Faculty Senate Members

The Faculty Senate is composed of seventy-five elected members from the general faculty. Eligible members are those persons employed by the University of Central Florida during the regular academic year and whose primary assignment is to carry out the academic mission of the university, namely, teaching, research and academic service. Titles of these persons are set forth in the Senate Bylaws. For election results, see Elections.

2018-2019 Senate Officers

As the first order of business at the first meeting of the new Senate in April, the Senators elect from its voting membership by majority vote a chair, vice chair and secretary. Each officer has a one-year term beginning immediately following the annual election. For a list of prior leaders, go to Leaders of the Faculty Senate.

William Self
Dr. William Self, Chair
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
Phone:  407-823-4262
Email:   William.Self@ucf.edu
Michelle Kelley
Dr. Michelle Kelley, Vice Chair
School of Teacher Education
College of Community Innovation and Education
Phone:  407-823-5791
Email:   Michelle.Kelley@ucf.edu
Bari Hoffman Ruddy
Dr. Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Secretary
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Phone:  407-823-4804
Email:   BariHoffmanRuddy@ucf.edu
Keith Koons
Dr. Keith Koons, Past Chair
School of Performing Arts
College of Arts and Humanities
Phone:  407-823-4077
Email:   Keith.Koons@ucf.edu

Senators by College

2018-2019 Faculty Senate


College of Arts and Humanities

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Sonia Arellano Writing and Rhetoric 2018-2020 Graduate Curriculum
Mason Cash Philosophy 2018-2020 Personnel
Lisa Danker Nicholson School of Communication and Media (at-large) 2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Review
Francisco Fernandez-Rubiera Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2018-2020 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Natasha Jones Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2017-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Keith Koons, past chair School of Performing Arts 2018-2020 Steering
Jennifer Mundale Philosophy (at-large) 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative
Obi Nwakanma English 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative
Blake Scott Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2017-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel
Vladimir Solonari History 2018-2020 Personnel
Gergana Vitanova-Haralampiev Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Policy
Scott Warfield School of Performing Arts (at-large) 2018-2019 TBD
Keri Watson School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Margaret Ann Zaho School of Visual Arts and Design 2018-2020 Steering

College of Business Administration

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Rebecca Bennett Management 2017-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Yoon Choi Finance 2018-2020 Personnel
Robert Folger Management (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
Paul Goldwater Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting 2018-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Melanie Guldi Economics 2018-2020 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Xin He Marketing 2017-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety

College of Community Innovation and Education

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Kendall Cortelyou-Ward Health Management and Informatics 2018-2019 Personnel
Nicole Damico School of Teacher Education (at-large) 2017-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Oliver Edwards Counselor Education and School Psychology 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Bobby Hoffman Learning Sciences and Educational Research (at-large) 2018-2019 Budget and Administrative
Qian Hu Public Administration 2017-2019 Steering
Bobby Jeanpierre Learning Sciences and Educational Research 2018-2020 Graduate Policy
Michelle Kelley, vice chair School of Teacher Education 2018-2020 Steering
chair,Committee on Committees
Karol Lucken Criminal Justice 2017-2019 Personnel
Eric Merriam Legal Studies (at-large) 2018-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Elsie Olan School of Teacher Education 2017-2019 Graduate Curriculum
Timothy Ravich Legal Studies 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Ulas Bagci Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Manoj Chopra Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
Kevin Coffey Materials Science and Engineering (at-large) 2017-2019 Graduate Appeals
Aziz Mohaisen Computer Science (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Policy
Nina Orlovskaya Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Sumanta Pattanaik Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 Information Technology
Michael Proctor Industrial Engineering & Management Systems (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
Shawn Putnam Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Yongho Sohn Materials Science Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Art Weeks Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 Graduate Curriculum

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Reshawna Chapple School of Social Work 2018-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Bari Hoffman-Ruddy School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Secretary 2018-2019 Steering
Gerald Smith School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy 2018-2019 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Martine Vanryckeghem School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (at-large) 2018-2019 Personnel

College of Medicine

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Stephen King Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (at-large) 2018-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel
Stephen Lambert Medical Education 2017-2019 Graduate Appeals
William Self chair Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2017-2019 Steering
Kimi Sugaya Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (at-large) 2018-2019 Budget and Administrative
Daniel Topping Medical Education 2018-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Jihe (Jackie) Zhao Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (at-large) 2018-2019 Graduate Curriculum

College of Nursing

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Jackie LaManna Nursing Practice 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative
Susan Quelly Nursing Systems 2017-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees

College of Optics and Photonics

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Patrick LiKamWa Optics and Photonics (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Jim Moharam Optics and Photonics (at-large) 2017-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees
Graduate Policy

College of Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Corey Bohil Psychology 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
J. Scott Carter Sociology 2017-2019 Personnel
Steve Collins Nicholson School of Communication and Media 2018-2019 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Andre Gesquiere Chemestry (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Curriculum
Joseph Harrington Physics 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Information Technology
Myunghee Kim Political Science 2018-2020 Personnel
Jonathan Knuckey Political Science (at-large) 2017-2019 Personnel
Dmitry Kolpashchikov Chemistry 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative
Heath Martin Mathematics 2018-2019 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Joanna Mistal Anthropology 2018-2020 Graduate Appeals
David Nickerson Statistics 2018-2020 Undergraduate Course Review
Jennifer Sandoval Nicholson School of Communication and Media (at-large) 2017-2019 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Alfons Schulte Physics (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
Barbara Sharanowski Biology (at-large) 2018-2020 Information Technology
Linda Walters Biology 2017-2019 Steering
Personnel

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Murat Kizildag Hospitality Services (at-large) 2017-2019 Budget and Administrative
Kelly Semrad Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
Mathilda Van Niekerk Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Graduate Policy

University Libraries

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Tina Buck Acquisitions & Collection Services (at-large) 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Richard Harrison Research & Information Services (at-large) 2017-2019 Steering
Committee on Committees

Administrators

Academic Affairs

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Elizabeth Dooley, Provost Academic Affairs Continuing Steering

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, January 24, 2019
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Key West, room 218



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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 p.m. in Millican Hall, room 395E



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