Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: Florida International University
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Abraham D. Lavender, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sociology and higher education.
Utilizing more than 45 years of industry experience, Dr. Lavender is an esteemed sociologist and educator who has been serving Florida International University as an adjunct professor since 1986. Alongside this appointment, he has been the president of Clinical Sociologists of South Florida, Inc., since 1985, as well as a clinical sociologist in private practice since 1983. Prior to these illustrious roles, he acted as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University from 1986 to 1988, having previously served as a sociology professor at numerous prestigious universities, including the University of Miami, the University of Maryland and St. Mary’s College beginning in 1972.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Lavender pursued formal education at the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 1963 and 1964, respectively. Thereafter, he received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland in 1972. Throughout his career, he has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and authored three books: “French Huguenots” in 1990, “Ethnic Women and Feminist Values” in 1985, and “A Coat of Many Colors” in 1977.
The former vice president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry from 1983 to 1985, Dr. Lavender maintained affiliation with the Association for Humanist Sociology, the Southern Sociological Society and the American Sociological Association, among others. He was also an honorary member of the French Huguenot Society. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of education, he was twice named an Outstanding Professor by the University of Miami in 1981 and 1983. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the 65th edition of Who’s Who in America, as well as the 20th and 21st editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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