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Broward College Experts Available to Discuss Florida Issues


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 15, 2014) – In coordination with Broward College hosting the October 15 gubernatorial debate, which will take place at Broward College’s Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, the following experts are available to discuss the debate, election and Florida political issues.
Communications and Debate
Greg Barnes is a professor of speech and mass communications, as well as the speech and debate coach at Broward College. He has planned a mock shadow debate at the Broward College Television Studios on Central Campus, which will be moderated Manny Munoz, co-host and executive producer for “South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo” on News Radio 610 WIOD. Before becoming a full time professor, Barnes was a media specialist focusing on political campaigns. He can be reached at 954-201-6672 (office), 954-849-8075.
Jamonica Rolle is associate dean of the communication and fine arts department on Broward College’s North Campus. She is available to discuss public speaking and debate, intercultural communication, diversity issues, as well as black and African-American community issues. Rolle can be reached at 954-201-2372 (office), 954-801-1773 (cell) or
Political Science, Florida and the Nation

Kevin Walsh, Ph.D., is a professor of political science. He teaches classes on U.S. government, state and local government, and international relations. Walsh’s areas of expertise include political parties, elections, domestic and international policy, campaigns, voting and constitutional law. He can also provide comment on past governors of Florida. Previously, Walsh has appeared on “This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney.” Walsh can be reached at 954-201-6992 (office), 954-257-8945 (cell) or
Gregory Adam Haile, Esq., general counsel and vice president for public policy and government affairs at Broward College, oversees all local, state, and federal government affairs for Broward College. Haile is available to discuss higher education law and policy issues, both from a federal and state perspective. He can be reached at 954-201-7409 or
Political Science – International Affairs

Barry Mowell, Ph.D., is a senior professor of international relations. His expertise includes foreign policy, international conflicts, wars and insurrections in many regions, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and the Ukraine. Mowell is actively involved in research and publishing, and has authored or edited several articles and books, including “Teaching about the Islamic World” and “Sub-Saharan Africa in the Classroom.” Mowell can be reached at 954-201-6933 (office), 954-471-1202 (cell) or

Gregory Ferenchak, Ph.D., dean of health sciences at Broward College, is available to discuss healthcare issues, including those related to the healthcare workforce and the predicted nursing shortage in Florida. Currently, he serves on two national boards, the CAAHEP and NN2. Ferenchak can be reached at 954-201-2060> (office) 954-868-8437 (cell) or

Derrick Davis, Ph.D., is the dean of the teacher education program at Broward College. He can discuss the common core curriculum, diversity issues in teaching, as well as STEM in education. Davis can be reached at 954-201-7988 or
Kelly Walker is a professor in the teacher education program at Broward College. Walker spent more than 14 years in the public school system teaching and coordinating services for students with special needs. She is available to discuss special education and Common Core Standards. Walker can be reached at 954-201-7979 (office), 954-709-1357 (cell) or
Women’s Studies

Sheila Jones, Ph.D., is the interim district director of the Honors College and a professor of history, with a focus on the feminist movement in the United States and women’s social issues. Jones has given lectures on a variety of topics, including “The Moral Implications of the Right to Vote: Fighting against Disenfranchisement and for Women’s Rights” and “Struggle for Freedom in the Workplace: A History of U.S. Women’s Employment Opportunities.” She can be reached at 954-201-7646 (office), 561-613-8848 (cell) or
Social Issues

Robert Gallagher is an assistant professor of sociology, social problems, race and ethnic relations, as well as human sexuality. He is available to discuss issues of race, the LGBT community, marriage equality, immigration and child welfare. Currently, Gallagher is the advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance on Broward College’s Judson A. Samuels South Campus. Gallagher has lead and participated in various speaking opportunities at Broward College, including discussion on The Dream Act, “The American Political Divide,” and the Trayvon Martin case. He can be reached at 954-201-8921 (office), 954-260-9297 (cell) or
Kisha King is an associate professor of history and is available to discuss U.S., Latin American and African-American history, as well as western civilization. King has lectured on “Black Women in History” and “Massive Resistance to Civil Rights in Florida.” She can be reached at 954-5201-6593 (office), 954-261-1386 (cell) or
Todd Bernhardt, Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology in the behavioral sciences department. His expertise focuses on the sociology of power, including inequalities in race, class and gender; social change and problems; adolescence and juvenile delinquency; and criminology. Bernhardt can be reached at 954-201-6590 or
Lulrick Balzora is the associate dean of the social sciences department on Broward College’s Central Campus and teaches classes on world religion. He has a background in religion, divinity and history, and is available to speak on ethical issues directly related to religion and the important implications certain laws have for specific religions. Balzora’s many military service awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and United Nation Service Medal. Balzora can be reached at 954-201-6671 (office), 954-254-6269 (cell) or
For more information, contact Tina David at or 954-201-7510. For the latest updates on the 2014 gubernatorial debate at Broward College, follow #NextFLGov on Facebook and Twitter. 

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