Gammonley, Kaukinen to Help Lead New UCF Faculty Clusters
Three new faculty clusters will bring UCF faculty members together to address scientific and social problems through research and teaching this year: Disability, Aging and Technology; Violence against Women; and Learning Sciences.
Faculty members from the College of Health and Public Affairs will co-lead two of the three new clusters. Associate Professor Denise Gammonley from the School of Social Work will co-lead Disability, Aging and Technology with Associate Professors Aman Behal from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Norma Conner from the College of Nursing.
Meanwhile, Chairwoman Catherine Kaukinen from the Department of Criminal Justice will co-lead Violence against Women with Associate Dean Jana Jasinski from the College of Sciences.
“No other university has made this kind of investment to address this huge social problem,” she said. “For a campus to invest in addressing violence against women on such a grand scale is really unheard of. I’m so proud that UCF has invested in this cluster.”
The clusters are a part of UCF’s interdisciplinary initiative, leveraging UCF’s existing strengths and innovative approaches to many social and scientific issues and finding solutions. The clusters will also create 17 new faculty positions by fall 2018.
Written by Drexler B. James ‘13