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Caputi
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Caputi, Robert

Robert Caputi, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2011, and before joining the FAU faculty in January 2019, he taught at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Long Island University Post. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of the sexual aesthetics and sexual politics of the bear community, a gay male subculture. Caputi is currently teaching undergraduate courses on the FAU's Boca Raton and Davie campuses including Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Mass Media, Sociology of Popular culture, Gender and Society, Human Sexuality and Social Change, and Introduction to Research Methods.
Cimarusti

Cimarusti, Thomas

Thomas M. Cimarusti, Ph.D., is a professor of music history at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has lectured at various campuses across the country including Florida State University, Utah Valley University, and Texas Tech University. With an interest in 18th and 19th-century music, Cimarusti has presented conference papers and has published on the topics of Mozart, Beethoven, Italian opera, and chamber music in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. His current research interest concerns the musical culture of the Koreshans, a Utopian group that settled in Estero, Florida in the late 19th century.
Dagbovie-Mullins
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Dagbovie-Mullins, Sika

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of English at FAU where she specializes in contemporary African American Literature and Critical Mixed-Race Studies. She is the author of Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed-Race Identity in Modern American Fiction and Culture (University of Tennessee Press, 2013) and co-editor of Mixed-Race Superheroes (Rutgers University Press, 2021). Her articles have appeared in journals such as African American Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.
Diament

Diament, Bert

A Florida licensed psychologist, Bert Diament, Ph.D., is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples. He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York and has trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to diplomate status in the area of professional psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Edelman

Edelman, Samuel M.

Samuel M. Edelman, Ph.D., is the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and one of the founding faculty members of the Academic Council for Israel. He is also an academic fellow for Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami’s Miller Center for Judaic Studies. He is the former director of the Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Affairs department. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Edelman is also a frequent lecturer on world affairs issues for the high-end cruise ship industry.
Engle

Engle, Stephen D.

Stephen D. Engle, Ph.D., is a professor of history, a prize-winning author, and director of the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency. He is a past Fulbright Scholar to Germany, a C-Span lecturer in American history, Andrew Mellon Fellow, and is currently a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s Associates Program. In 2016, he was named Florida Atlantic University’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year and in 2019, he was appointed FAU's Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA.