Faculty Senate Officers 2017/2018


Martin Tawil

Dr. Martin Tawil, President

Dr. Martin Tawil is currently serving as the First Year Experience Professor and Lead Faculty. Dr. Tawil has been teaching online courses since 2008. In addition, he also teaches graduate level courses for aspiring school administrators. Since arriving at FSW, Dr. Tawil served as the Coordinator of Assessment and Student Success for the School of Education. Dr. Tawil is committed to community involvement; he is currently serving as the parent representative on the City of Cape Coral Charter School Board. He also served on the SAANYS (School Administrators Association of New York State) Board Trustees for several years. In addition to higher education, Dr. Tawil held administrative and teaching position in the K-12 arena for about ten years. Dr. Tawil is a True Colors Certified Facilitator and has conducted numerous workshops for FSW State and the local schools.


Frank Dowd

Prof. Frank Dowd, Vice President

Reference Librarian, Lee Campus. I received my MLS from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and I have been at FSW since 2001. I have previously worked at Howard University, The University of Tennessee, Central Michigan University, and Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Libraries. I am currently Treasurer of the Union, Co Advisor of the GSA in Ft. Myers, and serve as Chair of the state-wide LIS 2004 Course Revision Committee. I am married and live in Naples.


Jane Charles

Jane Charles, Secretary

Jane Charles is a Faculty Librarian and Professor of History at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). Jane earned a B.A. in Art History and Anthropology from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in Public History from North Carolina State University, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. Before becoming a Librarian and History Professor at FSW, Jane worked as an archivist at the Penn State University Special Collections Library.


Tim Bishop

Prof. Tim Bishop, Parliamentarian

Tim Bishop has served as a Faculty Librarian on the Thomas Edison Campus of Florida Southwestern State College since 2010. He earned a B.A. in English from Florida Gulf Coast University, an M.A. in English from Florida Gulf Coast University, and an M.L.I.S. from Florida State University.



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