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Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty are those faculty who meet eligibility criteria and have approval by the Dean of the Graduate School to teach graduate courses and/or to offer direct assistance to graduate students in their graduate programs. Teaching graduate courses does not automatically confer graduate faculty status. 

Two categories of graduate faculty are recognized: Research Graduate Faculty and Teaching Graduate Faculty. Faculty who are approved as Research Graduate Faculty are permitted to teach graduate courses, serve on graduate student exam/thesis/dissertation committees, serve as Graduate Program Directors, and participate on the Graduate Council. Approved Teaching Graduate Faculty are permitted to teach specified clinical/professional graduate courses. They can only serve on student exam/thesis/dissertation committees as an additional member beyond the minimum required membership established by the graduate program.

Nomination Form

Eligibility

The Graduate School determines qualifications for both Research Graduate Faculty and Teaching Graduate Faculty based on eligibility criteria detailed below and monitors each category’s appointments. 

Research Graduate Faculty
All tenured or tenure-earning faculty who possess the earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline are eligible to become members of the Research Graduate Faculty. Academic departments are required to provide evidence of a Research Graduate Faculty candidate’s significant and continuing scholarship and/or creative activity.

Teaching Graduate Faculty
Faculty on continuing lines (e.g., instructors, lecturers, clinical faculty) who possess the earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline, or equivalent education and/or experience, are eligible to become members of the Teaching Graduate Faculty. Academic departments are required to provide evidence of a Teaching Graduate Faculty candidate’s continuing scholarship, creative activity, and/or clinical practice, as appropriate to the discipline and teaching assignments.

Adjuncts and visiting faculty are ineligible for graduate faculty status. A Request for Non-Graduate Faculty to Teach Graduate Courses is required for requests to assign adjuncts or visiting faculty to a graduate course.

Appointment

The initial appointment of faculty to either graduate faculty category (research or teaching), may be recommended to the Dean of the Graduate School at any time. Whether they are current faculty new to graduate programs, or faculty new to UNF. Academic departments with graduate programs will recommend qualified faculty who are, or will be, actively involved with teaching graduate courses and/or offering direct assistance to graduate students for appointment to either the Research or Teaching Graduate Faculty.

The process for nominating new Graduate Faculty is outlined as follows:
  1. The Department Chair submits the Nomination Form. Please note that the nominee’s N number and CV are required to submit the form.
  2. The information is forwarded to the College Dean who submits their approval.
  3. A final approval is sent to the Graduate School Dean.
  4. If approved, the Graduate School will process the appointment as soon as possible and the nominated faculty will be notified via their UNF email.
*At this time, the nomination form can only be used to appoint one Graduate Faculty member at a time.

Renewal

 

A member of the Research Graduate Faculty who is a full professor is reviewed every ten years, beginning from the time she/he was promoted to professor. All other members of the Research Graduate Faculty are reviewed every five years. A member of the Teaching Graduate Faculty is reviewed every three years. 

 

If the case as provided by the candidate demonstrates that the relevant criteria are met, as judged and endorsed by the College Dean, the Dean of the Graduate School will consider the graduate faculty member to have achieved renewal.

Current Members

  • Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences
    Name Terminal Degree Other Degrees Granting Institution Title  Category
    Balasubramanian, Chitra Lakshmi K PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Beam, Joel W EdD ACT/L University of North Florida Professor Research
    Boling, Michelle C PhD ATC University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Professor Research
    Buckley, Bernadette PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Churilla, James R PhD   University of Tennessee Professor Research
    Depto-Hoffman, Debra DPT Stony Brook Univeristy Assistant Professor Research
    Joyce, Christopher J PhD ATC, CSCS University of Virginia Associate Professor Research
    Livingston, Beven Pace PhD PT, ATC Emory University Associate Professor Research
    Magyari, Peter PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Osborne, Raine EdD PT, DPT University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Pinkstaff, Sherry PhD PT Virginia Commonwealth University Associate Professor Research
    Richardson, Michael R PhD   Concordia University Chicago Assistant Professor Teaching
    Robinson, Rob   DPT University of North Florida Clinical Assistant Professor Teaching
    Saracino, Dawn M      DPT Shenandoah University Instructor Teaching
    Stapleton, Jessica PhD   McMaster University Assistant Professor Research
    Toth, Lindsay      PhD   University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Research
    Williams, Charles C PhD   University of Mississippi Instructor Teaching
  • Health Administration
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Haley, Donald Rob PhD University of North Carolina Professor Research
    Hamadi, Hanadi PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Harrison, Jeffrey P PhD Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Research
    Park, Sinyoung PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Paryani, Shyam B MD University of Florida Instructor Teaching
    Zhao, Mei PhD Virginia Commonwealth Professor Research
  • Nursing
    Name Terminal Degree Other Degrees Granting Institution Title  Category
    Baker-Townsend, Julie DNP MSN, ARNP University of North Florida Clinical Associate Professor Teaching
    Bednarzyk, Michele S DNP ARNP, BC University of South Carolina Associate Professor Teaching
    Boardman, Lauren A DNP Duquesne University Assistant Professor Teaching
    Brittain, Chaka DNP   Chamberlain University Assistant Professor Teaching
    Comeaux, Judith DNP ARNP, CRNI University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Edmonds, Michelle PhD Barry University Professor Research
    Huggins, Shavondra DNP University of North Flordia Assistant Professor Teaching
    Jacquet, Lisa DNP University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Professor Teaching
    Knowles, Sarah MSN RN University of Central Florida Instructor Teaching
    Loriz, Lillia M PhD ARNP, BC George Mason University Professor Research
    McCarthy, Elizabeth PhD   Uniformed Services Univ of the Health Sciences Professor Research
    McDonough, John P EdD CRNA, ARNP Drake University Professor Research
    Meires, Jan EdD ARNP, BC University of North Florida Professor Research
    Meuti, Katherine MSN   University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Teaching
    Nettles, Brittany DNP APRN University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Pabalate, Jonathan DNP CRNA University of North Florida Instructor Teaching
    Richards, Patricia A DNP   University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Shapiro, Sandra DNP University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Shoemake, Deirdre DNP RN, ACNS-BC University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Shores, Ryan DNP CRNA University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Simmons-Becil, Bethanie M DNP University of South Alabama Assistant Professor Teaching
    Smith-East, Marie PhD University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Suralis, Amy DNP University of North Florida Clinical Assistant Professor Teaching
    Turk, Dawn DNP University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Arikawa, Andrea    PhD University of Minnesota Professor Research
    Baron, Melissa DCN University of North Florida Instructor Teaching
    Christie, Catherine PhD Florida State University Professor Emerita Research
    Colin, Casey R PhD University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Jahan-Mihan, Alireza PhD University of Toronto Assistant Professor Research
    Labyak, Corinne PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Leftwich, Jamisha DCN University of North Florida Instructor Teaching
    Rodriguez, Judith C PhD Rutgers University Professor Emerita Research
    Ross, Jenifer PhD University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Snyder, Jill DCN University of North Florida Instructor Teaching
    Yu, Zhiping PhD Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Research
  • Public Health
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Barnes, Amber      PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Barr, Elissa PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Cho, Beomyoung PhD Indiana University Assistant Professor Research
    Clark, Kerry  PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Merten, Julie W PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Moore, Michele J PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Stallings-Smith, Sericea PhD Brunel University, London, UK Associate Professor Research
    Terrell, Kassie PhD University of Mississippi Associate Professor Research
    Tuason, Tes PhD State University of New York Professor Research
    Wynn, Richmond D PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Xie, Zhigang (Shay) PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Zeglin, Robert J PhD The George Washington University Associate Professor Research
  • Accounting and Finance
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title  Category
    Ahmed, Parvez PhD University of Texas at Arlington Professor Research
    Bryan, David B PhD Florida State University Associate Professor Research
    Davis, Sean M PhD Florida Atlantic University Associate Professor Research
    de Jong, Pieter  PhD University of Texas at Arlington Professor Research
    Dawkins, Mark C PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Gao, Lei PhD Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor Research
    Jaeger, David G JD University of Cincinnati Associate Professor Research
    Lamb, Reinhold P PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Lee, Yvonne I PhD University of Texas Assistant Professor Research
    McEldowney, John DBA Mississippi State University Associate Professor Research
    Michelman, Jeffrey E PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor Research
    Muriel, Leah PhD University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Research
    Schnusenberg, Oliver PhD Florida Atlantic University Professor Research
    Slater, Robert  PhD University of South Florida Associate Professor Research
    Smith, Mark PhD University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Research
    Timmerman, Inga PhD Florida Atlantic University Assistant Professor Research
  • Economics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina N PhD Northeastern University Professor Research
    Baynard, Christopher W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Beal, Mary P PhD Florida State University Instructor Teaching
    Chatterjee, Chiradip PhD Florida International University Associate Professor Research
    Cobb, Sharon C PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Gallo, Andrés Alberto PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne Professor Research
    Joshi, Aakrit PhD University of New Mexico Assistant Professor Research
    Loh, Chung-Ping PhD University of North Carolina Professor Research
    Ozdemir, Nilufer PhD University of North Carolina Associate Professor University of Tennessee Associate Professor Research
    Scheirer, Elinor A PhD Ohio State University Professor Emerita Research
    Stone, Carolyn B EdD University of Florida Professor Research
    Sweeney, Kristi PhD University of New Mexico Associate Professor Research
  • Exception, Deaf and Interpreter Education
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Ehrlich, Suzanne EdD University of Cincinnati Associate Professor Research
    Freeman-Green, Shaqwana PhD University of North Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Guardino, Caroline A PhD University of Arizona Professor Research
    Halley, Mark PhD Gallaudet University Associate Professor Research
    Hoppey, David PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Kilpatrick, Jennifer PhD University of Tennessee Associate Professor Research
    Patterson, Karen B PhD Kent State University Professor Research
    Reed, Deborah S PhD University of North Florida Instructor Teaching
    Roberson, Len PhD Gallaudet University Professor Research
    Serwatka, Thomas S PhD Kent State University Professor Emeritus Research
    Shaw, Sherry EdD University of Memphis Professor Emerita Research
    Webb, Kristine PhD University of New Mexico Professor Emerita Research
    Williamson, Pamela PhD University of Florida Professor Research
  • Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Boote, Stacy K EdD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Chant, Richard H EdD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Cheek, Kim A PhD University of Durham, UK Associate Professor Research
    Cornett, Jeffrey PhD Ohio State University Chair Emeritus Research
    Curcio, Rachelle PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Dinsmore, Daniel L PhD University of Maryland Professor Research
    Galanti, Terrie PhD George Mason University Assistant Professor Research
    Hall, Katrina W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Hedrick, Wanda B PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Professor Emerita Research
    Kayaalp, Dilek PhD University of British Columbia Associate Professor Research
    Lastrapes, Wanda G PhD Old Dominion University Faculty Administrator Teaching
    Lee, Ko Sze PhD Michigan State University Assistant Professor Research
    Malek-Lasater, Adrien PhD University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Research
    Ouyang, Ronghua EdD Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor Emeritus Research
    Parkinson, Meghan PhD University of Maryland, College Park Assistant Professor Research
    Parkison, Paul EdD University of Memphis Professor Research
    Robinson-Wilson, Raven PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Rozas, Elizabeth EdD Harvard Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Research
    Stanley, Nile V PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Teaching
    Tanase, Madalina F PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas Associate Professor Research
    Weber, Christine PhD Texas A & M University Professor Research
    White, John Wesley PhD University of Colorado, Boulder Professor Research
    Williams, Lunetta M PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Winterbottom, Christian PhD Florida State University Associate Professor Research
    Yendol-Hoppey, Diane PhD Pennsylvania State University Professor Research
    Zoellner, Brian PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Associate Professor Research