Dept. of Conflict Resolution Studies
- Ph.D. Florida International University
- M.A. Florida International University
- B.A. Florida International University
Claire Michèle Rice, Ph.D., is the Interim Chair of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) at NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She has served as an educator at various institutions of higher learning since 1991. Dr. Rice's research activities have focused on conflict resolution training, community organization, group dynamics, poverty alleviation/economic empowerment, diversity training, collaborative problem-solving and mentoring as viable tools for human resource and community development.
She has authored, co-authored and edited monographs, book chapters, articles, training manuals, and newsletters on group dynamics and conflict, diversity issues, conflict resolution, community organizing and inclusive community building. Rice has served on the Editorial Board of the Peace and Conflict Studies Journal and The FEF Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and has volunteered her services as newsletter editor to several non-profit, community-based organizations. She has facilitated over 5,000 hours of training for schools of primary to secondary education, institutions of higher learning, businesses, private and non-profit organizations and has served as a presenter at a number of academic conferences.
Dr. Rice was recognized by CAHSS at NSU for her work in assisting in the development of the student governing council for SHSS in 2003 as its first Faculty Advisor. She was also recognized as Humanitarian of the Year at Florida Memorial University (FMU) for her commitment to community service. In July 2006, she was recognized by the Margaret McDonald Policy Management & Administration Centre in their "Banquet of Honour Celebrations 2006" with an "Outstanding Service Award" for her work as an international consultant to MMPMAC and various organizations in the Bahamas. Dr. Rice was elected to the Board of the Health Foundation of South Florida in early 2012-2015, an organization dedicated to improving health and wellness among underserved populations by funding programs and services that address critical, preventive health care measures. She served as Chair at the DCRS from 2012 to 2015.
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