Team Members

Paula2Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nursing, Barry University.
Dr. Delpech teaches Evidence-Based Research and Community/Public Health Nursing in the undergraduate nursing program at Barry University. She is also focusing her efforts on developing a strategy for the Division of Nursing to improve the health of surrounding communities and establish an academic community engagement model. Dr. Delpech is dedicated to working with communities to find solution to health issues.  She coordinates the Division of Nursing International Study Abroad program.


Callaghan, KarenKaren A. Callaghan, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Barry University. Callaghan earned a BA from La Salle College, and the MA and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. She teaches courses on sociology of race, class, and gender, sociology of violence, and community organizing. Her research interests focus on critical pedagogy, symbolic violence and images of racial-ethnic and gender identities, and community-based research and service-learning.



John W. Murphy, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of  Miami. He received his doctoral degree from Ohio State  University. Dr. Murphy has worked on community-based projects for  many years both in the United States and around the world.


IMG_20140119_204111Jung Min Choi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, San Diego State University. He has published on a variety of topics, including globalization, race/ethnic relations, sociology of education, and social theory. His current interests relate to democratic planning and community engagement. He has been the recipient of multiple Excellence in Teaching awards at SDSU.



Crystal Adams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Miami.
Crystal Adams is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Miami. Her primary research interests are in the areas of medical sociology, community-based participatory research, health promotion and health policy. Broadly, she is interested in cultural health identities and their role in community social change efforts.


picBerkeley Franz, PhD., Lecturer in Sociology, University of Miami
She completed her doctoral degree from the University of Miami in 2013. Her current research interests are in medical sociology, community development, and the sociology of religion.