Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida (1997) M.S., Computer Science, University of South Florida (1993) B.S., Computer Engineering, University of South Florida (1992)
Courses in Management/Administration Services, Human Resources, University of West Florida (2010) Certified Online Instructor, Academic Technology Center, University of West Florida (2006)
Professor of Informatics, College of Science, Engineering, and Health, UWF (2015-current) Associate Professor, Department of Biology/School of Allied Health and Life Sciences, UWF (2002-2015) Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UWF (1997-2002; 1996-1997 Visiting)
R/V Bellows (research ship):
Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West, FL
[2011, May 1-6; Student Lead: J. Speaks; Faculty: C. Pomory & M.A. Sutton].
Data collection, organization, and analysis for the project, “Temperature tolerance comparisons among juvenile reef fishes from a beachrock nursery in Dry Tortugas National Park.”
R/V Bellows (research ship):
Dry Tortugas National Park and
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Key West, FL [2010, May 2-8; Student Lead: T. Dabruzzi; Faculty: W. Bennett, C. Pomory & M.A. Sutton].
Data collection, organization, and analysis for the project, “Thermal tolerance and metabolic responses of two damselfish species from a hyperthermic rockpool nursery in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA.”
Santa Rosa Island: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola Beach, FL [2002, Summer; Student Lead: L. Deneke; Faculty: F. Wray & M.A. Sutton]. Setting traps and collecting body measurement data on two populations for the project, “Comparison of genetic structure and morphology of fragmented populations of the Santa Rosa beach mouse.”
U-Care Award, Excellence Matters Faculty and Staff Reward and Recognition Program, 2009.
Recognized with nomination: “I’m taking the second course I’ve had with Dr. Sutton and she consistently demonstrates the characteristics described in this award. She seems to genuinely care about her students as people as well as how much they learn. She emphasized the importance of quality and integrity in everything the students pursue during class and as professionals in their field. She shows innovation in the way her online classes are structured and in the projects she assigns. She responds promptly to all student inquiries and encourages students to embrace collaboration, teamwork, and innovation in the rapidly evolving field of health informatics. She is quick to solve student technical issues, and, when needed, provide effective work-around solutions. She’s flexible with the sequence and due dates when there are server issues or other technical problems but still motivates students to stay current and be responsive to each other’s postings. She is very knowledgeable and effective at making the online experience as personal as a seated course experience. In the two semesters I’ve had her as an instructor, she has had to work around systems issues, guest speaker schedule changes and student technical problems – she did all of this effectively and with creativity, flexibility, and by keeping everyone in the loop.”
U-Make A Difference Award, Excellence Matters Faculty and Staff Reward and Recognition Program, 2008.
Recognized for demonstrating knowledge, quality, innovation, ownership, professionalism, stewardship and caring in creating assessment programs for SAHLS and Biology that were used as a model of excellence and put UWF on the national map for excellence in programmatic assessment. Also recognized for creating a comprehensive training program for online instruction for all of the adjuncts and full-time faculty teaching in Biology and SAHLS that has increased the quality of the online experience for students and has trained faculty to develop top-quality online courses.
Appreciation Award, Pensacola chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 2007
Recognized for helping to promote safety and health along the Gulf Coast by bringing quality occupational safety and health educational opportunities to Pensacola and the surrounding communities.
Certificate of Appreciation, Academic Technology Center, UWF, 2005.
In recognition and appreciation of efforts to develop and
teach quality online courses and programs.
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Award, UWF, 2002.
Outstanding Instructor of the Semester Award, College of Science and Technology, UWF, 1998.
Honorable Mention Pattern Recognition Society Award, 1994.
Received award for an outstanding journal article published in Pattern Recognition.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Development and Assessment of Protocols for Efficient Utilization of Large-scale Digital Mammography Databases.
The Whitaker Foundation, 1999-2003, $208,080.
Student: Cahoon, T. Project Mentor: Sutton, M.A. Council on Undergraduate Research Student Summer Research Fellowship in Science and Mathematics, 1999, $4,500. [One of 20 nationally awarded for undergraduate research.]
Competitive Intramural Grants
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Building High-Quality Online Programs at UWF: Support for Strategic Planning and Accreditation Efforts Using a Team-Oriented Model Emphasizing Quality, 360-Degree Assessment, and Public Accountability. UWF Pace Academic Development Grant, 2008, $25,000.
Student: Bennett, L. Project Mentor: Sutton, M.A.Recycling Works: An Application
of the EPA’s Quest for Less Program to the Bajo People of Indonesia.
Submitted with Leslie Bennett, Undergraduate Research Project,
Arts and Sciences, 2006, $1,000.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Development and Assessment of Bioinformatics Tools for Species Conservation and Habitat
UWF Summer Research Award, 2003, $6,250.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.The Use of Function-based Reasoning in Goal-oriented Resegmentation: A New Computer Vision Approach to Drive Generic Object Recognition.
UWF Summer Research Award, 2002, $7,500.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Developing a Cross-disciplinary Course of Distinction: Computer Vision.
UWF College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Development Award, 2000, $5,900.
Committee Chair:Sutton, M.A.Enhancement of UNIX-based Instruction and Course Delivery at UWF.
UWF Enhancement Award, 1999-2001, $171,659 + $30k/yr.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Enhancement and Digital Mammograms.
UWF/Solutia, Inc. Small Research Grant, 1998-1999, $2,000.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.College of Science and Technology Summer Technology Training Workshop Grant. UWF/CoST, 1998, $1000.
Co-Principal Investigators: Rotunda, R. & Sutton, M.A.Web-based Templates for Distance Learning and Supplemental Classroom Instruction in Psychology.
UWF Distance Learning Initiative, 1998, $10,000.
Principal Investigator:Sutton, M.A.Enhancement and Analysis of Digital Mammograms Using Fuzzy Models.
UWF/Solutia, Inc. Small Research Grant, 1997-98, $2,000.
Contracts / Consulting
Orange Grove Scholar, appointed: Sutton, M.A. to
Aflano, C., Project Manager, The Orange Grove Digital Repository, Florida Distance Learning Consortium.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant through Tallahassee Community College, Fall 2009, $2,000.
Consultant: Stark, L., Sutton, M.A. & Rotunda, R.
Assessment instruments for evaluating undergraduate research.
University of the Pacific, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999, $500.
Consultant:Sutton, M.A. to
Bezdek, J. on Fuzzy detection and classification of small mobile land targets in ladar images.
Office of Naval Research, 1997-99, summers, $21,884.
Consultant:Sutton, M.A. to
NeoPath, Inc. in Neuromedical Systems, Inc. vs. NeoPath, Inc. software patent dispute.
NeoPath, Inc., 1997, $1,100.