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PRESENTERS

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Professor Joshua Kimber

Professor Kimber is a Philosophy professor with a passion for exploring the “big questions” with individuals and large groups. He is an engaging lecturer, and in 2015 he was recognized as Professor of the Year for the State of Florida by C.A.S.E. and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His workshops often include small-group discussions, critical inquiry, and examples that help make complex issues come to life.  Topics include:

  • What is the difference between truly living and just being alive?

  • What makes something right or wrong? The basic elements of moral reasoning.

  • Explorations of thinkers like Plato & Descartes, or traditions like Daoism & Confucianism.

  • Facilitated discussions on freedom, politics, religion, love, or friendship.

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Sharry Kimmel, Ed.D

Dr. Kimmel has her doctorate degree in education in the field of child, youth and family studies specializing in curriculum and instruction design. She has 25 years of experience in the field of K-16 education including teaching, administrative, and teacher education. Signature presentation topic:

  • “If you’re so smart and if I’m so smart, why don’t either of us get it?” Learning styles, thinking styles, emotional  and multiple intelligence.

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Professor Alphonso G. Marquis

Professor Marquis is a retired Foreign Service Officer with 34 years diplomatic experience as a Senior Management and Public Diplomacy Officer with the Department of State.  Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of American and African-American History at Broward College. Topics include: 

  • The Importance of Public Diplomacy Programs in Supporting U.S. Foreign Policy

  • A Knowledge of  African American History:  An Important Key To Promote Positive Perceptions of African Americans 

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Stephen Phillips, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Phillips earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida and has taught psychology at UF, Tallahassee Community College, University of South Alabama, Florida Atlantic University, NOVA Southeastern, and is a two-time Professor of the Year at Broward College.  He specializes in social cognition, which is the ways we think about and explain ourselves and those around us.  Topics include:

  • Attitude formation

  • Forms of human bias

  • Stereotyping and prejudice

  • Persuasion and manipulation

  • How we form and continue to change our conception of our self

  • Emotions and the meaning of happiness

  • Changing our own and others' behaviors

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Professor Laura Rambarose

Professor Rambarose is a Psychology Professor and has been teaching various courses within the field for over 10 years. She has won Part time Professor of the Year and has been active in Learning Community courses and QEP methodology. Professor Rambarose has presented at the TASS conference on Critical Thinking Tools and is knowledgeable of student engagement pedagogy and diversity of learning styles. Signature topics include: 

  • Preventing Memory loss/Improving Memory retention

  • Mental Health awareness and wellness

  • Stress management 

  • Taking care of your brain (neuroplasticity)

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Professor Sharon Rifkin

Professor Rifkin worked at Broward College for over 30 years in the area of Wellness Education and Educational Technology. She was the recipient of the Jan R Cummings Endowed Teaching Chair for excellence in teaching and the Outstanding eLearning Faculty Award for Excellence in eLearning from the Instructional Technology Council.  She authored the first online course in Wellness and was nationally recognized from Quality Matters, an international organization that is a leader in quality assurance. Topics include:

  • Everyday health: Eat right at any age

  • Exercise is important so how to start and continue

  • Food as your medicine