MEET THE PRESENTERS
Andrew Kahn is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has done graduate work in Political Science at the University of Maryland and the New School University in New York. Kahn has taught at St. Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University in Danbury. He helped found AEGIS, the Association for Education in Global/International Studies, at Stanford University. He is a world traveler.
Lynn Kaplan, ASID, has had many careers. The first was in education. After acquiring a degree in literature from SUNY Stony Brook and teaching High School English, she went on to get a Master’s Degree in Education from Hofstra University. It was here that she honed her skills in presenting material and engaging students. The second career began with a certificate in Interior Design and a Master’s Degree from Pratt Institute. The establishment of Lynn Kaplan Designs, Ltd. came quickly along with full Professional Certification from A.S.I.D, the American Society of Interior Designers. Work in Manhattan and on Long Island followed, doing projects from personal homes, lofts and apartments to designing building lobbies and retail showrooms. After establishing this firm of three designers she began teaching at Long Island University, C.W. Post campus. Lynn taught there for over 20 years, eventually becoming Chairman of the department. She taught Interior Design including classes in drawing, furniture history, color theory, and lighting. Lynn’s next career was as a tour guide/docent at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. Upon being accepted into the program, all guides are given an extensive 4-week training session. Further, every time a new exhibit is offered at the garden docents are given special training so that they can explain the exhibits on their tours. This training gave her insight and information on many aspects of gardening and horticulture. Her final career has been as a speaker, sharing her knowledge of Education, Art, Design and Horticulture with audiences in the South Florida region.
Christine Kassover is an Intensive English Institute Instructor in FAU’s Center for Global Students and also teaches FAU GRE, GMAT, SAT, and ACT test prep workshop. She received her Bachelor's degree in humanities from FAU and her Master's in communication from the University of Miami. Committed to continuing her involvement in the FAU community, she served as president of the FAU National Alumni Association for two terms and was a founding member of the Parliament of Owls.
Matthew Klauza, Ph.D., is an English and literature professor at Palm Beach State College. He has presented on literary topics literally across the country (from New Orleans to Michigan, from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and several places in between). Klauza is a two-time Mark Twain Research Fellowship winner with the Center for Mark Twain Studies in New York, and he has lived for several weeks as a scholar-in-residence in Mark Twain's summer home while working hands-on with Twain's manuscripts and typescripts. He earned his doctorate in American Literature from Auburn University in Alabama.
Roy Klein, J.D., Esq. is an honors graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In nearly forty-five years of legal practice, he has represented large companies, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation, as well as serving pro bono in constitutional/civil-rights litigation. As President of the Nassau County (N.Y.) chapter of the ACLU, Klein spoke regularly to high school, college, civic, and community groups on a wide variety of constitutional/civil-liberties issues. He also contributed to a Time Kids publication for middle-schoolers about the Constitution. He's coached a high-school mock-trial team for nearly 20 years. And he's judged numerous high-school, college, and law-school mock-trial and moot-court competitions.
Eliot Kleinberg, born in South Florida, spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including more than 33 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also wrote extensively about Florida and Florida history and produced two weekly history columns. He has written more than a dozen books, all focusing on Florida. They include "Black Cloud," on the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, and two "Weird Florida" books. He runs a blog on bad writing and how to fix it called "Something Went Horribly Wrong.” He is a frequent lecturer and is a member of the Florida, South Florida, Palm Beach County and Boca Raton historical societies. The son of longtime prominent South Florida journalist Howard Kleinberg, he graduated Miami-area public schools and the University of Florida. He and his wife are the parents of two adult sons and live in suburban Boca Raton.