Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Professor of Biology
Dr. Robert Gregerson joined Florida Gulf Coast University as Professor of Biology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2014. Prior to arriving at FGCU, Dr. Gregerson was Dean of the College of Science and Technology at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, where he had also served as Head of the Biology Department. Before that, he was at Lyon College, in Batesville, Arkansas, where he was a faculty member for 12 years, Chair of the Science Division for 5 years, and held an endowed professorship. While at Lyon College, he was named state Professor of the Year twice by the Carnegie Foundation’s Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Dr. Gregerson received a B.A. in Biology from Wabash College, and the Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Georgia. His scholarly expertise is in plant molecular biology. He has published over 25 scholarly articles and book chapters, and received grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture, the National Institute of Health and various state agencies.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Associate Professor of Philosophy
Planning & Assessment
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Zager's primary research and teaching interests lie in the empirical examination and testing of criminological theory and deviant behavior (explaining and predicting adult and juvenile offending) as well as in the scholarship of teaching and learning in these areas. Mary Ann Zager earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Arizona, where her work in crime and deviance led her to an emphasis in quantitative research (research methodology and statistical analysis). She has extensive experience working on external projects (funded at the local, state, and federal level by public and private entities) as a researcher and/or principal investigator. This work has enabled Dr. Zager to apply her theoretical and research skills to real-world problems such as risk assessment of institutionalized populations (youth and adult) and program evaluation. Her current work focuses on the scholarship of teaching research and statistical analysis as well as student learning outcomes assessment.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences & Associate Professor of Math
Graduate & Faculty Affairs
Raymond Rodrigues is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After graduation Raymond spent 10 years working for a corporate component of General Electric. During this decade Raymond held a variety of financial positions including payroll, fixed assets, government finance, customs, six sigma and compliance. Raymond spent his final 2.5 years serving as the Manager of GE’s Import Compliance team.
This team was sold to Vastera (now a division of J.P. Morgan Chase) where Raymond served as their Manager of Special Trade Programs. After leaving Vastera, Raymond worked for Bill Smith Inc. working on special projects.
In May of 2006, Raymond joined the College of Arts & Sciences serving as their Budget Manager.