MEET THE PRESENTERS
Lettman, Stacy J.
Stacy J. Lettman, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the English department at FAU. Her research and teaching focus on Caribbean and African Diaspora literature and cultural studies. Her book, "The Slave Sublime: The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music" will be published in June 2022 by UNC Press.
Michael Levin is a nationally known cyber security professional who spent over twenty-two years in the U.S. Secret Service protecting presidents and Heads of State. After this distinguished career and seeing the need, Levin founded the Center for Information Security Awareness – CFISA.com.
Lewis, Steven F.
Steven F. Lewis, Ph.D. is a professor of population health and social medicine at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (COM). He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and earned his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and his doctoral degree in exercise physiology from Stanford University. He served as professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences at the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. His subspecialty is human muscle fatigue and physical performance in health and disease. His primary responsibilities today are teaching COM medical students.
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written her "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns since 1999. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic and Commentary, among other places. She is host of “Amicus,” Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. She is also a frequent commentator on MSNBC. In 2018 Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October of 2018. Lithwick earned her B.A. in English from Yale University and her J.D. degree from Stanford University. Her book Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America will be published by Penguin Press in September
Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski, Ph.D., is the director of HealthFirst, the major health, and wellness initiative at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (COM), an associate professor of Population Health and Social Medicine at the COM. She was born and raised in western Massachusetts and earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her doctoral degree from UMass-Amherst. Her accomplishments include basic research and later teaching and mentoring COM medical students. The HealthFirst Health and Wellness Initiative is promoting evidence-based wellness-centered approaches to COM student success through curricular innovations and community experiences.
Ben Lowe, Ph.D. is currently a professor and the chair of FAU's history department of which he's been a member for 29 years. Lowe earned his doctoral degree in Early Modern European History from Georgetown University and specializes in Tudor-Stuart England and Renaissance/Reformation Europe (c.1350-1790). Loew has a particular interest in religious and intellectual history and political culture, and has published extensively in these fields.