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Department of Recruitment and Admissions


The Department of Recruitment and Admissions at NSU handles all aspects of graduate recruitment and admissions for the College of Psychology. The department regularly hosts open houses, webinars, and other events. See below for information on our staff, and please contact us with your questions.

Who We Serve

The department works with a college that covers a diverse selection of subject areas. The College of Psychology has graduate programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, experimental psychology, and counseling. The college is also home to the various clinics housed under the umbrella of the Psychology Services Center.

Meet our Staff

Austin Matthies, B.S. 

Sherene KalamAssociate Director, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

(954) 262-5832
Office: Maltz 2010


  • B.S. Nova Southeastern University

Austin Matthies serves as the Associate Director for Graduate Recruitment and Admissions at Nova Southeastern University. In this role, he is responsible for outreach and education about NSU’s graduate psychology programs to potential students, supervising graduate assistants who provide campus tours, and assisting with events hosted by the college.

Austin brings advising experience from his previous roles in undergraduate admissions at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, and Nova Southeastern University. He is also a proud alumnus of NSU’s undergraduate psychology program, where he served as a research assistant to Dr. Starratt in Evolutionary Psychology.

Outside of his NSU, Austin enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and exploring philosophical ideas.

Sherene Kalam, Ed.D.

Sherene KalamSenior Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

(954) 262-5721
Office: Maltz 2083


  • Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.B.A. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S. Nova Southeastern University

Sherene Kalam, Ed.D. was born in Guyana, South America. She moved to the United States and lived in New York for more than 20 years. During that time, she worked in the insurance, banking and consulting industry in New York City. Her last position in New York was with Ernst and Young, where she supported partners in the development of healthcare consulting and proposals.

Since August 1993, Dr. Kalam has worked for Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She has spent most of that time with the College of Psychology, where currently, she is an Associate Director of Admissions. She has earned her B.S., M.B.A., and Ed.D. degrees during her time at NSU.

Anthony Noriega, M.S.

Anthony NoriegaDirector, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

(954) 262-6902
Office: DeSantis 1100


  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.A. St. Mary's University

Anthony Noriega serves as the Director for Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. His responsibilities include the assistance with the development and execution of marketing and recruitment strategies for the College of Psychology.

Mr. Noriega has experience working in several areas of, not only recruitment and admissions, but student affairs as well. Prior to his arrival to South Florida, he worked at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, serving in several different areas of student affairs, which include: Residence Life, Conference Services, Student Activities and Transition Programs, and New Student Orientation. The enjoyment and pride working in higher education encouraged him to begin working in Recruitment and Admissions. He worked at St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, FL) where he served as Associate Director of Admissions, thus allowing him to work closely with administrators, faculty, and students to execute the recruitment and marketing initiatives for undergraduate and graduate recruitment.

Mr. Noriega has worked closely with young adults in advising and mentoring roles. He looks to continue his education and his professional career working in higher education.

Carlos Perez, Ed.D.

Carlos PerezDirector of Outreach

(954) 262-5702
Office: Maltz 2026C


  • Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.F.A. College of New Jersey

Carlos Perez, Ed.D., has served in an outreach capacity at Nova Southeastern University for over a decade. In addition to serving in a public relations and promotions role, Dr. Perez teaches in the Doctor of Education Human Services Concentration. He is proud to support graduate education, psychology and social sciences graduate programs including community clinics and alumni initiatives. Research areas and academic interests include multiple intelligences, student services, organizational leadership, and arts.

Previously, Dr. Perez worked as the director of student life at the University of Michigan-Flint and served community health/education organizations as a founding partner in Cenergy Productions, Miami. Much of his work included developing educational awareness campaigns and fundraising activity to aid youth and disadvantaged populations.

Gregory Gayle, Ed.S.

Gregory GayleExecutive Director, Recruitment and Admissions

(954) 262-5903
Office: Maltz 2078A


  • Ed.S. Arkansas State University
  • M.S. Canisius College
  • B.A. Canisius College
Gregory Gayle, Ed.S., serves as the Executive Director for the Department of Admissions and Recruitment (DRA). The DRA's responsibilities include the marketing, recruitment, admissions, new student orientation, and retention for graduate programs in the College of Psychology. The department also plans activities for current students and is responsible for college alumni outreach. As Senior Director, he works with prospective students, current students, faculty, and academic departments.

Over the past 30 years, Gregory has worked with educators, administrators, parents, and students in the areas of college marketing, recruitment, admissions, and retention. He has been responsible for the recruitment and admission of both domestic and international students, allowing him the opportunity to travel throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Gayle has been employed both in the public and private sectors, counting Canisius College, Arkansas State University, Florida Atlantic University, and LeadAmerica as former employers.

Gregory has earned a dual bachelor’s degree in History and Communications and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY). He also earned an Educational Specialist degree in Community College Administration from Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR). Having been ABD at Arkansas State University, he is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at Florida Atlantic University.

His interests include history, politics, film, and humor.

For our programs on the Regional Campuses, please see below.

Miami Christine Nunez | (305) 275-2608 | 
Mayra Diaz | (305) 275-2625 | 
Dr. Elda Kanzki-Veloso | 

Dr. Richard Hudnett | (407) 494-1014 | 
Dr. Shannon Karl |
Dr. Vanessa Teixeira |

Tampa Bay Dr. Leslie Ross | (813) 574-5293 |
Dr. Carly Paro |
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