May 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

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Board of Trustees

Rita Hartung Cheng, Ph.D.
President Emerita at Northern Arizona University and Former Chancellor at Southern Illinois University

Dale A. Dettmer, J.D. ‘71
Attorney at Law, Whitebird Law

Kirsten L. Dreggors
Vice chairman, Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees
Vice president of Engineering, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems

Bobbie Dyer
Division President, Dyer Mortgage Group

Jill A. Eanes, ‘91 BS, ‘93 MBA
Captain, United Airlines

Thomas J. Folliard ‘89
Chairman of the Board, CarMax

Steven Freeman ‘90, ‘92
Executive Director and Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

William J. Guyan
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Leonardo DRS – Land Electronics

Richard P. McNeight
Senior VP Strategy, Health First Inc.

Kendall T. Moore, Esq. 
Attorney at Law, The Moore Law Group, PLLC

William R. Muns ‘78, ‘80
Executive Director, MDCC Holdings

John W. Nicklow
President, Florida Institute of Technology

Robert L. Phebus Jr. ‘74
Chief Financial Officer (Ret.), Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa

Richard R. Porter
Partner (Ret.), Deloitte

Alan L. Prestwood ‘73, ‘80
Senior Vice President of Investments (Ret.), Wells Fargo Advisors

D. Travis Proctor ‘98
Chairman, Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer, Artemis IT

Michael Scafati
Managing Director (Ret.), Wells Fargo Advisors

Elizabeth J. Swann
Owner, Dunn Huntin Groves

Trustees Emeriti

Raymond A. Armstrong, M.D.
Physician (Ret.)

Richard N. Baney, M.D.
President (Ret.), Health First Physicians Inc.

Joseph M. Flammio
Vice President (Ret.), Wells Fargo Advisors

William C. Potter, J.D.
Partner (Ret.), Holland and Knight - Potter, McClelland, Marks and Healy, P.A.

James E. Pruitt ‘72
President (Ret.), Pruitt McCaslin, Inc.

Standing Committees

Faculty Senate

Georgio Anagnostopoulos
Associate Professor, Engineering and Computer Science

Sidhartha Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor, Engineering and Computer Science

William Bowman
Engineering and Science Librarian

Alan Brown
Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Charles Bryant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Business

Kevin R. Burke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Arts and Communication

Patrick D. Converse, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology

Marshall Jones, DBA
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Mehmet Kaya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Science

Vilpuil Kishore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Science

Manasvi Lingam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Joe Monteleone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Arts and Communication

Hamidreza Najafi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Kenia Nunes Bruhn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Science

Nasheen Nur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Angel Otero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Academic Program Chair

Csaba Palotai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics and Space Sciences

Joo Young Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Donald Platt, Ph.D.
Site Director, Florida Tech at Spaceport Space Coast Airport Business Center

Jordan Poole
Instructor, College of Aeronautics

Pallav Ray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Shawn Scott
Instructor, Aeronautics

Stanley Snelson
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Chiradeep Sen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Nakin Suksawang, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Angela Tenga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Arts and Communication

Madhur Tiwari
Assistant Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

R. Tolga Turgut, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and President, Faculty Senate

Rob Van Woesik
Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Abram Walton, Ph.D.
Professor, Business

David Wilder, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavior Analysis

Jessica Wildman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology

Gary Zarillo, Ph.D.
Professor of Oceanography

Wanfa Zhang
Associate Professor, Arts and Communication

Graduate Council

Charles Bostater, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Patrick Converse, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Psychology 

Pengfei Dong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Science

Jewgeni Dshalalow, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Jian Du, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Suzanne Kozaitis, M.A.
Collection Development and Analysis Librarian

Maria Lavooy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Bryon Neff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Chair of Online Programs, School of Behavior Analysis

Darshan Pahinkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Don Platt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Spaceport Education Center

Khaled Slhoub, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Youngju Sohn​, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Arts and Communication

Michael Splitt, M.S.
Assistant Professor and COA Online Program Chair

Ersoy Subasi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and COA Doctoral Program Coordinator

Chelakara Subramanian,​ Ph.D.
Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Penny Vassar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Department Head of Off-Campus and Online Programs

Emily Vogt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Department Head of COB Graduate Programs

Bo Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Christopher Bashur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Danita Berg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, CoPLA Online Programs

Melissa Borgen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Science

Chelsea Carroll, M.S.
Head of Library Instruction and Liaison Librarian

Keshav Chivukula, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Science

Travis Conradt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Toby Daly-Engel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences     

Jeffrey Dories, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Communications

Christopher Finn, MBA
Director of Student Advising

Nancy Garmer, M.A.
Interim Dean, Evans Library

Kaitlynn Gokey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

 Xiang He, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Reza Jahanbakshi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Manasvi Lingam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Naveed Mahmud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Alina Malkova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Razvan Mosincat, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Systems Engineering

Angel Otero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Kenneth Pike, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Communications, and Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Stephen Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Michael Splitt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, COA Online Programs

Ryan Stansifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Brooke Wheeler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics

Stephen Wood, Ph.D.
Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences