Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



University School, Baudhuin Oral School, autism, learning disabilities, speech and language, children, dyslexia, Lower School, metropolitan test, FCAT, AIP program, collaborative programs, Master’s program, lab schools, Dr. George Hanbury, doctorate degree, Cultural Arts, chess, cheer leading, Spanish class, basketball leagues, lacrosse team, dance class, acting class, debate, forensics, Red Ribbon Week, bullying,

Interviewee(s) Bio

Dr. Nadine Barnes came to NSU first as a student and later served as an employee. From 1992 to 1993 she pursued her certification courses for state elementary teaching in grades 1-6. She then obtained her Master’s Degree in Specific Learning Disabilities between 1993 and 1995. Finally, she received a doctorate in Child and Youth Studies (1996-2001).

From 1992 until 1996, Dr. Barnes was employed as the Primary/Intermediate Special Education Teacher at the Baudhuin Oral School at NSU, then from 1996-2001 as the Second Grade Teacher/ Instructional Facilitator in the NSU University Lower School. Dr. Barnes went on to became the Associate Director of the Lower School and finally the Director in 2006.


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

1:10:13 minutes

File Size

64.2 MB

Number of Copies

1 copy

Date Digitized



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


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Interview with Dr. Nadine Barnes - Alumna; Director of the  Baudhuin Oral School