Participating Faculty

2022 Cohort

Prospective Fellows are encouraged to introduce yourself to the faculty member in your area of interest. Click on the faculty’s name below to get detailed information about their student’s research component on the beneficial use of reclaimed water in Florida. Applications will be due in January 2022.

Participating Faculty (each will be major advisor to 1 Fellow)

Dr. Mary Lusk (PI)

Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department
Email: mary.lusk@ufl.edu
Phone: (813) 419-6670

Expertise: Dr. Lusk investigates how landscape management practices at site and neighborhood scales influence the storage, transport, and fate of constituents that may lead to water quality degradation. She studies the flux and storage of nutrients in managed urban landscapes, and the linkages between landscape management practices and urban soil and water quality. She is Assistant Professor of Urban Soil and Water Quality based at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center with an extension program focusing on water conservation and urban water quality.
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Dr. Kevin Ash

Assistant Professor, Geography Department
Email: kash78@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-6956

Expertise:Dr. Ash is a human-environment geographer with expertise in environmental hazards topics such as vulnerability, resilience, risk communication and perception, evacuation, and disaster loss data. His primary analysis tools are geospatial and statistical modeling, though he also has training and experience with qualitative methods. He is an Assistant Professor of Geography and teaches courses in Geospatial Analysis & Techniques and Global, Environmental and Social Change.
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Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni

Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department
Email: dkadyampakeni@ufl.edu
Phone: (863) 956-8843

Expertise: Dr. Kadyampakeni research and extension programs focus on improving water use efficiency and irrigation management in citrus production systems and implementing best water and nutrient management practices for water conservation and quality maintenance for surface and ground water sources. He is an Assistant Professor of Citrus, Water and Nutrient Management and is based at the Citrus Research and Education Center.
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Dr. A.J. Reisinger

Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department
Email: reisingera@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 294-3108

Expertise: With a focus on urban biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, Dr. Reisinger investigates nutrient and energy cycling in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. He looks at how human activities on the landscape affect the export of nutrients, other pollutants, and emerging contaminants of concern, which alter ecosystem functioning. He is an Assistant Professor of Urban Soil and Water Quality with an extension program that focuses on improving soil and water quality in urban environments and implementing best management practices to reduce the export of nutrients and pollutants from urban areas to the surrounding environment.
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Dr. Andrew Zimmerman

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Email: azimmer@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-0070

Expertise: Dr. Zimmerman researches organic matter‐mineral‐microbe interactions and carbon cycling in soil, sediments, surface and ground water, in the present and through the geological record. His current projects look at pyrogenic carbon in the environment, biochar and organic matter sorption and degradation. He is a Professor of Geological Sciences and teaches courses in sustainability, climate change, oceanography and organic chemistry and geobiology.
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Collaborating Faculty (on project team but will not be major advisor to a Fellow)

Dr. Bin Gao

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Email: bg55@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-1864 x285

Expertise: Dr. Gao’s research focuses on water quality and environmental sustainability. It spans a broad range of topics including environmental and water resources engineering, environmental nanotechnology, biochar technology, contaminant hydrology, and hydrologic modeling. Most of his research is interdisciplinary and balances experimental and modeling investigations. He teaches a course in Nanotechnology in Water Research and is also developing other courses in water quality and environmental sustainability.
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Dr. Jennifer Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
Email: jenniferajones@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 294-7163

Expertise: Dr. Jones’s research interests include nonprofit management, nonprofit leadership, and philanthropic giving. She specializes in using constructive developmental theory to explain variation in philanthropic giving, and she uses a highly specialized methodological technique—the Subject-Object Interview. Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership and has provided methodology-related consulting to universities and institutions in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and Ireland.
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