Graduate Program Directors

The Graduate School strongly recommends you contact the program director for your program of interest. Graduate program directors will answer any questions you may have regarding departmental admission requirements, program degree requirements, as well as help with academic advising.


College of Arts and Sciences

ProgramAdvisor E-mailPhoneOffice
Anthropology, M.A. Dr. John Bratten
Interim Chair
(850) 474-2706 Building 13, 
Room 127A
Biology, M.S. Dr. Chris Pomory
Advisor
(850) 857-6028 Building 58, 
Room 0621
Communication Arts, M.A. Dr. Athena Du Pre
Graduate Program 
Director
(850) 474-2833  Building 36, 
Room 133
Computer Science, M.S. Sarah Kuhl
Program Advisor
(850) 857-6359 Building 4, 
Room 225
English, M.A. Karen Haworth
Office Administrator
(850) 474-3257  Building 39, 
Room 3051

Environmental Science, M.S.

Dr. Johan Liebens
Advisor
(850) 474-2065 Building 13, 
Room 204
History, M.A. Dr. Amy Cook
Chair
(850) 857-6014  Building 50, 
Room 142
Mathematics, M.S. Dr. Jaromy Kuhl
Chair
(850) 473-7702 Building 4, 
Room 439
Nursing, M.S.N. Dr. Angela Blackburn
Advisor 
(850) 473-7760 Building 37, 
Room 113B
Political Science, M.A.  Dr. Jocelyn Evans
Chair
(850) 474-2337  Building 50, 
Room 125
Psychology, M.A. Diana Robinson
Coordinator
(850) 474-2354 Building 41, 
Room 252
Public Health, M.P.H. Dr. Justice Mbizo 
Advisor
(850) 474-2650 Building 58, 
Room 5 

College of Business

ProgramAdvisor E-mailPhoneOffice
Accountancy, M.Acc. Dr. Doug Waggle
Chair
(850) 474-2726 Building 76,
Room 226
Business Administration, 
M.B.A.
Melissa Brode
Assistant Director
(850) 474-2352 Building 75, 
Room 103

College of Professional Studies

ProgramAdvisor E-mailPhoneOffice
Acquisition & Contract 
Administration, M.S.A.
Dr. Bill Tankersley
Coordinator
(850) 474-2338  Building 77, 
Room 137
Health Care Administration, M.S.A. Dr. Debra Vinci
Associate Chair 
(HLES)
(850) 474-2592  Building 72, 
Room 257
Human Performance 
Technology 
Administration, M.S.A.
Dr. Byron Havard
Chair
(850) 474-2952  Building 77, 
Room 104
Public Administration, 
M.S.A.
Dr. Bill Tankersley
Coordinator
(850) 474-2338 Building 77, 
Room 137
Geographic Information 
Science, M.S.A.
Amber Bloechle
Program Coordinator, 
Advisor
(850) 857-6121  Building 13, 
Room 313
Database Administration, M.S.A. Sarah Kuhl
Program Advisor
(850) 857-6359 Building 4, 
Room 225
Software Engineering 
Administration, M.S.A.
Sarah Kuhl
Program Advisor
(850) 857-6359 Building 4, 
Room 225
Leadership, M.S.A.  Dr. Bill Tankersley
Coordinator
(850) 474-2338 Building 77, 
Room 137
College Student Affairs 
Administration, M.Ed.
Dr. Jim Hurd
Program Advisor
(850) 474-2214 Building 10, 
Room 201 
Community Health 
Education, M.S.
Dr. Debra Vinci
Associate Chair 
(HLES)
(850) 474-2592  Building 72, 
Room 257
Criminal Justice, M.S. Dr. Matthew Crow
Chair
(850) 857-6371 Building 85, 
Room 153 
Curriculum & Instruction, 
M.Ed. (Primary, Elementary, 
Middle, & Secondary 
Ed Comp)
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Educational Leadership, 
M.Ed. (certification)
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Educational Leadership, 
M.Ed. (Education & Training 
Mgt (ETMS); ETMS/
Human Perf Tech; ETMS/
Instructional Tech)
Dr. Byron Havard
Chair
(850) 474-2952 Building 77, 
Room 104
Exceptional Student 
Education, M.A.
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Health, Leisure, 
& Exercise Science, M.S.
Dr. John Todorovich
Chair
(850) 474-2348  Building 21, 
Room 130
Instructional Technology, 
M.Ed.
Dr. Byron Havard
Chair 
(850) 474-2952 Building 77, 
Room 104
Reading, M.Ed. Chasity Manning, 
M.Ed.

Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Social Work, M.S.W.  Dr. Joseph Herzog
Chair 
(850) 474-2381 Building 85, 
Room 133
Curriculum & Instruction, 
Ed.S. (Curriculum 
and Diversity)
Dr. Joyce Nichols
Coordinator
(850) 857-6042 Building 77, 
Room 104
Curriculum & Instruction, 
Ed.S. (Instructional 
Technology)
Dr. Byron Havard
Chair 
(850) 474-2952 Building 77, 
Room 104
Educational Leadership, 
Ed.S. (Administrative)
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Educational Leadership, 
Ed.S. (Certification)
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Graduate Advising
(850) 474-2870 Building 85, 
Room 167
Curriculum & Instruction, 
Ed.D.
Lucrecia Burnette
Administrative 
Specialist
(850) 474-2768   Building 85, 
Room 193 

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