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Welcome New Faculty Members!

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The College of Health and Public Affairs is pleased to welcome more than 20 new full-time permanent faculty members this fall.

All new members of the college's faculty are listed below and many are pictured in the accompanying photo, taken at the new faculty orientation on Aug. 26.

Therese Coleman, Instructor


Todd Bricker, Lecturer
Paula Prior, Lecturer


Danielle Atkins, Assistant Professor
James Gillespie, Assistant Professor
Mark Bush, Lecturer


Catherine Hearing, Instructor
James Sonne, Assistant Professor
Adrian Specogna, Assistant Professor
Matt Stock, Assistant Professor


Alisa Smith, Chair and Associate Professor
Karen Consalo
, Visiting Lecturer

Gregg Buckingham, Lecturer
Christopher Emrich, Associate Professor
Jeremy Hall, Professor
Sarah Larson, Assistant Professor
Hui Li, Assistant Professor
Suzette Myser, Assistant Professor
Jungwon Yeo, Assistant Professor

Christine Ferretti, Instructor
Shellene Mazany, Instructor
Maxine McGregor, Instructor
Iradly Roche, Instructor
James Whitworth, Associate Professor
Stephanie Koszalka, Visiting Instructor
Tiffany Lumpkin, Visiting Instructor
 New Faculty Fall 2016

(Front row, left to right) Catherine Hearing, Maxine McGregor, James Sonne, Danielle Atkins, James Gillespie, Mark Bush

(Back row, left to right) Chrstine Ferretti, James Whitworth, Iradly Roche, Todd Bricker, Paula Prior, Karen Consalo, Matt Stock

Not pictured are Therese Coleman, Karen Consalo, Stephanie Koszalka, Tiffany Lumpkin, Shellene Mazany, Alisa Smith, Adrian Specogna and new faculty members in the School of Public Administration.

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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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