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Novell E. Tani

Novell E. Tani is a first generation college graduate and Ph.D. recipient within his family. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Novell obtained his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, where he examined the relationship between unconscious bias in pre-service teachers' as they interpreted primary school age students' academic performance. Novell has articles published in peer reviewed journals on topics related to individualized instruction, content areal literacy, and dialect’s impact on reading comprehension. He has lived in London for a period of time, where he led groups of students on an abroad program that focused on educational psychology. 

Novell serves his department in several capacities; his responsibilities range from teaching, serving on academic committees, advising, and directing master’s thesis course work/research.