Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, FL, US

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Florida Atlantic University was founded in 1961, in Boca Raton on an 850-acre site located near the Atlantic Ocean. The campus is conveniently located halfway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and offers a broad range of academic programs, activities, and services. The Boca Raton campus provides an exciting and supportive learning environment for students. The Student Union hosts student activities and meetings. In addition, its 2,500-seat Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium enables students to enjoy performances ranging from rock bands to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. The campus supports two cafeterias and has an attractive array of accommodations for its residential students. The Boca Raton campus is also home to FAU's Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program and facilities. Its recreation complex includes an aquatic center, gymnasium, tennis courts, wellness center, track, and a variety of fields for club and intramural sports competition. The five-story S.E. Wimberly Library houses a large collection of monographs, serials, and other academic resources. Computer labs, study lounges, a media center, and tutoring services also provide valuable academic support for students. The Boca Raton campus hosts art exhibits, theatre productions, and concerts in its two galleries and theatre. Visiting performers and speakers add to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the campus.

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William Luther, Ph.D.

William Luther, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Expertise is in monetary economics and alternative currencies, including Bitcoin.

Unemployment Economics Bitcoin Monetary Economics Alternative Currencies

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies

Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.

U.S. Climate Vulnerabilities Geography Humanities Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Mathematics French Science & International Affairs

Robert Rabil, Ph.D.

Robert Rabil, Ph.D.

Professor

Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.

U.S. Foreign Policy Reform in the Arab world U.S.-Arab Relations Terrorism Political Islam Transnational and Revivalist Movements Arab-Israeli Conflict Contemporary Middle Eastern and Southeastern Politics

Peter Ricci, Ed.D.

Peter Ricci, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor and Director

Peter Ricci is an expert in food service, lodging, incentive travel, and destination marketing.

Casinos & Gaming Travel and Tourism Hotel Guest Services Hospitality Marketing Destination Marketing Lodging Food Service Incentive Travel Hospitality Management Employee Performance Tourism Restaurant Management Tipping

Jim Riordan, Ph.D.

Jim Riordan, Ph.D.

Director of the MBA in Sport Management Program

Jim Riordan initiated the MBA Sport Management program at Florida Atlantic University on July 1st, 2000.

Higher Educational Leadership Event Operations Sports and Entertainment Industry Sport Management Sport Administration Crowd Management Intercollegiate Athletics Management

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research & Chair

Janet Robishaw is an expert in biochemical mechanisms and the molecular cloning of the newly discovered the heterotrimeric G-proteins.

Heterotrimeric G-proteins Biochemical Mechanisms Chemistry and Biology Molecular Cloning

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D. specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the 20th century.

Modern Iran Human Rights U.S. Foreign Relations 20th Century U.S. Modern Islamic World

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Jim Sullivan is an expert in biological and physical mechanisms controlling the spatial-temporal dynamics of plankton populations.

Sampling Instrumentation Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics Spatial-temporal Dynamics of Plankton Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Siri Terjesen, Ph.D.

Siri Terjesen, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at FAU Business

Siri Terjesen is an expert in entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy.

Philanthropy Corporate Governance Strategic Management Entrepreneurship Higher Education

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator

Eric Vandernoot operates FAU's Astronomical Observatory and teaches courses on Planetary Mechanics and Astronomy.

Telescopes Planetary Mechanics Astronomy Light Pollution Physics