Dr. Meline Kevorkian Named Permanent Dean, Was Interim Since 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D., has been named the dean of its College of Computing and Engineering. She was named the interim dean in July 2018.
“Under her leadership, the College of Computing and Engineering received initial accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Computing Science degree, and she’s enhanced the college’s computing laboratory facilities and increased student scholarships,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President of NSU.
The initial accreditation is from the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET.) Kevorkian supported curriculum revisions to the college’s graduate programs and strengthened industry partnerships and engagement with the business community, all of which is to the benefit of students, helping provide the NSU edge that will carry them on to fulling careers.
Kevorkian is also a professor in NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, where she maintains an active research portfolio in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) student success, focusing on success in high-demand computing programs, bullying and cyberbullying. She is an expert in these areas and has penned several books, including Tackling Bullying in Athletics; 101 Facts about Bullying: What Everyone Should Know; Preventing Bullying: Helping Kids Form Positive Relationships; and Six Secrets for Parents to Help Their Kids Achieve in School.
About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center (early childhood education) with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.