Advising and governing bodies within the M&S Program consist of UCF administration, an external Executive Advisory Board and an internal Academic Advisory Board.

Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consists of UCF faculty members from departments and schools that are related to the field of M&S:

    • Computer Science

    • Digital Media

    • Education – Instructional Design

    • Electrical Engineering

    • Industrial Engineering and Management Science

    • Institute for Simulation & Training

    • Mathematics

    • Medicine

    • Nursing

    • Philosophy – Cognitive Science

    • Psychology

The AAB maintains two committees:

    The Curriculum Committee is responsible for clarifying the core educational objectives of the M&S program. They review all M&S curricular matters and nominations for Graduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty Scholar appointments.

    The Admissions, Standards, and Awards Committee is responsible for maintaining standards for acceptance in all degrees and certificates in the M&S program and making recommendations for all graduate assistantship and fellowship nominations.

Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board (EAB) consists of local M&S industry and government leaders.


Members of the EAB serve as program advocates and reviewers. They help identify new and important trends in the M&S industry and their impact on education and research. EAB members further assist in identify student experiential learning opportunities such as internships, co-ops, mentorships, and real-world course projects.


  • Eric Anschuetz 
    Head, Software Systems Branch
    Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division
  • Cindy Harrison
    Chief Software Architect
    U.S. Army Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
  • Waymon Armstrong 
    Engineering & Computer Simulations
  • Dr. Roger Smith 
    Chief Technology Officer
    Nicholson Center at
    Florida Hospital
  • Thomas L. Batiste 
    President/Exec. Dir.
    National Center for Simulation
  • Dr. Robert Sottilare
    Associate Director of Science & Technology
    Army Research Labs
  • Dr. Edward Degnan
    Chief, M&S Found. Div.
    Air Force Agency for M&S
  • Grace Bochenek
    Institute for Simulation & Training
  • Dr. Christopher D. Geiger
    Sr. Manager
    Universal Orlando Resort
  • Janet Weisenford 
    Inner City Fund International 
  • Dr. Ken Westerlund
    Technical Director
    Camber Corp.