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Read what our alumni from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the College of Psychology have to say about their experiences at Nova Southeastern University.

Keren Moros, M.A.

M.A. Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media | Class of 2015
B.A. Communication | Class of 2011

Keren MorosKeren Moros is an assistant editor for Lifestyle Media Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing magazine publishers in South Florida. As an M.A. student at NSU, she participated in the Writing Fellows program and served as the copy editor and then editor-in-chief of The Current, NSU’s student-run newspaper. She also contributed to several NSU magazines, including Horizons and Perspectives and was a managing editor of NSU’s Wellness Made Simple. Her thesis was a creative writing project set in the Scottish Highlands, which she started in the program’s Travel Writing class.

“After I earned my bachelor’s degree, I knew I needed more training to pursue my goal of becoming a professional editor and writer. The graduate program appealed to me because it covered several genres of nonfiction writing, allowing me to expand my skills. In addition, learning about rhetoric, research and the history of English improved my understanding of how others communicate. My favorite part of the program was learning from the feedback I received from professors and classmates, which helped me understand my writing style and allowed me to consistently improve.”

Jonathan Perle, Ph.D., ABPP

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology | Class of 2013

Jonathan PerleJonathan Perle, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist. He works as an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University and teaches courses ranging from Life Span Development to Child and Adolescent Assessment. Perle is also coordinator for the child/adolescent track in the University’s Clinical Psychology program. “As coordinator of the track, I designed the curriculum, teach multiple classes to doctoral level trainees, supervise dissertations and research, supervise clinical endeavors, and conduct my own research,” he said. He holds leadership roles in the Midwestern University Behavioral Sciences Academic Review, Admissions, and APA Self-Study Committees. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. Perle has published multiple articles, with the most recent being “A proposed parent management training-focused smartphone app: How mHealth can foster improved inter-session adherence and behavioral monitoring.”

Perle cited NSU College of Psychology Professors Barry Nierenberg and William Dorfman as influences on his work. “They trained, guided, and supported me throughout my training and professional career. Without them, I would not be as well-trained in clinical work, research, or outreach,” he said. A Fort Lauderdale native, Perle said his fondest memory at NSU was meeting his fiance at a Valentine’s Day social event. He has some advice for those pursuing a career in child/adolescent psychology: “Being a good child and adolescent psychologist requires you to not only understand child development and interventions, but be a lifelong student of knowledge in order to both stay abreast of the rapidly changing scientific research base, and to further hone the craft of navigating complex family dynamics.”

Lisa McBride, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution | Class of 2007

Lisa McBrideDr. Lisa McBride was recently named to the editorial board of INSIGHT Into Diversity. INSIGHT Into Diversity connects potential employees with institutions and businesses seeking a workforce more reflective of the community. It is the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today.

Dr. McBride was appointed the first Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Salem State University. She’ll join Salem State from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), where she served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer. There she implemented the President’s Diversity Council, developed a Diversity Leadership Speaker Series, and created and developed the Cultural Competency Training/Curriculum. Prior to coming to PCOM, Dr. McBride was the Special Assistant to the President for Equity, Justice, and Diversity and University Ombudsperson at California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U). Before that she held several positions in the Florida State University system and had an extensive career in law enforcement. In addition to her doctoral degree, Dr. McBride holds an M.S. and B.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University.

Of her time at NSU, Lisa said: “I attribute my success to the education that I received in the Ph.D. program in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The skills and techniques of practice I learned at NSU as it relates to policy and program development, and cultural analysis have been critical to my professional development as a Senior Administrator in higher education. I will be forever grateful to the NSU faculty most importantly for always emphasizing the importance of having the ideals and values of courage, truth, compassion, dignity, humility and service.”


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