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.

2020-2021 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.

Dr. Joseph Harrington, Chair
Physics
College of Sciences
Phone:  321-696-9914
Email:   jh@physics.ucf.edu
Dr. Blake Scott, Vice Chair
Writing and Rhetoric
College of Arts and Humanities
Phone:  407-823-2295
Email:   BScott@ucf.edu
Ms. Kristine Shrauger, Secretary
Interlibrary Loan & Document Delicery Services
University Libraries
Phone:  407-823-5422
Email:   Kristine.Shrauger@ucf.edu
William Self
Dr. William Self, Past Chair
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
Phone:  407-823-4262
Email:   William.Self@ucf.edu

Senators by College

2020-2021 Faculty Senate


College of Arts and Humanities

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Pamela Baker Writing and Rhetoric 2020-2022 Budget and Administrative
Mason Cash Philosophy 2020-2022 Personnel
Lynn Casmier-Paz English 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Patricia Farless History 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Admissions and Standards
Elizabeth Horn School of Performing Arts (at-large) 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Keith Koons School of Performing Arts 2020-2022 Steering
Graduate Policy
John Murray Nicholson School of Communication and Media 2020-2021 Graduate Appeals
Darlin' Neal Engligh (at-large) 2020-2022 Research Council
Blake Scott, vice chair Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel
Jane Vaughan English (at-large) 2019-2021 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Gergana Vitanova-Haralampiev Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Curriculum
Keri Watson School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Appeals
Budget and Administrative
Margaret Ann Zaho School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees

College of Business Administration

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Sami Alpanda Economics 2020-2022 Graduate Appeals
Yoon Choi Finance 2020-2022 Personnel
James Gallo Integrated Business 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Information Technology
Paul Goldwater Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Axel Stock Marketing 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Shannon Taylor Management 2020-2022 Graduate Program Review and Awards

College of Community Innovation and Education

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Karen Consalo Legal Studies 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Andrea Gelfuso School of Teacher Education 2019-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Bobby Hoffman Learning Sciences and Educational Research 2020-2022 Budget and Administrative
Karol Lucken Criminal Justice 2019-2021 Personnel
Nancy Marshall Educational Leadership & Higher Education 2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Review
Brett Meltzer Legal Studies 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
David Mitchell School of Public Administration 2020-2022 Budget and Administrative
Reid Oetjen Health Management & Informatics 2020-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Graduate Program and Review
Strategic Planning
Ann Shillingford-Butler Counselor Education & School Psychology 2020-2022 Graduate Policy

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Ahmad Elshennawy Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (at-large) 2020-2022 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Academic Calendar
Dennis Filler Civil, Environmental and Construction (at-large) 2019-2021 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
Jeffrey Kauffman Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Hansen Mansy Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2019-2021 Graduate Program Review and Awards
Faculty and Staff Benefits
Kausik Mukhopadyay Materials Science and Engineering (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Policy
Nina Orlovskaya Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees
Budget and Administrative
Sumanta Pattanaik Computer Science (at-large) 2020-2022 Information Technology
Michael Proctor Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Personnel
Art Weeks Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at-large) 2019-2021 Graduate Curriculum

College of Graduate Studies

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Daniel Barber School of Modeling Simulation and Training (at-large) 2020-2022 Information Technology
Shawn Burke School of Modeling Simulation and Training (at-large) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Research Council

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Susanny Beltran School of Social Work 2020-2022 Information Technology
Martine Vanryckeghem School of Communication Sciences and Disorders 2020-2021 Personnel
Commencement, Convocation and Recognitions Committee
Danielle Webster Health Sciences 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative
Adam Wells School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees
Parking, Transportation and Safety

College of Medicine

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Nyla Dil Medical Education (at-large) 2019-2021 Budget and Administrative
Stephen King Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel
Stephen Lambert Medical Education (combined CS/Internal/ Pop Health) 2020-2022 Graduate Appeals
William Self, past chair Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2019-2021 Steering
Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Daniel Topping Medical Education 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety

College of Nursing

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Dawn Eckhoff Nursing Practice (at-large) 2020-2022 Information Technology
Francisco Guido-Sanz Nursing Practice (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Curriculum
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) 2020-2022 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
Luca Argenti Physics (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Budget and Administrative
Stacy Barber Anthropology 2020-2022 Graduate Policy
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 Steering
Committee on Committees
Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Mark Ehrhart Psychology 2020-2022 Personnel
Andrew Frazer Chemistry (at-large) 2020-2022 Undergraduate Course Review
Joseph Harrington, chair Physics 2020-2022 Steering
Information Technology
Strategic Planning
Timothy Hawthorne Sociology 2019-2021 Personnel
Daniel Inghram Statistics and Data Science 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Gary LaPage Nicholson School of Commnunication and Media 2019-2021 Parking, Transportation and Safety
Daniel Marien School of Politics, Security & International Affairs 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Heath Martin Mathematics 2019-2021 Information Technology
Adam Parrish Nicholson School of Communication and Media 2020-2022 Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Pamela Thomas Biology 2020-2021 Budget and Administrative
J. Marla Toyne Anthropology (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Curriculum
Shengli Zou Chemistry 2019-2021 Research Council

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Robin Back Food Service and Lodging Management (at-large) 2020-2022 Graduate Policy
Academic Calendar
Peder Hagglund Food Service and Lodging Management (at-large) 2020-2021 Budget and Administrative
Kelly Semrad Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees

University Libraries

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Missy Murphey Reference (at-large) 2020-2022 Steering
Committee on Committees
Budget and Administrative
Library Advisory Committee
Kristine Shrauger, secretary Interlibrary Loan (at-large) 2019-2021 Steering
Committee on Committees
Personnel

Administrators

Academic Affairs

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Michael Johnson, Interim Provost Academic Affairs Continuing Steering

FACULTY SENATE

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Thursday, Sept 24, 2020
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