Administration

  

Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Ph.D., ABPP
Vice President for Research and Dean of the
College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Elizabeth A. Klonoff is the Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida, one of the largest public metropolitan research universities in the nation.

Klonoff is charged with advancing UCF’s reputation and impact as a 21st-century, metropolitan research university by growing graduate enrollment, specifically for research-focused degrees, and elevating the scale and quality of its research. UCF is classified as a high research activity university, according to the Carnegie Foundation.

Since her arrival in 2016, UCF has seen its sponsored research awards increase 40 percent to $204.5 million in 2020. U.S. News & World Report also ranked 30 of the university’s graduate programs in the top 100 in the nation in 2020.

 

Prior to joining UCF, she held an appointment at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, where she served as the co-director of the joint doctoral program in clinical psychology. She has also worked as the director of the Behavioral Health Institute in California and the director of the Behavior Therapy/Behavioral Medicine Clinic, as well as the co-director of the Chronic Pain Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
 
 

 

 

 

A clinical and health psychologist, Klonoff received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. She was a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She also has worked as a faculty member in the departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and in the departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University Medical Center.

She has served in multiple roles at various publications and is an Associate Editor for the American Psychologist journal. Klonoff has conducted research in the area of tobacco control, sexism, racism, and physical and mental health. The National Institutes of Health and the California Department of Health Services have funded her work. She has published widely on culture and gender diversity in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, and preventive medicine and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in multiple divisions.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Winston Schoenfeld
Associate VP for Research and Scholarship
winston@ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823-0824

 

 

Winston V. Schoenfeld is currently Associate VP for Research and Scholarship, and Professor of Optics, MSE, and ECE at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree in materials science from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2000, and holds a MS and BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. Prior to joining UCF in 2004, Dr. Schoenfeld served as Device Manager at Uniroyal Optoelectronics, working in the area of high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), and later in 2003 founded Medical Lighting Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty LED lighting solutions for the medical and biomedical industries. From 2011-2017 he served at UCF as Director of the c-Si Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), establishing the first industry-led U.S. c-Si PV consortium and overseeing more than $10M in collaborative research projects between consortium members.  He has authored/co-authored more than 130 refereed journal publications in the areas of photovoltaics, the epitaxial growth and properties of oxide semiconductors, oxide and nitride-semiconductor light emitting diodes, self-assembled quantum dots, e-beam nano-lithography, quantum information/networks, comprehensive modeling of nanowire devices, and solid-state nuclear material detection. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Fellow of SPIE and a life member of OSA.