Nick Mazza is Professor and Dean Emeritus at the Florida State University, College of Social Work. Nick, a marathon runner, holds Florida licenses in psychology, clinical social work, and marriage and family therapy. He has been involved in the practice, research, and teaching of poetry therapy for over 45 years. Dr. Mazza is the author of Poetry Therapy: Theory and Practice; and Editor of the series, Expressive Therapies. Nick is the newly elected president of NAPT (2018-2020). In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAPT.