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About Judith Slapak-Barski, Ed.D.

Dr. Judith Slapak-Barski is the Instructional Technology and Design Specialist at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences of Nova Southeastern University. Judith holds a doctorate degree in Education with focus on Instructional Design and Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and an Experiential Education certification from the National Society of Experiential Education's Academy. Judith works with subject matter experts to improve the teaching and learning process through student-centered instruction, problem-based learning, and improvement of instruction in all its forms, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended environments. Judith specializes in Faculty Development, Online Learning Management Systems, instructional technology, and Teacher Education, among others.
Also, Judith collaborates with LEC (Learning and Educational Center) as a member of the LEC Advisory Council and workshop facilitator, and with the ExEL-Experiential Education and Learning- team, an initiative presented to the class of 2020 and all undergraduate classes moving forward. The ExEL initiative represents a larger cultural shift at NSU, as a component of a university-wide effort to strengthen experiential education in undergraduate curricula. The ExEL initiative provides students with the opportunity of gaining diverse, meaningful experiences, through learning activities designed to enhance the undergraduate experience and benefit undergraduate students both personally and professionally, by providing them with real world, hands on educational opportunities. This initiative is strengthened by the added focus of adapting experiential learning strategies to online course delivery.
On any typical day Judith's activities may include any or all of the following: working on instructional design projects, teaching a workshop for faculty, helping a professor plan instruction for a course, producing, filming and/or editing an instructional video, conducting program evaluations, organizing faculty meetings, presenting at national and international conferences, collaborating with administration in program development and implementation, and publishing in a variety of media. Those are the main ones, but there are many more! 
Judith enjoys helping educators (and educators-in-training) discover a variety of instructional strategies to make sure each course reflects best practices in andragogy and instructional technology.


Present Instructional Technology and Design Specialist, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present NSU Academic Affairs - Experiential Education and First-Year Experience, FYE Curriculum Committee, Course Designer & Development; Course Instructor
2018 - Present National Society for Experiential Education's curriculum committee & instructor, National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
2018 - Present NSU Leadership Club Advisor, Nova Southeastern University
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Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award (2017)
  • Service Learning Faculty Fellowship Award. Broward College (2010-2011)
  • Learning Community Award. Broward College (2010-2011)
  • Academic Excellence Council's Faculty Development Committee Membership VPAA Invitation. B.C. (2010-2011)
  • South Campus Adjunct Professor of the Year Award. B.C. (2009-2010)
  • Civic Engagement-Service Learning Fellowship. Faculty Service-Learning Fellow Service-Learning Advisory Committee member (2009-2010)
  • Endowed Teaching Chair Award nominations. B.C. (2008 & 2009)
  • Classroom Research Award. “Infusing Technology into the Learning Experience of Adult ESOL Students”. Holcombe Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence, B. C. (2006)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Teaching. Miami Dade College (2004)
  • Lifetime Membership in recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence. Golden Key National Honor Society (1998)


2017 Doctor of Education - Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
2007 Master of Education - Instructional Technology, American Intercontinental University - Weston
2000 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida International University

Contact Information

Halmos College of Arts & Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Parker Building, #143

Office Phone: 954-262-3639


Dissertation (1)

Faculty Development (8)