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College Welcomes New Faculty Members

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The College of Health and Public Affairs is pleased to welcome this month more than a dozen new faculty members, many of whom were photographed at the college's new-faculty orientation on Aug. 22.


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Todd Fix, Instructor
Richard Zraick, Professor and Chair
Julia Matura, Instructor (Clinical)

Department of Health Management and Informatics
Varadraj Gurupur, Assistant Professor
Meredith Robertson, Instructor 
Carla Sampson, Visiting Instructor

Department of Health Professions
Julia Marian, Lecturer*

Department of Legal Studies

Jason Fiesta, Lecturer*
Timothy Ravich, Assistant Professor

School of Public Administration
David Mitchell, Assistant Professor
Susan Spice, Instructor
Daniel Stephens, Instructor

Doctoral Program in Public Affairs
Robyne Stevenson, Visiting Associate Professor*

School of Social Work
Kimberley Gryglewicz, Assistant Professor
Reshawna Chapple, Assistant Professor
Jaewon Lee, Visiting Instructor*
Tracy Wharton, Assistant Professor

* Not pictured
Began later in fall 2013; attended 2014 faculty orientation 


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The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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