Florida Tech Welcomes 28 New Faculty Members

By  //  August 12, 2013

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Faculty 'enrich academic experience'

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — This month, as the start of the 2013-2014 academic year begins, 28 new faculty members at Florida Institute of Technology will begin teaching and research.

Dwayne McCay
Dwayne McCay

“We are happy to welcome these new faculty members and look forward to experiencing the talents they bring to enrich the academic experience here,” said T. Dwayne McCay, chief operating officer and executive vice president.

College of Engineering

• Christopher Bashur, assistant professor, biomedical engineering
• Heather Crawford, assistant professor, computer sciences
• Aldo Fabregas, assistant professor, engineering systems
• Michael Fenn, assistant professor, biomedical engineering
• Hamid Hefazi, professor and department head, mechanical and aerospace engineering
• Brian Kaplinger, assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
• Vipuil Kishore, assistant professor, chemical engineering
• Hua Mu, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering
• Carlos Otero, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering
• Nakin Sukswang, assistant professor, civil engineering

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

• Travis Conradt, instructor, psychology
• Rolanda Hatcher-Gallop, instructor – arts and communication
• Joy Patterson, instructor, arts and communication
• Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson, associate professor, psychology
• Byron Wine, assistant professor, psychology

College of Science

• Aaron Adams, research associate professor, biological sciences
• Samantha Fowler, assistant professor, environmental and interdisciplinary science
• Aliska Gibbins, instructor, mathematical sciences
• Yi Liao, associate professor, chemistry
• Catherine Neish, assistant professor, physics and space sciences
• Darin Ragozzine, assistant professor, physics and space sciences
• Dan Zaffran, instructor, mathematical sciences

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

• Christian Sonnenberg, assistant professor

College of Aeronautics

• Julie Moore, assistant professor
• William Rankin II, associate professor
• Stephen Rice, associate professor
• Scott Winter, assistant professor

Evans Library

• Robert Sippel, government information/data librarian

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.

FITLOGO-200The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida.

A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for salary potential. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.