Apr 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty


 

Full-Time Faculty

 

 

Dr. Youssif Al-Nashif
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Engineering

Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona 

 

Gary Albarelli
Director of Information Programs
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
galbarelli@floridapolytechnic.org

M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, New York

 

Dr. Ala’ Jamil Alnaser
Assistant Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Algebraic Topology, University of Florida

 

Dr. Victoria Astley
Assistant Professor
Physics and Mathematics

Ph.D., Applied Physics, Rice University, Texas
M.S., Applied Physics, Rice University, Texas
B.S., Physics/Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

 

Dr. Brian Kent Birky
Interim Executive Director
Public and Environmental Health Research Director
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
bbirky@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Health Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville
M.S., Health Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville
B.S., Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville

 

Dr. Amanda Bruce
Assistant Professor
History

Ph.D., History, Stony Brook University
M.A., History, Stony Brook University
B.A., History, University of California-Santa Barbara

 

Dr. Jared Bunn
Assistant Professor
Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
M.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
B.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee-Martin

 

Dr. Christopher Coughlin
Associate Professor
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Multifunctional Materials

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

 

Dr. Jim Dewey
Assistant Professor
Economics and Motion Intelligence
jdewey@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D. , Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville
M.A., Economics, University of South Florida
B.A., Economics and Political Science, University of South Florida

 

Dr. Jaspreet Singh Dhau
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Business

Ph.D., Chemistry (Materials), Panjab University, India
M.S., Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, India
M.B.A., Punjabi University, India
B.S., Biology, Himachal Pradesh University, India
B.S., Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, India

 

Dr. Wei Ding
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Information Technology

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

 

Dr. Christina H. Drake
Assistant Professor
Engineering
Nanotechnology, Multifunctional Materials, Semiconductors and Electrodynamics
College of Engineering

cdrake@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida

 

Dr. Anas Salah Eddin
Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Information Technology,
Cybersecurity
College of Innovation & Technology
aeddin@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Damascus University

 

Dr. David Foster
Associate Professor
Computer Engineering

Ph.D., Systems Engineering, Oakland University

 

Dr. Heather Freeman
Assistant Professor
English

Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University
M.A., English, Vanderbilt University
B.A., English Language and Literature, Yale University

 

Dr. Athanasios Gentimis
Assistant Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Algebraic Topology, University of Florida

 

Dr. Robert Green
Assistant Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of South Carolina

 

Dr. Melba Horton
Assistant Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Biology, Michigan Technological University

 

Dr. Ryan Integlia
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
Health Informatics, Digital Hybrid Systems, Electrodynamics
College of Engineering; College of Innovation & Technology
rinteglia@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

Dr. Myles  Kim
Assistant Professor
Mathematics

Ph.D., Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, Brown University, Rhode Island
M.S., Mathematics, Brown University, Rhode Island
M.S., Mathematics, Seoul National University, Korea
B.S., Mathematics, Seoul National University, Korea

 

Dr. Susan LeFrancois
Assistant Professor
Life Sciences
Chemistry
smichals@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Florida, Gainesville
B.A. of Science in Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa

 

Dr. C. Wylie Lenz
Assistant Professor
English

Ph.D. in English, University of Florida, Gainesville
M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Florida, Gainesville
B.A., English, University of Houston, Texas
B.A., History, University of Houston, Texas
B.A., Philosophy, University of Houston, Texas

 

Dr. Patrick Luck
Assistant Professor
History

Ph.D., History, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., History, University of Texas-Austin
B.A., History, Rice University, Texas
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Texas

 

Dr. Richard Matyi
Associate Professor
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Multifunctional Materials 

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

 

Dr. Nahid Mohajeri
Associate Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology

 

Dr. Elhami Nasr, PMP
Professor
Engineering Management and Motion Intelligence
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering

enasr@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
MSc., Civil Engineering, California State University at Long Beach
BSc., Civil Engineering, California State University at Long Beach

 

Dr. Sherif Said Rashad
Associate Professor
Computer Engineering
Computer Science

Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, University of Louisville

 

Dr. Steven G. Richardson
Reclamation Research Director
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
srichardson@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Plant Ecology and Physiology, Utah State University
M.S., Plant Science, Utah State University
B.S., Botany, Weber State College, Utah

 

Dr. Shoaib Shaikh
Associate Professor
Science & Technology Management

Ph.D., Operations Research, Florida Institute of Technology

 

Dr. Nicoleta Sorloaica-Hickman
Associate Professor
General Education

Ph.D., Physics, Clemson University

 

Dr. Sesha S. Srinivasan
Assistant Professor
Physics
Nanotechnology
College of Innovation & Technology
ssrinivasan@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Solid State and Condensed Matter Physics from Banaras Hindu University in India
M.S., Physics (Solid State Electronics), Banaras Hindu University in India
B.S., Physics, Banaras Hindu University in India

 

Dr. Jennifer Staab
Assistant Professor
Advanced Technology
Big Data Analytics & Health Informatics

Ph.D., Computer Science (specialty in Bioinformatics) University of North Carolina

 

Dr. Duane Steward
Visiting Associate Professor
Advanced Technology
Health Informatics

Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Karen J. Stewart
Library Director and Publications Editor
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
kstewart@floridapolytechnic.org

M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida
B.A., Spanish Language, Central College, Iowa

 

Dr. Huseyin Ucar
Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Multifunctional Materials 

Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Dr. Jorge Vargas
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering
Magnetics and Semiconductors
College of Engineering
jvargas@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami

 

Dr. Feng-Jen Yang
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Information Technology

Ph.D., Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Dr. Jessica H. Zbeida
Assistant Professor
English

Ph.D., English, University of North Texas-Denton
M.A., English, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg
B.A., English, University of Texas
B.A., Philosophy, University of Texas

 

Dr. Jinrong “Patrick” Zhang
Research Director, Mining and Beneficiation
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

 

jzhang@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.
M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
B.S., Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.

 

 

Part-Time Faculty

 

James Aspinwall
Adjunct Professor
Mathematics

M.B.A., University of Cincinnati
B.S., Psychology, Ohio State University

 

Mark A. Castricone
Adjunct Professor
Philosophy

M.A., Philosophy and the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook
B.A., Philosophy, Emory University
B.A., History, Emory University

 

Danielle Day
Adjunct Professor
English

M.A., English, National University
M.S., Criminal Justice, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Florida

 

Dr. Berhane T. Ghaim
Adjunct Professor
Mathematics

Ph.D., Pure Mathematics, Kent State University
M.S., Mathematics, Kent State University
B.S., Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene College
Advanced Diploma, Metal Technology, Bahir-Dar Polytechnic Institute, Ethiopia

 

David Hatami
Adjunct Professor
English

M.A, English Literature, Mercy College, NY
M.Ed., American InterContinental University
B.A., Art History/Studio Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

 

Dr. Harvey S. Hyman
Adjunct Professor
Advanced Technology
Big Data Analytics and Cloud Virtualization
hhyman@floridapolytechnic.org

Ph.D. in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, College of Business, University of South Florida, Tampa.
M.B.A., Charleston Southern University, South Carolina.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Florida.
B.B.A., College of Business, Florida International University, Miami.

 

Benjamin J. LeFrancois
Adjunct Professor
Ethics

J.D., University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
B.S., Business Administration, Bryant College, Rhode Island

 

Gregory Lane Thomas
Adjunct Professor
Biology

M.S., Biological Science, Florida State University
B.S, Botany, University of Florida

 

Nann Tucker
Adjunct Professor
English

M.A., English, University of South Florida
B.A., English, University of South Florida

 

 

 

 

Note: A complete list of full-time and part-time faculty is available through the College’s Web site at https://floridapolytechnic.org/staff-directory/