2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

University Administration



Florida Board of Governors

Chair Ned C. Lautenbach  
Vice Chair Sydney Kitson  
Board Member Tim Cerio  
Board Member (Commissioner of Education) Richard Corcoran  
Board Member Shawn Felton  
Board Member Patricia Frost  
Board Member H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr.  
Board Member Darlene L. Jordan  
Board Member Alan M. Levine  
Board Member Edward A. Morton  
Board Member  Jay S. Patel  
Board Member Frederic V. Salerno  
Board Member Norman D. Tripp  
Board Member Fernando J. Valverde  
Board Member (Student Representative) Jalisa White  
Board Member Zachariah P. Zachariah  

University of Central Florida Board of Trustees

Chairman Robert A. Garvy  
Trustee Ken Bradley  
Trustee Joseph Conte  
Trustee Danny Gaekwad  
Trustee John Lord  
Trustee Alex Martins  
Trustee Beverly J. Seay  
Trustee John Sprouls  
Trustee David Walsh  
Trustee William Yeargin  
Faculty Senate Trustee William Self  
Student Trustee Kyler Gray  

Principal Officers

Interim President of the University    
  and Vice President, Partnerships and Chief Innovation Officer Thad Seymour, Jr.  
Vice President and General Counsel W. Scott Cole  
Interim Chief Financial Officer Dennis Crudele  
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs Elizabeth A. Dooley  
Vice President, Student Development    
  and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz  
Vice President, Health Affairs    
  and Dean, College of Medicine Deborah C. German  
Vice President, Information Technologies and Resources    
  and Chief Information Officer Joel Hartman  
Chief of Staff    
  and Vice President, Communications and Marketing Grant Heston  
Vice President, Research    
  and Dean, College of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Klonoff  
Vice President, Advancement and CEO, UCF Foundation, Inc. Mike Morsberger  
Vice President, Government Relations Janet D. Owen  
Interim Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Christina Serra  
Interim Vice President, Administration and Finance Misty Shepherd  
Chief Audit Executive Robert Taft  
Vice President and Director of Athletics Daniel J. White  

Administration

Office of the President

Interim President of the University    
  and Vice President, Partnerships and Chief Innovation Officer Thad Seymour, Jr.  
Executive Assistant to the President Lindsey La Chiana  
Chief of Staff    
  and Vice President, Communications and Marketing Grant Heston  
Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Operations Christine Dellert  
Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Initiatives Tom Hope  
Senior Manager, Board Relations Laura Stylianou  
Senior Counsel to the President Daniel Holsenbeck  
Interim Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Christina Serra  
Chief Diversity Officer Karen Morrison  
Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs Nancy Myers  
University Ombuds Officer Shreya Trivedi  

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs Elizabeth A. Dooley  
Vice President, Student Development    
  and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz  
Vice President, Health Affairs    
  and Dean, College of Medicine Deborah C. German  
Vice President, Information Technologies and Resources    
  and Chief Information Officer Joel Hartman  
Vice President, Research    
  and Dean, College of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Klonoff  
Interim Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning    
  and Interim Dean, College of Undergraduate Studies Melody Bowdon  
Vice Provost, Digital Learning Thomas B. Cavanagh  
Vice Provost, UCF Connect and UCF Global J. Jeffrey Jones  
Vice Provost, Faculty Excellence Jana Jasinski  
Associate Provost, Academic Program Quality and Associate    
  Vice President, Institutional Knowledge Management M. Paige Borden  
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives,    
  Communications and Marketing Briant K. Coleman  
Associate Provost, Associate General Counsel Sherry Andrews  
Associate Provost, Strategy Lisa Guion Jones  

Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

Vice President, Student Development     
  and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz  
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services Gordon D. Chavis, Jr.  
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Adrienne O. Frame  
Associate Vice President, Administration and Student Life Sharon L. Ekern  
Associate Vice President, Student Success DeLaine Priest  
Associate Vice President, Student Engagement    
  and Leadership Development Kerry Welch  
Assistant Vice President, Learning Support Services Mark Gumble  
Assistant Vice President, Community Support Belinda H. Hyppolite  
Assistant Vice President, Budgets and Personnel David Pavlonnis  
Assistant Vice President, Operations Richard Payne  
Assistant Vice President, Neighborhood Relations    
  and Safety Education A. J. Range  
Assistant Vice President, Downtown Student Services Chanda Torres  
Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director,    
  Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Dana Juntunen  
University Registrar and Executive Director, Registrar’s Office Brian Boyd  
Executive Director, Career Services Lynn Hansen  
Executive Director, Florida Consortium    
  for Metropolitan Research Universities Michael Preston  
Executive Director, Housing and Residence Life April Hicks Konvalinka  
Executive Director, Recreation and Wellness Center James Wilkening  
Executive Director, Student Accessibility Services Adam Meyer  
Executive Director, TRiO Programs Rebekah McCloud  

University of Central Florida Foundation

Vice President, Advancement    
  and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Morsberger  
Senior Associate Vice President, Advancement Karen Cochran  
Associate Vice President, Advancement, Colleges and Units Jeffrey Coates  
Associate Vice President, Advancement,    
  Communications, Marketing, and Donor Relations Patrick Crowley  
Associate Vice President, Advancement, Principal Gifts William Dean  
Associate Vice President, Advancement Strategy    
  and Chief of Staff Rachel Schaefer  
Assistant Vice President, Annual Giving    
  and Philanthropic Engagement Heather Junod  

Office of the Vice President for Government Relations

Vice President, Government Relations Janet D. Owen  
Senior Associate Vice President, Government Relations Fred R. Kittinger, Jr.  
Assistant Vice President and Director, Federal Relations Gregory A. Schuckman  

Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Interim Vice President    
  and Chief Operating Officer Misty Shepherd  
Interim Chief Financial Officer Dennis Crudele  
Interim Associate Vice President, Facilities and Safety Duane Siemen  
Assistant Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives David Norvell, Jr.  
Director, Resource Management Montel Watson  
Director, Utilities and Energy Services Curtis Wade  
Director, Quality Management and Improvement Katherine Gay  
Director, Environmental Health and Safety Renee Michel  
Director, Facilities Operations Duane Siemen  
Director, Facilities Planning and Construction Bill Martin  
Director, Landscape and Natural Resources Patrick Bohlen  
Associate Vice President, Human Resources,    
  and Chief Human Resources Officer Maureen Binder  
Executive Director, Human Resources Shelia Daniels  
Associate Vice President, Procurement Services Gregory Robinson  
Director, Business Services Kevin Sowers  
Director, Parking and Transportation Services Kris Singh  
Associate Vice President, Debt Management TBA  
Associate Provost for Budget, Planning and Administration    
  and Associate Vice President for Finance TBA  
Assistant Vice President, University Controller TBA  
Director, Finance and Accounting Phillip Henson  
Director, IT Financial Systems Becky Vilsack  
Director, Budget Initiatives Lynn Gonzalez  
Associate Vice President, Chief of Police Carl Metzger  
Major, Administrative Bureau David Zambri  
Major, Operations Bureau Christine Gigicos  
Director, Emergency Management Jeffery Morgan  

Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Vice President for Research    
  and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Klonoff  
Associate Vice President, Research and Scholarship Debra Reinhart  
Assistant Vice President, Research and Innovation Michael Macedonia  
Assistant Vice President, Research Administration Dorothy Yates  
Acting Senior Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies Winston Schoenfeld  
Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies Devon Jensen  
Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies Barbara Fritzsche  
Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies Jennifer Parham  

Office of the Vice Provost for UCF Connect

Vice Provost, UCF Connect J. Jeffrey Jones  
Associate Vice Provost, UCF Connect,    
  Academic and Student Initiatives Pam Cavanaugh  
Assistant Vice Provost, UCF Valencia West,    
  Osceola, and East Kimberly Hardy  
Associate Vice President, UCF Sanford/Lake Mary David J. Mealor  
Assistant Vice President, UCF Daytona Linda Bradley  
Regional Director, UCF South Lake, Ocala and Leesburg Tanya Armstrong  
Regional Director, UCF Cocoa and Palm Bay Lauren Miller  
Interim Director, Continuing Education Sean Armstrong  
Director, Academic Support Services Deborah Bradford  
Director, Academic Support Services Angelia Smith  
Director, Communications and Marketing Martin Malpica  
Director, UCF Online Connect Center Jennifer Sumner  

Office of the Vice Provost for the Division of Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Interim Vice Provost and Interim Dean, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Dean Melody A. Bowdon  
Associate Vice Provost and Associate Dean Keisha Hoerrner  
Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Research Kimberly Schneider  
Assistant Dean, Academic Planning Harrison Oonge  
Assistant Vice President,    
  Operational Excellence and Assessment Support Patrice Lancey  
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Wayne Bowen  
Director, Academic Advancement Programs Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries  
Director, EXCEL Program Melissa Dagley  
Director, Experiential Learning Jason Jude Smith  
Director Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Erin Myszkowski  
Director, Quality Enhancement Plan Anna Maria Jones  
Interim Director, UCF Abroad Wayne Bowen  
Executive Director, Communications Barbara Smith  

Colleges, Schools, and Departments

Burnett Honors College

Dean Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres  
Associate Dean Martin Dupuis  
Director, Academic Advising Rex Roberts  
Director, Budget and Personnel Lesanne Brunswick  
Director, Honors Research Padmini Coopamah Waldron  
Director, Information Systems Michael T. Callahan  
Director, Prestigious Awards Morgan Bauer  
Director, Student Services Madi Dogariu  

College of Arts and Humanities

Dean Jeffrey Moore  
Executive Associate Dean Lyman Brodie  
Associate Dean Lynn Hepner  
Associate Dean Nancy Stanlick  
Assistant Dean Cathy Radzai  
Assistant to the Dean Paul Lartonoix  
Director, Nicholson School of Communication and Media Robert Littlefield  
Director, School of Performing Arts Michael Wainstein  
Director, School of Visual Arts and Design Rudy McDaniel  
Chair, English Trey Philpotts  
Chair, History Peter Larson  
Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures Geri Smith  
Chair, Philosophy Michael Strawser  
Chair, Writing and Rhetoric Stephanie Vie  

College of Business Administration

Dean Paul Jarley  
Associate Dean
Associate Dean
Foard Jones
Sevil Sonmez
 
Assistant Dean Darrell Johnson  
MBA Director Darrell Johnson  
Director, Sport Business Management Richard Lapchick  
Director, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting Greg Trompeter  
Chair and Director, Finance    
  and Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate Ajai Singh  
Chair, Economics Michael Caputo  
Chair, Management Ron Piccolo  
Chair, Marketing
Chair, Integrated Business
Pradeep Bhardwaj 
Jim Gilkeson
 

College of Community Innovation and Education

Dean Pamela S. Carroll  
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Jesse Perez “JP” Mendez  
Associate Dean, Research Dave Edyburn  
Assistant Dean, Administrative and Financial Affairs Allison Jefferson  
Chair, Child, Family, and Community Sciences Glenn Lambie  
Chair, Educational and Human Sciences Jeffrey R. Stout  
Director, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Michael Hynes  
Director, Clinical Experiences Kelly Jennings-Towle  
Director, Undergraduate Affairs Andrea Small  

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dean Michael Georgiopoulos  
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and    
  Director, College Honors Programs Charles Reilly  
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs Ali Gordon  
Associate Dean, Research and Administration Ranganathan Kumar  
Director, Academic Affairs Kim A. Small  
Interim Director, Diversity and Inclusion LeeAnn Roberts  
Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Mohamed Abdel-Aty  
Chair, Computer Science Gary T. Leavens  
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhihua Qu  
Chair, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Waldemar Karwowski  
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Sudipta Seal  
Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Yoav Peles  
Chair, Air Force ROTC (Aerospace Studies) Colonel Paul Bellione  
Chair, Army ROTC (Military Science) LTC Christopher DeRuyter  

College of Health Professions and Sciences 

Interim Dean Jeffrey Stout  
Interim Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Affairs Denise Gammonley  
Interim Assistant Dean, Faculty Excellence and Graduate and Global Affairs Linda Rosa-Lugo  
Interim Associate Dean, Research Jennifer Kent-Walsh  
Interim Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs Bari Hoffman Ruddy  
Interim Chair, Health Sciences Suha Saleh  
Interim Director, School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy  Patrick Pabian  
Interim Director, School of Social Work Ana Leon  
Director, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Richard Zraick  
Director, Office of Undergraduate Affairs  Andrea Small   

College of Medicine

Vice President for Medical Affairs and    
  Dean, College of Medicine Deborah C. German  
Interim Vice Dean and    
       Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs Richard Peppler  
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs Marcia Katz  
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education Diane Davey  
Associate Dean, Students Marcy Verduin  
Assistant Dean, Clinical Skills and Simulation Analia Castiglioni  
Interim Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion Saleh Rahman  
Assistant Dean, Finance and Accounting Steve Omli  
Assistant Dean, Medical Education Jonathan Kibble  
Assistant Dean, Medical Education Martin Klapheke  
Assistant Dean, Planning and Knowledge Management Basma Selim  
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Heather Fagan  
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Sergio Salazar  
Director, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences    
       and Interim Associate Dean, Research Griffith Parks  
Associate Director, Undergraduate Affairs (Burnett School) William Self  
Associate Director, Graduate Affairs (Burnett School) Saleh Naser  
Director, Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Dorilyn Hitchcock  
Director, Student Services and Advisement (OSSA) Amanda Colee  
Chair, Clinical Sciences Jane Gibson  
Chair, Internal Medicine and    
       Assistant Dean, Research Edward Ross  
Chair, Medical Education Juan Cendan  

College of Nursing

Dean Mary Lou Sole  
Chair, Nursing Practice Maureen M. Covelli  
Chair, Nursing Systems Joellen Edwards  
Associate Dean, Research Donna Neff  
Associate Dean, Academic Excellence Norma Conner  
Assistant Dean, Students Jessica Simmons  

College of Optics and Photonics

Dean and Director Bahaa Saleh  
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs David J. Hagan  
Associate Director, Academic Programs        Mike McKee  

College of Sciences

Dean Michael Johnson  
Associate Dean Teresa Dorman  
Associate Dean Tosha Dupras  
Associate Dean Enrique del Barco  
Executive Director, iSTEM Melissa Dagley  
Executive Director, Lou Frey Institute L. Douglas Dobson  
Director, National Center for Forensic Science Michael Sigman  
Director, Prince Md Bin Fahd Program    
  for Strategic Research and Studies David Dumke  
Director, College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) Lee Anne Kirkpatrick  
Director, UCF Arboretum Patrick Bohlen  
Director, UCF RESTORES Deborah Beidel  
Director, Nicholson School of Communication and Media Robert Littlefield  
Interim Chair, Anthropology John Schultz  
Director, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs Kerstin Hamann  
Chair, Biology Graham Worthy  
Chair, Chemistry Cherie Yestrebsky  
Chair, Mathematics Xin Li  
Chair, Physics Eduardo Mucciolo  
Chair, Psychology Florian Jentsch  
Chair, Sociology Elizabeth Mustaine  
Chair, Statistics and Data Science Shunpu Zhang  

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Dean Youcheng Wang  
Associate Dean Robertico Croes  
Assistant Dean Manuel Rivera