|2019 - Present||Master's & Certificate Program Director, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Conflict Resolution Studies|
|2007 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University|
|2002 - Present||Courtesy Assistant Professor, University of Florida ‐ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|
|Present||Director, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Master's and Certificates Programs|
|2007 - 2014||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Conflict Resolution Studies|
|2010 - 2011||Associate Chair, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Conflict Resolution Studies|
|2003 - 2006||Visiting Research Professor, University of Florida ‐ Center for Latin American Studies|
|1993 - 2000||Research and Teaching Assitant, University of Florida ‐ Food and Resource Economics Department|
|1995 - 1997||Program Assistant, University of Florida ‐ Center for Latin American Studies|
|1992 - 1993||Research Assistant, University of Florida ‐ Institute of Food and Argcultural Sciences|
|1992||Assistant Coordinator, Foundation for the Development of Agriculture ‐ Comminucation Unit - Quito, Ecuador|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2020 - Present||Member, IRTEC, HCAS, NSU||2016 - Present||Member, Curriculum Committee, HCAS, NSU||2013 - Present||Member, Exams Committee||2013 - Present||Chair, Global Course Committee||2011 - Present||Chair, Ph.D. Admissions Committee||2008 - Present||Sub-Administrator for SHSS, Turn-it-in||2007 - Present||Speaker, Lifelong Learning Institute, NSU||2004 - Present||Pro-bono trainer and consultant, CULPAZCON, Colombian Youth Organization||2015 - 2019||Faculty Advisor, Graduate SGA, CAHSS, NSU||2011 - 2013||Representative, NSU negotiations with Government of Suriname||2006 - 2013||Board Member, FUNECOROBLES, Colombian NGO. Provide pro-bono consulting and training on a regular basis||2013||Developer / Presenter, Dissertation Bootcamp for DCAR candidates||2013||Coordinator, Dr. Naarendorp's (Director of the office of Foreign Affairs in Suriname) visit to NSU||2013||Panelist, Open House||2013||Ambassador Board's presentator, Scholarship of Engagement and NSU work in Suriname||2008 - 2011||Reviewer, PFRDG, NSU||2011||Coordinator / Implementor, DCAR Student Strategic Visioning||2008 - 2010||Representative, SHSS Faculty Council||2008 - 2010||Faculty Council Representative, SHSS, NSU||2007 - 2010||Alternate Representative, SHSS IRB|
Honors and Awards
- (2010) Professor of the Year Award, SHSS, NSU
- (2012) External Funding Recognition Award, NSU
- (2013) External Funding Recognition Award, NSU
- (2014) External Funding Recognition Award, NSU
- (2014) Curricular Adviser of the Year, SHSS, NSU
- (2017) Faculty Recognition Award, DCRS, NSU
- (2017) Winner of The Hogges and Cowins Book Award 2017 for nonfiction category
- (2017) External Funding Recognition Award, NSU
- (2017) Service Award, 10 Year Anniversary, NSU
- (2018) CAHSS Board of Trustees Faculty Member Nominee, NSU
- CARD 6624 – Global Course: Ecuador, Environmental Conflict and Development
- CARD 6624 – Global Course: Suriname, Environmental Conflict and Int. Development
- CARD 6624 – Global Course: Ecuador, Conflict in International Development
- CARD 6622 – Researching Conflict
- CARD 6653 – Conflict in Conservation and Development
- CARD 6656 – Gender, Conflict, and International Development
- CARD 6602 – Resolving Environmental and Public Disputes
- CARD 7020 – Systems Design: History and Contemporary Practice
- CARM 5200 – Research Design
- CARD 7100 – Quantitative Methods II
- CARD 7090 – Quantitative Methods I
- CARD 7901 – Dissertation Preparation
|2001||Ph.D., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida|
|1998||M.S., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida|
|1995||M.S., Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida|
|1993||B.S., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida|
Articles / Refereed (4)
Social Cartography as a Tool for Conflict Analysis and Resolution: The Experience of the Afro-Colombian Communities of Robles Peace and Conflict Studies (2009)
The field of conflict resolution is in constant evolution. Every day, theories are defined and redefined, and new contributions are made to the field. This continuous process challenges scholars, researchers, and practitioners to develop new ...
Florida's Tomato Producers: Are They Moving Toward Sustainability? Florida Scientist (1994)
Commercial tomato producers were surveyed throughout the state of Florida to determine the degree to which they have adopted production practices which minimize undesirable environmental impacts. The survey focused on water, pest and nutrient management ...
Articles / Non-Refereed (9)
Gender Issues and Women Participation in Irrigated Agriculture: The Case of Two Private Irrigation Canals in Carchi, Ecuador Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (1999)
Defines the degree of women’s involvement in irrigated agriculture and water users associations in two private irrigation canals in Ecuador and identifies factors that limit their involvement. Analyzes the effects of intra-household dynamics and the ...
Gender, communities, and natural resource management a conceptualization workshop report Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Center for Latin American Studies (1996)
From October 16 to 18, the MERGE program sponsored a "Conceptualization Workshop" to permit discussion of key MERGE themes (gender, community participation; natural resource management) and closely related issues, such as population an institutions. Partners ...
Steps in the Analysis and Interpretation of On-Farm Research-Extension Data Based on Adaptability Analysis (AA): A Training Guide Staff Paper [University of South Florida] (1995)
Modified Stabilitlity Analysis or MSA is a procedure for designing, analyzing and interpreting on-farm trials conducted to assess new technologies and disseminate the resulting recommendations. This famer-participatory method now called Adaptablity Analysis can serve as ...
Technical lesson plans on gender, gender analysis, community participation and natural resource management Managing Ecosystems and Resources with Gender Emphasis, Tropical Conservation and Development (1995)
This is a collection of lesson plans that resulted from the Gender Analysis Training Course delivered at the University of Florida in Fall 1995. The course aimed to impart training skills as well as technical ...
Books and Book Contributions (6)
Conflict and Sustainability in a Changing Environment CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2017)
Using a case study of the Trio indigenous peoples in Suriname, Conflict and Sustainability in a Changing Environment presents an inside view of a community facing climate change and on the path toward sustainable development. ...
Global courses as incubators for scholarship of engagement activities Conflict Resolution Studies Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2012)
[Book Description] As the field of conflict analysis and resolution continues to grow, scholars and practitioners increasingly recognize that we can learn from one another. Theory must be informed by practice and practice must draw ...
(Part 4: Participation and Cultural Change) Chapter 10: Women and Water in the Northern Ecuadorean Andes Conflict Resolution Studies Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2005)
This book represents an important contribution to a growing subfield of feminist scholarship. Moving beyond a focus on the traditional policy areas normally associated with women and politics, the authors bring a gender analysis to ...
Manejo del agua en las acequias privadas Garrapatal y el Tambo en la provincia del Carchi, Ecuador Instituto Internacional del Manejo de la Irrigación (1999)
Como parte de las actividades que el Instituto Internacional del Manejo del Agua (IWMI, por su sigla en Inglés) adelantó en la Región Andina se llevó a cabo el estudio que aquí se presenta. El ...
Trainings and Workshops (16)
Sondeo (Rapid Rural Appraisal) of the Livelihood Systems of Limited Resource Farmers of the Area of Influence for the National Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INIAP: Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias) CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2005)