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Some want TO TEACH.
Others want TO RESEARCH.

We’ll give you
15 reasons you can have both
at the University of West Florida.

Education
Assistant Professor
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“UWF becoming a site for the National Writing Project has been so rewarding. I’m very involved with it nationally, including helping with lobbying in Washington. When my students see me doing it, they know that they can, too.”

Business & Accounting
Associate Dean — Associate Professor
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“I earned my master’s degree from the University of West Florida, and eventually settled in Pensacola. It is quite a privilege to teach here along with several people who had invested in me years ago.”

Public Health
Chair and Associate Professor
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“Public health isn’t abstract; it’s about the lives of people. Education is more than just teaching what’s in the books – it’s about connecting it to real life. UWF gets that and encourages faculty to pursue more meaningful learning opportunities with students.”

Marketing & Economics
Professor
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“UWF gives teachers the freedom and flexibility to push students to develop as both individuals and as scholars. After 28 years of experiencing this, I can tell you that our graduates are ahead of the game.”

Research
Director
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“I think every student on campus could and should be doing some type of research. I work with faculty in non-science areas to help figure out how to involve students in their research. At UWF, everyone works together to nurture curiosity and shape better students.”

Engineering
Professor and Chair
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“When I was a student, at a much larger university, not one single professor knew my name. The University of West Florida is the antithesis of that. I get to bridge the gap between students and professors – and measure the benefits in the relationships I’ve built.”

Diagnostics & Bioremediation
Professor and Director
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“I always tell people that 90 percent of what I know wasn’t learned in a classroom. It was learned by doing. At UWF, not only do I get to live this philosophy, but I get to pass it on to my students as well.”

Science & Engineering
Associate Professor – Associate Dean
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“Research should be for every student – not just the valedictorian. It’s amazing what untapped minds will discover if given the chance.”

Biology
Instructor
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“I have the flexibility, encouragement and support to respond to my student’s individual needs in a way that encourages growth and learning – not just for them, but for me, too.”

Anthropology
Associate Professor
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“The respect and collegial environment at the University of West Florida is unlike anywhere else I’ve experienced. The location is just icing on the cake.”

Nursing
Learning Center Coordinator
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“The support and mentorship I’ve gotten from the faculty and leadership at the University of West Florida has been invaluable to my success. Knowing that my colleagues are behind me has allowed me to be all that I can be for my students.”

Marketing & Economics
Business Professor
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“I chose the University of West Florida over Michigan State for 35 reasons. And I remember all their names.”

Biology
Assistant Professor
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“My field lab consists of nearly 6,000 acres of public land and 19,000 acres of water along 52 miles of Gulf and bay shoreline. All at my fingertips.”

Engineering
Assistant Professor
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“My undergraduate students and I are modernizing and revolutionizing power distribution to create smarter energy grid technologies, together.”

Chemistry
Administrative Fellow
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“I had the opportunity to start an undergraduate chemistry scholars program and research lab from scratch. Two years later, my students rank second in the nation, tied with Stanford, for most awarded scholarships.”

“UWF becoming a site for the National Writing Project has been so rewarding. I’m very involved with it nationally, including helping with lobbying in Washington. When my students see me doing it, they know that they can, too.”

Susan James, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
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“I earned my master’s degree from the University of West Florida, and eventually settled in Pensacola. It is quite a privilege to teach here along with several people who had invested in me years ago.”

Eric Bostwick, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Business
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
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“Public health isn’t abstract; it’s about the lives of people. Education is more than just teaching what’s in the books – it’s about connecting it to real life. UWF gets that and encourages faculty to pursue more meaningful learning opportunities with students.”

Justice Mbizo, Dr.PH

Chair and Associate Professor, Public Health
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“UWF gives teachers the freedom and flexibility to push students to develop as both individuals and as scholars. After 28 years of experiencing this, I can tell you that our graduates are ahead of the game.”

Bob Kimball, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Marketing and Economics
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“I think every student on campus could and should be doing some type of research. I work with faculty in non-science areas to help figure out how to involve students in their research. At UWF, everyone works together to nurture curiosity and shape better students.”

Allison Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
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“When I was a student, at a much larger university, not one single professor knew my name. The University of West Florida is the antithesis of that. I get to bridge the gap between students and professors – and measure the benefits in the relationships I’ve built.”

Mohamed Khabou, Ph. D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Engineering
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“I always tell people that 90 percent of what I know wasn’t learned in a classroom. It was learned by doing. At UWF, not only do I get to live this philosophy, but I get to pass it on to my students as well.”

Wade Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, The Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation
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“Research should be for every student – not just the valedictorian. It’s amazing what untapped minds will discover if given the chance.”

Matt Schwartz, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Associate Dean, Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
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“I have the flexibility, encouragement and support to respond to my student’s individual needs in a way that encourages growth and learning – not just for them, but for me, too.”

Erica Taylor

Scholars Program Director, UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
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“The respect and collegial environment at the University of West Florida is unlike anywhere else I’ve experienced. The location is just icing on the cake.”

John E. Worth, PH.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
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“The support and mentorship I’ve gotten from the faculty and leadership at the University of West Florida has been invaluable to my success. Knowing that my colleagues are behind me has allowed me to be all that I can be for my students.”

Jill Van Der Like, DNP, MSN, RNC

Nursing Skills & Simulation Learning Center Coordinator, School of Nursing
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“I chose the University of West Florida over Michigan State for 35 reasons. And I remember all their names.”

Scott B. Keller, pH.d.

John C. Pace Distinguished Business Professor, Department of Marketing and Economics
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“My field lab consists of nearly 6,000 acres of public land and 19,000 acres of water along 52 miles of Gulf and bay shoreline. All at my fingertips.”

Alexis Janosik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
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“My undergraduate students and I are modernizing and revolutionizing power distribution to create smarter energy grid technologies, together.”

Bhuvaneswari Ramachandran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
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“I had the opportunity to start an undergraduate chemistry scholars program and research lab from scratch. Two years later, my students rank second in the nation, tied with Stanford, for most awarded scholarships.”

Karen S. Molek, Ph.D.

Administrative Fellow for Student Engagement, Department of Chemistry
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