Faculty Profiles

Mathematics and Statistics department faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. Jia Liu

  • Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 226
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Jia Liu, Department Chair and Associate Professor, has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Emory University, where the National Science Foundation funded her doctoral dissertation on “Preconditioned Krylov Subspace Methods for Incompressible Flow Problems.”

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Dr. Raid Amin

  • Position: Distinguished University Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 336

Dr. Raid Amin is a Distinguished University Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

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Dr. Subhash C. Bagui

  • Position: Distinguished University Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 341

Dr. Subhash C. Bagui, a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has written books and published numerous articles.

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Dr. Achraf Cohen

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 337C

Dr. Achraf Cohen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Dr. Rohan Hemasinha

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 440

Dr. Rohan Hemasinha is a Professor whose research interests include Matrix Theory, Discrete Mathematics, graph algorithms, spectral properties of graphs, and applications of discrete mathematics.

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Taekyoung Kim

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 338

Mr. Taekyoung "Shawn" Kim earned his Master of Science in Mathematics with specialization in Mathematics Education at Oklahoma State University and he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with secondary teaching licensure at Iowa State University.

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Dr. Jaromy Kuhl

  • Position: Interim Dean of HMCSE, Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 426

Dr. Jaromy Kuhl is Interim Dean of HMCSE and Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Dr. Lei Hsin Kuo

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 438

Dr. Lei-Hsin Kuo has a Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Dr. Kuiyuan Li

  • Position: Distinguished University Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 340

Dr. Kuiyuan Li, a Distinguished University Professor, has a Ph.D. in Mathematics. Dr. Li was awarded the Distinguished University Professor designation largely at the unanimous recognition of the faculty in the Mathematics

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Dr. Cody Lorton

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 342

Dr. Cody Lorton, who joined UWF in 2014, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Dr. Donald McGinn

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 333

Dr. Donald McGinn has a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Meagan McNamee

Meagan McNamee

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 337A

Meagan McNamee is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Dr. Anthony Okafor

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 343

Dr. Anthony Okafor, an Assistant Professor, teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses.

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Afsaneh Penton

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 337C

Ms. Afsaneh Penton received her Master's Degree from the University of West Florida and she has taught Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Calculus I, II, III, and Trigonometry.

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Lauren Rex

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 335

Mrs. Rex is a proud alumnus of the University of West Florida where she received her BS in Mathematics in Teaching in 2009 and MS in Mathematical Sciences in 2011.

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Dr. Samantha Seals

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 344

Dr. Samantha Seals has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Alabama of Birmingham.

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Dr. Florentina Tone

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 345

Dr. Florentina Tone-Foreman, an Associate Professor, is a past winner of UWF’s Distinguished Research and Creative Activities Award.

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Dr. Josaphat Uvah

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 346

Dr. Josaphat “Jossy” Uvah is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses since 1990.

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Aletheia L. Zambesi

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 225

Mrs. Aletheia Zambesi, who joined UWF in 2013, is a Lecturer with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Emeritus Faculty

Mathematics and Statistics department emeritus faculty contact and bio information.


  • Dr. Morris Marx

    • Position: President Emeritus
    • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
    • Office Location: Building 4 Room 223
    • mmarx@uwf.edu
    • 8508576279

Dr. Robert Novosad - 1986
Dr. Mike Bundrick - 2002
Dr. David Sherri - 2003
Dr. James Weaver - 2004


Adjunct Faculty

Mathematics and Statistics department adjunct faculty contact and bio information.


  • Dario Ackerman

  • Melissa Bolen

    • Position: Lecturer
    • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
    • Office Location: Building 4, Room 333
    • mbolen@uwf.edu
    • 8504742970
  • Caroll Hobbs

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
    • Office Location: Building 4, Room 333
    • chobbs1@uwf.edu
    • 8504742970
  • Joseph Wojciechowski

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Mathematics and Statistics
    • Office Location: Building 4, Room 333
    • jaw85@uwf.edu
    • 8504742970