Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate DepartmentNameSpecializationsRegions of Expertise
Agriculture Education and Communication, Center for Landscape Conservation and EcologyPaul MonaghanNatural resource protection and landscape managementLatin America, Haiti, US
Laura WarnerProgram evaluation, extension/professional development, social marketing, behavior change, and landscape/horticultural conservation practicesExtension, US
Agriculture Education and CommunicationSebastian GalindoCollaborative project evaluationLatin America, US
IFAS Global, Interim Director / AgronomyRosalie KoenigAgriculture, farming and cropping systemsUS
IFAS Global, Associate DirectorKathleen ColversonGender, extension systems, agricultural value chainsEast Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America
AnthropologyAugusto Oyuela-CaycedoHistorical ecology, archaeologyColombia, Peru and Brazil
John Richard SteppEnvironmental anthropology, ethnoecology, conservation, GIS, medical anthropology, research methods, visual anthropologyMexico and Central America, China, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa
Biology / School of Forest Resources and ConservationClaudia RomeroTropical forest policy and economics, conservation and development tradeoffs, impact evaluation, REDD+, PESCentral and South America, Southern Africa, Indonesia
Center for Latin American Studies

Catherine TuckerEnvironmental governance, community-based resource management, conservation, sustainability, transdisciplinary research, value chains & markets, traditional and indigenous knowledge, belief systems, mountain social-ecological systems, commonsLatin America
Center for African Studies

Abraham GoldmanFood and agriculture in Africa, resources and conservation, geography of world agriculture, human geography, environmental impact of pesticides, and foreign policy issues linking developed and developing countriesEthiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania & Uganda
Center for African Studies


Marit Østebø
Cultural anthropology, development studies, global healthEthiopia
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), Academic Director and James W. Walter Eminent Scholar ChairMichael M. MorrisEntrepreneurship, economic development, small business consulting, marketing, emergenceSouth Africa
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), DirectorJamie KraftEntrepreneurship, experiential learningUS
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)Kristin E. JoosSocial entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, experiential learning, civic engagement, gender and entrepreneurship, youth developmentUS
Design, Construction and Planning; Department of Urban and Regional PlanningChristopher SilverUrban development and planning in megacities, sustainable community development, urban water managementIndonesia
Design, Construction and Planning; Director, UF Green Building Learning CollaborativeBahar ArmaghaniSustainability and the built environment, green building codes, LEED, project managementUS, Iraq, Jordan, Republic of Georgia
UFIC, Director of Program DevelopmentSandra RussoAnimal science, agronomy, development, gender, environment, tropical research, small ruminants, women’s studies, ecofeminism, agroforestryMENA regions, and multiple other regions of Africa
Family, Youth & Community SciencesMuthusami KumaranFundraising for nonprofit organizations, risk management in NPOs, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community development, program planning and evaluationIndia, South Korea & The Bahamas, US
David DiehlYouth development and public policy, planning and evaluationExtension, Southeast U.S.
Mickie SwisherResearch design and methods, theory of community structure and development, sustainable and organic food systems, sustainable agriculture research and educationUS, Central and East Africa, Central America, Haiti
Former University of Florida International Center (UFIC), Dean, RetiredDavid SammonsAgronomy, crop breeding, agricultural / natural resources research administration, curriculum oversightGlobal; East Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia
Landscape Architecture, ChairMaria C. "Tina" GurucharriLow impact development, nature and culture based tourism, urban designCosta Rica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala
Levin School of Law; Director, Conservation Clinic, Center for Governmental ResponsibilityThomas T. AnkersonComparative law (Latin America, conservation real estate law, evironmental law, international tax, land use, sustainabilityCosta Rica, Central America
Political Science

UF International Center, Dean
Leonardo A. VillalónAfrican politics, Islam and politics, democratizationSenegal, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso & Chad
School of Forest Resources and Conservation; Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative, CoordinatorRobert BuschbacherTropical forestryAmazon-Andes region
School of Forest Resources and ConservationMartha C. MonroeEnvironmental education and extensionUS
Taylor SteinEcotourismCosta Rica, Central America
SociologyChristine OverdevestEnvironmental and natural resource, and economic sociologyLatin America, US
Stephen PerzDemography, environmental sociology, sociology of developmentBrazil
Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management; Director, Friedheim Tourism InstituteBrijesh ThapaPark management, heritage tourism, ecotourismBotswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa
Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management; Spatial Ecology and Conservation LabAngélica Almeyda ZambranoEcotourism as a development and conservation strategy, sustainable tourism and land use dynamics, sustainability science, land use and land cover changeLatin America, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica
Tropical Conservation and DevelopmentBette LoiselleTropical ecology and conservation, seed dispersal mutualisms, ecological niche modeling and applications of Geographic Information Systems technology for biodiversity research and conservation   Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Latin American StudiesEmilio BrunaHabitat fragmentation, Anthropogenic landscape alterations, Science policy in Latin AmericaSouth America
Environmental Engineering Sciences, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and EnvironmentTimothy TownsendSolid waste managementLatin America, Caribbean, Asia