IPACS Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Schenita Floyd  | College of Science
July 13, 2022

IPACS Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Schenita Floyd 

The College of Science welcomes Dr. Schenita Floyd to the Interdisciplinary Program of Analytics and Computational Science (IPACS) as a new Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Floyd will be teaching several IPACS courses, including ADTA 5340 Discovery and Learning with Big Data and ADTA 5240 Harvesting, Storing, and Retrieving Data.

"I am most excited to teach my students about ethical artificial intelligence and its importance to our society as a whole," she said. "I look forward to sharing my work experience to make the abstract more relatable, especially regarding data quality and the rapid pace of technology."

Dr. Floyd already sports the Mean Green as an alumna who received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Information Science from here, and she is excited to start this new chapter of her career at UNT.

"The team I interviewed with [at UNT] was phenomenal; I was at ease throughout each phase of the interview process," she said. "I had a strong gut feeling that this was the opportunity for me to grow and continue developing the relationships I had built as a student and IT staff member at UNT."

Dr. Floyd said her goal is to become a renowned speaker and scholar in her field, and to promote the use of artificial intelligence for social good. She looks forward to bringing her experience as an African American women in technology to the classroom.

"I hope to give all students, especially students who will be the minority in the tech field, the confidence they need to excel at the start," she said.

Prior to her time at UNT, she earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from Southeastern University, and a Master's certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

"I bleed maroon but wear my green loud and proud," she said. "My academic journey started as an eagle in high school and concluded as an eagle. Soaring high as an eagle is my destiny, and I am happy to be a part of the amazing faculty and staff at UNT."

Outside of teaching, Dr. Floyd loves giving back to her community and being an advocate for children in foster care. She has been a volunteer advocate for Dallas CASA for almost twenty years.

Learn more about the IPACS programs and certificates at: https://cos.unt.edu/news/ipacs-offers-new-online-certificate-programs-de...