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.

2017-2018 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 Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education and Human Performance
Phone:  407-823-5791
Email:   Michelle.Kelley@ucf.edu
Kevin Coffey
Dr. Kevin Coffey, Secretary
Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Phone:  407-823-2175
Email:   Kevin.Coffey@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

2017-2018 Faculty Senate


College of Arts and Humanities

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Mason Cash Philosophy 2016-2018 TBD
Natasha Jones Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Keith Koons, past chair School of Performing Arts Continuing TBD
Alla Kourova Modern Languages and Literatures (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Laszlo Marosi School of Performing Arts 2016-2018 TBD
Jennifer Mundale Philosophy (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Obi Nwakanma English 2017-2019 TBD
Laurie Pinkert Writing and Rhetoric 2017-2018 TBD
Kerry Purmensky Modern Languages and Literatures 2016-2018 TBD
Anastasia Salter School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Blake Scott Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Vladimir Solonari History 2016-2018 TBD
Anne Sullivan School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Keri Watson School of Visual Arts and Design (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Margaret Ann Zaho School of Visual Arts and Design 2016-2018 TBD
Pavel Zemliansky Writing and Rhetoric (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD

College of Business Administration

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Rebecca Bennett Management 2017-2019 TBD
Michael Caputo Economics 2016-2018 TBD
Vladimir Gatchev Finance 2017-2018 TBD
David Harrison Finance (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Xin He Marketing 2017-2019 TBD
Charles Kelliher Accounting 2017-2019 TBD

College of Education and Human Performance

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Rosa Cintrón-Delgado Child, Family, and Community Sciences 2016-2018 TBD
Thomas Cox Child, Family, and Community Sciences (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Nicole Damico School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Glenda Gunter Educational and Human Sciences 2016-2018 TBD
Michelle Kelley, vice chair School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership 2016-2018 TBD
Elsie Olan School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership 2017-2019 TBD

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Linan An Materials Science and Engineering (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Ulas Bagci Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Kevin Coffey, secretary Materials Science and Engineering (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Ahmad Elshennawy Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Waldemar Karwowski Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Nina Orlovskaya Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Sumanta Pattanaik Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Damla Turgut Computer Science (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Art Weeks Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD

College of Health & Public Affairs

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Kim Anderson Social Work 2016-2018 TBD
Bari Hoffman-Ruddy Communication Sciences and Disorders 2016-2018 TBD
Qian Hu Public Administration 2017-2019 TBD
Karol Lucken Criminal Justice 2017-2019 TBD
Eric Merriam Legal Studies (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Reid Oetjen Health Management and Informatics 2016-2018 TBD
Timothy Ravich Legal Studies 2017-2019 TBD
Gerald Smith Health Professions 2016-2018 TBD
Martine Vanryckeghem Communication Sciences and Disorders (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD

College of Medicine

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Laurel Gorman Medical Education 2016-2018 TBD
Stephen King Biomedical Sciences 2016-2018 TBD
Stephen Lambert Medical Education 2017-2019 TBD
William Self, chair Biomedical Sciences 2017-2019 TBD
Kimi Sugaya Biomedical Sciences (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD

College of Nursing

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Mindi Anderson Nursing (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Jackie LaManna Nursing (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Susan Quelly Nursing (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD

College of Optics & Photonics

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Patrick LiKamWa Optics and Photonics (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Jim Moharam Optics and Photonics (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD

College of Sciences

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
J. Scott Carter Sociology 2017-2019 TBD
Melissa Dodd Communication (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Michael Dunn Psychology 2016-2018 TBD
Joseph Harrington Physics 2016-2018 TBD
Myunghee Kim Political Science 2016-2018 TBD
Jonathan Knuckey (at-large) Political Science 2017-2019 TBD
Dmitry Kolpashchikov Chemistry 2017-2019 TBD
John Lynxwiler Sociology (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Yuanwei Qi Mathematics 2017-2019 TBD
Jennifer Sandoval Communications (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Timothy Sellnow Communications (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
John Walker Anthropology 2016-2018 TBD
Linda Walters Biology 2017-2019 TBD
Xin Yan Statistics 2016-2018 TBD

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Murat Kizildag Hospitality Services (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD
Kevin Murphy Hospitality Services (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Mathilda Van Niekerk Tourism, Events, and Attractions (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD

University Libraries

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Tina Buck Acquisitions & Collection Services (at-large) 2016-2018 TBD
Richard Harrison Research & Information Services (at-large) 2017-2019 TBD

Administrators

Academic Affairs

Picture Name Department Senate Term Committees
Dale Whittaker, Provost Academic Affairs Continuing Steering

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom



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More Senate Meeting Dates

STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, August 17, 2017
4:00 p.m. in room 300 at the College of Medicine



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