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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

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

Brian Lamb, Chair

Board of Trustees

https://floridapoly.edu/board-of-trustees/

Clifford K. Otto, Chairman

Beth Kigel, Vice-Chair

R. Mark Bostick, Trustee

Dr. Ajeet Kaushik, Trustee, Faculty Assembly Chair

Dr. Narenda Kini, Trustee

Dr. Laine Powell, Trustee

Melia Rodriguez, SGA President & Trustee

Lyn Stanfield, Trustee

Dr. David Williams, 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

Allen Bottorff, Ph.D., Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO

David Fugett, 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

Andrew Konapelsky, M.P.A., University Registrar

Faculty

Department of Computer Science

ChairShahram Taj, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Assistant Chair: Doga Demirel, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Integrated Computing

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

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

Karim Elish, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 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

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

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

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

Ujan Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.., Auburn University, Computer Science

Paniz Abedin, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Computer Science

Parisa Darbari Kozekanan, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Computer Science

Xianping Wang, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Computer Science

Mazin Al Hamando, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Design Data Management

Igor Mirsalikhov, MS, Florida Polytechnic University, Computer Science

Ayesha Dina, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Computer Science

Denis Ulybyshev, Ph.D., Purdue University, Computer Science

Sarker Monojit Asish, Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Computer Science

 

Department of Data Science & Business Analytics

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

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

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

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

Artem Malinin, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, Finance

Douglas Turner, Ph.D., University of Florida, Economics

Bijun Wang, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology, Engineering Management

Parisa Hajibabaee, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell, Computer Science

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

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

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

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

Mohammad Reza Khalghani, West Virginia University, Electrical-Power

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

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

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

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

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Mary B. 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

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

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

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

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

Daren Watson, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Mechanical Engineering

Elisabeth Kames, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Kelley, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Mechanical Engineering

Musa Norouzian, Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Mechanical Engineering

Navindra Wijeyeratne, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Mechanical Engineering

Alexander Murphy, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering

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

Malak, Anshassi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Derek Henderson, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Civil Engineering

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

Xiaofan Xu, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Environmental Engineering

Tracy Olin, Ph.D., University of Akron, Chemistry

Venkata Sista, MS, Andhra University, Chemistry

Jun Kim, Ph.D., Rice University, Environmental Science & Engineering

Yudi Wu, Ph.D., Florida A&M University, Civil Engineering

Department of Engineering Physics

Chair: Ian Bentley, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Nuclear Physics

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

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

Evan Adamek, Ph.D., Indiana University, Nuclear Physics

Nathan Dawson, Ph.D., Washington State University, Physics

Omair Zubairi, Ph.D., San Diego State University, Computational Science

Department of Applied Mathematics

Chair: Mike Brilleslyper, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Mathematics

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

Aaron Bardall, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

Adam Rumpf, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Applied Mathematics

Justin Hoffmeier, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mathematics

Ranses Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Mathematics

Somak Das, Ph.D., Auburn University, Applied Mathematics

Nathan Gray, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Mathematics

Bernadette Mullins, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Mathematics

Joshua Drouin, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Mathematics

Austin Anderson., Ph.D., Florida State University, Pure Mathematics

Alexander Joyce, Ph.D., Clemson University, Mathematical Sciences

Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Chair: Tom Dvorske, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, English

Wylie Lenz, Ph.D., University of Florida, 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

Sarah Pearsall, MFA, Florida International University, Creative Writing

Kathleen Hardesty, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Technical Communication and Rhetoric