LeMieux Center Staff

Senator George LeMieux

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Senator George LeMieux is the founder of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Senator LeMieux served as Florida’s 34th United States Senator in the 111th Congress. In the United States Senate, he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Armed Services Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. He also served as Florida’s chief deputy attorney general, overseeing more than 400 attorneys, and as the governor’s chief of staff overseeing all state agencies and operations. Senator LeMieux is the chairman of the board of the Florida-based law firm Gunster. He is also the author, along with Laura Mize, of the award-winning book, Florida Made, The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State.
 

Dr. Robert Lloyd

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Dr. Robert Lloyd is the Executive Director of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy. He is also the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Lloyd received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He was a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Scholar at OP Jindal Global University in Delhi, India.
 
Before moving into academia, Dr. Lloyd worked for a decade with an international development organization in Africa and Washington, DC. He also represented the organization with the United Nations in New York.
 
He has published numerous scholarly articles on international conflict management, international negotiation, governance, development, and Africa. His most recent book was Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique, and Ethiopia.
 
Dr. Lloyd is currently Vice President of the Washington, DC-based Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, and serves as an editorial board member of its flagship publication the Journal of the Middle East and Africa.
 

Congressman Tom Rooneytom

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Congressman Rooney served as a U.S. Representative from Florida in 2009 to 2019. He represented Florida's 16th congressional district from 2009 to 2013 and Florida's 17th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. He has taught courses in law and politics within the School of Arts and Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mr. Rooney has written an issue of The Quill Publication and has been involved in discussions with The Quill Podcast.
 

Dr. James Todd

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Dr. James A. Todd is the Academic Director of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy.  He is an Associate Professor of Politics at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  At Palm Beach Atlantic, Dr. Todd is chairman of the Department of Politics and serves as the primary academic advisor for Pre-Law students.  His teaching and writing focus on American politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, and constitutional law.  He has twice mentored PBA students who were Freidheim Research Fellows: Jeremiah Clarke in 2016 and Ben DeHaan in 2020.  He is a regular contributor to the LeMieux Center’s The Quill publication.  Dr. Todd has had his work published in the Journal of Law and Courts and the Journal of Supreme Court History
 
Dr. Todd received a Ph.D. in political science and a J.D. degree, both from the University of Alabama.  Prior to his academic appointment he was a practicing attorney.

 

Dr. Wesley Borucki

Affiliated Faculty
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Dr. Roger Chapman

Affiliated Faculty
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Dr. Fransisco Plaza

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Dr. Linda Raeder

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Maureen Jaeger

Outreach Coordinator
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Taylor Smythe

Creative Editorial Coordinator
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Jeremy Moore

Podcast Engineer
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Barbara Sharpe

Fellows Coordinator
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Lisa Aaron

Administrative Assistant
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Mary Ward

Assistant Manager
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Emily Dennis

LeMieux Center Intern
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Miriam Edele

LeMieux Center Intern
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