Florida Tech Promotes Five Faculty Members
– At Florida Tech, three faculty members have been promoted to professor and two to the position of associate professor. Faculty promotions occur annually,
Promoted to the position of professor are Dr. Joseph R. Dwyer, Dr. Radhika Krishnamurthy and Dr. Ming Zhang. Dwyer and Zhang teach and conduct research in
the Department of Physics and Space Sciences. Dwyer has made many recent discoveries related to lightning research,
including X-ray observations of lightning, and is the recipient of several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. Among Zhang’s research fields are
cosmic radiation and gamma-ray astronomy for which he has received NSF and NASA grants.
Krishnamurthy, on the School of Psychology faculty, is the program chair and director of Clinical Training
for the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program. She teaches a sequence of psychological assessment courses in the clinical program,
conducts research in personality assessment, and is on the editorial boards of assessment journals.
Promoted to associate professor are Dr. Ronaldo Menezes, on the Department of Computer Sciences faculty, and Dr. Alexander
R. Vamosi, on the faculty of the College of Business. Among the courses Menezes teaches are Java, distributed systems and
network programming. His research interests include swarm intelligence and multi-agent systems. Economist Vamosi’s research interests include regional
economic impact analysis, economic growth and sustainable development, and monetary policy. He teaches courses in macroeconomics and business statistics.
Florida Tech is one of just five Florida schools selected in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. It is also named among America’s best colleges in
U.S. News & World Report.