USF Sarasota-Manatee professor a finalist for Business Woman of the Year

Dr. Sunita Lodwig, Instructor of Information Technology (I.T.) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) has been selected as a finalist for Business Woman of the Year.   52 finalists were chosen from over 360 nominees for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award.

Dr. Lodwig was nominated by Frank Levey, Vice President of Education and Community Outreach at GaHoom Technology in Tampa, after Levey attended a presentation about the new Information Technology program options at USFSM.  The presentation was offered by Dr. Lodwig and Dr. John Wiginton, also an Instructor of Information Technology at USFSM, and included details about the five new I.T. concentrations available to students: Enterprise Applications Development; Information Security; Information Technology Management; Systems Administration; and Web Design & Development.

“Having worked with Sunita, I found that she is always looking for ways to help students understand very difficult concepts and collaborates with other professors in order to benefit her students,” said Levey.  “She continues to educate herself in order to provide her classes with current and accurate information.  She’s extremely dedicated.”

Dr. Lodwig has been a faculty member at USFSM since 2004 and teaches a wide range of I.T. courses to undergraduate students.  She also serves the community by offering Internet Safety courses and workshops for seniors and families in the region.  “Nomination for this award is recognition of the expanded relevance of USFSM’s IT program in meeting the evolving technology needs of our societies,” said Dr. Lodwig.

Along with Information Technology, the College of Arts & Sciences at USFSM offers Undergraduate Degree programs in: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Criminology; English; History; Interdisciplinary Social Science; Psychology; and Applied Sciences.  Graduate Degree programs are available in: Criminal Justice Administration and Social work and Certificate Programs are available in: Business & Technical Writing along with Information Technology.  Information Technology Certificates are available in each of the five concentrations mentioned above.