SARASOTA (September 17, 2013) – The University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee has added a total of 14 new faculty members for the fall 2013 semester.
In addition, USFSM has awarded promotions to six current faculty: Dr. Anurag Agarwal (Professor), Dr. Kathy Black (Professor), Dr. Marie Byrd-Blake (Granted tenure/Assistant Professor), Dr. Jennifer Mariano (Granted tenure/Assistant Professor), Dr. Lora Kosten (Instructor II) and Professor Thorold “Tod” Roberts (Instructor II).
The new faculty members include 10 from the College of Arts and Sciences, one from the College of Education and three from the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. Of a total of 14 new faculty members, nine hold doctorate degrees in their field.
Dr. Margaret Aurilio is half-time Visiting Instructor of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from New College and a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Neural Sciences and an interdisciplinary component in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida Tampa. Dr. Aurilio has been a member of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty as a part-time instructor since 2003 and currently teaches Research Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Perception, and Developmental Psychology.
Professor Joy D’Andrea is a Visiting Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences and a Faculty Mathematics Consultant for Learning Support Services. Professor D’Andrea holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she is currently in the process of earning her Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics.
Dr. Astrid Doty is a Visiting Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa, including both a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities, an M.S. in Communications Sciences Disorders, an M.A. in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Cognition, Neuroscience and Social Psychology & Communication Sciences & Disorders.
Professor Roberto Jimenez-Arroyo is an Instructor of Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Professor Jimenez-Arroyo holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, as well a graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Dr. Stephanie Karidas is a Visiting Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds an M.A. in Phonetics from the University of Trier in Trier, Germany, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, both from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Dr. Donna Polelle is an Instructor of Communications Sciences and Disorders in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds an M.H.S. in Communication Disorders from Governors State University and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Polelle joined the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of South Florida, Tampa as instructor and clinical supervisor of graduate students. Prior to her work at USF Tampa, Dr. Polelle was assistant professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
Dr. Su Senapati is an Instructor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Coordinator of Learning Support Services. She holds an M.A. in English from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, an M.A. in American Literature and Asian-Indian literature from Utkal University in India, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Prior to her arrival at USF Sarasota-Manatee, Dr. Senapati was a Professor of English at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Georgia, where she taught a variety of writing, literature and humanities courses.
Professor Jacqueline Smith is a Visiting Instructor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds a B.A. from Florida State University, an M.A. in English from The University of South Florida, and has successfully completed her coursework and exam toward her Ph.D.
Professor John Stewart is a Visiting Instructor in Professional & Technical Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. He has a B.A. in English – concentrating in technical writing – and an M.A. in English Rhetoric and Composition from UCF.
Dr. Timothy Turner is an Assistant Professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from The University of Texas at Austin, and prior to his appointment at USF Sarasota-Manatee, completed a Presidential Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
Dr. Helene Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the College of Education. She holds a B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Emotional Handicaps, Ed.S. in Early Childhood Special Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.
Professor Hasan Zaki is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of South Florida, Tampa, in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He is also the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for foreign students. Before coming to USF Sarasota-Manatee, Professor Zaki worked as an Instructor in the College of Business at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, teaching Business, Management, Information Systems and computer courses.
Dr. Burak Mil is a Chef and Visiting Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. Dr. Mil holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Tourism and Hotel Management, and a Ph.D. in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Professor William Murphy is an Instructor of Information Technology in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. He holds an M.A. degree in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. degree in Risk Management Finance from Florida State University. He is also currently working on his dissertation toward the completion of a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of South Florida, Tampa, with a concentration in Information Systems.
About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a comprehensive, four-year university for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit. USFSM offers the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in North Port and Manatee County.