Florida Institute of Technology

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Dr. Marco Carvalho


TITLE: Associate Professor, Computer Sciences and Director, Harris Institute for Assured Information UNDERGRADUATE: Mechanical Engineering Federal University of Brasilia GRADUATE: M.S. – University of West Florida, Computer Science   |  M.S. – Federal University of Brasilia, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. – Tulane University, Computer…

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Dr. Muzaffar Shaikh


TITLE: Associate Vice President for International Partnerships, Department Head, and Distinguished Professor UNDERGRADUATE: University of Bombay, Mechanical Engineering GRADUATE: M.S. – Kansas State University, Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. – University of Illinois, Industrial Engineering YEARS AT FIT: 29+   Dr. Muzaffar A. Shaikh’s interest in…

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Abram Walton, Ph.D.


TITLE: Associate Professor of Management UNDERGRADUATE: Northwest Nazarene University, Business and Computer Science GRADUATE: M.S. – Purdue University, Technology Leadership & Innovation, Ph.D. – Purdue University, Organizational Development and Engineering Management YEARS AT FIT: 2   As an associate professor of management in the…

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College Athletics Connecting & Reconnecting


Students, Alumni & Community Strengthen Allegiances to FIT & UCF By Carl Kotala The football program at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) will begin its second season in the fall, but the impact it has already shown both on campus…

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Leslie Hielema


Sometimes life is funny and takes you full circle. For Leslie Hielema, that could not be truer – her profession has taken her on a circuitous and interesting path. After graduating from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) with a degree…

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Social Innovation


New Ways to Work Together Entrepreneurs are working everywhere. While we traditionally associate entrepreneurs with business, we don’t generally associate entrepreneurs with social or civic efforts. In fact, there are a growing number of social entrepreneurs in the news because…

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S. Annie Becker

Management, Profiles, Women in Business

by Sue DeWerff Dr. S. Ann Becker, Dean of Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, has spent more than 22 years in academia.  She attributes her success as one of Brevard’s most prominent female leaders and educators to…