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Art History and Museum Studies

Kristen Carter Kristen Carter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Art History

Polk Museum of Art - 2nd Floor

 863.688.7743 x232

H. Alexander Rich H. Alexander Rich, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Executive Director, Polk Museum

George and Dorothy Forsythe Endowed Chair in Art History and Museum Studies

Polk Museum of Art

 863.688.7743 x234

 863.680.3758

Art History and Museum Studies Adjunct Faculty

Laura Putnam Laura Putnam

Adjunct Faculty

Polk Museum of Art

 863.688.7743 x288

Biology

Susan Banks Susan Banks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Citrus - 304

 863.680.4325

Beyte Barrios-Roque Beyte Barrios-Roque, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Biology

Polk Science - 102

Ashley Bowers-Macrander Ashley Bowers-Macrander

Instructor of Biology

Polk Science - 102

Christopher Brandon Christopher Brandon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Polk Science - 140

 863.680.4353

Allison Durland Donahou Allison Durland Donahou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Polk Science - 144

 863.680.4490

Kaitlin Gallagher Kaitlin Gallagher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Polk Science - 144

 863.680.4490

Brittany J. Gasper Brittany J. Gasper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Berry Citrus Science - 203

 863.680.4998

 863.680.3970

Lauren Griffiths Lauren Griffiths, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology Ecology

Polk Science - 130

 863.680.4388

Eric Kjellmark Eric Kjellmark, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Polk Science - 127

 863.680.6284

 863.680.3970

Gabriel Langford Gabriel Langford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

George W. Truitt Chair in the Sciences

Polk Science - 130

 863.680.4318

 863.680.3970

Melanie Langford Melanie Langford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Berry Citrus Science - 202

 863.680.4580

Jason Macrander Jason Macrander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Polk Science - 129

 863.680.4351

Timothy Moore Timothy Moore

Visiting Instructor of Biology

Polk Science - 136

Nancy Morvillo Nancy Morvillo, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Department Chair

Nelson C. White Chair in the Life Sciences

Polk Science - 126

 863.680.6240

 863.680.3970

Katherine Upshaw Katherine Upshaw, M.S.

Instructor of Biology

Polk Science Building - 102

Christy Wolovich Christy Wolovich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Polk Science - 139

 863.680.5076

Larry Young Larry Young

Instructor of Biology

Polk Science - 130

Chemistry and Physics

Abimbola Aleshinloye Abimbola Aleshinloye, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Polk Science - 219

 863.680.3893

Deborah Bromfield-Lee Deborah Bromfield-Lee , Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Polk Science - 216

 863.680.4321

Micah Brown Micah Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Polk Science - 215

Carmen Gauthier Carmen Gauthier, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Chair in the Natural Sciences

Polk Science - 217

 863.680.4320

 863.680.3970

Jason M. Montgomery Jason M. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Polk Science - 218

 863.680.4322

 863.680.3970

Ronald Pepino Ronald Pepino, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Polk Science - 214

 863.680.3776

 863.680.3970

Shameka Shelby Shameka Shelby, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. John A. Leighty Endowed Chair in Chemistry Chair

Polk Science - 213

 863.680.4128

Citrus and Horticultural Science

Malcolm Manners Malcolm Manners, Ph.D.

Professor of Citrus Science

Program Coordinator

John and Ruth Tyndall Chair in Citrus Sciences

Polk Science - 128

 863.680.4337

 863.680.4280

Communication

Pamela Dykes Pamela Dykes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

Chatlos Building

 863.680.6168

Katherine Loh Katherine Loh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

Chatlos Building - F

 863.680.3531

Cara T. Mackie Cara T. Mackie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Department Chair

Chatlos Building

 863.680.3863

 863.680.6244

Alex Ortiz Alex Ortiz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Chatlos Building

 863.680.3003

 863.680.6244

Mike Trice Mike Trice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Chatlos Building

 863.680.4155

 863.680.6244

Computer Science

Kyle Burke Kyle Burke

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Weinstein Computer Science Center - 115

Jonathan Cazalas Jonathan Cazalas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Weinstein Computer Science Center - 117

 863.680.6283

Matthew Eicholtz Matthew Eicholtz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Weinstein Computer Science Center - 118

 863.680.5056

Christopher Haynes Christopher Haynes

Adjunct Instructor

Hoan Ngo Hoan Ngo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Christian Roberson Christian Roberson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Department Chair

The Charles and Mildred Jenkins Chair in Mathematics and Computer Science

Weinstein Computer Science Center - 119

 863.680.5058

Dance

Erin LaSala Phillips Erin LaSala Phillips, MFA

Associate Professor of Dance

Program Coordinator

 863.680.5060

Dance Adjunct Faculty

Allison Baber Allison Baber

Adjunct Dance Professor

Nicholas S. Daulton-Crotty Nicholas S. Daulton-Crotty

Adjunct Dance Instructor

Jamie L.  Gilliam Jamie L. Gilliam

Adjunct Dance Instructor

Cory-Jeanne Murakami Houck-Cox Cory-Jeanne Murakami Houck-Cox

Adjunct Ballet

Wynee Warren Dance Building

 813.944.8870

Catherine Inzirillo Catherine Inzirillo

Adjunct Dance Professor

Alexander Jones Alexander Jones

Adjunct Dance Professor

Leah Pinder Leah Pinder

Adjunct Professor

English

Erica H. Bernheim Erica H. Bernheim, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Christoverson Humanities - 309

 863.680.4324

Catherine R. Eskin Catherine R. Eskin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages

Christoverson Humanities - 320

 863.680.4345

Brad Hollingshead Brad Hollingshead, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Christoverson Humanities - 325

 863.680.5012

Keith Lee Huneycutt Keith Lee Huneycutt, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Christoverson Humanities - 319

 863.680.4344

 863.680.4147

Jennifer Leigh Moffitt Jennifer Leigh Moffitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

 863.680.4342

Rebecca R. Saulsbury Bravard Rebecca R. Saulsbury Bravard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Christoverson Humanities - 316

 863.680.4348

 863.680.4147

Peter Schreffler Peter Schreffler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Department Chair

Christoverson Humanities - 328

 863.680.4343

 863.680.4147

History and Political Science

R. Bruce Anderson R. Bruce Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay Jr. Chair in American History, Government, and Civics

Ordway - 128

 863.680.4311

 785.727.3309

 785.727.3309

 863.616.6407

Anna Caney Anna Caney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Ordway - 130

 863.680.4969

James M. Denham James M. Denham, Ph.D.

Professor of History

McKay Archives

 863.680.4312

 863.616.6407

Kelly McHugh Kelly McHugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department Chair

Ordway - 131

 863.680.4313

Richards Plavnieks Richards Plavnieks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Ordway - 129

 863.680.4314

Mathematics

Roxanne Back Roxanne Back, Ph.D.

Associate Provost

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Polk Science - 141

 863.680.4982

Silvano Falcao Silvano Falcao

Instructor of Mathematics

Polk Science - 143

 863.680.3746

Hugo Hughes Hugo Hughes, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Math

Polk Science - 146

Daniel Jelsovsky Daniel Jelsovsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Polk Science - 142

 863.680.3748

 863.680.3970

Susan McLoughlin Susan McLoughlin

Visiting Professor of Mathematics

Polk Science - PS 146

Susan Serrano Susan Serrano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Department Chair

Polk Science - 141

 863.680.4331

 863.680.3970

David Valdivia, Jr. David Valdivia, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Polk Science - 132

 863.680.3770

 863.680.3970

Modern Languages

Jose Manuel Garcia Jose Manuel Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Program Coordinator

Christoverson Humanities - 326

 863.680.4309

 863.680.4147

Melissa Garr Melissa Garr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Christoversen Humanities - 317

 863.680.4201

Music

Jeffrey Benatar Jeffrey Benatar, DMA

Assistant Professor of Music

Director of Jazz Studies

Music Building - 112

 863.680.4136

Fen-Fang Chen Fen-Fang Chen, Ph.D., D.A.

Associate Professor of Music

Director of Piano and Keyboard Studies

Music Building - 136

 863.680.4230

 863.680.4395

Margaret J. Flood Margaret J. Flood, Ph.D. in Muisic Education, M.M.E.

Coordinator of Music Education

Music Building - 110

 863.680.3942

 863.680.4229

Mary Elisabeth Gibbs Mary Elisabeth Gibbs, Ph.D., D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music

Director of Choral Activities

Music Addition Building - 113

 863.680.4232

 863.680.4395

Jo Jossim Jo Jossim, Ph.D.

Professor of Music

Music Building - 122

 863.680.4213

 863.680.4395

Benjamin Montgomery Benjamin Montgomery, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Building - 116

 863.680.4233

Martha Placeres Martha Placeres, DMA

Department Chair

Director of Orchestra and String Studies

Music Building - 116

 863.680.4216

Diane Willis Stahl Diane Willis Stahl, MM

Associate Professor of Music

Director of Voice Studies

Music Building - 135

 863.680.4215

 863.680.4395

Mark Thomsen Mark Thomsen, Tenor

Artist in Residence

Professor of Music

Branscomb

 863.680.4737

Music Adjunct Faculty

Colleen Blagov Colleen Blagov

Adjunct Faculty - Flute

Music Building - 115

 863.680.4229

Brian Brink Brian Brink, D.M.

Adjunct Faculty - Trombone

Music Building - 111

 863.680.4574

 863.680.4395

Troy Chang Troy Chang

Adjunct Faculty - Cello

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

David Coash David Coash, Doctor - A. Mus. D.

Adjunct Faculty - Percussion

Music Building - 108

 863.680.4229 x5020

Matthew Davis Matthew Davis

Adjunct Faculty - String Pedagogy

Christina Dominski-Sale Christina Dominski-Sale

Adjunct Faculty - Voice

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Bleda Elibal Bleda Elibal

Adjunct Professor - Double Bass

 863.680.4229

Patrick Fleitz Patrick Fleitz

Adjunct Faculty - Music Appreciation

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Jonathan Gautier Jonathan Gautier

Adjunct Faculty - Music Management

Valerie Gillespie Valerie Gillespie

Adjunct Faculty - SaxophoneAdjunct Faculty - Saxophone

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Melissa Gilmer Melissa Gilmer

Adjunct Faculty - Voice

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Jonathan Godfrey Jonathan Godfrey

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Music Building - 132

Jenny Heidtman Jenny Heidtman

Adjunct Faculty - Voice

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Sungho Jung Sungho Jung

Adjunct Faculty - Violin

Thomas McColley Thomas McColley

Adjunct Music Instructor

 863.680.4229

Stacey McColley Stacey McColley

Adjunct Faculty - Clarinet

Music Building - 120

 863.680.4229

Jay Mueller Jay Mueller

Adjunct Faculty - Jazz Bass

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Matt Pieper Matt Pieper

Adjunct Faculty - Trumpet

 863.680.4229

Rafael Ramirez Rafael Ramirez

Adjunct Faculty - Viola

Andrew Sallee Andrew Sallee

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Sparrow Richard Sparrow

Adjunct Faculty - Horn

 863.680.4229

 863.680.4395

Shuyuan Tsai Shuyuan Tsai

Adjunct Faculty - Piano

Religion and Philosophy

Kyle Fedler Kyle Fedler, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion

 863.680.4182

Sara Fletcher Harding Sara Fletcher Harding, Ph.D.

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Religion

Christoverson Humanities - 324

 863.680.4970

 863.680.4357

Brian Hamilton Brian Hamilton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion

Director of the College Honors Program

Edge Hall - 317

 863.680.4203

Harry Nethery, IV Harry Nethery, IV, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Edge Hall - 316

 863.680.4949

Waite Willis, Jr. Waite Willis, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Religion

Department Chair

The Pendergrass Chair in Religion

Edge Hall - 320

 863.680.4183

 863.680.4357

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chastity Blankenship Chastity Blankenship, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Science

Ordway - 155

 863.680.4268

 863.680.3866

Lisa Carter Lisa Carter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminology

Ordway - 156

 863.680.4307

 863.680.3866

Bruce W. Darby Bruce W. Darby, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Ordway - 136

 863.680.3096

 863.680.3866

Elizabeth Gennari-Crosby Elizabeth Gennari-Crosby

Visiting Professor of Psychology

Leilani Goodmon Leilani Goodmon, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ordway - 137

 863.680.4587

 813.431.1397

 813.431.1397

 863.680.3866

Victoria Lew Victoria Lew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ordway - 154

 863.680.5049

Heather Prociuk Heather Prociuk

Visiting Professor of Psychology

Ordway - 248

 863.680.4953

Deah S. Quinlivan Deah S. Quinlivan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ordway - 24

 863.680.4476

 863.680.3866

Risdon Slate Risdon Slate, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminology

Ordway

 863.680.4339

 863.680.3866

Patrick L. Smith Patrick L. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Ordway - 252

 863.680.4477

 863.680.3866

Theatre Arts

Mary T. Albright Mary T. Albright, MFA

Instructor of Theatre Arts

Buckner Theatre

 863.680.4137

 863.680.4457

Paul Bawek Paul Bawek, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Buckner Theatre - 123

 863.680.4184

James Beck James Beck, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Department Chair

Buckner Theatre

 863.680.4227

 863.680.4457

Wesley Morgan Wesley Morgan, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Christianne Roll Christianne Roll, Ed.D.C.T.

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Program Coordinator

Honeyman Pavilion - 116

 863.680.3015

 863.680.4457

Visual Arts and Design

William Allen William Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Digital Media

Chatlos Journalism - J

 863.680.4979

 863.680.6244

William J. Otremsky William J. Otremsky

Professor of Art

Department Chair

 863.680.4224

 863.680.3758

Samuel Romero Samuel Romero, MFA

Associate Professor of Art

Christoverson Humanities - 116

 863.680.4222

 863.680.3758

Kelly Sturhahn Kelly Sturhahn, MFA

Foundations Program Director

Associate Professor of Art

Christoverson Humanities - 306

 863.680.3018

 863.680.3758

Sarah Tice Sarah Tice, MFA

Assistant Professor of Film

Spivey Fine Arts Center - H203

 863.680.4133

 863.680.3758

Visual Arts and Design Adjunct Faculty

Eric Blackmore Eric Blackmore

Adjunct Faculty

 863.680.4743

 863.680.3758

Sarah Brewington Sarah Brewington

Adjunct Faculty

 863.680.4743

Rachelle Eason Rachelle Eason

Adjunct Ceramics Professor

Spivey - 114

 828.305.5144

Kristina Stafford Kristina Stafford

Adjunct Faculty

 863.680.4743