PresidentIn June of 2009, Dr. H.E. "Buddy" Payne, Jr. became the fifth president of Florida College in over sixty years. A list of his academic and professional credentials appears below.
- Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1983.
- M.A.T., Science Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968.
- B.S., Science Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1967. (Cum Laude)
- A.A., Florida College, Temple Terrace, Florida, 1965. (Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude)
Honors and Awards
- State of Florida Teacher’s Scholarship, Florida Department of Education, 1963–1967
- Best Mathematics Student, Florida College, 1965
- Honorary Phi Theta Kappa Membership, Florida College, 1996
- Full Academic Year Institute Scholarship, Harvard University, 1967
- Graduate Assistantship, University of South Florida, 1981
- Outstanding Teacher, Florida College, 1987–1988
- Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Florida State University, 1967
- American Education Research Association, 1981–Present
- Mathematical Association of America, 1983–Present
- Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Dean’s Association, 1997–2009
- Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Council of Presidents, 2009–Present
- Faculty, 1972–2009
- Registrar, Florida College, 1975–1978
- Dean of Students, Florida College, 1978–1991
- Vice President and Academic Dean, Florida College, 1991–2009
- President of the College, 2009–Present
Teaching and Administrative Load
- Teacher of General Chemistry, Florida College, 1972–1976
- Teacher of Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher, University of South Florida, 1982
- Teacher of History and Geography of the Old Testament, Florida College, 1983
- Teacher of Mathematics (Remedial algebra through Calculus), Florida College, 1972–2009
Publications and Creative Works
- “The Computer in Math Education,” Journal of School of Education, Indiana University, 1981
Other Scholarly Activity
- Doctoral Dissertation: The Effects of Three Instructional Techniques on Problem-Solving Ability at the Junior College Level (Mathematics), 1983
- Member of the Tampa North Rotary Club, 1985–Present, President 2002–2003
- Elder and evangelist for the Livingston Avenue church of Christ, 1996–Present
- Office Phone: 813.988.5131 x102
- E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SBGAThe Student Body Government Association (SBGA) is one of the best avenues for student leadership. The SBGA spearheads several fundraisers and events throughout the year—most notably the Spring Banquet—and their suggestions to the administration are highly valued. The students filling this positions of leadership are truly learning, living, and leading His way.
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