Staff Directory

Here is a list of our faculty and staff across all locations. Click on their profile image to learn more about them and their published work.


Research Associate 
Jennie Ablanedo
407-384-5286
jablaned@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Amanda Allen
aallen@ist.ucf.edu


Principal Scientist
Christine Allen, Ph.D.
callen@ist.ucf.edu


STTC Executive Assistant
Katherine Amaya
407-208-3395
kamaya@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Wilson Ariza
wariza@ist.ucf.edu


Research Assistant Professor in Autonomous Systems
Daniel Barber
407-882-1128
dbarber@ist.ucf.edu

Susan Bethel

Software Developer
Susan Bethel
407-882-0299
sbethel@ist.ucf.edu


Research Assistant Professor
Patricia Bockelman (Morrow)
407-882-2115
pbockelm@ist.ucf.edu


IST/STTC Staff
Shelley Brown
407-882-1338
sbrown@ist.ucf.edu


Research Assistant Professor
Gerd Bruder, Ph.D.
407-823-2281
bruder@ucf.edu


Director, TRACE Lab
Shawn C. Burke
407-882-1326
sburke@ist.ucf.edu


Post-Doctoral Scholar, Cyber-Simulation Lab
Matthew Canham
mcanham@ist.ucf.edu

IST Staff
John Capozza
jcapozza@ist.ucf.edu


Senior Experience Designer
Michael Carney
407-882-1410
mcarney@ist.ucf.edu

Bruce Caulkins

Behavioral Cybersecurity
Bruce Caulkins
407-882-2427
bcaulkin@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Christoper Cazabon
ccazabon@ist.ucf.edu



Contractor, Army Research Lab
Daniel Chaffee
407-384-3880
daniel.v.chaffee.ctr@mail.mil

Daniel Chaffee

IST Staff
Dennis Cheek
dcheek@ist.ucf.edu


Associate Professor
Wingyan Chung
407-882-1435
wchung@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Information, Publications, and Graphics Coordinator
Jessica Compton
407-882-0297
jcompton@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Jessica Cruit
jcruit@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Jeanette Cuellar
jeanette.cuellar@us.army.mil


Network Manager
Mark Darty
407-882-1374
mdarty@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Nicholas DeCorte
407-208-5835
ndecorte@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant In Simulation
Devyn Dodge, M.S.
754-245-8835
ddodge@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant Professor
Pamela Douglas, Ph.D.
pdouglas@ist.ucf.edu


Mechanical Engineer
Sam Drucker
sdrucker@ist.ucf.edu


IST Business Services
Karen Du
407-882-1315
kdu@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Robert Dunn
rdunn@ist.ucf.edu


Creative Lead, METIL
Michael Eakins
407-882-0231
meakins@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

IST Staff
Cali Fidopiastis
cfidopi@ist.ucf.edu


Chief Engineer, Army Research Laboratory
Neal Finkelstein
nfinkelstein@knights.ucf.edu


Director, Cognitive Sciences Lab
Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.
407-882-0298
sfiore@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Jeremy Flynn
407-208-3345
jflynn@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

IST Staff
Colin Forward
colinforward@knights.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Troy Glassman
tglassman@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Martin Goodwin
407-882-1308
mgoodwin@ist.ucf.edu


3D Artist
Trevor Goodwin
407-882-1394
tgoodwin@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

IST Staff
Derrick Greenspan
407-882-1147
dgreensp@ist.ucf.edu


Coordinator, Research Program/Services
Melisa Grzanich
407-882-0305
mgrzanic@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Hal Halvorson
hhalvors@ist.ucf.edu


Program Lead, METIL
Angela Hamilton
407-882-0294
ahamilton@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Research Professor
Peter Hancock, Ph.D.
407-823-2310
Peter.Hancock@ucf.edu


Information Architect
Rae Hanson
407-882-1375
rhanson@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Scott Harris
407-882-1366
sharris@ist.ucf.edu


Systems Administrator, DIST
Felipe Hernandez
407-882-1400
fhernand@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Research Assistant
Maartje Hidalgo
mhidalgo@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Clive Hoayun
407-882-1478 

choayun@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Max Hooper
mhooper@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Nicholas Howe
nhowe@ist.ucf.edu


Associate in Simulation
Nathan Hubbard
407-882-0571
nhubbard@ist.ucf.edu


Co-Director, SREAL
Charles E. Hughes, Ph.D.
407-882-1344
ceh@cs.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Jonathan Hurter
407-882-2116
jhurter@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Eric Imperiale
eimperia@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Principal Digital Artist
James Inziello
407-376-0882
jinziell@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Gage Jenners
gjenners@ist.ucf.edu


Professor
Florian Jentsch, Ph.D.
407-882-0304 
fjentsch@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Eric Johnson
407-882-1381
ejohnson@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
David Kaup
407-733-9139
dkaup@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant Professor
Joseph Kider Jr.
407-882-1353
jkider@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Jimmy Lam
407-882-0573
jlam@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
John Lambert
703-628-8724
lambert@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Elizabeth Lameier
407-882-1371
elameier@ist.ucf.edu


3D Artist/Modeler
Adam Lawton
alawton@ist.ucf.edu


Postdoctoral Associate
Jinchao Lin
407-882-1320
jlin@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Joseph Lisella
407-208-3435
jlisella@ist.ucf.edu


Postdoctoral Associate
Jinwei Liu
407-882-1323
jliu@ist.ucf.edu


Principal Research and Development Engineer
Fluvio Lobo Fenoglietto
407-882-0680
flobo@ist.ucf.edu


Research Assistant Professor
Crystal Maraj
407-882-1317
cmaraj@ist.ucf.edu


Digital Artist
Gregory Marcus
407-882-1411
gmarcus@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Tiffani Marlowe
tmarlowe@ist.ucf.edu


Director, Interactive Realities
Glenn Martin
407-882-1349
martin@ist.ucf.edu


Senior Scientist
Gerald Matthews
407-882-0119
gmatthew@ist.ucf.edu


Director, Dept. of Information Systems Technology
Tammie McClellan
407-882-1388
tmcclell@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Kelsey McCracken
kmccrack@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant Director, E2i Creative Studio
Carole McDaniel
407-882-1415
cmcdaniel@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
James McGrath
jmcgrath@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering
Stephen Medeiros, Ph.D.
407-823-0522
Stephen.Medeiros@ucf.edu


IST Staff
Ravi Melaram
rmelaram@ist.ucf.edu


Director, METIL
David Metcalf
407-882-1496
dmetcalf@ist.ucf.edu


IST/STTC Staff
Michelle Milliner
407-984-5227
michelle.m.milliner.ctr@mail.mil

Dennis Cheek

IST Staff
Jeffrey Mills
jmills@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant in Research Software Development
Sean Murphy
407-823-3628
smurphy@ist.uf.edu


IST/STTC Staff
Michele Myers
michele.l.myers15.ctr@mail.mil

Dennis Cheek

Production Manager
Michael Myerson
407-882-1394
mmyerson@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Gerard Pianta
gpianta@ist.ucf.edu


Program Director
Brian Plamondon
407-882-0129
bplamond@ist.ucf.edu


Office Assistant, HR Services
Ana Ramirez
407-882-1358
aramirez@ist.ucf.edu


Coordinator Administrative Services
Nayade Ramirez
407-882-1318
nramirez@ist.ucf.edu


IST/STTC Staff
Sylvia Ramos
sylvia.a.ramos@us.army.mil


Web Designer Assistant
Erica Recktenwald
407-882-1378
recktenwald@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Dean Reed
dreed@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Director, Prodigy
Lauren Reinerman
407-882-1140
lreinerm@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Shane Reynolds
sreynold@ist.ucf.edu


Post Doctoral Associate
Javier Rivera, Ph.D.
407-405-3951 
jrivera@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Alexis San Javier
ajavier@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Purchasing and Property, Coordinator
Cassandra Schauff
407-882-1313 
cschauff@ist.ucf.edu



Director, IST
Randall Shumaker
407-882-1301
shumaker@ist.ucf.edu


Assistant in Simulation
Shehan Sirigampola
407-882-1411
ssirigam@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

IST Staff
Edward Smith
edsmith@ist.ucf.edu


Director, E2I Creative Studio
Eileen Smith
407-882-1359
esmith@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Melvin Spiese
mspiese@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Kevin Stagl
kstagl@ist.ucf.edu


Director, PD3D
Jack Stubbs
407-882-0490
jstubbs@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Grace Teo
407-882-1309
gteo@ist.ucf.edu


Executive Assistant to the Director, IST
Marybeth Thompson
407 882 1305
thompson@ist.ucf.edu


Lab Technician
Andrew Ton
407-882-1332
aton@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Strategic Advisor
Barbara Truman
407-823-0502 
btruman@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Leith Tussing
ltussing@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Steven Valdez
svaldez@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Devon Veller
dveller@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate Professor
Lori C. Walters, Ph.D.
407-882-1406
lwalters@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Timothy Wansbury
twansbur@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Samantha Warta
swarta@ist.ucf.edu


Research Associate
Andrew Watson
407-882-1196
awatson@ist.ucf.edu


Co-Director, SREAL
Gregory F. Welch, Ph.D.
407-796-2823
gwelch@ist.ucf.edu


Associate Director - Fiscal & Contract Management
Barry D. Wick, CPCM, C.P.M., CRA
407-882-1316 
bwick@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Paul Wiegand
407-882-0313
wiegand@ist.ucf.edu

Dennis Cheek

Research Associate
Ryan Wohleber
407-882-0289
rwohlebe@ist.ucf.edu

Michael Xynidis

Postdoctoral Scientist
Michael A. Xynidis, Ph.D.
407-882-0680
mxynidis@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Steven Zielinski
szielins@ist.ucf.edu


IST Staff
Larry Ziock
lawrence.e.ziock.ctr@mail.mil

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