Faculty Profiles

Research and Advanced Studies department faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Francis Godwyll

  • Position: Chair, Director, Professor
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 104

Dr. Francis Godwyll is Professor and Chair of the Department of Research and Advanced Studies and Director of the Doctoral Program in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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Dr. Mark Malisa

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 108

Dr. Mark Malisa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Research and Advanced Studies.

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Dr. Carla J. Thompson

  • Position: Professor, Director, CORAL Center
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 103/107

Dr. Carla J. Thompson is a Professor and Director, Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Center, a Florida Board of Governors sanctioned center.

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Dr. Pat Wentz

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 78, Room 134

Dr. Patricia Wentz, a Professor of Educational Leadership, holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, where her major was Educational Psychology and her minors were Sociology and Curriculum & Instruction.

Postdoctoral Teaching Associates

Research and Advanced Studies department Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows contact information.


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Dr. Debra D. Rayford

  • Position: Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 115

Dr. Debra D. Rayford is a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate with expertise in ethnic identity development, Black masculinity, Afrocentric education, psychological oppression and empowerment, Jim Crow’s effect on African Americans’ identity, and the Black experience in the United States.

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Dr. Wisdom Mensah

  • Position: Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
  • Department: Research and Advanced Studies
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 115

Dr. Wisdom Mensah, a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, has four years teaching experience from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.

College Student Affairs Administration Affiliate Faculty

College Student Affairs Administration program affiliate faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Ben Stubbs

  • Position: Interim Program Co-Coordinator
  • Department: College Student Affairs Administration Program
  • Office Location:  Building 22, Room 246

Ben Stubbs serves as the Associate Director for University Commons and Student Involvement.

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Dr. Brandon Frye

  • Position: Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
  • Department: Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • Office Location:  Building 21, Room 136

Dr. Brandon Frye began working at the University of West Florida (UWF) in February 2013 and currently serves as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students within the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

Dr. Jim Hurd

Dr. Jim Hurd

  • Position: Sr. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Interim Program Co-Coordinator
  • Department: Student Affairs
  • Office Location:  Building 10, Room 201

Dr. Jim Hurd has been engaged in student affairs work since his sophomore year in college when he discovered the joy of being a student union building manager and student leader in the campus activity board.

College Student Affairs Administration Adjunct Faculty

College Student Affairs Administration adjunct faculty contact information.


  • Dr. Ruth Davidson

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: College Student Affairs Administration
    • rdavidson@uwf.edu
  • Dr. Alicia Cambron

    • Position: Assistant Director
    • Department: Wellness Services
    • acambron@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Assessment Issues in Student Affairs
  • Dr. Keya Wiggins

    • Position: Senior Psychologist II
    • Department: College Student Affairs Administration Program
    • kwiggins@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Foundations of Counseling in Student Affairs