Victoria Brown, ED. D.
Assistant Provost of eLearning at Florida Atlantic University
Victoria Brown, ED. D. is the Assistant Provost of eLearning at Florida Atlantic. She has been in the field of distance education and instructional technology for over 15 years. Her work began by coordinating the design and development of professional development training for special educators through Comprehensive Professional Development for Special Education in the Panhandle region in which development of online courses were part of the solution. Dr. Brown then taught at Barry University in the Instructional Technology program and served as interim department chair. At Florida Atlantic University she taught in the Master of Instructional Technology program and served as the program director. As the Assistant Provost of eLearning, she coordinates the development of online degree programs and courses and supports other eLearning initiatives across campus.
Dr. Brown has provided services in other distance learning programs across Florida. She served on the Continental Academy advisory board which is an online high school for adults who were unable to obtain a high school degree through a conventional high school setting. She has also served on a professional development team for the Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol which provides training to over 3500 individuals across the state of Florida. She was instrumental in the development of their professional online courses which earned her the Meritorious Service Award given by the Southeast Region Commander of the Civil Air Patrol.
Dr. Brown has also served in a leadership role for the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education for seven years. She is currently the Vice President of the Information Technology Council.
She received the Innovative Leader in Distance Learning Higher Education award from the Florida Distance Learning Association in September 2013.
Rosalyn Carter, Ph.D.
Dean, College for Design and Social Inquiry
Rosalyn Carter is a Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry. Dr. Carter's primary responsibility as the Dean is the development of programs in the College and University. She has been the Dean since 1993, and her accomplishments include the creation of new programs, accreditation of new and old programs, modification of College procedures, and the development of research centers.
Keith K. Glatz, CPPO, FCPM, FCPA
Keith Glatz has served in the field of public procurement since 1978, and has been the Purchasing & Contracts Manager for the City of Tamarac, Florida since September of 2003. Prior to that date, Mr. Glatz has held public purchasing positions with the Village of Skokie, Illinois, the County of Lake Illinois, and the State of Illinois.
Mr. Glatz is currently the 3rd Vice President and Region 7 representative on the Board of Directors for NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement. Mr. Glatz represents the U.S. State of Florida, and the Caribbean region, and has been a strong advocate for strengthening the Institute’s relationship with the Pan American Public Procurement community.
Mr. Glatz received the NIGP Professional Manager of the Year Award in August, 2007.
Mr. Glatz has served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, teaching courses related to public procurement.
Mr. Glatz is a past President of the Southeast Florida Chapter of NIGP, and previously served as an officer and past president of the Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials (IAPPO).
Mr. Glatz has been certified by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council as a Certified Public Purchasing Procurement Officer (CPPO) since 1993, as well as by the Florida Department of Management Services as a Florida Certified Purchasing Manager (FCPM) and a Florida Certified Purchasing Agent (FCPA) since 2006.
Mr. Glatz has conducted training sessions for NIGP since 1995, and is currently certified as a Master Instructor. In addition, Mr. Glatz has conducted numerous vendor outreach seminars over the past 25 years.
Catherine S. Meschievitz
Director, Office of international Programs
Catherine S. Meschievitz, Director, Office of international Programs, coordinates the management of study abroad and exchange programs for students and faculty at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She also negotiates and manages international institutional agreements for FAU and its overseas partners, and supports the faculty, colleges and the Provost Office in the advancement of university strategic priorities for international education. Dr. Meschievitz chairs the FAU Council on International Education with faculty representatives of all FAU colleges, and represents the university to state, regional, national, and international organizations on international education matters. She serves on several committees at FAU to advise on international education issues and recently helped develop FAU’s new “Pathway to Academic Readiness” or PAR program, a new intensive English program linked to condition admission to FAU.
Dr. Meschievitz has a PhD. in Modern South Asian History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1986) and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School (1979). She previously served as Senior Associate Dean for the Division of International Studies and Associate Director of the International Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has conducted research and written on informal justice, disputing, and legal history in India, Europe and the U.S. She studied and conducted research in India with grants from the University of California-Berkeley, the Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Program, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Institute of Indian Studies, and spent a summer studying comparative legal cultures in Europe as a visiting scholar at the University of Bremen. In addition to representing FAU for the Florida Consortium on International Education, where she serves on the FCIE Steering Committee, she is a member of the Florida Humanities Council, the Association of Asian Studies, the Association of International Education Administrators, and the Wisconsin State Bar. She also coordinates the Boca Raton Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, a nonprofit organization based in New York City which promotes greater understanding between the U.S. and Europe on transatlantic issues.
Rupert Rhodd, Ph.D
Associate Dean, FAU College of Business
Rupert Rhodd, PhD, is a graduate of University of the West Indies, and Fordham University in New York. Currently, he is an associate professor of economics and associate dean in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. Over the years Dr. Rhodd has taught a wide array of courses at Florida Atlantic University at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. These include International Monetary Economics, International Trade, International Economic Development, Money and Banking, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Intermediate Macro Economics, Cases in Economic Analysis, and Advanced Macro Economics. Dr. Rhodd has worked closely with College of Design and Social Inquiry and has served as a reader on numerous PhD thesis committees.
Dr. Rhodd has published numerous articles in refereed journals including the Journal of International Development, the Journal of Policy Modeling, the International Review of Economics Education, the Journal of international Business and Culture, Atlantic Economic Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, the Indian Journal of Economics and Business, and Applied Economics to name just a few. Along with Donna Cooke and Sandra Schrouder, Dr. Rhodd is the co-author of a book titled “Issues in the Development of Contemporary Caribbean Economies” that was published in 2007.
With regards to community involvement, Dr. Rhodd is the current president of the University of the West Indies Alumni Association (Florida Chapter), and the founder and co-chair of the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida, an umbrella organization that facilitates Jamaican Alumni Associations in Florida through the organizing of joint fund-raising events and the publication of a monthly newsletter. He also serves on the Community Relations Board of North Broward Hospital and is a past member of the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Parkland
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