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USLLDescription: Education is the only path to change the fortunes of the less industrialized world. But change cannot come without learning and learning cannot come without change. COVID-19 has forced universities to drop the hefty textbooks and climb onto innovative digital platforms to educate students. The substance of higher education is diverse and the pendulum between sporadic education and lifelong learning is swinging. University leaders are struggling to find an apposite return on investment within the complex dynamic of knowledge creation. The revamping of services towards a more accountable, student-centric approach is vital to attract and retain talented students. Building staff skills to train students to develop social conscience and to enter a highly competitive job market is a formidable task. Meeting societal expectations through responsive and nimble programs without creating massive student debt requires new perspectives. This book analyses some of these compelling issues for universities to attain a sense of stability in a world that is itself rapidly changing.

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Prof. Henry

About the Author: Professor Fitzroy J. Henry obtained his doctorate from the University of London and has worked as a researcher, lecturer, author and consultant on five continents. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles as first author. Since joining the University of Technology, Jamaica in 2013, he has developed a unique post-graduate program to train a cadre of leaders to address the problems of obesity and chronic diseases. This program has attracted several scholarships for talented students from across the hemisphere. 

Contributors: Renelle Aarons, Kimberly Ashby-Mitchell, Greg-Louis Austin, Dorrset Gabbidon-Pottinger, Fitzroy J. Henry, Melissa Nelson, Gareth C. Phillips, Vanessa White-Barrow

Description: Professor Stephen Vasciannie has offered six insightful and provocative essays on Caribbean legal and policy issues.  The essays cover Jamaican practice on diplomatic immunity, Caribbean approaches within the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and issues concerning the Montego Bay Convention on the Law of the Sea.  Professor Vasciannie also presents his views on race and racism in Jamaica, considers the case for the abolition of the Monarchy in Jamaica, and reviews, from a Caribbean perspective, the impact of Sir Ian Brownlie, the late Oxford Professor and advocate, on the discipline of International Law.  This book is of special value to scholars and students of Law and the Social Sciences in the Caribbean and beyond. 

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About the Author: Stephen Vasciannie has served as the President of the University of Technology, Jamaica on secondment from the University of the West Indies (2017-2020). At the University of the West Indies, he has held the substantive position of Professor of International Law since 2002. Professor Vasciannie has also served as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, Principal of the Norman Manley Law School, Chairman of the Board of his alma mater, Kingston College, and as a Deputy Solicitor General of Jamaica. Professor Vasciannie received the Jamaican national honour of Order of Distinction (Commander Class) in 2017, for his contributions to the academy, law and international relations. He has published widely in the area of International Law.

Transformational ChallengesDescription: Henry J Lewis Jr. has presented a collection of essays rooted in sociological, organizational, and the psycho-socio-cultural theories of complex networks of behavioural interactions. He addresses several transformational challenges that Jamaica, and to a large extent the entire Caribbean region, must grapple with in the 21st Century. In a unique style of writing, he gives his opinions on the challenges in education - issues of funding, STEM or STEAM and the need for more online delivery. The behavioural scientist has also shared his insights into the much-debated National Identification Systems (NIDS) for Jamaica; the plastic ban and the well-being economy; crime and national security, among other topics of national importance. This easy to read collection of essays will prove valuable to students, academics, and members of the general public.

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About the Author: Henry J Lewis Jr. is a Guyanese by birth but lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He is head of the Social Science Division in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica, where he has been lecturing in Psychology for thirteen years. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Mona School of Business and Management, UWI where he has taught for ten years. Since 2017, Henry J Lewis Jr. has been making his contribution to the national discourse on issues of crime, well-being, and the economy, among other topics, through his opinion pieces in the Jamaica Observer newspaper.  He has also mentored and inspired some of his colleagues at the University of Technology, Jamaica to do likewise.


Public Health - A. Campbell

Description: The health care system in Jamaica has always been one in which scholars, policy makers, health planners, health economists, health care professionals and practitioners, and health care users all have a vested interest. This book comes at an opportune time as it sought to cull the literature on the Jamaican health sector in such a way as to provide the reader with “insight” into the delivery of health care services to the Jamaican citizenry over the period from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

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Adella Campbell

About the Author: Dr. Adella Campbell is Associate Professor and Head of School, Caribbean School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Her academic journey to becoming a Registered Nurse and Midwife began at the Kingston School of Nursing. She subsequently attended the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus where she earned a Certificate in Nursing Education with Honours, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education with First Class Honours and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration also earned with distinction. She received a Commonwealth Scholarship, and earned her PhD in Nursing at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is the first and only Jamaican nurse to be awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship and the youngest with a PhD in Nursing. Dr. Campbell has a passion for research and has undertaken in-depth research into the controversial decision by the Government of Jamaica to abolish fees in the public health system. She serves on several boards and committees, including the CARICOM Network for Nursing and Midwifery Education the Nurses Association of Jamaica, and the Policy, Train Abroad, and Nursing & Midwifery Committees of the Nursing Council of Jamaica.