About Us

Meet the Faculty

public administration FACULTY

stephen-aikins

Stephen Aikins, PhD
MPA Program Director & Associate Professor

john-daly

John Daly, PhD
Associate Professor

jocilyn-martinez

Jocilyn Martinez, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction

stephen-neely

Stephen Neely, PhD
Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

christa-remington

Christa Remington, PhD
Assistant Professor

steven-spina

Steven Spina, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction

URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING FACULTY

peng-chen

Peng Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor

robin-ersing

Robin Ersing, PhD
School Director & Associate Professor

steven-fernandez

Steven Fernandez, MA
Research Associate

evangeline-linkous

Evangeline Linkous, PhD
MURP Program Director & Associate Professor

elizabeth-strom

Elizabeth Strom, PhD
Associate Professor

ADJUNCT & courtesy FACULTY

Name/Professional Position Academic Title/Program
Lana Beck, MPA - Communication & Government Relations Administrator, Pinellas Park Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Elizabeth Cardenas, JD, MPA - Compliance Services Division Director, Hillsborough County Adjunct Faculty, Public Administration
Emily Colón, MPA - Assistant City Manager, Lakeland Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Brian Corley, MPA - Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Lisa Hendrickson, MPA - Owner/President, Hendrickson Consulting LLC Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
James Jacobs, MPA - Government Affairs Program Manager, Tampa Bay Water Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Rozelia Kennedy, PhD - Florida Covering Kids & Families Contract Manager, USF Health Adjunct Faculty, Public Administration
Lavigne Kirkpatrick, MPA Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Paul Lusczynski, BA - Captain, Tampa Police Department Courtesy Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Autumn Pape, MSCJ Adjunct Faculty, Urban Studies
Melissa Pierce, MAcc Adjunct Faculty, Public Administration
Diane Reichard, MAcc - Chief Financial Officer, Plant City Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Michael Rimoldi, MPA - Senior Project Manager, J.S. Held LLC Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership
Troy Salisbury, MPA, AICP - Innovation & Resiliency Planning Manager, Hillsborough County Adjunct Faculty, Urban Studies
Mike Suarez, MPA - Government Relations Senior Advisor, Omni Public LLC Adjunct Faculty, Public Service & Leadership