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College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Abendschein, Barbara
Instructor of Composition
M.A., George Mason University
M.A., Illinois State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Graduate Certificate, George Mason University

Acharya, Keshav
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Adams, Ronald
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Aggarwal, Nirmal
Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Ohio University
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University

Armentrout, Bryan
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A., University of Maryland System : College Park
M.S., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Arthur, Brad
Commander of the Navy ROTC and Professor of Naval Science
B.A., The Citadel
M.A., Naval War College

Barbie, Donna
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities and Communication
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., North Dakota State University
Ph.D., Emory University

Barjatya, Aroh
Professor of Engineering Physics
M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University

Berezovski, Mihhail
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Tallin University of Technology

Berhane, Bereket
Associate Professor of Physics and Program Coordinator for Physical Sciences
M.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Blickensderfer, Elizabeth
Professor of Human Factors and Systems and Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Factors
M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Blomstrom, Sally
Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Humanities and Communication
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Bonner, John
Associate Professor of Homeland Security
M.S., University of Central Florida

Boquet, Albert
Professor of Human Factors and Systems
B.A., Nicholls State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Bourov, Geuorgui
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
M.S., University of Central Florida
M.S., University of Sofia
Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Branham, Cassandra
Assistant Professor of Humanities and Communication
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Brenneman, Matthew
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Ball State University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Brodeen, Harry
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Navy ROTC
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.A., Naval War College
M.B.A., Webster University

Brooks, Tyler
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
B.S., University of Nebraska System : Lincoln
M.P.A., University of Nebraska System : Omaha

Castillo, Hugo
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Chakrabarti, Sharmistha
Associate Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Clemson University

Chaparro, Alex
Professor of Human Factors
B.S., Florida Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Chaparro, Barbara
Professor of Human Factors
B.S., University of Richmond
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Chavez, Alba
Assistant Professor of Biology and Lab Manager
M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Collins, Jan
Associate Dean of Operations, College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Academic Advancement Center and Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.A., University of Central Florida

Craft, Stephen
Professor of Security Studies &
International Affairs

M.A., Ohio University, Athens
Ph.D., University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign

Craiger, John
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida
Certified Cyber Forensic Practitioner (CCFP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Cutrer, Daniel
Associate Professor of Homeland Security and Associate Chair of the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Northcentral University

Dardick, Glenn
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Detore-Nakamura, Joanne
Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
B.S., Syracuse University
M.A., College of Saint Rose
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University System : Carbondale
Some Graduate Work, Fort Hays State University
Some Graduate Work, Harvard University
Certificate, Certificate, Certificate, Six Sigma Professional

Doherty, Shawn
Associate Professor of Human Factors and Systems
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign

Dorn, Glenn
Professor of Social Sciences
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University System : Columbus

Drakunov, Sergey
Professor of Engineering Physics
Ph.D., Institute of Control Sciences

Drullion, Frederique
Professor of Mathematics, Associate Chair of the Department of Mathematics, and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Computational Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Bordeaux I

Dunning, Wesley
Instructor of Composition and Humanities
B.A., Colorado State University
M.F.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Eaton, Benjamin
Assistant Professor of Naval Studies, Navy ROTC
B.A., Duquesne University

Erdman, Peter
Professor of Physics
B.A., University of Colorado System : Boulder
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Farooq, Muhammad
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
B.S., University of Engineering and Technology
M.S., University of Manchester
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Fleming, Alesha
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology
B.A., B.S., Mercer University
D., Palmer College of Chiropractic

Fletcher, Kelly
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
Squadron Officers School, M.S.S., Air University
M.S., Michigan State University

Frederick, Christina
Professor of Human Factors and Systems
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

French, John
Professor of Human Factors and Systems
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Gaines, Karen
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology
B.S., State University of New York System : College of Environmental Science & Forestry
M.S., Purdue University System : Purdue University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina System : Columbia

Gillam, Stephen
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Lab Manager
Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Gressang, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs
B.A., University of Alabama System : Tuscaloosa (main campus)
M.S., National Intelligence University
M.A., University of Alabama System : Tuscaloosa (main campus)
Ph.D., University of Maryland System : College Park

Grubb, Amy
Associate Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Global Conflict Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of California System : Irvine

Haffner, Lawrence
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin System : Madison

Hamdeh, Emad
Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies
Ph.D., University of Exeter

Heale, Christopher
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Herrera, Andrew
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Navy ROTC
B.S., United States Naval Academy

Hickey, Michael
Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR)
B.S., Ph.D., LaTrobe University

Hu, Tingting
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Hughes, John
Professor of Engineering Physics and Associate Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Ives, Lindsey
Associate Professor of Composition and English as a Second Language and Director of the Writing Program
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Jackson, Wade
Instructor of Military Science, Army ROTC
B.S., Cameron University
M.S., Kansas State University

Jones, Janson
Instructor of Composition and Humanities
B.A., M.A., University of Oklahoma

Kain, Geoffrey
Professor of Humanities and Communication and Director of the Honors Program
D.A., Idaho State University

Keebler, Joseph
Associate Professor of Human Factors
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Kehoe, Ashley
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Kessler, Gary
Professor of Cybersecurity
B.A., Humbold State University
M.S., University of Vermont
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Khanal, Harihar
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Tennessee System : Knoxville

Koller, Lynn
Associate Professor of Communication and Composition
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Kvasager, Tyrel
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology

Lahneman, William
Professor of Homeland Security and Chair of the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.B.A., Golden Gate University
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Lamothe, John
Associate Professor of Humanities and Composition
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Lavallee, Deborah
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Nova Southeastern University

Lazzara, Elizabeth
Associate Professor of Human Factors
M.A., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Lear, Ashley
Professor of Humanities and Composition
B.A., College of William and Mary
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Houston System : Main Campus

Lee, Charles
Associate Professor of Engineering Physics
B.S., University of Maryland System : College Park
M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas System : Austin

Lee, John
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Navy ROTC
B.S., United States Naval Academy

Levesque, Shannon
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., University of Akron

Lippert, Heather
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.A., University of Central Florida

Little, Clare
Associate Professor of Humanities and Composition
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill

Liu, Hong
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Arkansas System (AR) : Fayetteville

Lombardo, Gerard
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., State University of New York System : College at New Paltz
M.S., University of Central Florida

Ludu, Andrei
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Institute of Atomic Physics

Ludu, Maria
Instructor of Mathematics
M.S., Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge

MacKunis, William
Associate Professor of Engineering Physics and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Engineering Physics
B.S., M.S., Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., University of Florida

Madiyar, Foram
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Program Coordinator for Chemistry
B.S., University of Pune
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Maidenberg, Yanir
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University

Mancas, Ciprian
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Manifold, Robert
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
B.S., Wright State University
M.B.A., Georgia College

Maronde, Dan
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Martinez Nieves, Carlos
Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC
M.S., Central Michigan University

Master, Steven
Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication and Associate Chair of the Humanities and Communication Department
B.A., Tulane University of Louisiana
M.S., Northwestern University

McClure, Christine
Instructor of Composition and Humanities
M.A., University of Toledo

McGahran, Andrew
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Lab Manager
B.S., Haverford College in Pennsylvania
M.S., University of California System : Los Angeles

McKee, Jessica
Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication
Ph.D., University of South Florida

McLatchey, Marilyn
Associate Professor of Humanities
B.A., Williams College
M.A., Brown University
M.F.A., Goddard College
M.A., Harvard University

Mierkiewicz, Edwin
Associate Professor of Physics and Program Coordinator for the M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Physics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin System : Madison

Mitchell, Taylor
Associate Professor of Composition and Humanities
B.A., Hartwick College
M., California State University System : San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Mojica, Irene
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S., University of Central Florida

Moran, Katharine
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts System : Lowell

Moyer, Robert
Commander of the Army ROTC and Professor of Military Science
M.A., Webster University

Murray, Elisabeth
Associate Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs
M.S., Ph.D., Edinburgh University

Mututhanthrige Perera, Sirani
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Nader, Jennifer
Instructor of Humanities and Communication
B.A., St. Thomas Aquinas College
M.A., State University of New York System : Stony Brook
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Neeper, Joshua
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Navy ROTC
B.S., The Citadel

Nesbitt, Charles
Instructor of Humanities and Composition
B.A., Auburn University
M.A., University of Central Florida

Newman, Glenn
Instructor of Mathematics
M.S., New York University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Novak, James
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Nykyri, Heidi
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Physics
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alaska System : Fairbanks (main campus)

Oler, Stephen
Associate Professor of Composition and Humanities
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University System : Indiana University-Bloomington

Oswalt, Terry
Professor of Engineering Physics and Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences
Ph.D., Ohio State University System : Columbus

Otani, Tomomi
Assistant Professor of Physics &
Astronomy

M.S., Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology

Parker, Courtney
Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC
B.A., Waynesburg College

Patla, Jason
Commander of the Air Force ROTC and Professor of Aerospace Studies
Ph.D., University of Hawaii System : Manoa

Pearson, Richard
Assistant Professor of Physics &
Astronomy

B.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., University of Denver

Perez, Michael
Associate Professor of Composition and Humanities
B.A., Georgia State University
M.A., Florida State University
M.F.A., University of Houston System : Main Campus

Phillips, Ann
Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Homeland Security
J.D., University of Florida

Porter, Lynnette
Professor of Humanities and Communication and Program Coordinator for the online B.S. in Communication (COMD)
M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Puls, Jens
Associate Professor of Homeland Security
M.P.A., German College for Police

Raghavan, Jayathi
Professor of Mathematics and Computing and Chair of the Department of Mathematics
M.S., Ph.D., Washington State University at Pullman

Reynolds, Mark
Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., University of California System : Santa Cruz
M.S., Ph.D., University of California System : Los Angeles

Rice, Stephen
Professor of Human Factors
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign

Rivera, Fany
Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC
A.A., B.S., University of Maryland System : University College

Rose, Derek
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
M.S., Grantham University

Salas, Leslie
Instructor of Humanities and Communication
B.A., University of South Florida
M.F.A., University of Central Florida

Santos-Perez, Javier
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University
Certificate, Certificate, Professional Certificate, Project Management Certification

Schumacher, Donald
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences and Lab Manager
B.S., B.S., M.S., Florida Institute of Technology

Searcy, Libbie
Associate Professor of Humanities and Composition and Director of the Writing Center for the Academic Advancement Center
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Seo, Byonghoon
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Chungnam National University
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Shappell, Scott
Professor of Human Factors and Systems and Chair of the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
B.S., Wright State University
Ph.D., University of Texas System : Medical Branch

Sharp, Matthew
Associate Professor of Communication and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Communication
B.A., M.A., University of Arkansas System (AR) : Little Rock
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Shoopman, James
Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Florida State University

Silverman, Rachel
Associate Professor of Communication
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Smith, Timothy
Professor of Mathematics and Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Data Science
Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology

Snively, Jonathan
Associate Professor of Engineering Physics
B.S., Elizabethtown College
M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Spiecher, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Spradlin, Gregory
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Siena College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin System : Madison

St. John, Tessie
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University

Stotland, Daniel
Associate Professor of Social Sciences
B.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland System : University College

Streltsov, Anatoly
Professor of Engineering Physics and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Space Physics
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Sudesh, Vikas
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
M.S., M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Ph.D., Macquarie University

Taylor, Andrew
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Navy ROTC
B.S., University of Washington

Taylor, Taryne
Assistant Professor of Humanities and Communication
B.A., M.A., Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Graduate Certificate, Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Certificate, University of Iowa

Vaden, Eric
Associate Professor of Human Factors and Systems, Associate Chair of the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology, and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Human Factors Psychology and B.S. in Aerospace Physiology
B.S., University of Florida
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Vandagriff, Oliver
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Florida State University
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
M.A., Western Governors University
E.D.S., Stetson University

Vuille, Charles
Associate Professor of Physics
M.A., Indiana State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Welch, Jessica
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Hope College
M.A., Purdue University System : Purdue University

Williams, R. Rachel
Instructor of Humanities and Composition
M.F.A., University of Alaska System : Anchorage

Wojton, Jennifer
Associate Professor of Humanities and Composition
B.A., Flagler College
M.A., Stetson University
Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Zettergren, Matthew
Associate Professor of Engineering Physics
B.S., B.S., University of Memphis
M.S., Ph.D., Boston University

Zorri, Diane
Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., George Mason University

von Hippel, Theodore
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Astronomy and &
Astrophysics, and Director of the Physical Sciences Department Observatory

B.A., Dartmouth College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor