As a postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Saha was involved in an UNFCCC consultancy project on bioenergy crop cultivation & soil carbon stocking. Prior to joining UVI, Dr. Saha had served as faculty at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (Bangalore, India), Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA, USA), and Texas State University (San Marcos, TX, USA). Dr. Saha’s research is focused on the sustainable and clime-smart agriculture. He has received several external and internal grants, supervised 18 research students (graduate and undergraduate), published in peer-reviewed journals such as HortScience, Plant and Soil, Agroforestry Systems, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Land Degradation & Development, and Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science; and presented his work globally including in two United Nations meetings (IAEA, Austria; FAO, Italy). He has remained a Review Editor of Frontiers Publication Group and an Affiliate Faculty for the Georgia Southern STEM Institute (i2STEMe) and the Center for the Study of International Schooling.
Dr. Saha is very passionate about teaching and taught over 15 courses. His teaching philosophy highlights service-learning, critical thinking, active learning, diversity, and community engagement. He has engaged his students in Afterschool Garden programs, Arbor Day tree-planting, Downtown Farmers’ Market, Green Fest, No Impact Week, International Festival, and several local farm and campus initiatives. Dr. Saha is very supportive of student organizations and was the first faculty advisor of the South Asian Student Organization (SASO) at Georgia Southern. He has remained actively associated with sustainability and community service activities and was named a Faculty Fellow at the Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability and later awarded the Green Eagle Award for Sustainability. Dr. Saha’s willingness to serve the society and the community goes beyond the geographic borders. As the Cofounder and Honorary President of Envagrogen (a non-profit organization in India) he promoted environmental & agricultural sustainability and women empowerment in rural India.
Dr. Saha has strong professional international experience, which includes, research collaborations with Gottingen University (Germany), CATIE (Costa Rica & Nicaragua), Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales - University of Veracruzana (Mexico), RKMVU (India); DFG Bilateral Cooperation fellowship as visiting scientist (Germany); North American Mobility Program Representative to the University of Veracruzana (Mexico), internship with the Wildlife Conservation Society (Guatemala); field data collection in Africa (World Agroforestry Center, Uganda and Kenya); doctoral dissertation research in Southern India (Kerala Agricultural University); study abroad in Costa Rica; and research visits & guest lectures (Aarhus University, Denmark; Univ. of South Bohemia, Czech Republic; and multiple universities in India). Dr. Saha loves to travel and meet people from new cultures, he has traveled over 30 countries and speaks three languages fluently.
Dr. Subhrajit Saha is an Associate Professor at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Agriculture. Dr. Saha received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (West Bengal, India), followed by M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA). During Ph.D. he was selected by the Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program for an internship in Guatemala and was also selected (by the Association for International
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