Janice Green, M.Ed.

Deaf at birth to hearing parents and one of four siblings in which I have a deaf brother, we graduated from the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, Missouri.  After graduating high school, I went on to Gallaudet University, the world’s only Liberal Arts University for the Deaf, located in Washington, DC for a Bachelor of Science. I continued my studies at the University of Missouri – Columbia. In 2006, I earned a master’s degree in education and became the first deaf licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri.

In 2005, I was offered to teach American Sign Language (ASL) which flourish with my love for the language, I had an opportunity to continue teaching ASL at several colleges and universities.  During this period, I received an American Sign Language Teacher Organization (ASLTA) certification. I also was a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

I have a hearing son living in Missouri. His first sign language was DOG approximately at the age of 10 months. Currently, I reside here in Las Vegas with my deaf husband, Leonard who is a Harley Davidson enthusiast/mechanic, and 2 large dogs. One of these dogs knows basic signs, such as BALL, WALK, and SLEEP.

Griselda Jarquín Wille, Ph.D.

I am a historian of modern Latin America, with an emphasis on the Cold War, US-Latin American relations and revolution and counterrevolution. My primary research focus examines the development and evolution of competing visions of Nicaraguan liberation that led to the 1979 Nicaraguan Revolution’s triumph and defeat. I am particularly interested in the emergence of transnational activist networks and how the subsequent American solidarity movement with Nicaragua employed people-to-people exchanges, or what I call “grassroots diplomacy,” to help the Revolution succeed and later offset the effects of the Contra War in Nicaragua and in the United States. Similarly, I am interested in the development of the Nicaraguan democratic centrist movement whose criticism of the Nicaraguan Revolution’s trajectory fractured the broad-based coalition that made the revolution’s triumph possible and eventually led to its electoral defeat in 1990.

I received my PhD in history from the University of California at Davis and my MA and BA from San Francisco State University. Prior to arriving to NSC, I was a Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellow at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

​As a child of Nicaraguan immigrants, I know what it means to be a first-generation student trying to balance family responsibilities, financial independence and academic excellence. As such, I strive to make my courses accessible and stimulating for students by employing non-textual sources, such as oral histories, films, podcasts, political cartoons, paintings, and photographs, to encourage students to think critically about the past.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching films and tv shows, baking, and reading. Having just moved to Nevada, my newest hobby is exploring Las Vegas as I search for the best record stores, restaurants and hiking.

I regularly teach: HIST 227 (Introduction to Latin American History and Culture I), HIST 228 (Introduction to Latin American History and Culture II), HIST 320 (Hispanic Culture in the US), HIST 407A (US Foreign Relations I), HIST 407B (US Foreign Relations II), HIST 439 (Religion and Society in Latin America), HIST 439C (Slavery and Race in Latin America), HIST 442 (Women in Latin America), and HIST 470 (History of Mexico).

Email: Griselda.Wille@nsc.edu
Office: KAB 230
Phone Number: 702-992-2748

Marian Azab, Ph.D.

I am a Lecturer of Sociology in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology with specializations in inequalities and social movements from the University of New Mexico in the summer of 2020. I earned my MA in Social Justice and Human Rights from Arizona State University in 2011. In my teaching and mentoring, I seek to provide the knowledge and skills needed for academic success while empowering students to think critically, voice their opinions, and work towards social change. I think of my classroom as a safe space where my students feel that they belong. In my research, I am interested in examining how racialization, patriarchy, and repression, as well as the emotions they generate, shape differential recruitment into social justice activity among marginalized populations in the US and the Arab World. I also investigate how social media could affect civic engagement among minority populations. My work in these areas draws upon advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques and has resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Mobilization and Social Problems. Reflecting these interests, my dissertation examines the causes and consequences of participation in the Egyptian uprising of 2011. In my future research, I aim to examine topics such as the role of social media in social movements against inequalities, trust among different racial groups, and the gendered effect of failed social movements.