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Norma Alcantar

Norma Alcantar

Assistant Professor

(813) 974-8009
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Professor Alcantar is an expert in surface force measurements and FTIR spectroscopy. Her research interests include interfacial phenomena and chemical characterization of biometric membranes, micellar surfacants, green chemistry materials, nanoparticles, and organic/inorganic thin films.

Delcie Durham

Delcie Durham

Professor

(813) 974-5656
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Professor Durham’s research focuses on environmentally benign design and manufacturing, with a particular emphasis on sustainable product realization through the total product lifecycle. Her research interests include exploring metrics for sustainable engineering design through analogies to the biological cell.

Sharon Hanna-West

Sharon Hanna-West

Instructor

(813) 974-6893
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Professor Hanna-West is the Exide Distinguished Lecturer of Ethics and Sustainability in the Department of Management and Organization in the College of Business. Her work focuses on engaging key stakeholders in the process of positive change and facilitating a shared strategic vision among business leaders.

Sara Hendricks

Sara Hendricks

Senior Research Associate

(813) 974-2011
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Ms. Hendricks has conducted research in a wide range of topics of interest to the State of Florida, nationally, and internationally. As a member of the research faculty of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, her interests include growth management, intermodal connection between public transit and bicycling, public-private partnerships and other institutional arrangements.

David Jacobson

David Jacobson

Professor

(813) 974-2893
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Professor Jacobson’s research focuses on areas related to immigration and citizenship, international institutions and law, human rights, and women’s status in global conflict. His work concerns sustainability in two areas: the sustainability of communities in the context of social change and the implications of climate change for human institutions.

James Mihelcic

James Mihelcic

Professor

(813) 974-2011
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Professor Mihelcic’s research focuses on the impact of global stressors (e.g., population, urbanization, land use, water scarcity, and climate) on issues of water, sanitation, and health. He studies how regional and global stressors impact sustainable solutions. He directs a master’s international program that allows students to combine overseas research with service in the Peace Corps.

Mark Rains

Mark Rains

Associate Professor

(813) 974-3310
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An ecohydrologist, Professor Rains has nearly 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors in the science, policy, and management of water and water-dependent resources in coupled human-natural systems. His research is focused on the roles that hydrological processes play in governing ecosystem structure and function.

Philip Reeder

Philip Reeder

Associate Professor

(813) 974-4292
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Professor Reeder is currently pursuing research that revolves around three multifaceted themes: environmental change, paleo-climate, and landscape evolution; environmental education, sustainability, and the human role in environmental change; and paleoenvironments, geoarchaeology, and cultural landscape evolution.

Aarti Sharma

Aarti Sharma

Instructor

(813) 974-4354
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Professor Sharma is an Instructor of Strategic Management and Sustainable Enterprise. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. She pursues management and sustainability policy research in three domains: interorganizational strategies and behaviors on sustainability, individual and managerial orientation toward corporate sustainability.

Mark Stewart

Mark Stewart

Professor

(813) 974-8749
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Professor Stewart’s research interests are in hydrology, environmental geophysics, mathematical modeling of hydrologic systems, and water resource management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in hydrology, mathematical modeling, global climate change, and oceanography.

Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart

Associate Professor

(813) 974-6632
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Professor Stuart’s research interests are primarily related to air pollution and its impacts on human health and the environment. Through her work, Professor Stuart seeks to understand the multi-scale interactions of air pollutants with the natural and built environments, and to elucidate the effects of these interactions on public health and on sustainability.

Maya Trotz

Maya Trotz

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

(813) 974-3310
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Professor Trotz’s research, teaching and service are at the nexus of geochemistry/water quality and global/community sustainability. Her interests are interdisciplinary and forge non-traditional university partnerships. Current research projects include the development of mineral oxide-dependent treatment technologies for contaminant remediation.

Daniel Yeh

Daniel Yeh

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

(813) 974-4746
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Professor Yeh’s research and teaching interests are related to water treatment, wastewater reuse and nutrient recovery, bio-energy (methane and algae biofuel) from wastes, rainwater harvesting, desalination, green building net-zero water strategies, sustainable urban water management, and adapting the infrastructure of coastal cities to climate change.

Rebecca Zarger

Rebecca Zarger

Assistant Professor

(813) 974-2416
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Professor Zarger is a cultural anthropologist who conducts research at the interface between environmental anthropology and the anthropology of education and childhood. Her work over the last decade has explored the ways environmental knowledge and meanings are learned, taught, and transformed in Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya communities in Belize.

Qiong (Jane) Zhang

Qiong (Jane) Zhang

Assistant Professor

(813) 974-2011
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Professor Zhang’s research and teaching interests lie in green engineering, sustainability, life cycle assessment, water/energy nexus, coupled nature-human system modeling, environmental fate and transport modeling, and water supply and treatment