Faculty and Staff

Oliver Wendt

Assistant Professor, Research Lab on Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disability
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HS II Room: 101X
Phone: 407-823-4772

Tracy Wharton, Ph.D., MEd, MSc, MSW, LCSW

Associate Professor, Public Affairs-Social Work Program Liaison
Social Work
Location: HS I Room: 247
Phone: 407-823-2819
Research Interests:
  • Healthcare access and quality of care for older adults with chronic conditions
  • Healthcare access and equity for vulnerable or marginalized populations
  • Workforce development for interprofessional healthcare settings
  • Program evaluation
  • Dementia caregiver wellbeing
  • Immigration and mental health
  • Military family issues

James Whitworth, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor
Social Work
Location: HS I Room: 254
Phone: 407-823-6136
Research Interests:
  • Military members and veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma responses
  • Military social work education programs
  • Alternative treatments for PTSD
  • Service Dogs for PTSD
  • Equine Therapy for PTSD

Jacqueline Withers, MSW, LCSW

Associate Instructor, Director of Field Education
Social Work
Location: HS I Room: 228
Phone: 407-823-5716
Research Interests:
  • Medical Social Work
  • oncology
  • hospice

Jennifer D. Wolf, CITM

Associate Director of Development
Dean's Office
Location: HS I Room: 337

L. Timothy Worrell, BS, MPH, RRT

Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 212
Phone: 407-823-5236
Research Interests:
  • History of cardiology
  • Hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill patient
  • Invasive cardiovascular diagnostic techniques
  • Non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic techniques

Eileen Wray, MEd

Autism Disorders Specialist
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Location: Research Pavilion Room: 365
Phone: 407-823-6027

Asli Cennet Yalim, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor
Social Work
Location: HS I Room: 240
Phone: 407-823-4660
Research Interests:
  • Refugee mental health and psychosocial wellbeing
  • Syrian refugees
  • Forced migration in the Middle East
  • Use of mental health services among refugee and immigrant populations
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Culturally competent practice
  • Resilience and empowerment
  • Refugee Women

Richard Zraick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CHSE

ASHA Fellow, Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HS II Room: 109
Phone: 407-823-4795
Research Interests:
  • Clinical skills training
  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Voice disorders
  • Health literacy
  • Adult neurogenic speech-language disorders

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