Meet Our Team

Jana L. Jasinski
Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence
Karla Amaro
IT Business Analyst
(407) 823-4292
S. Kent Butler
Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence
(407) 823-1113
Lucretia Cooney
Associate Director
Academic Support Services
(407) 823-1126
Julie Dross
COACHE Coordinator for Faculty Success Initiatives
(407) 823-0613
Eileen Guarino
Assistant Director, Academic Support Services - Awards
(407) 823-0897
Pauline Heinz-Strauss
COACHE Coordinator for Promotion & Tenure and Awards
(407) 823-0612
Vicki Lavendol
NTE Program Coordinator
(407) 823-1113
Frances Ragsdale
Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost
(407) 823-4240
Blake Scott
Faculty Excellence Faculty Fellow
(407) 823-1113
Linda J. Walters
Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty
Pegasus Professor of Biology
(407) 823-2148

Center for Success of Women Faculty

The Center for Success of Women Faculty promotes the success of all UCF women faculty through mentoring and events designed to help you maximize research and professional development opportunities, as well as awards and career-life balance resources. The Center also encourages excellence in scholarship, research, and creativity among UCF faculty and students in endeavors related to women.

Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee will provide input, recommendations, and feedback on various Faculty Excellence initiatives with the purpose of recognizing, strengthening, and inspiring faculty. With subcommittees focused on inclusivity, mid-career faculty and work-life balance, are designed, in part, to develop focused, thorough, and sustainable mechanisms to address areas identified by faculty in the last COACHE survey as needing improvement. These areas include recognition, nature of work, and leadership development.