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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 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: https://floridapoly.edu/directory/index.php

Board of Governors

Syd Kitson, Chair

Board of Trustees


Don Wilson, Esq, Chairman

Cliff Otto, Vice-Chairman

R. Mark Bostick, Trustee

Rear Admiral Philip Dur (Ret.), Trustee

Frank T. Martin, Trustee

Henry McCance, Trustee

Louis S. Saco, M.D, Trustee

W. Earl Sasser, Trustee

Bob Stork, Trustee

Gary C. Wendt, Trustee

Victoria Astley, Ph.D., Trustee, Faculty Assembly Chair

Connor Coddington, 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

Kathleen Bowman, Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation


Academic Affairs Administration

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

Kathryn Miller, Ed.D., J.D., Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Tom Dvorske, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

BenMatthew Corpus, Ph.D. Assistant Vice Provost, Enrollment Management

Dahl Grayckowski, M.S., University Registrar



Department of Computer Science

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

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

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

Doga Demirel, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Integrated Computing

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

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

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

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

Bayazait Karaman, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Information & Computer Science

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

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

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

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

Joanne Skiles, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, Computer Science

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

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

Department of Data Science & Business Analytics

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

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

Grisselle Centeno, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Industrial Engineering

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

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

James Mennie, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Business Administration

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

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

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

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

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

Md Selim Habib, Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark, Photonics Engineering

Mohammad Reza Khalghani, West Virginia University, Electrical-Power

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

Rawa Adla, Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

Ashiq Sakib, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mahmoud Saleh, Ph.D., City College of the City University of New York, Electrical Engineering

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

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

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

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

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

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

Gerardo Carbajal, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering

Aslihan Vuruskan, Ph.D., Missouri S&T, Aerospace Engineering

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

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

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

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

Zahra Sadeghizadeh, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, Aerospace Engineering

Sanna Siddiqui, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Mechanical Engineering

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

Division of Science, Arts, and Mathematics

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

Department of Natural Sciences

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

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

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

Antonio Ruotolo, Ph.D., University of Naples Federico II, Innovative Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging

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

Ajeet Kaushik, Ph.D., Jamia Milia Islamia and National Physical Laboratory, Chemistry

Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Department of Mathematics

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

Elsayed Ahmed, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 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

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

Manoj Lamichhane, Ph.D. The University of Toledo, Mathematics

Jaeyoun Oh, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, Computational Science with an emphasis in Mathematics

Division of Graduate Studies