MEET THE PRESENTERS
Robert Feeney is currently Assistant to Special Collections at FAU’s S.E. Wimberly Library. His passion for history has taken him to 17 different countries and to experience such adventures as visiting headhunting tribes in Amazonian Ecuador, excavating dinosaurs in the American West, and retracing the steps of Lawrence of Arabia in modern day Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan. He has worked as a SCUBA diving instructor, high school history teacher, and professional archaeologist. He is a member of the famed Explorer’s Club of New York.
Rose Feinberg, Ed.D., earned her doctoral degree in education from Boston University. She was a school principal in Massachusetts, as well as a respected lecturer. Feinberg served as an adjunct faculty member at FAU for eight years, teaching graduate courses in curriculum and school administration. She is a well-known lecturer in South Florida and has developed many topics for presentations, which include PowerPoint presentations with pictures and videos. Her lectures are extensively researched and her theater training and personality make her a dynamic presenter.
Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a professor of American history, government and politics for the past five decades, and an adjunct professor of history and political science at Florida Atlantic University since 1989. He earned a doctoral degree from City University of NY (CUNY). He is the author of two books, including a recent one titled "Presidential Assassinations and Threats"; a book reviewer for scholarly journals; a regular contributor to the History News Network (HNN); a regular public affairs contributor to WWGH 107.1 FM, Marion, Ohio; and a member of the FAU Speakers Bureau; and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 20 years.
Susana Fernández, Ph.D., teaches leadership at FAU’s Graduate School of Business. She has worked in public relations and advertising, as well as in print and broadcast journalism in the U.S. and Europe. She has also spent more than 25 years holding leadership positions in various academic and administrative areas of higher education. Aside from teaching, she is a corporate speaker and trainer in all aspects of leadership, having worked for organizations such as: First Data, FiServ, LAN Chile, LATAM, G4S Security, Carolina Herrera, and Calder Casinos, among others. She earned a master's degree in business with a concentration in marketing, and a doctoral degree in leadership and human resources development administration. She has professional certifications in situational leadership, effective negotiation from Harvard Law School, and Data Wise, from The Data Wise Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sheryl Flatow has written about theater and dance for more than 35 years. She curated major exhibitions in San Francisco on Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, George Balanchine, and others. She has also conducted public interviews with leading figures in the arts, including James Lapine, Patti LuPone, Sheldon Harnick, Natalia Makarova, and Estelle Parsons. In addition, Flatow wrote the CD liner notes for "Into the Woods" and "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."
Luis Fleischman, Ph.D., earned his master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and a bachelor's degree in political science from Tel Aviv University. He is currently a professor of sociology at Palm Beach State College. Previously he worked for the Jewish Federations of Palm Beach County as Vice President for Community and Political Relations, where he worked on issues related to the Middle East, U.S. national security, and domestic issues. Fleischman is the author of “Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Threat to the U.S. Security”; and “The Middle East Riddle: A Study of the Middle East Peace Process and Israeli-Arab Relations in Changing Times”, (2021). He is the founding co-president of the Palm Beach Center for Democracy and Policy Research.