Dr. Rose Bunch has more than 13 years of experience helping college students improve their writing. She received her BA at the University of Virginia, an MFA from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. A writer of fiction and nonfiction, her work has taken her to Indonesia as a Fulbright Scholar, and she has been anthologized in collections and published in numerous magazines. Her writing has also earned her many honors including a MacDowell Fellowship, Yaddo Residency, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at Sewanee. Originally from Arkansas, she now lives in Fayetteville and spends her spare time hiking, cooking and painting.
Dr. Fox has always had a passion for writing, so much so that she chose her specialization in neuropsychology partly based on her enjoyment of report writing! She has been a faculty member (both full-time and adjunct) in the Psychology department at Keiser University since 2013 and also enjoys working as a writing consultant. Dr. Fox has a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California, and Master of Social Work from New York University, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University with a concentration in neuropsychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to her work in the Writing Studio, she maintains a full-time neuropsychology practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Originally from Ohio, she has lived in Los Angeles, spent 20 years in the New York City area, and moved to North Carolina two years ago. In her spare time Dr. Fox enjoys dance, Crossfit, hiking and spending time with her daughter.
Elizabeth Keedy de Obando
Elizabeth Keedy de Obando has been teaching English and Literature since graduating from Kenyon in 1996. She also earned two masters’ degrees: an MA in literature from FIU and an MAR in religion and the visual arts from Yale University. She has taught literature and writing classes to a variety of different levels, from middle school to undergraduate. Elizabeth has worked for Keiser University on three different campuses (Nicaragua, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale) and is now with the E-Campus. She recently returned to the United States from Nicaragua where she started and ran Granada International School. At present, Elizabeth resides in North Carolina with her husband and three young children where she is a History and English teacher at Woodlawn School. And when time permits, she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and traveling.
Dr. Kirschner has worked as an educator, grant writer, and administrator in public and private colleges, correctional facilities, and middle and high schools in South Florida for the past 25 years. He has served as a professor, editor, and writing consultant at Keiser University since 2009. State certified in English, he has taught Language Arts, Debate, Reading, English, and International Relations in addition to a variety of Master’s and Ph.D. courses in Educational Leadership. A former State Reading Coach for the Florida Department of Education, he worked in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach public schools. He received the Florida Regional Teacher of the Year award and the Broward County Boys and Girls Clubs Volunteer of the Year award. Dr. Kirschner earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and Doctorate in Administrator Leadership. Originally from New York, he has also lived in Washington, D.C. He enjoys volunteering for charitable animal and children’s causes, helping the homeless, spending time with family, and reading American history books. His favorite extracurricular activity is volunteering as coach of the Broward County Special Olympics tennis team.
Dr. Nelson completed her undergraduate in Secondary English Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Master’s and doctorate degrees in Business Administration with concentration in Information Systems. She has completed post-doctoral work at Stanford University. For over a decade Nelson worked for the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Pau Béarn and was a graduate business professor in Pau, France at École Superieure de Commerce where she taught in their global MBA partnerships with Stockholm University and National School of Business, Bangalore, India. In 1999, she began her affiliation with Keiser University. Nelson has written many books, chapters, articles, and essays most notably Building Electronic Commerce with Web Database Constructions, co-authored with her husband, published by Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall and Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 co-authored with Diane Zak, published by Cengage Learning. She explored the phenomenon of the serial entrepreneur with Robert Morehead and Charles Lovelace in John Motley Morehead: 200th Birthday Celebration, 1796-1996 published by Princeton University Press for the Newcomen Society. Her book of poetry titled What Becomes Your Waterlily Eyes was published early in 2016. A vegetarian for decades, she has recently published a quick and easy gluten-free vegetarian cookbook, many of the recipes reflect her time spent living and working in France and India.
Michael Record earned a BA in English from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in English Education from Nova Southeastern University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Keiser University. Dr. Record is a National Board Certified Teacher with experience teaching at the K-12 and college levels. He currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor of the Writing Program for Keiser University as well as Adjunct Professor of Education. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale and enjoys camping, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, traveling, and photography.
Dr. Schwirzke has taught graduate courses in educational leadership and instructional design for Keiser University since 2011. She has been an instructor and administrator in K-12 and higher education for the last 25 years. Dr. Schwirzke provides advisory services to school systems, government agencies and other policymakers identifying key trends and implications that help inform policy and reform efforts in the field of online learning. She has served on national workgroups to write and revise quality standards for online instruction, course design, and programs. Dr. Schwirzke earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English, Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She enjoys living on the central coast of California, visiting family in Florida, and coaching high school students who are dual enrolled in college courses.
Bill Strunk has been teaching English since joining the Peace Corps in 1972. Bill has two masters’ degrees: M.A. English/Applied Linguistics and M.S. Business (IT concentration). He has instructed all levels of English from beginning ESL students to doctoral candidates writing their dissertations. Bill has taught in three countries in addition to the United States (Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Canada) and in four U.S. states (Colorado, Texas, South Dakota, Florida). He was also a volunteer English tutor for Indo-Chinese refugees in Denver. He currently resides in Castle Rock, Colorado. He plays guitar and enjoys hiking, camping, and rafting in Colorado’s mountains.
Stephanie S. VanDeventer
Dr. Stephanie VanDeventer has worked in the field of education for the past 30 years as an instructional designer, curriculum developer, university professor and entrepreneur. She has designed instruction for the healthcare industry as well as many programs for school districts and state departments of education nationwide. She served as the director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida for many years, and, as one of two delegates from the United States, was instrumental in developing industry-wide standards for software evaluation in education worldwide. Dr. VanDeventer has worked extensively with doctoral candidates in the dissertation process and enjoys working with all students in improving the connection between writing and thinking. She has a B.S. from the State University of New York, an M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of South Florida, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. She enjoys reading, writing, kayaking and cycling, and serves as an advocate for animals and the elderly.
Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.
Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.
The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.
Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.
If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.
The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.
The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.
Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…
Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!
I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.
I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.
Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose. The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.
It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University. Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors. The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.
Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made. The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly. The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.
I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you. I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.
After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education. Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.
Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.
My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.
The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.
I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.