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    Dr. Karen Patterson, Interim Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Studies


    Dr. Patterson received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Kent State University. Her professional experiences have included teaching students with emotional and behavior disorders, and autism in the Cleveland Public Schools. Her research has a focus on improving practices for underserved students, college students with disabilities, collaborative partnerships, and parental involvement for students at risk for failure. Dr. Patterson co-sponsored UNF’s student chapter of the special education national organization, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and is an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient. Prior to her appointment, she served as Chair of the Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education Department at UNF. She also holds the rank of Professor within her department.


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    Dr. Jeffrey Michelman, Associate Dean and Director of the Honors Program
    Dr. Michelman is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the University of North Florida’s Honors Program where he has been on the faculty for the past 24 years. He has received a variety of awards for teaching, research and service. Jeff holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Accounting with areas of focus on Healthcare Fiscal and Administrative Management. He has published articles in a variety of information systems, accounting, international business and healthcare journals. Dr. Michelman has taught around the globe including at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji where he was a visiting scholar in 2005 and as a Visiting Professor at Warsaw University for 14 years. He has been a member of over a 18 visiting accreditation committees of the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates. Jeff is active in all levels of Rotary International throughout the state of Florida with a particular emphasis on Youth and Globalization.
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    Rachel Broderick, Director, Academic Support Services
    Rachel has worked at the University of North Florida since 1989 where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education. She has served the university community as an academic advisor in both the College of Education and Human Services, the Academic Center for Excellence and as Director of the Brooks College of Health advising office. She currently is a Director of Academic Support Services in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Rachel is a student advocate and is committed to fulfilling the university’s mission.  Although she spends most of her days in an office environment, Rachel is a nature-enthusiast with plans to visit all the National Parks. She also travels internationally and has accompanied UNF students on study abroad experiences in France and Ireland.
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    Laura Colomb, Coordinator of Undergraduate Initiatives
    Laura is a painter who received her BFA from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and her MFA from Boston University in Boston, MA. She was the artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Art in London, UK. She holds various awards including the Starr Fellowship from the Starr Foundation, the Constantin Alajalov and academic scholarship from Boston University, the artist scholar award, visual arts scholarship and academic scholarship from the College of Saint Rose. She received the Best Emerging Regional Curator award from Metroland Magazine in Albany, NY. She has exhibited her paintings throughout the US and internationally, and has taught drawing and painting in New York, Boston and here at UNF. Having always felt the need to learn another language, she is currently studying French at UNF.

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Office of Undergraduate Studies

Founders Hall

Building 2, Suite 1200

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224



(904) 620-2261