Departments & About UGS
Dr. William Cummings
Executive Administrative Specialist:
Merlina Glass (email@example.com)
Dr. Cummings earned his B.A. in History from Trinity University, an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Hawai'i. Prior to joining Undergraduate Studies he was Chair of Humanities & Cultural Studies at USF, and he is a tenured Professor in that department. Previously, as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in Undergraduate Studies he supported the General Education Council, the Ethics & Integrity Council, and a range of programs and policy to enhance Student Success at USF. Learn more about Dr. Cummings.
Dr. Jennifer Lister
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Curriculum
Dr. Lister earned her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Alabama. She is a nationally certified Audiologist, licensed by the State of Florida. Prior to joining Undergraduate Studies, she was Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF and is a tenured Professor in that department. Dr. Lister works with the Undergraduate Council on matters pertaining to undergraduate courses, curricula, institutional programs, degrees, and academic policies and procedures of the University, and is involved in the design and development of new undergraduate academic programs and global curricula more generally across the university. Dr. Lister also leads USF's Quality Enhancement Plan, the Global Citizens Project, as part of USF's reaffirmation of accreditation.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Global Citizens Project
- Academic Services
- Office for Undergraduate Research
- Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP)
- Academic Success Center
Dr. Kevin Yee
Assistant Dean, Student and Faculty Development
Dr. Yee earned a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of California at Irvine, and has served in a variety of roles at Pomona College, Duke University, and the University of Central Florida. His background in faculty development enables him to bring his knowledge of teaching and learning to the wider university community as Assistant Dean. His areas include the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) and the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP). Learn more about Dr. Yee.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Academy of Teaching & Learning (ATLE)
- Office of Orientation
- New Student Connections
- Academic Foundations
John F. Sarao CDR, USN (Ret.)
John oversees all programs that enhance the quality of education and training for the university's ROTC units by maintaining a unique, state of the art, joint training facility; sponsorship of joint activities for ROTC students; and promotion of joint planning and inter-service cooperation. He also serves as the ROTC Living Learning Community (LLC) Program Director. John served 28 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, is a USF Alumnus (M.Ed. – 2002) and has a B.S. degree in Physics (1976) from the U.S. Naval Academy.