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 SENIOR LEADERSHIP 

chisolm-teresaTheresa H. Chisolm, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Performance & Accountability
Tampa campus
(813) 974-2281
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Over 15 years of Academic Administration experience
  • Performance-Accountability Cycle
  • Academic Program Planning and Effectiveness

Education:

  • Ph.D., Speech & Hearing Sciences

Official Credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competency-Audiology (CCC-A)
  • Florida Audiology license 
Valeria Garcia HeadshotValeria Garcia, M.P.A., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Tampa campus
(813) 974-6987
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Performance, Planning and Accountability
  • Policy and Process
  • Strategic Planning
  • Analytics and Data Reporting
  • Data/Information Governance

Education:

  • Ph.D., Leadership and Higher Education Administration
  • M.P.A., Public Administration and Policy
  • B.S., Special Education

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Michael Wrona, M.S., M.A.
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison and Assistant Vice President
Tampa campus
(813) 974-5611
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance in U.S. Higher Education
  • State Public Higher Education Systems
  • American Politics and Government
  • Governance and Management of Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporations
  • Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Law and Public Policy

Education:

  • M.A., Political Science
  • M.S., Policy Analysis
  • B.A., Mathematics with minor in Computer Science
 

 

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION

desantis-jonnaJonna K. DeSantis, M.B.A.
Executive Administrative Specialist
Tampa campus
(813) 974-5567
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Administrative Support
  • Performance Based Funding and Preeminence Accountability Support
  • MOU/MOA Processing
  • Course Inventory Support
  • Academic Program Review Process 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Quantitative Analysis
  • B.B.A., Finance
reed-tammyTammy Reed
Executive Administrative Specialist
Tampa campus
(813) 974-2391
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Administrative Support 
  • Budget Oversight
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Committee Support

Education:

A.A., Business Administration /Accounting

 

brunkow-lauraLaura Brunkow
Fiscal and Business Specialist
Tampa campus
(813) 974-4084
email  

Areas of Expertise:

  • Administrative Support
  • Financial and Budgetary needs
  • Payroll and ALT Coordinator
  • Travel requests and expenses
  • Academic Program Review Financials
 

 

 

ACADEMIC PLANNING & OPERATIONAL REPORTING (APOR)

 

brown-hernandez-cynthiaCynthia Brown Hernandez
Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1791
email  

Areas of Expertise:

  • Curricular Planning
  • Academic Program Data
  • Academic Program Application Development Oversight
  • General Accreditation Knowledge
  • Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS)
  • Degree Program Development
  • Banner
  • DegreeWorks
  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes
  • Burning Glass Data

Education:

  • B.S., Management
evan-rosenthalEvan Rosenthal, M.S., M.A.
Assistant Director
Operational Reporting
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9098
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Information Systems
  • Student Data Reporting
  • Student Enrollment Management

Education:

  • Currently Pursuing: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Higher Education Administration)
  • M.S., Management
  • M.A., College Student Personnel Administration
  • B.A., International Affairs

Official Credentials:

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt

RockyTBD
Applications Developer II
Tampa campus
(813) 974-4614

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Web Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Database Administration
  • Windows Server Administration
  • Data Visualizations

Education:

RockyTBD
Technology & Systems Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-8166

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Data Reporting
  • Banner Data Testing
  • SQL 

Education:

RockyTBD
ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-4419

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Data Reporting
  • Banner Data Testing
  • SQL

Education:

coppage-nicoleNicole Coppage
Academic Planning Student Assistant
Tampa campus
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Burning Glass Research
  • Curriculum Support
  • Degree Proposal Support and Research
  • Curriculum Codes Operation
  • Editorial Support

Education:

  • Currently Pursuing: Master of Social Work
  • B.A., English with a concentration in Literary Studies and a B.A., Communication 

 

Rocky

Mounika Veeramaneni
Web Applications Student Assistant
Tampa campus
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • PHP with Laravel and CodeIgniter
    MySQL

Education:

  • Currently Pursuing: M.S., Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

 

 

FACULTY DATA REPORTING & ANALYTICS (FDRA)

 

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Adam Caskie, M.A.
Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-6418
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Faculty Data, FAIR
  • Academic Analytics
  • Faculty Information System
  • Student Assessment of Instruction

Education:

  • Currently Pursuing: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Higher Education Administration
  • M.A., Educational Leadership
  • B.S., Business Management

Official Credentials:

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Research Administrator
  • Adult Mental Health First-Aid
hoffman-lauraLaura Hoffman, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Sarasota-Manatee campus
(941) 359-4237
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Federal & State Reporting
  • Regional Accreditation
  • Survey Methodology
  • Evaluation

Education:

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Measurement and Research
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Measurement and Research
  • B.A., Sociology
jain-chiragChirag Jain, M.S.
Sr. Data Management Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-5614
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Faculty Data, FAIR
  • Student Assessment of Instruction
  • Programming languages
  • Relational Databases and Server Management
  • Data Analytics and Reporting

Education:

  • M.S., Management Information System
  • B.S., Computer Science
abdullah-umarUmar Abdullah, M.S.
Sr. ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-8955
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data analytics
  • Data visualization
  • SQL Server
  • Predictive modeling
  • Finance

Education:

  • M.S., Business Analytics & Information Systems
  • B.B.A., Management 

Official Credentials:

  • Data Analysis with Python
  • SQL & Relationship Algebra
prefontaine-gabrielGabriel Prefontaine
Sr. ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-0394
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Faculty Data, FAIR
  • Faculty Information System
  • Faculty Reporting
  • Business Analysis

Education:

  • BCSc., Computer Science

Official Credentials:

  • Certified Scrum Master
 

 

  

INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS (IE)

 

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Christopher C. Combie, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Institutional Effectiveness 
Tampa campus
(813) 974-7953
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Academic Program Review
  • Institute and Centers: Establishments, Terminations, Reporting
  • Regional and Specialized Accreditation Coordination
  • Planning and Outcomes Assessment
  • Program Evaluation and Quality
  • Assurance/Regulatory Compliance
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Logistics and Event Administration

Education:

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Higher Education Administration and Leadership)
  • M.M., Music Therapy (Geriatrics)
  • B.A., Spanish Studies & Music (Voice, Organ, Trumpet)

Official Credentials:

  • Graduate Certificate in Evaluation
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Higher Education
  • MT-BC, Music Therapist, Board Certified
  • FL Notary Public, No. FF 997376

Rebecca Gibbons

Rebecca Gibbons, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Assessment
Sarasota-Manatee campus

Areas of Expertise:

  • Academic and student services learning outcomes assessment
  • Psychometrics and educational measurement
  • Regional and specialized accreditation
  • Program development and evaluation; continuous quality improvement
  • Student affect and development
  • Scholarship teaching and learning; evidence-based instructional practices

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Education Research
  • B.S., Chemistry

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Joe Boyd, M.A.
Assistant Director, Faculty Affairs
St. Petersburg campus
(727) 873-4104
email

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment & Planning
  • Regional and Specialized Accreditation
  • Analytics & Data Visualization
  • Survey Research

Education:

  • M.A., Political Science
  • B.S., Criminal Justice & Criminology

Official Credentials:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Lean Six Sigma – White Belt
balashov-hennadiiHennadii Balashov, M.S.
Statistical Data Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-6881
email

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Modeling and Analytics

Education:

  • Currently pursuing M.A., Economics
  • M.S., Finance
  • B.S., Physics with minor in Mathematics

Official Credentials:

  • Currently pursuing SAS certification

  

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS ANALYSIS (PMBA)

 

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Sarah Thomas, M.S.E.
Sr. Director 
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1187
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership for Project Management and Business Analysis units for ODS and Academic Affairs
  • Process Definition, Refinement and Implementation
  • Vendor Management
  • IT Liaison

Education:

  • M.S.Eng., Computer Science Engineering 
  • B.S., Computer Science, Second Major Mathematics

Official Credentials:

  • Project Management Professional, PMP Certification
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Professional Product Owner
  • Adult Mental Health First-Aid Certification

 PMBA Project Management Unit

 

brisey-lopez-picBrisey Lopez Bello
Project Manager
Tampa campus
(813) 974-6585
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Civitas project and tools
  • Quality Assurance Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Vendor management
  • Software Development Life Cycle

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Science Engineering 

Official credentials:

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner
  • Professional Scrum Master

PMBA Business Analyst Unit  

 

Mary-KukaMarchese-picMary Kuka-Marchese, M.L.I.S  
Associate Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-0150
email

 

 

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Analysis Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Analysis
  • Scrum Product Owner
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Education:

  • M.L.I.S., Masters of Library & Information Science
  • B.A., Anthropology

Official Credentials:

  • Project Management Professional, PMP Certification 
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Master

macdonald-bibianaBibiana Pineda-MacDonald, M.B.A. 
Sr. ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1863
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Intelligence
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Education:

  • M.B.A., Masters of Business Administration
  • B.S. Accounting
meleedy-kevin-picKevin Meleedy 
Sr. ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1310
email

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Education:

  • B.A., Communications

Official Credentials:

  • Professional Scrum Master I
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I
  • Certified Scrum Master
ule-anthony-picAnthony Ule
Sr. ERP Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1950
email

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Education:

  • B.S., Business Management

Official Credentials:

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I
  • Certified Product Owner
 

 

 

STUDENT SUCCESS RESEARCH & ANALYTICS (SSRA) 

 

mehra-shabnam-picShabnam Mehra, Ph.D.
Director 
Tampa campus
(813) 974-0179
email
Areas of Expertise:
  • Student Success and Data Analytics
  • Institutional Research
  • Student Retention and Progression
  • Planning, Performance and Accountability
  • Strategic Planning 

Education:
  • Ph.D., Public Health
  • MSPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Data Science
  • SAS Badge, Advance Analytics
xiaoying-liuXiaoying Liu, Ph.D
Associate Director
St. Petersburg campus
(727) 873-4391
email
Area of Expertise:
  • Student Research and Data Reporting
  • Predictive Analsis and Statistics Modeling
  • Institutional Research

Education:
  • Ph.D., Counseling
  • M.S., Education
  • Currently pursuing:  M.Ed. Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Programming 1, Essentials
kumar-shrutiShruti Kumar, M.S.
Associate Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-3395
email
 Areas of Expertise:
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Management and Development

Education:
  • M.S., Management Information Systems
  • B.S., Computer Applications
  • Certificate, Computing

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Advanced Visual Analytics
gonzalez-glendalisGlendalis Gonzalez, M.P.A.
Assistant Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-0544
email
 Areas of Expertise:
  • Student Research and Data Analytics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Performance Measurement
  • Process Management

Education:
  • M.P.A., Policy Evaluation and Analysis 
  • B.A., Political Science

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Advanced Statistics
majeed-ayeshiaAyesha Majeed, M.S.
Statistical Data Analyst, Manager
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9065
email
 Areas of Expertise:
  • Student Data Reporting and Analytics
  • Data Steward for State Reporting
  • Performance, Planning and Accountability
  • Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence

Education:
  • M.S., Management Information Systems
  • B.E., Computer Science

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS9
Lakshmi ChevvaLakshmi Chevva, M.S.
Sr. Statistical Data Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-1000
email

Areas of Expertise:

 

Education:

  • M.S., Engineering Management
  • B.E., Electronics and Communications Engineering

Official Credentials:

  • Graduate Certificate: Technology & Management
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
sangita-singhSangita Singh, M.S.
Statistical Data Analyst, EPM
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9909
email
 Areas of Expertise:
  • Student Reporting and Data Analytics
  • Enrollment Reporting and Planning
  • Business Process Improvement

Education:
  • M.S. Physics

Official Credentials:
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • SAS Badge, Advanced Programming
gainer-tinaTina N. Gainer
Statistical Data Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9774
email
Areas of Expertise:
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • State Reporting
  • Report Quality Assurance

Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science Information
  • A.A. Word Processing Technology, Accounting & Tax

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Programming 1 Essentials
  • SAS Badge, Programming 2 Data Manipulation Techniques
farley-jamesJames J. Farley, MBA, M.S.
Graduate Assistant - Data Analyst
Tampa campus
email
 Education:
  • Currently Pursuing: DBA, Doctor of Business Administration
  • M.S., Business Analytics & Information Systems
  • M.B.A., Finance

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Programming 1 Essentials
  • Computer Programming Specialist - Java, C#
khan-mahamMaham Khan, M.S.
Graduate Assistant - Data Analyst
Tampa campus
email
 Education:
  • Currently Pursuing: Ph.D. in Education
  • M.S., Entrepreneurship

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, SAS Programming 1 Essentials
zhong-zhengZhong Zheng, M.A.
Student Assistant
Tampa campus
email
 Education:
  • Currently Pursuing: Ph.D., Sociology
  • M.A., Health Communication

Official Credentials:
  • SAS Badge, Statistics and Forecasting
  • SAS Badge, Advanced Analytics

                      

UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE & SURVEY ANALYTICS (UPSA)

 

Michael Bolen headshotMike Bolen, M.A.
Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-0177
email
Areas of Expertise:
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Peer benchmarking
  • University rankings
  • Survey Research
  • Data submissions to third-party organizations

Education:
  • Currently Pursuing: Ph.D., Candidate, Higher Learning Education
  • M.A., Experimental Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology
  • B.S., Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Gerontology

Official Credentials:

  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Higher Education
Jennifer McCarthy headshotJennifer McCarthy
Assistant Director
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9789
email
Areas of Expertise:
  • Peer Benchmarking
  • Business Intelligence and Data Visualizations
  • Data Analysis
  • Database Development and Management
    Web Development

Education:
  • B.S., Management Information Systems

Official Credentials:
  • Tableau Certified Associate
Iyshia Lowman headshotIyshia Lowman, M.A.
Research & Data Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9089
email
 Areas of Expertise:
  • Peer Benchmarking
  • External Data Submission
  • Survey Research and Analytics
  • Qualitative Research
  • Rankings Analyses
  • Data Visualization

Education:
  • M.A., Applied Anthropology
  • B.S., Psychology
  • B.S., Sociology

Official Credentials:

  • Tableau Desktop Specialist
VivianaViviana Milla-Angeles, M.S.
Data Analyst
Tampa campus
(813) 974-9089
email

 Areas of Expertise:
  • Peer Benchmarking
  • External Data Submission
  • Survey Research and Analytics
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Rankings Analyses
  • Data Visualization in Tableau and Power BI

Education:

  • M.S. Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • B.S. Quantitative Econometrics