Released on March 1, 2019

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UCF Faculty Excellence has chosen 31 women to honor during Women’s History Month, which begins today.

The national observance was started in 1981 to recognize women who have shown a commitment to humanity and our planet.

At UCF, these women have helped shape the university from its beginnings until today. For more about the women, visit the Faculty Excellence page, and for the past honorees, check out the archives.

“It’s an honor to work among such amazing and accomplished women faculty,” says Jana L. Jasinski, vice provost for Faculty Excellence. “For this month, let’s remember and celebrate how this group of women are making a difference on this campus and in the community.”

This year’s honorees are:

  • Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor | Games and Interactive Media, Nicholson School of Communication and Media, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Anne Prucha ’11MA

Associate Instructor | Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Barbara Sgouraki Kinsey

Associate Professor, Assistant Chair | Political Science, College of Sciences

  • Cheryl Briggs

Associate Professor | School of Visual Arts and Design, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Chrysalis Wright

Associate Lecturer |Psychology, College of Sciences

  • Deborah Weissberg ’11MS

Instructor | Hospitality Services, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

  • Donita Grissom ’14PhD

Lecturer | Teacher Education, College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Erin Saitta ’06 ’10PhD

Lecturer | Chemistry, College of Sciences

  • Holly McDonald

Associate Lecturer | Performing Arts, Theatre, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Jennifer Peck

Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice, College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Jessica Wilson

Instructor | Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine

Instructor | Nursing Practice, College of Nursing

  • Judith Levin ’86MEd

Associate Lecturer | Teacher Education, College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Kacie Tartt

Associate Instructor | Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Karen Cox ’04MA

Associate Instructor | Psychology, College of Sciences

  • Karin Chumbimuni-Torres

Associate Professor | Chemistry, College of Sciences

  • Kelli King-Morris

Assistant Professor of Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Kelly Miller

Associate Professor | Performing Arts, Music, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Kourtney Nieves ’99 ’02MS ’05PhD

Lecturer | Health Management and Informatics, College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Lana Williams ’99 ’02MA

Lecturer | Anthropology, College of Sciences

  • Latarsha Chisholm

Assistant Professor | Health Management and Informatics, College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Linda Rosa-Lugo

Associate Professor, Interim Assistant Dean | Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions and Sciences

  • Lisa Danker

Assistant Professor | Film and Mass Media, Nicholson School of Communication and Media, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Megan Sherod

Clinical Associate Professor | Psychology, College of Sciences

  • Melanie Coathup

Professor of Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Nicole Dawson 

Assistant Professor | Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions and Sciences

  • Nora Lee Garcia

Associate Professor | Performing Arts, Music, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Shannon Lindsey

Director of UCF Art Gallery/Lecturer | School of Visual Arts and Design, College of Arts and Humanities

  • Sharon Woodill

Lecturer | Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Undergraduate Studies

  • Tian Tian

Associate Lecturer | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Vandy (Mary) Wood

Associate Professor | Performing Arts, Theatre, College of Arts and Humanities

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