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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.

2024-2025 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.

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Business Administration

  • Ze Wang
    College of Business Administration-Marketing; Senate Representative
    407-823-6623
  • Vladimir Gatchev
    College of Business Administration-Finance; Senate Representative
    407-823-3694
  • Eric Schmidbauer
    College of Business Administration-Economics; Senate Representative
  • James Gallo
    College of Business Administration-Integrated Business; Senate Representative
    407-823-5627
  • Paul Goldwater
    College of Business Administration-Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting; Senate Representative; Vice Chair, Faculty Senate Parking, Transportation and Safety Committee
    407-823-5754
  • Shannon Taylor
    College of Business Administration-Management; Senate Representative
    407-823-2916

College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Daniel Seigler
    College of Community Innovation and Education-School of Public Administration; Senate Representative
  • Daniel Eadens
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Educational Leadership & Higher Education; Senate Representative
    407-823-4751
  • Elsie Olan
    College of Community Innovation and Education-School of Teacher Education; Senate Representative
  • Gulnora Hundley
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Counselor Education & School Psychology; Senate Representative
  • Marjorie Ceballos
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Educational Leadership & Higher Education; Senate Represenatative
  • Bobby Hoffman
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Learning Sciences & Educational Research; Senate Representative
    407-823-1770
  • Karol Lucken
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Criminal Justice; Senate Representative; Chair, Personnel Committee
    407-823-6487
  • Brett Meltzer
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Legal Studies; Senate Representative
    407-708-2839
  • Reid Oetjen
    College of Community Innovation and Education - Health Management & Informatics; Senate Representative; Chair, Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee
    407-823-5668

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Ladislau Bölöni
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Computer Science; Senate Representative
    407-823-2320
  • Tian Tian
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Senate Representative
  • Kevin Coffey
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Materials Science & Engineering; Senate Representative
    407-823-2175
  • Ivan Garibay
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative
  • Ahmad Elshennawy
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative
    407-823-5742
  • Dennis Filler
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering; Senate Representative
    407-823-5654
  • Jeffrey Kauffman
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Mechanical Aerospace Engineering; Senate Representative; Chair, Undergraduate Council and Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee
    407-823-0370
  • Hansen Mansy
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Faculty/Senate Representative; Co-Chair, Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
    407-823-1655
  • Sumanta Pattanaik
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Computer Science; Senate Representative
    407-823-2638
  • Michael Proctor
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative
    407-823-5296

College of Graduate Studies

  • Glenn Martin
    College of Graduate Studies-School of Modeling, Simulation & Training; Senate Representative; Physical; Chair, Information Technology Committee
  • Joseph Kider
    College of Graduate Studies-School of Modeling, Simulation & Training; Senate Representative

College of Health Professions and Sciences

  • Humberto Lopez Castillo
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-Health Sciences; Faculty Representative
  • Asli Yalim
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-Social Work; Senate Representative
  • Martine Vanryckeghem
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-School of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Senate Representative; Chair, Commencement, Convocations and Recognitions Committee
    407-823-4808
  • Adam Wells
    College of Health Professions and Sciences - School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy; Senate Representative
    407-823-3906

College of Medicine

  • Tina Chiarelli
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative; Vice Chair, Undergraduate Council; Co-Chair, Undergraduate Course Review Committee
    407-823-2253
  • Karl Chai
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative
    407-823-6122
  • David Harris
    College of Medicine-Medical Education; Senate Representative
    407-266-1111
  • Herve Roy
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative
    407-823-2253
  • Denise Kay
    College of Medicine-Medical Education; Senate Representative; Chair, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
  • Stephen King
    Faculty Senate Chair; College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative; Chair
    407-266-7108
  • Stephen Lambert
    College of Medicine-Medical Education; Senate Representative
    407-266-7086

College of Nursing

College of Optics and Photonics

College of Sciences

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

  • Carissa Baker
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management-Tourism, Events & Attractions; Senate Representative
  • Jay Judy
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management-Foodservice & Lodging Management; Faculty Representative
    407-903-8179
  • Kelly Semrad
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management - Tourism, Events & Attractions; Senate Representative
    407-903-8048

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