Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



Biological Curriculum, chemistry, Physical Science Study Committee, Ford Foundation Grant, nuclear reactor, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, computers, physics, science education, educational research, Abe Fischler, physical science center, oceanography, Ph.D., dissertation, Peter Niiler, social psychology, Roshenthal, Parker, Nova University, Atomic Energy Commission, Emilio Segre, Hans Jensen, Glenn Seaborg, NYIT, Don Mitchell, Dan Stufflebeam, Michael Scriven, distance education, Ed Leaders Program, Institute of Child Centered Education, Dr. Marilyn Segal, University School, Family Center, Teacher Intern Program, TIAA-CREF, Systems Engineering Laboratory, data manipulation program, IBM, Phil Adams, electronic classroom, Alex Schure, SACS, computer-based learning, the Doctor of Arts, John Scigliano, Dr. Ed Lieblein, FORTRAN, Stephen Feldman, Ovid Lewis, John Flynn, behavioral science center, Frank DePiano, Bud Kilpatrick, literal art studies, Ray Ferrero, physical facilities, merger, Southeastern, Medical, psychology, undergraduate, Center for Psychological Studies, Social Sciences, health professions, Jackie Jones

Interviewee(s) Bio

Dr. Simco is a faculty member in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. He is also one of the first graduates from NSU. He receved his Ph.D. in Science Education from NSU in 1971. Dr. Simco started his employment with NSU in 1972 as a Director with the Nova University Institute of Child Centered Education. From 1973-1987 he served as the Director of the Computer Center at NSU and an Associate Professor. In 1987 he became the Dean of the Center for Computer Science as well as the Dean in 1989 when it became the Center for Computer and Information Sciences. In 1993 Dr. Simco transitioned to be a Professor in the then Center for Psychological Studies at NSU.


This series of interviews was conducted by Dr. Julian Pleasants during the period of 2009-2012 for research in compiling the 50th Anniversary book, The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014. To read more about the completed book, click here.

Host Institution

Nova Southeastern University - NSU Archives

Archives Location

NSU Archives, Row B, 5, 6.

Format Type

Audio CD

Length of Audio/Video

Disc 1: 47:41 minutes. Disc 2: 49:06 minutes.

File Size

Disc 1: 109.2 MB. Disc 2: 112.4 MB.

Number of Copies

1st disc: 15. 2nd disc: 15.

Date Digitized

May 2016


Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | History | Public History


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