Faculty senate

Faculty senate

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.





Kurt Winkelmann

 Kurt Winkelmann

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Contact Information:

College of Engineering and Science

F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 120

Phone: (321) 674-7376

Email: kwinkel@fit.edu



Debbie Lelekis

Associate Professor of English


Contact Information:

School of Arts and Communication

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 517

Phone: (321) 674-8282

Email: dlelekis@fit.edu



President (Elect)

 Brian Lail

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Contact Information:

College of Engineering and Science

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 350

Phone: (321) 674- 8121

Email: blail@fit.edu



Welfare Committee 

 Amitabh Dutta (Chair)

Associate Professor of Business


 Contact Information:

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, 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.


Academic Policies Committee

 Gnana Bhaskar Tenali (Chair)Gnana Bhaskar Tenali

Professor of Mathematical Sciences


Contact Information:

Mathmatical Sciences

Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 317

Phone: (321) 674-7213

Email: gtenali@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.

 Excellence Awards Committee

 Marc Baarmand (Chair)Marc Baarmand

Professor of Physics and Space Sciences


Contact Information:

F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 237

Phone: (321) 674-7266

Email: baarmand@fit.edu

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)Razvan Rusovici

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


 Contact Information:

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 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

Darrel Sandall (Chair)Darrel Sandall

Associate Professor of Business


Contact Information:


Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, 215 

Phone: (321) 674-7375

Email: dsandall@fit.edu




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

 Chair open




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