Education

              PhD in Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

              Dissertation: Carbon Sequestration in Tropical  Agroecosystems

              Master of Science in Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

              Thesis:  Effects of Fertilizer Source on Nitrate Leaching, Water-use, and Plant Quality

              Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Bidhan Ch. Krishi Viswavidyalaya (State Ag. Univ.), India

Professional Experience

               Associate Professor (2021 - Present) 

               School of Agriculture, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, USA

 

               Full-time Faculty Member (2018 - 2020) 

               Department of Agricultural ScienceTexas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA               

                

               Assistant Professor (2011 - 2018)

               Department of BiologyGeorgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA                                                                     

               Visiting Scientist (Summer 2012)

               Büsgen-Institute, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany                                      

             

                Faculty Fellow (2010 - 2011)

                ATREE (Research in Ecology and Environment), Bangalore, India          

               

               Honorary Adjunct Faculty (2013 - Present)

               Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Kolkata, India          

             

               Postdoctoral Scientist  (2008 - 2009)                                                                                                                       College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA    

 

               Summer Intern (2005)   

               Wildlife Conservation Society, Petén, Guatemala  

                                                   

               Graduate Research Assistant (2001 - 2008)

               University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                            

             

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Certifications

  1. Teaching Online@TxState (2020): Office of Distance and Extended Learning, Texas State University

  2. Data Science (R-Basics) Certificate (2019): HarvardX (Harvard University Online, Cambridge, MA)

  3. Certificate of Online Teaching (2018): Center for Teaching and Technology (CT2), Georgia Southern

  4. Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (2020): Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (Coursera)   

  5. International Organizations Management (2020): University of Geneva, Switzerland (Coursera) 

  6. Management Consulting Succeeding as a Management Consultant (2019): Udemy                           

  7. Certificate of Independent Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (2015): CT2, Georgia Southern

  8. Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (2013): Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, GSU

Awards and Honors

  • Wilson Fellowship (2019): Wilson Latin American Research Award, Texas State University       

  • Interview on Hydroponic Agriculture in Statesboro Magazine (2017) 

  • Green Eagle Award for Sustainability (2015): Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability

  • Faculty Development Award (2014): Georgia Southern Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Bilateral Cooperation Fellowship (2012): DFG (German Research Foundation)

  • Faculty Sustainability Fellow (2011 – 2012): GSU Center for Sustainability

  • Future Leaders’ Forum Member (2008): Invited by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) to Washington, DC

  • Poster Award (2007): ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA

  • Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program Internship Award (2005)

  • Florida Turfgrass Association Award (2003)