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Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate DepartmentNameSpecializationsRegions of Expertise
Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Institute for Sustainable Food SystemsGerrit HoogenboomCrop modeling, decision support systems, food security, natural resource
management, climate change and climate variability
US, Africa, Southeast Asia, China
Agriculture Education and Communication, Center for Landscape Conservation and EcologyPaul MonaghanNatural resource protection and landscape managementLatin America, Haiti, United States
Laura WarnerProgram evaluation, extension/professional development, social marketing, behavior change, and landscape/horticultural conservation practicesExtension, United States
Agriculture Education and CommunicationSebastian GalindoCollaborative project evaluationLatin America, United States
IFAS Global, Interim Director / AgronomyRosalie KoenigAgriculture, farming and cropping systemsUnited States
IFAS Global, Associate DirectorKathleen ColversonGender, extension systems, agricultural value chainsEast Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America
AnthropologyAugusto Oyuela-CaycedoHistorical ecology, archaeologyColombia, Peru, Brazil
John Richard SteppEnvironmental anthropology, ethnoecology, conservation, GIS, medical anthropology, research methods, visual anthropologyMexico and Central America, China, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa
EconomicsHector Hugo Sandoval GutierrezSocial interactions, applied microeconomics, education, poverty and development economics, and program evaluationMexico, Florida
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 Latin American Studies

Sociology, Criminology & Law
Rebecca HansonCrime and citizen security, political sociology, human rights, global studies, urban sociology, social movements and citizen participation, gender, Latin America, qualitative methods​Venezuela, Colombia
Center for African StudiesAgnes LeslieAfrican politics focus on women and politics, social movements, human rights, policy and development, regional Integration in southern Africa, African Union, China and Africa relationsZambia, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Rwanda
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 learningUnited States
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)Kristin E. JoysSocial entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, experiential learning, civic engagement, gender and entrepreneurship, youth developmentUnited States
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 managementUnited States, Iraq, Jordan, Republic of Georgia
Environmental Engineering Sciences, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and EnvironmentTimothy TownsendSolid waste managementLatin America, Caribbean, Asia
UF International Center (UFIC), Dean / Political ScienceLeonardo A. VillalónAfrican politics, Islam and politics, democratizationSenegal, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad
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
UFIC, Office for Global Research Engagement / Livestock Systems Innovation LaboratoryRebecca WilliamsGender and development, youth violence, climate change, rural livelihoods, feminism and masculinities, social justice, human rights, sustainable development, capacity development, facilitationLatin America, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nepal
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 United States
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
Randy CantrellInnovation, community development and leadership, housing and decision-makingUS, West Africa
Dale Pracht4-H, volunteer involvement, youth life skill development, community improvementUS, Europe, Cuba
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
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 extensionUnited States
Taylor SteinEcotourismCosta Rica, Central America
Sociology and Criminology & LawChristine OverdevestEnvironmental and natural resource, and economic sociologyLatin America, United States
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
Wildlife Ecology & ConservationVanessa HullCoupled human and natural systems, wildlife management, conservation policies, protected areasAsia
Soil and Water SciencesJames JawitzWater resource sustainabilityFlorida, United States
Masanori FujimotoAquatic microbial ecology, water resource management, waste management, soil health,
sustainable agriculture
Asia, East Africa