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Dr. Rafael Davin (NV '95)

University Professor and High School Magnet Program Teacher for Broward County Public School District

AGMU and Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School
Miami Lakes and Lauderhill, FL

Subject(s) taught: UNIVERSITY-Nursing Program science curriculum, and Scientific Research MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL-Cambridge College courses, Chemistry and Biology.
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. Rafael Davin was:

Durango High School
Las Vegas, NV

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science, Chemistry
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

For the past ten years, Dr. Davin has been a University Professor at AGMU in Miami Lakes, Florida, teaching courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Sciences, in their School of Nursing.

He continues to serve as a Research and Development advisor for various private firms throughout the USA and Latin America, in the scientific and business sectors.

In addition to his other professional responsibilities, five years ago, Dr. Davin accepted a Science Teaching position with the Broward County Public School District (BCPS) at a selective magnet high school as an instructor in their University of Cambridge Program, teaching the subjects of Environmental Management, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills, and  Chemistry.

Also, since 1980, Dr. Davin became an accomplished contemporary acrylic international Master Artist known by the name of Raf.  He composes artwork interpreting an eclectic variety of traditional themes using various types of media and applying different techniques, but he is particularly attracted to contrasting abstract interactions between shapes and colors.

Dr. Davin resides in sunny Hollywood, Florida, where he is active in various community affairs.  His many hobbies and interests include traveling, writing, cooking, tennis, college football and science fiction.  He often communicates with a wide network of scholars in the fields of pedagogy and science.

His favorite quote is the one that was said by Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, “Each of us must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity”.