Part-time faculty members play an important role in fulfilling the educational mission of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education. Part-time faculty deliver approximately 28% of all the student credit hours generated by the college, but the numbers alone do not fully describe their importance. For example, in the Department of Education, our part-time faculty members are mostly active in-service teachers, principals and district officials doing extraordinary things in both our public and private schools. In the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, many part-time faculty members are active attorneys, public safety officers and judges. In other words, beyond their skills as teachers, part-time faculty provide our students valuable insights and even connections into their chosen field and/or profession.
To ensure that in addition to being connected to their academic department, they also feel connected to the college, the dean has established a Part-Time Faculty Council. The council meets each semester and is designed as a forum to assist and advise the dean as to how best ensure that issues and concerns of our part-time faculty have a direct route to be recognized and resolved.
Current Council Members:
Michelle Frankich, Ed.D., manages training and development for Syft, a leading provider of AI-enhanced inventory control and end-to-end hospital supply chain management software and services. She has over 15 years of experience in managing training deployment and program implementation.
Matthew Healey, M.Ed., is a school administrator at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, FL. He has experience as an elementary lead teacher and mentor for preservice teachers. His work at UT focuses on educational equity and diversity in schools. He is also co-founder of Educators for Equity, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps equip educators with the knowledge and resources needed to foster a culturally responsive learning environment.
Kelly Davey, Ed.D., is a Foster Care District Liaison with the District School Board of Pasco County. She authored a trauma informed curriculum that was utilized by the Pasco County School District to train school personnel in 67 schools and district level staff. She has worked in public education for 25 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Alvan Karlin, Ph.D., is a senior GIS professional at Dewberry, a nationwide firm of planning, design and construction professionals. Previously, he was a senior GIS scientist at the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Jordan Land is a former deputy clerk for Hillsborough Clerk of the Courts working in the juvenile delinquency division and for Judge M. Taylor and a former Corrections officer. He is an educator and a leader with over 12 years of experience in higher education in administration, criminology and private security. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation.
Debbie Fitzpatrick, Ed.S., serves as the principal at Lewis Elementary School in the School District of Hillsborough County. She has 28 years of experience as an educator and 16 years of experience as a school leader and as a staff developer.
For 18 years, Ken Minton, Ed.D., held many positions, including law enforcement patrol deputy, crime-scene detective and field training officer for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Wendy Perry, M.S., has taught high school, junior high and college mathematics. Over the years she has developed many unique techniques to explain mathematical concepts to students.
Heather Shock, M.Ed., is a strong advocate of the learner-centered classroom, one in which participants explore and discover new information; synthesize it through reading, writing and discussion with others; and come to a greater understanding of the complexity and challenges of teaching and learning. She has spent the last 20 years in higher education, working closely with preservice teachers in both classroom and clinical settings at Georgia State University and The University of Tampa.
Peter “Nick” Nazaretian
Peter “Nick” Nazaretian is a judge for the Florida 13th Circuit Court. Prior to his appointment to the circuit court, Nazaretian was a judge for the Hillsborough County Court from 2001 to 2011.