Faculty Senate Executive Committee

The committee shall be composed of the officers and chairs of the standing committees of the Faculty Senate and the immediate past president. The committee shall be chaired by the president of the senate. This committee coordinates the business to come before the senate.



Brian Lail

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, room 350

Phone: (321) 674- 8121

Email: blail@fit.edu


Aaron Welters

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Email awelters@fit.edu

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 319
Phone: (321) 674-7202 

President (Elect)

R. Tolga Turgut

Assistant Professor of Aeronautics

Email: rturgut@fit.edu

Skurla Hall Bldg., 210E

Phone: (321) 6747636


Academic Policies Committee

Vipuil Kishore

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


Edwin A. Link Building, 319 

Phone: (321) 674-8847

Email: vkishore@fit.edu 

The committee shall be concerned with all policies of an academic nature that pertain to students, including recruitment, entrance requirements, class attendance regulations, student counseling, and placement and academic misconduct.

Welfare Committee

Amitabh Dutta (Chair)

Associate Professor of Business


Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, room 206

Phone: (321) 674-7393

Email: adutta@fit.edu



 The committee shall be concerned with policies that affect faculty welfare and morale. This committee should make recommendations concerning fringe benefits, tuition benefits, equity raises and other related matters. 

Excellence Awards Committee

Julie Costopoulos (Chair)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Email: costopoulos@fit.edu

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 305
Phone: (321) 674-8358


The committee shall be concerned with providing opportunities that emphasize people and activities that significantly contribute to the excellence of the university's distinctive educational programs. Duties include providing recommendations on the use of monies for professional development; recognizing outstanding faculty in the areas of teaching, research and service; coordinating forums for faculty discussion on educational issues; and disseminating information about effective teaching.

Administrative Policies Committee

Razvan Rusovici (Chair)

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Aviation Science


F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, room 244

Phone: (321) 674-7635

Email: rrusovic@fit.edu


The committee shall be concerned with policies that relate to the employment conditions of the faculty and make recommendations relative to such policies as qualifications for promotion, contract renewals, research, teaching loads, extracurricular assignments, summer employment, absence, sabbatical leaves, travel, dissemination of information to and from the faculty, academic freedom and related policies.

Scholarship Committee

Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie (Chair)

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Email nezamoddin@fit.edu

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 311
Phone: (321) 674-7485


The committee shall be responsible for the administration and financial aspects of the senate’s scholarship program. The committee shall determine the number of scholarships and the departments to which scholarships will be awarded.

Technology, Resources, and Infrastructure (TRI) Committee

Marius Silaghi (Chair)

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Sciences

 Harris Center For Science and Engineering, room 207 

Phone: (321) 674-7493

Email: msilaghi@fit.edu 

The committee shall be concerned with issues that relate to technology, resources, and infrastructure critical to faculty success in the core areas of teaching, research, and service. As an example, the committee shall provide recommendations to the faculty senate with regards to requirements in information technology, information assurance, educational equipment, learning management systems, enterprise architecture considerations, facilities, and critical technologies, resources, and infrastructure for faculty to conduct, evolve, and excel in their teaching, research, and service roles/missions. The committee will interact and participate with university committees as needed to represent faculty interests relative to technology, resources, and infrastructure.

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AFTC)

Nasri Nesnas (COES, Chair)

Professor of Chemistry

Email: nesnas@fit.edu
OPS 323

Phone: 321-674-8902

A committee with representatives from each college overseeing and maintaining the  integrity of academic freedom and the tenure system and handles pre-tenure, tenure, and post-tenure appeals.

Rob van Woesik (COES)
Lisa Perdigao (CoPLA)
Alex Vamosi (COB)
Donna Wilt (COA)

Proxy members:
Jean Paul Pinelli (COES), Kunal Mitra (COES), Patrick Converse (CoPLA), Michael Slotkin (COB), Korhan Oyman (COA)