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.

2019-2020 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
Bari Hoffman Ruddy
Dr. Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Vice Chair
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Phone:  407-823-4804
Email:   BariHoffmanRuddy@ucf.edu
Linda Walters
Dr. Linda Walters, Secretary
Biology
College of Sciences
Phone:  407-823-2148
Email:   Linda.Walters@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

2019-2020 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
Lynn Casmier-Paz English 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Francisco Fernandez-Rubiera Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2018-2020 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Elizabeth Horn School of Performing Arts (at-large) 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Keith Koons, past chair School of Performing Arts 2018-2020 Steering
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaw Revisions
Jane Moody English (at-large) 2019-2021 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Blake Scott Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2019-2021 Personnel
Vladimir Solonari History 2018-2020 Personnel
Mel Stanfill Nicholson School of Communication and Media 2019-2021 Graduate Appeals
Gergana Vitanova-Haralampiev Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Keri Watson School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Ron Weaver Nicholson School of Communication and Media (at-large) 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Margaret Ann Zaho School of Visual Arts and Design 2018-2020 Steering

College of Business Administration

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Yoon Choi Finance 2018-2020 TPersonnel
Robert Folger Management (at-large) 2018-2020 Personnel
James Gallo Integrated Business 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative
Paul Goldwater Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Melanie Guldi Economics 2018-2020 Information Technology
Axel Stock Marketing 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees

College of Community Innovation and Education

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Sejal Barden Counselor Education and School Physchology 2019-2020 Budget and Administrative
Kendall Cortelyou-Ward Health Management and Informatics 2019-2020 TPersonnel
Thomas Cox Educational Leadership and Higher Education 2019-2020 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Andrea Gelfuso School of Teacher Education 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Bobby Hoffman Learning Sciences and Educational Research 2019-2020 Budget and Administrative
Karol Lucken Criminal Justice 2019-2021 Personnel
Brett Meltzer Legal Studies 2019-2021 TBD
David Mitchell School of Public Administration 2019-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Budget and Administrative
Ann Shillingford-Butler College Faculty Council 2019-2020 Parking, Transportation and Safety

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Manoj Chopra Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Research Council
Dennis Filler Civil, Environmental and Construction (at-large) 2019-2021 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Hansen Mansy Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2019-2021 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Aziz Mohaisen Computer Science (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Policy
Nina Orlovskaya Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel
Research Council
Michael Proctor Industrial Engineering and 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
Art Weeks Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at-large) 2019-2021 Graduate Curriculum

College of Graduate Studies

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Patricia Bockelman School of Modeling Simulation and Training 2019-2020 Graduate Curriculum
Shawn Burke School of Modeling Simulation and Training 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Nicole Dawson School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy 2019-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Tameca Harris-Jackson School of Social Work 2019-2020 Information Technology
Bari Hoffman Ruddy, vice chair School of Communication Sciences and Disorders 2019-2021 Steering
Research Council
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaw Revisions
Danielle Webster Health Sciences 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative

College of Medicine

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Anya Andrews Internal Medicine 2019-2020 Information Technology
Nyla Dil Medical Education (at-large) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Stephen King Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2019-2020 Personnel
Stephen Lambert Medical Education (at-large) 2019-2020 Graduate Appeals
William Self, chair Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2019-2021 Steering
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaw Revisions
Daniel Topping Medical Education 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety

College of Nursing

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Sandra Galura Nursing Systems 2019-2020 Information Technology
Victoria Loerzel Nursing Practice 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Research Council

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) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Graduate Policy

College of Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Corey Bohil Psychology 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Andres Campiglia Chemistry (at-large) 2019-2021 Research Council
Steven Collins Nicholson School of Communication and Media 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative
Christa Diercksen Biology (at-large) 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Andre Gesquiere Chemestry (at-large) 2018-2020 TGraduate Curriculum
Joseph Harrington Physics 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Information Technology
Timothy Hawthorne Sociology 2019-2021 Personnel
Myunghee Kim Political Science 2018-2020 Personnel
Gary LaPage Nicholson School of Commnunication and Media 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Heath Martin Mathematics 2019-2021 Information Technology
Joanna Mistal Anthropology 2018-2020 Graduate Appeals
David Nickerson Statistics 2018-2020 Undergraduate Course Review
Alfons Schulte Physics (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Barbara Sharanowski Biology (at-large) 2018-2020 Information Technology
Linda Walters, secretary Biology 2019-2021 Steering
Personnel
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaw Revisions
Shengli Zou Chemistry 2019-2021 Research Council

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Murat Kizildag Hospitality Services (at-large) 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative
Kelly Semrad Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2018-2020 Steering
Committee on Committees
Mathilda Van Niekerk Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2018-2020 Graduate Policy

University Libraries

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Tina Buck Acquisitions and Collection Services (at-large) 2018-2020 Budget and Administrative
Kristine Shrauger Interlibrary Loan (at-large) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel

Administrators

Academic Affairs

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

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom



See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior

More Senate Meeting Dates

STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, August 22, 2019
4:00 p.m. in Millican Hall, room 395E

First meeting of the 2019-2020 Steering Committee
See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior