Boca Raton, FL, United States
Boca Raton, FL, United States

Lynn University is an American private university in Boca Raton, Florida. It was founded in 1962. Its students come from all over the USA and approximately 80 other nations: 24% of students have citizenship of countries outside the United States.The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees.It is named for the Lynn family . Wikipedia.

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Levenson J.,Lynn University
Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment | Year: 2012

This quasi-experimental study analyzed the recidivism outcomes of 1,125 sexual offenders in two groups. The first group comprised 644 registered sex offenders who were convicted of a sex crime and at some point failed to register after release from prison. The comparison group contained 481 registered sex offenders released from prison during a similar time frame who did not fail to register after their release. The groups were then tracked for both sexual and nonsexual offenses to determine whether failure to register under Megan's Law is predictive of reoffending. Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences between groups were detected, but FTR offenders were more likely to have sexually assaulted a stranger and to have adult female victims, further challenging the stereotype of the child predator who absconds to evade detection. Potential policy implications are discussed. © The Author(s) 2012.

News Article | October 28, 2016

Life of Purpose Treatment announces the opening of its third location near a university campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The program’s facility is in close proximity to Middle Tennessee State University and right outside of Nashville. Young adults who are seeking recovery from substance use disorder, but do not want their treatment to keep them from pursuing academic degrees, now have a therapeutic care resource in Tennessee. The Middle Tennessee location serves clients seeking intensive outpatient treatment and academically focused aftercare. Offered as a stand-alone program or as a step down from a primary treatment, the Life of Purpose Treatment model provides services specifically designed to assist emerging adults who have a desire to focus on their education. “We are extremely excited to announce the opening of our Murfreesboro, Tennessee location to create access to our academically focused substance use disorder treatment model from MTSU up to the universities in Nashville,” stated Andrew Burki, Founder and CEO of Life of Purpose Treatment. “Of all the projects and facilities we have completed or are actively involved in currently, this one is in many ways the most special for the entire Life of Purpose group. The reason this particular facility is so personal to us is because of its Executive Director, Benjamin Jones, MS. Ben isn’t just an extremely qualified and passionate individual in long-term recovery with an advanced degree—he’s an alumnus of Life of Purpose. After successfully completing the Life of Purpose program, Ben graduated from college, was recruited by Life of Purpose, enrolled in graduate school, completed his advanced degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, was repeatedly promoted as a result of his outstanding work ethic and dedication to every single individual who received treatment from Life of Purpose after him, and went on to lead our Tennessee project. Ben is not just a huge proponent of the academically focused model, he is the living embodiment of its efficacy. His own recovery and level of education dwarf my own at a comparable age and period of sustained abstinence as a result of his hard work and consistency over a period of years. I’m not just proud of Ben and grateful to be able to entrust the care of other young people like us to his stewardship—I respect him as a friend, colleague, and peer. If there is a greater testament to what we are capable of with the combined resources of sustained recovery and access to higher education than Ben Jones I have yet to see it.” Along with clinical programs, the Life of Purpose Tennessee location will provide transitional housing for male students in recovery. Known as Life in Progress, the residence provides a safe and supervised environment, academically focused case managers, and easy access to Middle Tennessee State University. The Life of Purpose Tennessee leadership team includes Benjamin Jones, MS, who serves as Executive Director, and Christopher Hastings, MA, LSPE, an MTSU professor and alumnus, as Clinical Director. Andrew Burki, MSW, and Andrew Maggiore will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively. "It is an honor to bring the Life of Purpose Treatment Model back to my hometown,” said Benjamin Jones, Executive Director of Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee. “I am excited to join the executive leadership team at Life of Purpose. Andrew Burki, our CEO, has created a treatment model that has proven to place young adults suffering from substance use disorders in the best-case scenario for success. This success stems from our clients pursuing a higher level of education, whether that be a GED, college degree, or some type of trade school. The Life of Purpose Treatment Model played a pivotal role in my recovery, as I was one of the first clients at Life of Purpose. The combination of pursuing a higher level of education, therapy, and accountability saved my life. I firmly believe that this treatment model is the number one option for a young adult seeking recovery and furthering their lives simultaneously. I am grateful to my family, Andrew Burki, and the Life of Purpose team for this opportunity." As the first residential treatment center on a college campus in the United States, Life of Purpose’s treatment model was developed based on research indicating higher success rates in emerging adults whose recovery and academic support are integrated. In 2013, Andrew Burki, opened Life of Purpose Treatment on the Florida Atlantic University campus. The Florida location offers inpatient, intensive outpatient treatment, academically focused aftercare, and transitional housing. Life in Progress, Life of Purpose’s recovery dorms, is available to individuals in recovery and conveniently located near Lynn University, Palm Beach State College, and Florida Atlantic University. Located at the University of North Texas, our Denton Texas location offers intensive outpatient treatment, academically focused aftercare, and student recovery housing. Life of Purpose is an academically focused substance use disorder treatment facility located on college campuses across the United States. Its mission is to foster success in recovery and purpose in life through truly specialized academically focused substance use disorder treatment.

News Article | December 19, 2016

BBEX Marketing (BBEX Inc.), a successful South Florida marketing firm that specializes in online marketing, including web design and search engine optimization, coordinated with Lynn University for a third consecutive semester. The marketing firm opened its doors to students enrolled in Lynn University’s College of Business and Management, working in conjunction with Dr. Henry Schrader, Assistant Professor. The collaboration was a natural choice for Lynn University, which has long been known for its innovation-friendly philosophy. The Boca Raton educational institution prides itself in “Looking at what’s out there” and creating “different pathways for... students,” according to the school’s president, Kevin M. Ross. Offering this unique opportunity highlights Lynn University’s commitment to preparing students for an innovative future. BBEX Marketing is on the cutting edge of online marketing and SEO, continually seeking to exceed the expectations of its clients by conducting an in-depth analysis of their marketing needs, and by applying the most recent, proven marketing strategies to fulfil those needs. It is this commitment to innovation that brought Lynn University and BBEX together for a unique hands-on teaching experience focused on putting good theory into real practice. It's not every day that a student gets to implement concepts learned in class into real-life applications. The MBA students in Dr. Schrader's Integrated Marketing Communications class were separated into teams with each team receiving an actual client of BBEX to manage. Working with Project Manager Nate Aloni of BBEX, the teams were assigned a number of projects designed to give them the experience to promote brand awareness and increase online visibility for real-life clients, consisting of South Florida companies in various industries. Students were responsible for managing a client’s social media, writing quality press releases, and content marketing. Additionally, the teams were provided a hands-on opportunity to experiment with applying search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to rank blog posts in Google’s search engine. The BBEX Project was entertaining and educational, and it counted as 35% of the student's final grade for the class. Aloni said, “The BBEX Project is a great way for us to reach out to the university and the community at large, and it’s an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with a marketing firm.” One student, Leonard Vargas, stated, “The project was an eye-opening experience that provided me an opportunity to use knowledge learned in class to implement real-world strategies.” Both BBEX and the Lynn University College of Business and Management considered the project to be a success, and there are plans to collaborate again in the future. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, BBEX Marketing is an internet marketing consulting company. For nearly a decade, the firm has been implementing unique and innovative strategies designed to improve their customers’ online presence, and in turn, improve their sales results. The company specializes in web design, search engine optimization, and search engine rankings, and aspires to be a one-stop shop for all of their clients’ online marketing needs. You can find BBEX online at Lynn University, located in Boca Raton, Florida, is notable for its small size and large aspirations. Being smaller has allowed this ground-breaking institution of higher education to “do things the big schools only wish they could.” Their students enjoy advantages like iPad-powered learning, early contact with potential employers, and accelerated degree programs designed to help them jumpstart their futures. You can find Lynn University online at

Harris A.J.,University of Massachusetts Lowell | Lobanov-Rostovsky C.,Colorado Sex Offender Management Board | Levenson J.S.,Lynn University
Criminal Justice and Behavior | Year: 2010

With the 2006 passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA), the U.S. Congress set forth a range of minimum standards governing the operation of sex offender registration and notification (SORN) systems throughout the nation. Many of these standards are based on the AWA's uniform system of registrant classification, which distinguishes registrants solely based on offense history and the nature of the conviction offense, without regard for additional risk factors. The current study evaluates the impact of the federal registration classification system on the distribution of individuals within state sex offender registries, specifically drawing on the experiences of Ohio and Oklahoma, two of the first states to undertake a reclassification of their registrant populations under the new federal guidelines. The findings indicate that the federal reclassification process produces a redistribution of registrants from lower SORN levels to higher ones and reveals statistically significant differences between newly reclassified "high-risk" individuals and those designated as high risk under prior registration classification systems. Findings also suggest that juveniles and those potentially subject to AWA's retroactivity provisions may be disproportionately placed into the highest SORN tiers. Implications of these findings for practice and public policy are discussed. © 2010 International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.

News Article | February 16, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Florida for 2017. A total of 45 schools received honors for their online education offerings, with University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Jacksonville University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida Keys Community College earning top spots overall. More than a dozen unique data points were evaluated to determine each school’s score. “The schools on our Best Online Schools list for Florida all meet high standards of excellence for students who want to succeed outside of a brick-and-mortar classroom,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included. Qualifications include being institutionally accredited and holding public or private not-for-profit status. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes the student/teacher ratio, graduation rate, employment services and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Florida’s Best Online Schools for 2017 include the following: Adventist University of Health Sciences Ave Maria University Barry University Bethune-Cookman University Broward College City College-Fort Lauderdale Daytona State College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Everglades University Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida International University Florida Keys Community College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida State University Hobe Sound Bible College Hodges University Indian River State College Jacksonville University Johnson & Wales University-North Miami Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Lynn University Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Atlantic University Saint Leo University South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary Southeastern University St. Petersburg College St. Thomas University State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Stetson University Tallahassee Community College The Baptist College of Florida The University of West Florida Trinity College of Florida University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami University of North Florida University of South Florida-Main Campus Warner University Webber International University ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

News Article | December 8, 2016

Lynn University will present three of Jan McArt's New Play Readings in 2017 Tickets on sale for Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center performances The Long Reunion: Jan. 23 Love and Other Unnatural Acts: Feb.

Zandbergen P.A.,University of New Mexico | Levenson J.S.,Lynn University | Hart T.C.,University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Criminal Justice and Behavior | Year: 2010

Residential restrictions for sex offenders have become increasingly popular, despite the lack of empirical data suggesting that offenders' proximity to schools or daycares contributes to recidivism. Using a matched sample of recidivists and nonrecidivists from Florida (n = 330) for the period from 2004 through 2006, the authors investigated whether sex offenders who lived closer to schools or daycares were more likely to reoffend sexually against children than those who lived farther away. No significant differences were found between the distances that recidivists and nonrecidivists lived from schools and daycares. There was no significant relationship between reoffending and proximity to schools or daycares. The results indicate that proximity to schools and daycares, with other risk factors being comparable, does not appear to contribute to sexual recidivism. These data do not support the widespread enactment of residential restrictions for sexual offenders. © 2010 International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.

Nobles M.R.,Sam Houston State University | Levenson J.S.,Lynn University | Youstin T.J.,Florida Atlantic University
Crime and Delinquency | Year: 2012

Many municipalities have recently extended residence restrictions for sex offenders beyond the provisions of state law, although the efficacy of these measures in reducing recidivism has not been empirically established. This study used arrest histories in Jacksonville, Florida, to assess the effects of a recently expanded municipal 2,500-foot residence restriction ordinance on sex crimes and sex offense recidivism. Using a quasiexperimental design, pre- and posttest measures of recidivism were compared, and no significant differences in citywide sex crimes or recidivist sex crimes were found. In addition, time-series analysis revealed no significant differences in sex crime trends over time when compared with nonsex crimes from the same offender sample. After controlling for several demographic factors, individual-level multivariate results indicate that the timing of the residence restriction policy was not associated with a meaningful change in sex crime arrests or sex offender recidivism after the policy implementation date, suggesting that the residence restriction did not achieve its intended goal of reducing recidivism. © The Author(s) 2012.

Levenson J.S.,Lynn University
Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment | Year: 2011

This article addresses ethical questions and issues related to the treatment of sex offenders in denial, using the empirical research literature and the ethical codes of American Psychological Association (APA) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to guide the ethical decision-making process. The empirical literature does not provide an unequivocal link between denial and recidivism, though some studies suggest that decreased denial and increased accountability appear to be associated with greater therapeutic engagement and reduced recidivism for some offenders. The ethical codes of APA and NASW value the client's self-determination and autonomy, and psychologists and social workers have a duty to empower individual well-being while doing no harm to clients or others. Clinicians should view denial not as a categorical construct but as a continuum of distorted cognitions requiring clinical attention. Denial might also be considered as a responsivity factor that can interfere with treatment progress. Offering a reasonable time period for therapeutic engagement might provide a better alternative than automatically refusing treatment to categorical deniers. © The Author(s) 2011.

Vannucci R.C.,Lynn University
Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) | Year: 2013

A major hall of hominid brain evolution is an expansion of the frontal lobes. To determine if a similar trajectory occurs during modern human development, the MRI scans of 118 living infants, children, and adolescents were reviewed and three specific measurements obtained: frontal width (FW), maximal cerebral width (MW), and maximal cerebral length (ML). The infantile brain is uniformly wide but relatively short, with near equal FW and MW. The juvenile brain exhibits a wider MW than FW, while FW of the adolescent brain expands to nearly equal MW, concurrent with an increase in ML. The preferential frontal lobe expansion during modern human development parallels that observed during the evolution of Homo. In 17 microcephalic individuals, only 6 (35%) exhibited preferential frontal lobe hypoplasia, presumably a reflection of multiple etiologies that adversely affect differing brain regions. Compared to 79 modern human adult endocasts and 12 modern microcephalic endocasts, LB1 (Homo floresiensis) clustered more consistently with the microcephalic sample than with the normocephalic sample. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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