Friday, August 10, 2012

Florida Tech Welcomes 34 New Faculty Members

MELBOURNE, Florida—On August 20, 2012, the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, thirty-four new faculty members at Florida Institute of Technology will begin teaching.


“This is a remarkably high number. We welcome these new faculty members and look forward to them enriching the academic experience here,” said T. Dwayne McCay, chief operating officer and executive vice president.


College of Engineering
Matthew Jensen, assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Sarada Kuravi, assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
G. John Micklow, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Beshoy Morkos, assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Mehmet Kaya, assistant professor, biomedical engineering
Pallav Ray, assistant professor, marine and environmental systems 
College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Demara Bennett, visiting professor and director, Family Learning Program
Linda Garcia-Shelton, professor, School of Psychology
Meagan Gregory, assistant professor, School of Psychology
Michael Kelly, associate professor, College of Psychology
Erin Moeser-Whittle, visiting assistant professor, School of Psychology
Melissa Crofton, assistant professor, humanities and communication
Eliza Dopira, instructor, humanities and communication
Natalie Dorfield, assistant professor, humanities and communication
Debbie Lelekis, assistant professor, humanities and communication
Keturah Mazo, instructor, humanities and communication
Janis Page, associate professor, humanities and communication

College of Science
Jian Du, assistant professor, mathematical sciences
Benjamin Hutz, assistant professor, mathematical sciences
Nezamoddini-Kachouie, assistant professor, mathematical sciences
Michael Kemp, assistant professor, biological sciences
Andrew Palmer, assistant professor, biological sciences
Francisco Yumiceva, assistant professor, physics and space sciences
Kastro Hamed, visiting professor, education and interdisciplinary studies
Melissa Young, instructor, education and interdisciplinary studies
Joseph Laub, instructor, education and interdisciplinary studies 
Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Scott Benjamin, assistant professor
William Morgan, professor and site director for Aberdeen site
Steven Salaga, assistant professorAbram Walton, associate professor

College of Aeronautics
Michael Karim, professor
Human-Centered Design InstituteOndrej Doule, assistant professor
Evans Library
Holly Miller, librarian/director, research collection (Effective Sept. 4.)
Suzanne Odom, librarian