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Nova Southeastern University
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
8000 North Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 262-3600

Faculty and Staff Profiles

Faculty

name and titlephoneemail
Dodge, Richard E.
Professor and Dean, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
Executive Director, National Coral Reef Institute
(954) 262-3651 dodge@nova.edu

Abayomi, Emilola
Assistant Professor

(954) 262-8315 eabayomi@nova.edu

Antonio, Jose
Assistant Professor

(954) 262-8140

ja839@nova.edu 

Arena, Paul
Assistant Professor

(954) 262-8335

arenap@nova.edu 

Armentrout, Bryan
Assistnat Professor

(954) 262-8076

ba387@nova.edu 

Aukszi, Beatrix
Associate Professor

(954) 262-7673

ba285@nova.edu 

Baird, Donald
Associate Professor

(954) 262-8384

dbaird@nova.edu 

Baldauf, Paul
Professor

(954) 262-7671

pb501@nova.edu 

Ballester, Maria
Associate Professor

(954) 262-8178

mballest@nova.edu 
Barry, Barker
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8303 barkerb@nova.edu 
Barreto, Charmaine
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7992 cbarreto1@nova.edu 
Blackwelder, Patricia L.
Associate Professor
(954) 262-3667 pblackwe@nova.edu
Blanar, Christopher
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8041 cblanar@nova.edu 
Bourouihiya, Abdelkrim
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7996 ab1221@nova.edu 
Carrera, Ricardo
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8463 ricardo@nova.edu 
Castana, Diego
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8328 castanod@nova.edu 
Castro, Victor
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8309 castvict@nova.edu 
Colas, Megan E.
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8330 mr1251@nova.edu 
D'Alessio, Naomi
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8302 naomi@nova.edu 
Doeringer, Jeffery
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7938 jdoeringer@nova.edu 
Eldakar, Omar 
Assistant Professor 
(954) 262-8087 oeldakar@nova.edu 
Feingold, Joshua
Professor
(954) 262-8337 joshua@nova.edu 
Figueiredo, Joana
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-3638 jfigueiredo@nova.edu
Fogarty, Nicole D.
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-3630 nicole.fogarty@nova.edu
Frank, Tamara
Associate Professor
(954) 262-3637 tfrank1@nova.edu
Gao, Song
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8388 sg1002@nova.edu 
Gershman, Jason
Interim Chair- Department of Math
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7927 jgershma@nova.edu 
Giarikos, Dimitrios
Professor
(954) 262-8337 giarikos@nova.edu 
Gilliam, David S.
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-3634 gilliam@nova.edu
Haddad, Vivian
Lecturer
(954) 262-7923
Haskell, Evan
Professor
(954) 262-8164 haskell@nova.edu 
He, Matthew
Assistant Dean
Professor
(954) 262-8310 hem@nova.edu 
Hirons, Amy
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7972 hirons@nova.edu 
Hoch, Jeffery
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7978 jhoch@nova.edu 
Iberkleid, Wolf
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7993 wi12@nova.edu 
Jaffe, Mark
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8083 mjaffe@nova.edu 
Kautsch, Stefan
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7969 skautsch@nova.edu 
Kenison, Paul
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8326 kenisonp@nova.edu 
Kerstetter, David
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-3664 kerstett@nova.edu
Larrea, Michelle
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8052 mlarrea@nova.edu 
Lee, Edmond
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8320 elee1@nova.edu 
Lopez, Jose V.
Professor
(954) 262-3665 joslo@nova.edu
Lyons, Jeffery
Assistnat Professor
(954) 262-7931 jlyons@nova.edu 
Messing, Charles G.
Professor
(954) 262-3658 messingc@nova.edu
Mokha, Georgia Monique
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8046 gm588@nova.edu 
Munoz, James
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8070 jm2701@nova.edu 
Nasserasr, Shahla
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7973 snasserasr@nova.edu 
Nemzer, Louis
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7977 lnemzer@nova.edu 
O'Brien, Stephen
Professor 
(954) 262-3591 sobrien1@nova.edu
Paksoy, Vehbi
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7995 vp80@nova.edu 
Peacock, Corey
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7940 cpeacock@nova.edu 
Perotti, Jeremy
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8321 perotti@nova.edu 
Purkis, Samuel J.
Professor
(954) 262-3647 purkis@nova.edu
Raja, Aarti
Assistnat Professor
(954) 262-7975 ar1239@nova.edu 
Rajput, Saeed
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8329 rajput@nova.edu 
Ramos, Jose
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7970 jr1284@nova.edu 
Razeghifard, Reza
Interim Chair- Department of Chemistry & Physics
Associate Professor 
(954) 262-7930 razeghif@nova.edu 
Riegl, Bernhard
Professor, Associate Director, National Coral Reef Institute
(954) 262-3671 rieglb@nova.edu
Roopnarine, Deanne
Interim Associate Chair- Department of Biology
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8196 roopnari@nova.edu 
Saleem, Mir
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8360 msaleem@nova.edu 
Samansky, Eric
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8292 es794@nova.edu 
Schmitt Lavin, Emily
Interim Chair- Department of BIology
Professor
(954) 262-8349 eschmitt@nova.edu 
Shanbhag, Venkatesh
Professor
(954) 262-8331 shanbhag@nova.edu 
Sherman, Robin
Associate Dean
Professor
(954) 262-8336 shermanr@nova.edu 
Shivji, Mahmood
Professor, Director, Guy Harvey Research Institute
Director, Save Our Seas Shark Research Center
(954) 262-3653 mahmood@nova.edu
Silver, Tobin
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-8090 tsilver@nova.edu 
Smith, Robert
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-7979 rsmith@nova.edu 
Soloviev, Alexander
Professor
(954) 262-3659 soloviev@nova.edu
Spieler, Richard E.
Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
(954) 262-3613 spielerr@nova.edu
Stanculescu, Iuliana
Associate Professor
(954) 262-7994 js162@nova.edu 
Sutton, Tracey
Associate Professor
(954) 262-3692 tsutton1@nova.edu
Swann, Elizabeth
Professor
AT Program Director
(954) 262-8334 swann@nova.edu 
Sweeney, Phyllis
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8312 psweeney@nova.edu 
Szabo, Raisa
Professor
(954) 262-8048 rszabo@nova.edu 
Tartar, Aurelien
Associate Professor
(954) 262-8148 aurelien@nova.edu 
Thomas, James D.
Professor
(954) 262-3661 thomasjd@nova.edu

Torruellas Garcia, Julie
Associate Professor

(954) 262-8195 jg1511@nova.edu 

Van Hilst, Michael
Associate Professor
Coordinator- Computer Science

(954) 262-8346 mv158@nova.edu 
Vanguri, Pradeep
Associate Professor
Coordinator at Clnc Site
(954) 262-8166 pv101@nova.edu 
Zhang, Fuzhen
Professor 
(954) 262-8317 zhang@nova.edu 

Adjunct Faculty

namephoneemail
Banks, Ken (954) 262-3600 kennbank@nova.edu
Blackwelder, Brion (954) 262-6135 brionb@nova.edu
Brown, Eric (301) 503-0508 eb880@nova.edu
Caccia, Valentina (954) 262-3600 vcaccia@nova.edu 
Dickinson, Elizabeth (954) 262-3621 ed503@nova.edu
Duncan, George (954) 831-6147 gduncan@nova.edu
Feingold, Joshua (954) 262-8307 joshua@nova.edu
Foster, Kristi (954) 262-3600 kfoster@nova.edu
Funicelli, Nick (954) 262-3600 nf189@nova.edu
Hardigan, Patrick (954) 262-1524 patrick@nova.edu
Hill, Heather (954) 262-3600 hhill@nova.edu
Hirons, Amy C. (954) 262-3620 hirons@nova.edu
Janpol, Henry (954) 262-3600 hjanpol@nova.edu
Jean, Yves (954) 262-3600 yjean@nova.edu
Mattern, Claudia (954) 262-3600 cmattern@nova.edu
Maul, Pilar (305) 628-6603 dmaul@nova.edu
McCorquodale, Donald (954) 262-3600 mccorq@nova.edu
Mercer, Becky (954) 262-3600 bm810@nova.edu
Moulding, Allison (954) 262-3600 moulding@nova.edu
Peters, Ester (954) 262-3600 epeters@nova.edu 
Rose, Curt (954) 262-3600 crose1@nova.edu
Schmidt, Steffen (954) 262-3600 sschmidt@nova.edu
Self-Sullivan, Caryn (540) 287-8207 cs1733@nova.edu
Timme, Ruth (954) 262-3600 rtimme@nova.edu
Yentsch, Clarice (954) 262-3692 cy58@nova.edu
Wetherbee, Brad (401) 874-2335 wetherb@nova.edu

Research Scientists

namephoneemail
Bernard, Andrea (954) 262-3657 andrbern@nova.edu
Burkholder, Derek (954) 262-3673 dburkholder@nova.edu
Chiappone, Mark (954) 262-3600 mc191@nova.edu
Helmle, Kevin P. (954) 262-3656 kevinh@nova.edu
Johnston, Matt (954) 262-3641 johnmatt@nova.edu
Miller, Steven (305) 451-9030 smiller@nova.edu
Rutten, Leanne (954) 262-3600 lrutten@nova.edu
Saul, Steven (954) 262-3700 ssaul1@nova.edu
Testerman-Brueles, Christine (954) 262-3657 powaser@nova.edu
Vaudo, Jeremy (954) 262-3673 jvaudo@nova.edu
Walker, Brian K. (954) 262-3675 walkerb@nova.edu

Staff

name and titlephoneemail
Aloi, Becky
Receptionist
(954) 262-3700 aloi@nova.edu
Bofto, Melissa
Program Office Assistant
(954) 262-3614 imcs@nova.edu
Buskirk, Brian
Assistant Harbormaster
(954) 262-3662 buskirkj@nova.edu
Cook, April
Project/Database Manager
(654) 262-3733 acook1@nova.edu 
Dore, Melissa L.
Director of Academic Support and Administration
(954) 262-3610 missy@nova.edu
Finley, Priscilla
Accounting Administrator
(954) 262-3612 pf230@nova.edu
Goldman, Jaime
Reference Librarian II
(954) 262-3681 hjaime@nova.edu
Hartland, Richard
Program Office Assistant
(954) 262-3697 oconline@nova.edu 
Lee, Corinne
NCRI Administrative Assistant
(954) 262-3678 lcorinne@nova.edu
Oellrich, Peggy
Coordinator
(954) 262-3605 hess@nova.edu
Robinson, Lance
Harbormaster/Dive Program Director/Diving Safety Officer
(954) 262-3662 lancerob@nova.edu
Rogers, Mark
Administrative Assistant
(954) 262-3604 markroge@nova.edu
Schulte, Jonathan
Coordinator of Administration & Assessment 
(954) 262-3621 js3638@nova.edu
Slapak-Barski, Judith
Instructional Designer II
(954) 262-3639 js3060@nova.edu
Taylor, Kristian
Research Assistant/Technologies Specialist
(954) 262-3642 tkristia@nova.edu
Wood, Wendy
Assistant Director, Development/Coordinator of Administrative Operations, NCRI
(954) 262-3617 wendyw@nova.edu

Research Assistants

name and titlelab phoneemail
Atwater, Kimberly
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3657 ka563@nova.edu
Barris, Brittnee
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 bb817@nova.edu
Bowen, Katie
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3657 imcs@nova.edu
Briggs, Sarah
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3689 sb1386@nova.edu
Burdett, Eric
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3633 eb895@nova.edu
Correia, Kathryn B
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 kc1256@nova.edu
Campbell, Alexandra
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3660 rc774@nova.edu
Costaregni, Amanda
Research Assistant
(954)-262-3694 ac1724@nova.edu
Chaves-Fonnegra, Andia
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 ac1200@nova.edu 
Cucinotta, Katelyn
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 kc1520@nova.edu 
Cumming, Kristen
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 kc1261@nova.edu 
D'Antonio, Nicole
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3640 nd404@nova.edu
Dean, Cayla
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3636 cd821@nova.edu
Espita-Hecht, Paola
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 espitiah@nova.edu 
Fahy, Dan
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3670 fahyd@nova.edu
Fine, Charles
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3633 cf25@nova.edu
Fisco, Dana
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3694 df650@nova.edu
Fourney, Francesca
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 ff129@nova.edu 
Fredrick, Joshua
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 jf1101@nova.edu
Garcia, Jazmin
Title V- Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 jg2288@nova.edu 
Gardiner, Robert
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 rg876@nova.edu 
Grasso, Peter
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3648 pgrasso@nova.edu
Grimes, Candace
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 cg1478@nova.edu 
Harper, Leaah
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 lh1185@nova.edu 
Jermain, Robert
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 rj469@nova.edu 
Kabay, Lystina
Reserch Assistant
(954) 262-3640 lk518@nova.edu
Kerr, Jeremy
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3615 jk908@nova.edu
Kilfoyle, Kirk
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3676 kilfoyle@nova.edu
Klug, Katelyn
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3694 kk777@nova.edu
Kuba, Alyson
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 ak1012@nova.edu 
Larson, Elizabeth
Senior Research Assistant
(954) 262-3625 goergen@nova.edu
Lopez -Padierna, Mauricio
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3634 lopezpad@nova.edu
Lord, Howard Kendall
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 hl329@nova.edu 
Malarky, Lacey
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 lm1668@nova.edu 
Marks, Alex
Title V- Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 am2919@nova.edu 
McCorkle, Samantha
Research Assistant
Data Analyst, Broward County Sea Turtle Program
(954) 262-3672 sm1792@nova.edu
Miller, Cheryl
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3624 cm1532@nova.edu
Miranda, Valerie
Title V- Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 vm594@nova.edu 
Nakama, Michael
Title V- Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 mn636@nova.edu 
Noren, Hunter
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 hn170@nova.edu 
Novy, Jessica
Research Assistant
Assistant Field Manager, Broward County Sea Turtle Program
(954) 658-8252 jn657@nova.edu
Pantranella, Allison
Research Assistant
Ramierez, Luis
Title V- Research Assistant
lr1031@nova.edu 
Renegar, Abby
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3644 drenegar@nova.edu
Robinson, Judy
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3662 robinj@nova.edu
Roche, David
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3689 dr848@nova.edu
Ruck, Cassandra
Resarch Assistant
(954) 262-3700 cr1570@nova.edu 
Santos, Allison
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 as2215@nova.edu
Saul, Steven
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 ssaul1@nova.edu 
Slagle, Curtis
Research Assistant
Manager, Broward County Sea Turtle Program
(954) 383-2072 cs1858@nova.edu
Stocker, Joshua
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700

js2887@nova.edu

Taylor, Kristian
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3642 tkristia@nova.edu
Turner, Nicholas
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 nt325@nova.edu 
Vollmer, Alicia
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 av685@nova.edu 
Ware, Matthew
Research Assistant
(954) 262-3700 mw1336@nova.edu