SHSS Faculty Presents on Immigration, Identity and Transition at the Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

Judith McKay, J.D. Ph.D.
Judith McKay, J.D. Ph.D.

Judith McKay, J.D. Ph.D., faculty and chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in the NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) presented at the 2013 Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) Annual Conference and Meeting in Chicago. The conference theme was “Urban Gateways: Immigration and the Global City,” and was hosted by DePaul University. The Master of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies program (MACS) in DMS was accepted as an Associate Member of ASLSP in 2011.

McKay’s presentation was entitled: “”Who are we? Immigration, Identity and Transition in South Florida.” The session addressed Broward County’s transition to a majority-minority county and the opportunities and challenges for growth and expanded notions and understandings of identity and culture. The session highlighted NSU’s community involvement, inclusion and diversity and the scholarship of engagement.

McKay’s research and teaching interests include organizational conflict and change, public policy, family violence, strategic community planning, and crisis intervention. She is also the director of Community Resolution Services (CRS), which offers a variety of services to the local community including training, workshops, consultation, conflict coaching, and conflict resolution intervention. For more information, please contact CRS coordinator Naz Ozaki at 954-262-4237 or via email ( or Judith McKay at 954-262-3060 or email (

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