Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview

Summer 6-23-2010






History of N.S.U.

Interviewee(s) Bio

Frank DePiano, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary Professor with appointments in psychology as well as in the Department of Justice and Human Services. He has taught at the undergraduate, master of science and doctoral levels across several disciplines throughout the university.

During his tenure at the University, Dr. DePIano has served as Chair of the Department of Psychology, Associate Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Founding Dean of the Center for Psychological Studies, Head Cross Country Coach and University Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Over his years at the University Dr. DePiano has managed several million dollars of federal, state, and local grants/contracts and was responsible for planning and identifying funding for 2 buildings including the Maxwell Maltz Psychology Building.

In addition Dr. DePiano has edited and contributed many articles in the field of Psychology. He is also a certified pilot.

To read more about Dr. Frank DePiano, visit his profile page here.


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

1st disc: 1:09:27 minutes. 2nd disc: 59:42 minutes.

File Size

1st disc: 158 MB. 2nd disc: 136 MB.

Number of Copies

1st disc: 14. 2nd disc: 16.

Date Digitized



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


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Interview with Dr. Frank DePiano - University Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs