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  • Writer's pictureBilly Jones

BJ Interviews Dr. Steve Liebowitz, Author of Devorah

Dr. Steve lives in Miami with his wife and two dogs.

His professional career began in 1966 with the completion of training as an English teacher with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. He then served three years in the U.S. Army with tours at a top secret military installation outside Washington, D.C., Viet Nam and Wiesbaden, Germany.

Dr. Liebowitz earned a Doctorate in Human Resource Development (Florida International University, 1991) and Masters Degrees in Health Care Management (Florida International University, 1977), and Public Administrations (Florida Atlantic University, 1974).

Throughout his 27 year career as a human resource developer with Miami-Dade County Government, Dr. Liebowitz kept active in the South Florida community: Miami Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development; Hospice, Inc. - now Vitas; the F.I.U. Alumni Association; International Coaching Federation, South Florida Chapter; the South Florida Writers Association; South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and the Florida Speakers Association.

Along with teaching at F.I.U., St. Thomas, U. of M. and Miami Dade College as an adjunct professor, Dr. Liebowitz served as an educational innovator on the faculties of the University Without Walls successor, the Union Institute in Cincinnati and on the National Faculty of Pepperdine University in California. Dr. Liebowitz has also pioneered programs in computer assisted instruction and distance learning.

Among those to have recognized Dr. Liebowitz for excellence are: Junior Achievement Inc., International Society for General Semantics, Leadership South Dade, the M.E.E.D. Program, the National Association of Counties, the Bass Museum of Art and the Children's Museum of South Florida.

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