Faculty Profiles

Earth and Environmental Sciences Department faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Johan Liebens

  • Position: Department Chair, Professor and Graduate Coordinator
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 321

Dr. Johan Liebens, Chair, Professor, and Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies soil and sediment pollution to characterize the origin, level and spatial distribution of the pollution.

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Ms. Chasidy Hobbs

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 222A

An Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, where she teaches Introduction to Environmental Science along with other courses and was nominated for SGA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.

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Dr. Zhiyong Hu

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 320

Dr. Zhiyong Hu, an Associate Professor, specializes in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling in urban areas, environmental studies and environmental health.

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Dr. John Derek Morgan

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 323
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. John D. Morgan is the primary faculty for the new online GIS Master's program offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. Morgan, who is an Assistant Professor, graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Geography.

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Dr. Jason T. Ortegren

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 315

Dr. Jason Ortegren, an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, conducts research on climatology, meteorology, drought and other topics.

Kwame Owusu Daaku

Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 317

Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku, an Assistant Professor, researches climate change adaptation and its influence on development and planning. He teaches courses related to environmental management and planning and is interested in qualitative research, community engagement, and civic scholarship.

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Dr. Phillip Schmutz

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13

Dr. Phillip Schmutz, an Assistant Professor, researches coastal/beach and aeolian geomorphology, particularly factors that can build sand dunes.

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Dr. Matthew Schwartz

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 206
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Matthew Schwartz, who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Geology, Hydrology and related topics, is an Associate Professor in the Department of EES, the Chair of the Department of Information Technology as well as the Associate Dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

Emeritus Faculty

Earth and Environmental Sciences department emeritus faculty contact and bio information.


  • Dr. Klaus Meyer Arendt

    • Position: Professor Emeritus
    • Department: Earth and Environmental Science
    • Office Location: Building 13 Room 206
    • kjma@uwf.edu
    • 8502213961

Adjunct Faculty

Earth and Environmental Sciences department adjunct faculty contact and bio information.


  • Brian Fulfrost

    • Position: Instructor & Developer
    • Department: Earth and Environmental Science
    • Office Location: Bldg 77 Room 131
    • bfulfrost@uwf.edu
    • 8504742722
  • Dr. Wilbur Hugli

  • Mr. Taylor Kirschenfeld

  • Penelope Bishop Mitchell

    • Position: Instructor & Developer
    • Department: Earth and Environmental Science
    • Office Location: Bldg 13 Room 206
    • pbishop@uwf.edu
    • 8504737468
  • Dr. Scott Palumbo

    • Position: Instructor
    • Department: Earth and Environmental Science
    • Office Location: Bldg 77 Room 131F
    • spalumbo@uwf.edu
    • 8504742722
  • Dr. Hilde Snoeckx