Jason Gershman, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of mathematics at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University. His areas of research interest include biostatistics, statistical genetics, applied probability, and polling and survey sampling. His data analysis of elections, reality television polling data, and lotteries has been featured on air on primetime TV news programs on Fox, NBC, and ABC affiliates. He has also been featured in the Sun Sentinel, Washington Post, Vancouver Sun, the Montreal Gazette, and in over 300 other regional print and online news sources. In addition, Gershman has presented his work at local, national, and international conferences.
Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of biological science at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, began as a post-doctoral fellow for The Nature Conservancy. She is driven by a passion to “burst the bulb” of scientific discovery for students of all ages. For the past five academic years, she has been building a network of volunteers (NSU students, alumni, and community members) who venture into local elementary schools to create unique science education experiences for school-age children and their families. Through this program, Schmitt also helps college students follow their chosen career paths in science.
Marlene Sotelo, Ed.D., BCBA-D, MT-BC, is director of education and training for the Broward County Satellite Office of the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Psychological Studies and Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. Working in the Broward County School system, she acquired experience as a special education, general education, and inclusion teacher. She has provided therapeutic interventions to children with autism and other developmental disabilities both privately and at the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center. She has presented and consulted internationally on effective teaching strategies, curriculum development, program monitoring, and positive behavioral support strategies for children with autism.
Henry Woodman, an M.B.A. student at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, is the founder and president of ICE Portal, one of the travel industry’s leading rich content management and distribution platforms. Woodman began his entrepreneurial experience by founding several successful enterprises. Initially, he worked in film and television production, earning four Emmy nominations. He then produced and directed videos of worldwide destinations for major travel companies. Woodman later formed the Internet Content Exchange (ICE) Portal. The company’s client list now includes international hotel chains and leading government tourist boards and powers the rich content for travel Web sites, including Orbitz and Priceline.
Michael Voltaire, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, earned a doctoral degree in Life-Span Developmental Psychology from Florida International University. His training rests on sound theoretical and practical grounding in all phases of human development: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and early-, middle-, and late-adulthood. He also holds an M.S. in Psychology with particular emphasis on the experimental and applied analysis of behavior. He is a practicing board-certified behavior analyst. Voltaire’s research interests focus primarily on the acquisition of language with children diagnosed with autism.