Core Faculty & Staff

The instruction and management of UF’s MDP draws on experienced and dynamic faculty located in seven different colleges: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the College of Public Health & Health Professions, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Design, Construction & Planning, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Levin College of Law.

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Program Administration


Glenn Galloway
Program Director & Faculty Member


Cindy Tarter
Program Coordinator










Core Faculty

Geographic Expertise

Renata Serra
Center for African Studies

MDP Graduate Coordinator
African development; political economy; economic reforms and aid; gender issues and women's empowerment; agricultural development and cotton sectors; social capital and collective action; microfinance.Francophone West Africa; Mali

Grenville Barnes
Geomatics Program, School of Forest Resources and ConservationLand tenure and property rights, governance of natural resources in developing countries, cadastral surveying and mappingSouth and Central America, the Caribbean, Southern Africa

Brian Child
GeographyProtected area management, conservation of natural resourcesSouthern Africa

Jon Dain
Tropical Conservation and DevelopmentFacilitation, conflict and collaboration management, workshop training, adult learning, social learning, tropical conservation and developmentBrazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru

Carmen Diana Deere
Center for Latin American StudiesGender inequality in asset ownership, land policy and agrarian reform, rural social movements, and gender in Latin American agricultural developmentEcuador, Cuba, Brazil, Central America

Ignacio Porzecanski
School of Natural Resources and EnvironmentAdaptive management, natural resource management, biodiversity conservationUruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil

Marianne Schmink
Center for Latin American StudiesTropical conservation and development, gender and developmentBrazil, Comparative Latin America

Richard Rheingans
Center for African Studies, Department of Environmental and Global HealthHealth equity and disparities, water and sanitation, monitoring and evaluationKenya, Mozambique, India, East Africa