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UWF Rite of Passage Lecture Series presents Drs. John R. Todorovich and Esmail Mohebbi

The University of West Florida will honor Drs. John R Todorovich and Esmail Mohebbi at the UWF Rite of Passage Lecture Series event on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Argonaut Athletic Club.

UWF Rite of Passage is a distinguished lecture series celebrating UWF faculty who were recently promoted to full professor. The series gives professors the opportunity to share life lessons outside of the classroom with colleagues, students, friends and community members.

Todorovich, professor of exercise science, will present a lecture titled, “Up Days.”  He serves as chair for the Department of Exercise Science and Community Health at the University of West Florida. Todorovich has held this position since 2007, and has been a faculty member with the University of West Florida since 2005. Prior to his appointment to the University of West Florida, he was a faculty member at the University of Wyoming from 1999-2001 and the University of Florida from 2001-2005. Todorovich completed his education at the University of Alabama specializing in Human Performance Pedagogy with additional training in Health Education, Educational Psychology and a research proficiency in statistics. While completing his graduate degrees, Todorovich was an elementary school teacher and high school sports coach in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Mohebbi, professor of management, will present a lecture titled, “A Journey Worth Taking: Becoming a Citizen of Academia.” He serves as chair for the Department of Management and MIS at the University of West Florida. Mohebbi received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University. He pursued his graduate studies in operations research at the University of Toronto where he received his master’s and doctoral degrees. Mohebbi accumulated several years of industry experience prior to starting his academic career. His primary research interest lies in the area of quantitative modeling and optimization of manufacturing and service operations.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.