Dr. Anca M. Voicu studied at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania where she earned her bachelors degree in Economics in 1990 and the University of Birmingham, UK where she earned her Phd degree in Economics in 2000. She is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fl. Her teaching has been chiefly in International Economics, European Emerging Markets and Intermediate Macroeconomics. She also taught courses in Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, Statistics for Economics, Mathematics for Economics and Intermediate Microeconomics. Anca has a passion for teaching community engagement courses.
Her research interests include area studies with emphasis on Central and Eastern European economies, trade and trade modeling and forecasting, environmental economics and evolutionary economics.
Anca speaks four languages, loves to travel and experience different cultures.

Dawn Wharram

Dawn Wharram

Dawn Wharram is currently the Study Abroad Coordinator at Rollins and teaches Spanish part-time at Lake Sumter State College in Clermont. Her students call her “Alba”. She earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Bowling Green State University. She went on to earn two Masters degrees: Spanish from Bowling Green State University and College Student Personnel from the University of Central Florida. She lived in Spain and worked in England. Basically, Spanish is her life! She previously worked as a Spanish instructor at Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, St. Mary’s Seminary (Athenaeum of Ohio) and Xavier University, an international sales coordinator for Wendy’s in Latin America, and a bilingual case worker. Her hobbies besides traveling, include watching Spanish “novelas” as much as possible!

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson currently teaches modern and jazz technique at Rollins.  She was formerly a Professor of Dance at Ball State University and she co-chaired the Dance Program for the Indianapolis High School of Performing Arts for fourteen years.  Ms. Wilson also taught modern dance at the prestigious Interlochen National Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, and at the Lynnette Jordan Schisla Dance Center (Indpls, Ind.), for Dance Kaleidoscope (Indpls, Ind.),at  the Anderson Ballet (Indpls, Ind.), and at Butler University (Indpls, Ind.).

Ms. Wilson has choreographed a vast number of concert dance works for the Anderson Ballet, Ball State University, Dance Kaleidoscope, and for the Interlochen National Arts Academy.  Moreover,  she created choreographic works for musicals at the Indianapolis Civic Center, a professionally  staffed, non-union (Equity LOA contract) theatre, on such shows as: Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The Wizard of Oz, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Peter Pan, and Huck & Jim on the Mississippi (w/Joshua Logan). 

As a performer, Ms. Wilson worked for six years as a member of Dance Kaleidoscope, - Indiana’s Professional Modern Dance Company featuring the works of nationally recognized choreographers Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Rachel Lampert, Rachel Harms, Domy Reiter-Soffer, Ze'eva Cohen, Bill Cratty, and Anna Sokolow.

Ms. Wilson holds a B.A. degree in Dance from the University of South Florida and she pursued additional training with LUIGI (NYC), the Alvin Ailey School  (NYC), Lynnette Jordan Schisla (Indpls), Butler University (Indpls); the Merce Cunningham School (NYC); and at Steps (NYC).   

Along with Dr. Sherry, Ms. Wilson attended several of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® programs of study within the last year.  Together they have been co-teaching Dance for Parkinson Disease classes since January 2012 in Orlando in coordination with the Parkinson Outreach Center at Florida Hospital.  She also teaches Dance for Parkinson Disease through Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, FL.   Ms. Wilson recently made application for a Stanley J Wertheimer Fellowship from the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Kenneth Young

Kenneth M. Young, Ph.D.

Dr. Young is an author, encourager, motivational speaker & pastor. He has authored three books and simultaneously working on the reprint of his second book, entitled "Going to the Next Dimension," and the publication of his dissertation, "Financial Literacy and the New Racism (Culture) Shift."  Born in Creola (Mobile) Alabama, now lives in Orlando. He has served in the US Army for six years as a multi-channel communication equipment operator specialist and a Chaplain Assistant in Vicenza, Italy. A graduate of the Historic Selma University 1986, BA; Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1990, M. Div.; United Theological Seminary, D.Min., 2011. Dr. Young has eight years of experience as an adjunct professor, is single, and has one daughter.  

Eric Zivot

Eric Zivot

Mr. Zivot is an award winning Actor, Director and Writer. His work in film, television and on stage has taken him across the U.S., Canada, and England. His theatrical background includes: The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, The American Conservatory Theater, Tour de Force, The Fountain Theater, the Alliance Theater, and the Canadian company of Nicholas Nickleby. He originated numerous roles for such plays as Them That's Got, Raising Caen, and Declarations. Film and Television work include: JAG, The Alarmist, Babylon 5, Two Voices, Sunset Beach, and Mob Story. Eric has been on staff and guest lectured for some of the most distinguished actor training programs in North America including A.C.T., The University of Washington, Southern Methodist University, C.A.S.T., The University of Dallas, Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, and the National Theater Conservatory. He is not only considered a master acting teacher, he is also a founding member of the Association of Theater Movement Trainers and has served as a Senior Mentor for the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. Before coming to Rollins, Eric co-founded and ran the Gymnasia Theatrica, his own school, in Los Angeles. It was here that he created his break through actor training methodology; the Triune Brain Method. His students are now working actors, literally, around the world.

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