Professor, Eckerd College
2019 Speaker

St. Petersburg, Florida

Nancy Janus is a professor of human development at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she has taught for 25 years. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, she has a particular interest in children's issues throughout the world. At Eckerd, she has traveled extensively with students to serve children in developing countries, most recently Cambodia. With a doctorate in counseling psychology and a master’s in school psychology, Janus has worked with children and adults in school and private practice settings. While she has taught a wide range of courses in counseling, school psychology, and human development, she now focuses on children and youth in global context and human trafficking. Having been hit by a van while on her bicycle seven years ago, she focuses on doing all she can and staying bright and positive despite her disability. Janus is the mother of three daughters adopted in infancy from Colombia and one "perfect grandchild."