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Senior Director, Continuing Education and Director of Behavioral Science and Technology
National speaker and trainer, Cindy Schmitt, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of training, performance management and process improvement. Her experience includes motivational speaking, performance management training, and process improvement consulting for schools, non-profit organizations, businesses and governmental agencies across the United States.
Cindy holds a Bachelor's of Professional Studies from Barry University, a Master’s in Christian Counseling from Chapel Christian University and a Master's in Computer Information Systems from Florida Tech. She has served on numerous boards and committees at local, state, and national level. Cindy Schmitt's realistic, upbeat, and systematic approach has earned her recognition as a leader in her field. Two such honors include Air Force Space Command Training Director of the Year, and the Air Force Professional Performer Award given to the top 5%.
Currently, Cindy is the Director for the Behavioral Science and Technology program which includes the Applied Behavior Analysis Professional Development Program that is offered live and through distance learning. She is currently involved in research involving instructional technology in the online learning environment. Her passion is discovering and experimenting with new learning technologies.
Amanda Culver is Registration Clerk and Financial Aid Assistant at Continuing Education, and assists students with registration, financial aid, and works as advisor for the program. She has spent ten years working at a pre-school, five as Assistant Financial Director and five teaching as a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten teacher. In her spare time, Amanda loves to spend time with her husband and two children, and is a seasoned musician.
Media Production Manager
Arianna Davis, Media Production Technician, graduated at the University of North Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Communications.
As Media Production Technician at Florida Tech, Arianna is responsible for overseeing all operations within the Studio. She directs, edits and facilitates all forms of media content produced for the Continuing Education Department. While holding this position, Arianna has been involved in revamping the processes and technologies used in producing media content.
Beverly Strickland trains individuals to use ANGEL and Adobe Connect systems to over 30 co-instructors, staff, and over one thousand students. She enjoys assisting users of these programs and problem solving to finds ways of improving the assistance of students throughout all of Continuing Education's programs.
Beverly has been with Florida Tech since 2008, when she started as a college role during her studies of Space Science with the Astronomy/Astrophysics undergrad program.
Brandon Martinez-Onstott, currently holds a Bachelors of Construction Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
Brandon continuously strives to utilize an adaptive, effective and systematic approach to problem solving. His experience in the fields of training, performance management and process improvement also yields to systems analysis, process improvement, project planning, employee training, performance management, performance measurement, and operations planning.
While attending Florida Institute of Technology, as Project Manager of a team of 5 engineers, he won “Best of Show” in Civil Engineering, during the 2012 Engineering and Science Design Showcase.
In his free time, he enjoys reading, gaming, music, traveling, and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Student Project Coordinator
Brendan is a native Canadian and graduate student enrolled in the dual Masters of Science program in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management.
He currently assists in the role of Student Project Coordinator in helping create a new certificate program in Biomedical Engineering (with Dr. Larry Hench). In addition, he reviews new online lecture material for online programs, and represent Continuing Education at national conferences.
In his free time he likes to laugh at shivering Floridians who think it's cold outside. He's Canadian.
Brian Bement is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at Florida Institute of Technology.
Currently working as a graphic designer in Continuing Education, Brian takes on a plethora of projects ranging from advertisements, flyers, web graphics, and charity work.
In addition to his work through the Continuing Education department, Brian has created illustrations and graphics for multiple scientific publications. Brian's own research explores the influence of temperature on feeding performance in the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans). He has been presenting his work at various conferences across the US since 2012.
In his free time he enjoys watching films, gardening, upcycling and restoring furniture.
David Kelley III
David (Dave) Kelley received his undergrad at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in behavior analysis. He now is pursuing his masters in organizational behavior management at Florida Tech.
Dave’s role at Continuing Education consists of using his aba and obm background in providing customer service, informational and student resource training in office to all employees. He works closely with the instructors and director of Continuing Education to provide the most accurate information that is delivered to staff, faculty, and prospective/current students.
In his free time, Dave enjoys reading, literature reviews, and working with computers.
Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Eric Wells holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering and is pursuing a master's degree of Software Engineering as well, from Florida Institute of Technology. He chose Software Engineering because of his love of software development and using computers to solve common problems.
As Learning Management Systems Coordinator, his main responsibilities lie in the creation and maintenance of any online courses.
Frank has worked for a number of business establishments ensuring that all expectations were met within each establishment and expectations were exceeded by actively checking with consumers and quickly correcting issues.
He brings, in addition to an eye for detail, a dedication to exceptional customer service. He utilizes these skills by providing good personalized service to each and every call and email interaction between students. Frank also process transcripts, enrollment verification forms, course reciepts and various other essential documents handled within Continuing Education's department.
When not dedicated to his work, Frank enjoys spending time with his son and learning how to enjoy life as a new dad.
Fumiko (Miko) Shinkawa
Fumiko Shinkawa is a Humanities major at Florida Institute of Technology, currently pursuing her bachelor of arts.
In her current role as Course Assistant, she assists in creating course materials for upcoming courses in order to ensure that the programs that Florida Tech's Continuing Education offers are found by its intended audiences. This work consists, in part, of creating flyers and eye-catching emails, content and more.
In her downtime, she particularly enjoys toting heavy photography equipment, and is an avid video gamer.
Jennifer Bornemann, Project Coordinator in the Continuing Education Department, holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
Jennifer has nine years of medical experience, including, medical billing, insurance coordinator, medical assistant, psychological tester, and medical secretary.
These positions have given Jennifer the ability to strive in customer service, enhance her computer skills, and build her dedicated work ethic. Jennifer enjoys her role at the university, especially helping students.
Kaci Kelley is a Psychology major at Florida Institute of Technology, currently pursuing her bachelor of arts.
Kaci works with a wide range of tasks in regarding responsibilities on assisting staff on state authorizations for higher education. She also helps review new content for the school’s Continuing Education courses. She often assists in managing the course syllabi and texts for upcoming courses.
Kaci also is an all-star student athlete playing for the official women's softball team at Florida Tech.
Assistant Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Karsing Fung, an LMS Assistant with Continuing Education, received his bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Tech. Currently, his duties include customer support services and technical maintenance. Karsing’s hobbies include creating plastic models.
Hybrid Program Coordinator
Kathleen Hennessy is the Communication Coordinator with Continuing Education. In her past, she has held positions as a writing tutor, copy editor, college librarian, college lecturer in writing and literature, and an academic advisor. She received her BA in English from the University of New Hampshire and MA in Humanities from California State University. At Continuing Education, her duties include: answering phones, sending confirmation emails, gathering and organizing data, reviewing and creating email templates. Kathleen’s hobbies include baking, making art, and writing.
Kelsey Donahue is currently pursuing her business bachelors of science in Global Finance and Management to prepare her for domestic or foreign-based companies involved in international trade or finance.
As course assistant, Kelsey assists Continuing Education on the accuracy of instructional content and video delivery presentations. As well as being efficient and organized, Kelsey completes the review of the department’s data, and occasionally writes course press releases with growing content knowledge.
In addition to her contributions to Continuing Education, she is one of the all-star players on the women’s Florida Tech softball team.
Martin McKasty is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Business Marketing at Florida Institute of Technology.
As course assistant he works with all of the staff on the advancement of every area in the Continuing Education Department. He also works on progressing all of the social media sites Continuing Education has in order to make them more popular and influential.
In his free time he enjoys bowling competitively and computer gaming.
Matt McHenry received both his Bachelor’s in History and Master’s in Sports Management from Florida State University. As Support Coordinator at Continuing Education, he assists students in accessing course materials and ensures that our courses are running effectively and without issues. Matt is currently on the Coaching Staff of Florida Tech’s Women’s Basketball Team.
Matthew (Matt) Thompson has over 10 years of experience developing websites including sites for two “Fortune 500” companies. Previously he worked for the Harris Corporation, here in Melbourne, managing web content and developing event spotlights for the Harris homepage.
As web coordinator Matthew is responsible for the content management of the entire Continuing Education website.
Matthew enjoys blogging, working on his art (pen, pencil, cg), walking along the riverside and listening to his iTunes.
Michelle Mock, Course Coordinator, holds a Masters of Art in Communication from Florida Atlantic University. Her responsibility in the Continuing Education Department entails assisting in the progression of Professional Development courses.
Prior to her role as Course Coordinator, Michelle taught undergraduate classes at Florida Atlantic University and facilitated volunteer services in South Florida by working with AmeriCorps. Her academic and non-profit background has helped her understand the importance of continuing education to further improvements in the local community. It is her goal to encourage professional development and continuing education to all professionals in an effort to improve the quality of life.
Registration Process Coordinator
Philip Martinez is the Registration Process Coordinator at Continuing Education, and his current duties include maintaining the data integrity of registration and record systems. In the past, he has worked as a customer service and sales supervisor with call centers in Melbourne, and as an event manager for a large venue in Tallahassee. Phil’s hobbies include writing, video games and tabletop role-playing games.
Sarah Foley is the Outreach Coordinator for continuing Education at Florida Tech. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from College of Charleston and a MBA from University of Phoenix. Sarah previously worked as a Field Representative for University of Phoenix-Overseas Military Division in Vicenza, Italy.
Sarah is originally from Spartabug, South Carolina and yes, she does have that sweet southern belle accent. Her husband joined the U.S. Army in 2009 where he was given orders to Vicenza, Italy! They spent three years enjoying the finer things in life while traveling Europe extensively. After their three year working vacation, her husband received orders to Savannah, Georgia. They spent one year there before making a forever home in Palm Bay, Florida!
The love of her life was born September 2012! Although she didn't meet Penelope until November 2012, it was love at first sight! Penelope is a 5 lb ball of fur. She has been given the title of Cutest Dog in the World by everyone who meets her. When Sarah is not playing with Penelope she enjoys traveling, kayaking and a few other outdoor sports but only if her allergies allow her to enjoy them.
Silvia Barker, Office Coordinator, plays a crucial role in the day-to-day happenings of the Florida Tech Continuing Education department.
In addition to keeping the office running smoothly, Silvia is part of the team responsible for processing new students’ applications, including the many continuing education courses offered through our program.
Silvia is a Florida Tech veteran, having worked as a Human Resources Coordinator for the school, as well as the administrative assistant to the president of FIT Aviation.
Project Coordinator of Professionaly Development Programs
Tammy holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. As PDP Project Coordinator, she actively seeks new business opportunities for the Continuing Education Department by networking and meeting with businesses. She also is responsible for scheduling and facilitating the Lifelong Scholar Society, a relatively new program to Florida Tech. Although she majored in psychology and worked/volunteered in the mental health field for many years, it was her experience as a flight attendant that has given her the ability to succeed in networking and marketing by making her more outgoing and adventurous. In her spare time Tammy loves to read, go to CrossFit, scuba dive, surf, and spend time outside.
Theresa holds a Bachelors of Management Information Systems and is currently pursuing a Master’s from Florida Institute of Technology. As Student Coordinator, she proactively assists both prospective students and those currently enrolled, as well as assists employers sending students to the Florida Tech Continuing Education programs. Her in-depth knowledge of problem solving skills and techniques, training and development, and coordinating/project management will propel her in her role as Student Coordinator. Theresa fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to Florida on October 15, 2012. She left her 27 year career in CT to join the Florida Tech Team!