Computer and Wires

Leadership Team

Scott Ferguson
Chief Information Officer

Bio coming soon

Thomas Couperthwaite
Director of Application Services

Thomas has served the university for over 15 years, and recently shifted his focus to serve the Application Services team, to further enhance the utilization of both the Workday and Banner applications and provide new growth opportunities for several other IT programs.

Throughout much of his time at Florida Tech, he was a key member and leader of the Tech Support team, providing expertise to his peers and mentoring countless student employees. He worked tirelessly to ensure that the campus community received the support and tools they need.

He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University.

Eric Donath
Director of Instructional Technology

Eric drives technology innovation and adoption to improve teaching and learning across the university.  His current priorities include student retention, pedagogical best-practices with teaching technologies, and streamlining workflows.  He serves on the Technology, Research, & Infrastructure Committee, providing insight and recommendations to the Faculty Senate, and was named Most Valuable Panther in 2019 for developing an academic alert system.

Prior to joining Florida Tech in 2007, Eric earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of South Carolina and was a lead analyst at a Fortune 500 company.  At Florida Tech, Eric found and embraced the opportunity to make a bigger difference.  Teaching First Year Experience and similar courses since 2009, Eric has helped hundreds of new students embark on their paths to graduation.  He joined the ranks of Florida Tech alums himself in 2011, earning an M.S. in Information Technology.  He spearheaded the university’s transition to Canvas in 2014, a move that gave every instructor space to teach in the cloud.  With guaranteed uptime, 24/7 support, and multiple ways to connect to other applications, Canvas ushered in a new standard for teaching-technologies, and positioned the university for success facing the pandemic and beyond. 

Erik Guadalupe
Director of Network Communications

Erik's networking experience dates back to 2001, when he had the opportunity of a lifetime to design and build the network of a city government from the ground up. In the early days, he was responsible for all of it: systems administration, networking, wireless and cybersecurity.

Fast forward to 2013, Erik was able to bring that experience to Florida Tech, where he took on the role of Systems Administrator II. Since then, he has held roles as a Network Engineer and Network Communications Manager. Erik took a leadership position at another college before returning to Florida Tech as the Director Of Network Communications.

Before returning to Florida Tech, Erik led both the Networks & Systems Departments, while also managing contractors performing a multi-million dollar upgrade across multiple campuses.

He is excited to be back at Florida Tech, to work with the leadership team here, and to continue to modernize the network, data and voice services that are the backbone of the way we communicate with each other and the world.

John D. Meyer, Ph.D., Ed.S.
Director of Technical Support

John holds a Doctorate and an Education Specialist degree in Computing Technology in Education from NOVA Southeastern University. He plans and directs the implementation of educational technology for campus projects and classrooms and online interactive educational environments. He also teaches graduate education technology students how to implement the latest educational technology. Before coming to Florida Tech, he completed an Air Force Career of 20 years, 6 months, and 16 days working in Computing Technology. He also worked for 11 years for Augusta State University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia, helping plan technology for new construction and oversee the transition from face-to-face classrooms to online and hybrid teaching.

Curtis Robinson
Director of Enterprise Systems

Curtis started full time at Florida Tech in 2001 after earning a B.S. in Computer Science at Florida Tech. He worked his way up in various roles from Systems Administrator I, Systems Administrator II, Associate Director of Technology Support Services, and Director of Enterprise Systems. While being the Director of Enterprise Systems, he went back to school to earn a M.S. in Information Technology. Over time, he has provided leadership within the IT department and the campus community.

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