Sejal Mehta Barden

October 5, 2021 by
Dr. Sejal M. Barden is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology and Executive Director of the Marriage and Family Research Institute. She earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed her masters and education […]

Sara Ann Shaw

August 10, 2021 by
Dr. Sara Shaw received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Career, Technical, and Postsecondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During her time at UNLV, she was the Co-Director for the Rebel Academy and the Program Manager for the Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation. She was named […]

Catherine Bush

August 10, 2021 by
Dr. Cathy Bush has recently joined UCF as a Lecturer in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics. She has had a fulfilling career as a consultant, speaker, author, and professor of leadership and organizational behavior, with a mission to help leaders create great workplaces for everyone who works in the business and with […]

Michelle Crozier

August 10, 2021 by
Dr. Michelle Crozier earned both her PhD in Public Health (2017) and Master of Public Health (MPH) (2008) with concentrations in Epidemiology from the University of South Florida College of Public Health (USF COPH). Her applied public health experience includes working as a communicable disease epidemiologist and program manager with the Florida Department of Health, […]

Aramis Ayala

August 10, 2021 by
Aramis Ayala is an award-winning civil rights advocate, cancer survivor, and former Florida State Attorney who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice. As Florida’s first Black State Attorney and a fierce opponent of the death penalty, she made national headlines because of her commitment to criminal justice reform. Prior to running for […]

Bethany Backes

March 18, 2021 by
Dr. Backes is an Assistant Professor in the Violence Against Women Faculty Cluster Initiative at the University of Central Florida and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Criminal Justice and School of Social Work. Her areas of scholarship broadly encompass research and evaluation on violence against women (VAW) and crime victimization including formal […]
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