Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants





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About Josef Silny & Associates

Josef Silny and Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants (JS&A) is a private organization founded in 1987. Our purpose is to serve foreign nationals who come to study, work or live in the United States. We evaluate and translate their foreign educational credentials and issue a report of equivalency in terms of the educational system in the United States. Our foreign credential evaluations and translations are used for high school, undergraduate, and graduate admission, immigration, employment, professional licensure, and other purposes.

In addition to our extensive knowledge of world educational systems, our multilingual staff of over 60 professionals understands the situation of our applicants because most of us have lived or studied abroad, and now reside in Miami, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. You will receive personalized attention and answers to all your questions. Just call or drop by our office.

JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the American Translators Association (ATA). Josef Silny is a past chairperson of NACES.

Josef Silny, M.A., President

Josef Silny, founder and President of JS&A, is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert, having written numerous publications in the field of foreign credential evaluation and international admissions. He has thirty years of experience in international education, including five years as the Director of International and Transfer Admissions at the City University of New York and eleven years as the Director of International Admissions at the University of Miami. He has participated as a panelist or workshop director at professional conferences since 1974 and has held numerous committee chairmanships and memberships in national professional organizations and corporations.

JS&A Professional Staff

Stephanie Afonso, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Lilibeth Artze, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Brian Bosack, B.S., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Daryl Buford, M.A., Senior Assistant Director of Evaluations
Hilda Caputo, B.A., Vice President
Yakeline Cruz, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Julie Ellis, B.A., Associate Director of Translation
Lilia Fernandez, B.A., Senior Assistant Director of Evaluations
Pilar Figueroa, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Hany Garcia, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Omar Garcia Garrido, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Ricardo Garcia Pineyro, B.S., Translator
Luis Garibaldi, M.S., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Jennifer Gold, M.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Antonio Gonzalez, B.A., Translator
Jessica Gonzalez, B.A., Translator
Gian Inchauspe, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Maurizio Laurenti, M.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Kenneth Li, B.Tech., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Polina Lippman, B.A., Associate Director of Evaluations
Alexandra Lopez, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Yaisly Lorenzo, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Eva Nikaj, B.B.A., Assistant Director of Evaluations
Stephen Paez, B.A., Director of Translation
Marcos Pardo, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Beatriz Pineda, B.A., Assistant Director for Initial Training
Laure Priolet, M.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Jasmine Proano, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Carol Raab, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Laura Reyes, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Anastasia Rodriguez, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Noeli Rodriguez, B.A., Assistant Director of Evaluations
Lihem Torres, M.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Liset Turino, M.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Amanda Vazquez, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Mujun Wang, B.B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Karen Zepeda, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator

In addition to the JS&A professional staff, the following are JS&A distinguished associates and consultants:

Shihab Asfour, Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Miami
Greg Bowe, Ph.D., Director of Writing, Florida International University
Cheryl M. Carter, M.S., Tourism Management Coordinator, Florida International University
James Foley, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami
David M. Hardesty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Kentucky
Beth Harry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Miami
Oscar Holzmann, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Accounting, University of Miami
M. Frances Keen, D.N.Sc., R.N., C., Associate Professor of Nursing, Villanova University
Paul N. Lazarus, III, J.D., Dir. of the Motion Pictures Program, University of Miami
Charles H. Mallery, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Biology, University of Miami
Robert F. Moore, Ed.D., Assoc. Prof. of Education, University of Miami
Robert Parker, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of the School of Music Emeritus, University of Miami
Nicholas Patricios, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture, University of Miami
Michael Phang, Ph.D., Prof. of Civil Engineering, University of Miami
Robert Plant, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Computer Information Systems, University of Miami
Kenneth C. Pohlmann, M.S. , Chairman, Music Media and Industry, University of Miami
William Purcell, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Chairman of the Chemistry Dept., University of Miami
Olga Quintana, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Accounting, University of Miami
Carl H. Snyder, Ph.D., Prof. of Chemistry, University of Miami
John F. Stewart, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, University of Miami
Joel D. Stutz, Ph.D. , Chairman of Computer Information Systems, University of Miami
Moiez A. Tapia, Ph.D., Prof. of Elect. and Comp. Engineering, University of Miami
Kau Fui Vincent Wong, Ph.D., Prof. of Mech. Engineering, University of Miami

Peter A. Zorn, Jr., M.F.A., Former Prof. of Art, University of Miami


JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations prepared by JS&A are accepted and recognized by the organizations listed below:

1. U.S. Federal Government
The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
The United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Defense
The United States Labor Department
The United States Office of Personnel Management
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Health Care Financing Administration

2. U.S. Armed Forces
Air Force

3. Licensing Boards
Accounting: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Architecture: Alaska, California
Barbers: Florida, South Dakota
Cosmetology: North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont
Engineering: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Texas
Law: California, Florida, Texas
Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health:
Medical Laboratory: American Medical Technologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Health Care Financing Administration, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Tennessee
Midwifery: Florida
Nursing: Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Missouri
Opticianry: Florida
Psychology: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia
Respiratory Care: National Board for Respiratory Care, California, Florida
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Florida, Georgia

4. State Departments of Education
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

5. Other Governmental and Private Agencies
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
CASPA - Central Application Service for Physician Assistants
Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Personnel of: City of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, New York City, State of New York.

6. Hundreds of Colleges and Universities

Many other organizations which do not appear on this list may also accept evaluations done by JS&A. Applicants are advised to check with the agency, institution, or organization to which they intend to submit the evaluation to make certain that the evaluation will be recognized.