Dec 04, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty, Staff, and Administration

Florida Polytechnic University is a member of the Florida State University System (SUS).

The Faculty and Staff Directory is available here: 


Board of Governors

Ned C. Lautenbach, Chair


Board of Trustees

Don Wilson, Esq, Chairman

Cliff Otto, Vice-Chairman

R. Mark Bostick, Trustee

Rear Admiral Philip Dur (Ret.), Trustee

Richard Hallion, Ph.D., Trustee

Frank T. Martin, Trustee

Henry McCance, Trustee

Adrienne Perry, Ph.D., Trustee

Louis S. Saco, M.D, Trustee

Bob Stork, Trustee

Gary C. Wendt, Trustee

Jim Dewey, Ph.D., Trustee, Faculty Assembly Chair

Travis Hills, SGA President & Trustee


Florida Polytechnic University President’s Cabinet

Randy K. Avent, Ph.D., President

Terry Parker, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mark Mroczkowski, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Regina Deiulio, Vice President and General Counsel

Kevin Aspegren, Vice President of Advancement


Academic Affairs Administration

Terry Parker, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Scott Rhodes, M.S., Vice Provost Enrollment and Student Development

Kathryn Miller, Ed.D., J.D., Vice Provost Academic Support Services

Tom Dvorske, Ph.D., Vice Provost Assessment and Instruction

Dahl Grayckowski, M.S., University Registrar



Department of Computer Science

Chair: Youssif Al-Nashif, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wei Ding, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Computer Science (Minor in Economics)

Feng-Jen Yang, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Computer Science

Mohammad Samarah, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Computer Science

Dean Bushey, Ph.D., Clemson University, Computer Science

Mustafa Ilhan Akbas, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Computer Engineering

Muhammad Rizwan Abid, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Computer Science

Kanwalinderjit Kaur Gagneja, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, Computer Science

Karim Elish, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Computer Science

Luis Jaimes, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Electrical Engineering

Bradford A. Towle Jr., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, Computer Science & Engineering

Christian Navarro, M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, Information Technology

Ashok Patel, Ph.D., Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Computer Science

Navid Khoshavi Najafabadi, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Computer Engineering

Abdelwahab Hamam, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Saleem Sahawneh, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Electrical Engineering

Oguzhan Topsokal, Ph.D., University of Florida, Computer Science

Department of Data Science & Business Analytics

Chair: Shahram Taj, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

James Dewey, Ph.D., University of Florida, Economics

Susan LeFrancois, Ph.D., University of Florida, Pharmacology/Physiology

James Mennie, A.B.D., University of South Florida, Business Administration

Shoaib Shaikh, Ph.D., Florida institute of Technology, Operations Research

Robert Steele, Ph.D., Flinders University, Computer Science

Reinaldo Sanchez-Arias, Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso, Computational Science

Mostafa Ardakani, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, Industrial Engineering. Iran University of Science and Technology, Industrial Engineering

Sravani Vadlamani, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Civil Engineering

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Chair: Muhammad Rashid, Ph.D., University of Birmingham, UK, Electrical Engineering

David Foster, Ph.D., Oakland University, Systems Engineering

Muhammad Sana Ullah, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Balasubramaniyan Chandrasekaran, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Electrical Engineering

Ryan Integlia, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jorge Vargas, Ph.D., Florida International University, Electrical Engineering

Harish Chintakunta, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Electrical Engineering

Suleiman Alsweiss, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Electrical Engineering

Arman Sargolzaei, Ph.D., Florida International University, Electrical Engineering - Control Systems

Onur Toker, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Electrical Engineering

Navid Khoshavi Najafabadi, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Computer Engineering

Hisham Mamood, Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario, Electrical Engineering

Zahra Amjadi, Ph.D., Concordia University, Electrical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Mary Vollaro, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Materials Science & Engineering

Christopher Coughlin, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, Polymer Science

Richard Matyi, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Materials Science & Engineering

Christina Drake, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Materials Science & Engineering

Seyed Soltani, Ph.D., Wichita State University, Mechanical Engineering

Matt Bohm, Ph.D., Missouri S&T, Mechanical Engineering

Melissa Morris, Ph.D., Florida International University, Mechanical Engineering

Timothy Shedd, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering

Younggil Park, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Mechanical Engineering

Edwar Romero-Ramirez, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Mechanical Engineering

Division of Science, Arts, and Mathematics

Director: Nicoleta Sorloaica-Hickman, Ph.D., Clemson University, Physics

Department of Natural Sciences

Chair: Robert Green, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Chemistry

Robert Austin, Ph.D., Purdue University, Physics

Victoria Astley, Ph.D., Rice University, Applied Physics

Melba Horton, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Biology

Emadelden Fouad, Ph.D., Cairo University, Theoretical Physics

Sesha Srinivasan, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Solid State and Condensed Matter Physics

Pushpika Katugampola, Ph.D., Delaware State University, Chemistry

Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Chair: Wylie Lenz, Ph.D., University of Florida, English

Heather Freeman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, English

Amanda Bruce, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, History

Patrick Luck, Ph.D., John Hopkins University, History

Vicki Lowe, M.S., University of Alabama, Art

Elizabeth Kelly, Ph.D., University of Miami, English

Jennifer Lee, M.S., University of Central Florida, Interdisciplinary Studies

Nann Tucker, M.A., University of South Florida, English

Department of Mathematics

Chair: Jared Bunn, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Mathematics

Ala’ Jamil Alnaser, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Mathematics

Abigail Bowers, Ph.D., Clemson University, Mathematical Sciences

Dean Burbank, M.S., University of Alabama in Birmingham, Applied Mathematics

Udita Katugampola, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Mathematics

MunJu Kim, Ph.D., Brown University, Engineering

Dennis Norton, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Applied Mathematics & Hydrogeology

Division of Graduate Studies

Director: Timothy Shedd, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering