CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

A collection of presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia from the faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.


Submissions from 2018

Healthy Belting: To Belt or Not to Belt?, Bill J. Adams

Acting and Singing With Archetypes: Part 1, Bill J. Adams, Allison Hetzel, and Marlene Johnson

Invoking the Spirit of Peace: Religious Leaders’ Action for Peace in Africa, Bertha K. Amisi

Japanese Theatre Technical Adaptations for Western Plays RV Schooner, Kelly Berry and Daniel M. Gelbmann

Past 90-Day Marijuana Use Frequencies and Associations with Mental Health Problems Among Young Adults, Mance E. Buttram and Steven P. Kurtz

Solo Piano Works by Beethoven and Schubert, Michael Caldwell

History, Narratives, and the Rule of Power: Student Views of Lessons on 9/11 and Implications for Conflict Transformation, Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

Muslim Youth Experiences in South Florida Communities, Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

Conflict Resolution, Alexia Georgakopoulos and Michael Moore

Examining the Impact of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) on PTSD Symptomatology among Residential Foster Youth, Shelley K. Green, M. M. Hospital, and S. Morris

Using Huge Themes as a Backdrop for Fiction, Andrew Gross, James Benn, Joan Mickelson, and Christine Jackson

Gabapentin Diversion and Misuse: Data from Law Enforcement and Substance Abusers, Jennifer Havens and Mance E. Buttram

History as a Thriller Backdrop, Christine Jackson and David A. Ryan

Workplace Mediation as a Supervisory Tool, Neil Katz, Nekeisha Bascombe, April Coan, and Jennifer Lawler

Dance Improvisation Master Class, Elana Lanczi

Force of Nature, Elana Lanczi

Share My Reel Exhibition, Kandy G. Lopez

smART Gallery, Kandy G. Lopez

(In)Visible, Kandy G. Lopez-Moreno

Crisis Intervention Team Training, Judith Mckay

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Mental Health, Judith Mckay

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Mental Health, Judith Mckay and Jose Rey

“Freezing” Following Conflict: Poorer-Performing Teams Exhibit Pervasive Inflexible, Low-Arousal Patterns of Interaction Following Heightened Conflict, Jay Michaels, Urszula A. Strawinska-Zanko, and Rae Yunzi Tan

Music and S.T.E.M., Jessica Muñiz-Collado

School of Rock – the Musical – Drummer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

How to Lose a Reader in 10 Pages, Sharon Potts, Christine Jackson, Con Lehane, and Carol J. Perry

Solution-Focused Sculpting, Michael Reiter

Theme Song for Change: Using Music to Enhance Client Resources, Michael Reiter

Broadway Bash; bass guitar, Michael D. Reiter

Portraits in Music; bass guitar, Michael D. Reiter

“Present” Acrylic Painting, Molly J. Scanlon

Behind Closed Doors, Tennille Davis Shuster

Design for Good – PosterFest, Tennille Davis Shuster

Using Ethnographic Film Actively in the Classroom. Paper Presentation, Eileen Smith-Cavros

Brazzdance, Augusto Soledad

Brazzdance, Augusto Soledad

Brazzdance, Augusto Soledad

Brazzdance, Augusto Soledad

Taught Master Classes in Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Fusion dance, Augusto Soledad

Success is in Motion: High-Performing Teams Exhibit Dynamic Conflict Management Strategy Use and High Arousal, Urszula A. Strawinska-Zanko, Rae Yunzi Tan, and Jay Michaels

Moving Forward: Emerging Research and Future Directions for Advancing the Dynamic Systems Approach to Understanding Team Conflict Dynamics, Rae Yunzi Tan, Jay Michaels, and Urszula A. Strawinska-Zanko

Getting it Right in Hellerstedt: The Implications for Abortion Regulation and Jurisprudence, Vicky Toscano

City Speaks Forum on Feminism and Women in the Workplace and Culture, Kathleen J. Waites

Submissions from 2017

Liminal Observation in Multidisciplinary Performance: MTV Meets Franz Schubert, Bill J. Adams

To Belt or Not to Belt?, Bill J. Adams

Post Charlottesville Dialogs-Learning, Healing, and Moving Forward, Marguerite Bryan and Michael Caldwell

Correlates of Severe Depression among Young Adult Men Who Use Drugs in the Club Scene, Mance E. Buttram and Steven P. Kurtz

Gabapentin Diversion and Misuse in the United States from a Law Enforcement Perspective: Diversion Rates 2002-2015 and Qualitative Research Findings, Mance E. Buttram and Steven P. Kurtz

Residential Proximity to Electronic Dance Music Nightclubs and Associations With Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, and Related Problems, Mance E. Buttram, Maria Elizabeth Pagano, and Steven P. Kurtz

It Takes Two to Tango: The Increasing Popularity of Mediation and its Hybrid Processes in Domestic and International Disputes, H. Coleman and Alexia Georgakopoulos

Effects of Environmental Risk Factors on Mexican Youth’s PTSD Scores, D. Cooper, D. Garcia Huidobro, O. Diasporo Higuera, and Kara Erolin

Caring for Others and Ourselves, Robin Cooper, Doles Jadotte, Bruce Lilyea, and Kelly Macias

Law School Workshops, Timothy Dixon and Gary Gershman

Learning 9/11 in an Age of Terror: Meta-Narratives, Local Impact, Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

Learning 9/11 in an Age of Terror: Meta-Narratives, Local Impact, Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

Pedagogical Interventions for CLEAR: Initiatives in Québec, Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

How Embedded Writing Fellows Can Shape First-Year Composition and Writing Center Pedagogy, Kevin Dvorak, Jacqueline Lytle, Emalee Shrewsbury, Morgan Musgrove, Michaela Greer, and Samantha Epstein

The Dripping Madonna and Medicinal Milk of ‘Goblin Market’, Aileen Miyuki Farrar

The Impact of Hispanic Culture on the US, Yvette Fuentes and Jessica Collado-Muniz

Incorporating Literature and Culture into the Spanish Language Classroom, Yvette Fuentes and Joanne Pol Fuentes

Hating the Yankees-Why it Feels so Good (and maybe it shouldn’t), Gary Gershman

Solution-Focused Approach to Medical Family Therapy, Arlene B. Gordon, Nika Alakbararova, and Carlos Ramos

Author-Meets-Readers: Edward Foley’s Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States, Mark Graber, Charles L. Zelden, and Tabatha Abu El-Haj

Quickies: Working Relationally with Couples Around Sexual Issues, Shelley K. Green and Kara S. Erolin

Examining Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy as a Complement to Standard Care for Foster Youth in Residential Treatment, M. M. Hospital, S. Green, S. Morris, E. Wagner, N. Rothman, Michael Rolleston M.S., and Monica Schroeder M.S.

Five Program System for Post-Marketing Surveillance of Prescription Drug Misuse, Janetta Iwanicki, Colleen Haynes, Beth Sproule, Steven P. Kurtz, Theodore J. Cicero, Nabarun Dasgupta, Richard C. Dart, and Jody Green

Deadly Coves: The Malleable Granite State of Brendan Dubois, Christine Jackson

Enhancing Conflict Management Success: Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, and Relationship Skills, Neil Katz

Leadership Challenges in Higher Education, Neil Katz

From the White House to the Thatched Cottage: U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Immigrant Narrative, David Kilroy

An Example for Other Small Nations to Follow: The Irish Response to John F. Kennedy’s Message of Anti-Colonialism and Modernization during his 1963 State Visit, David P. Kilroy

For Race and Country: The Life and Career of Colonel Charles Young, David P. Kilroy


Systematic Surveillance of Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl Cases Initiated by Law Enforcement, Steven P. Kurtz and Mance E. Buttram


A Randomized Trial of Brief Assessment Interventions to Reduce HIV/STI Sexual Risk and Drug Use Among Young Adults Who Use Drugs in the Club Scene, Steven P. Kurtz, Mance E. Buttram, Maria Elizabeth Pagano, and Hilary L Surratt

Evaluating a Special Needs Clinic: Preliminary Assessment of Parent Satisfaction, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Jennifer Jones, Romer Ocanto, and Oscar Padilla

Evaluating a Special Needs Dental Clinic at NSU: Incorporating Qualitative Data, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Jennifer Jones, Oscar Padilla, and Romer Ocanto

The Opioid Epidemic in Canada: Trends in Diversion of Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs in Ontario, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Genevieve Martin, Steven P. Kurtz, Oliwier Dziadkowiec, and Marie-Claire Le Lait

3rd Annual Hand Pulled Print Exhibition, Kandy G. Lopez

America 2016, Kandy G. Lopez

Art Week, Kandy G. Lopez

Color, Line and Form / Color, Linea, y Forma – Art Exhibition, Kandy G. Lopez

Discrimination & Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting, Kandy G. Lopez

Inner Worlds, Kandy G. Lopez

Scratching the Surface, Kandy G. Lopez

We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord, Kandy G. Lopez

Energized and Adaptive: High-Performing Teams Have Dynamic, Emotionally Arousing Group Interactions, Jay L. Michaels, Rae Yunzi Tan, and Urszula A. Strawinska-Zanko

Coherent But Not Constrained: Emergent Conflict Management Styles in More Versus Less Successful Teams, Jay Michaels and Urszula A. Strawinska-Zanko

A Dog’s House - Music Composer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

NSU Department of Writing & Communications Marketing Video: B.A. Program - Film Composer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

NSU Department of Writing & Communications Marketing Video: M.A. Program - Film Composer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

Reign of Terror – Sound Designer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

SHADE (Soundtrack) – Composer, Jessica Muñiz-Collado

Fatness and the Politics of Desirability, Andrea Shaw Nevins

Evaluation of the Dispatcher Hiring and Retention Systems at a 911 Emergency Communications Center, James Pann, Angela Yehl, and Marcelo Castro

Drinking and Dancing: Noir’s Legacy of Amnesia in Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Marlisa Santos

Shade, Augusto Soledade

The Impact of Acculturation and Gender Role Attitudes on Marital Enqing and Marital Satisfaction among Chinese Individuals in the United States, Chi-Fang Tseng, A. Edwards, and P. F. Li

Post-Apocalyptic Fiction in the Age of Trump: Feminist Reboot in The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Max Fury Road, Kathleen J. Waites

Submissions from 2016

Qualitative Research Methods/Research in Ghana, Joyce Avotri-Wuaku

Apocalypse Now: Changing Images of a Post-Apocalyptic World, Barbara Brodman