Professional Experience

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, Pensacola, Florida (1991 - present)

Associate Professor of Microbiology 2001 – present Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) and Department of Biology
Research Assistant Professor (CEDB) 1991 – 2001 Bioremediation of Oil Spills; Microbial Ecology; Environmental Microbiology of petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated environments
Acting Director 1997 – 1999 Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Research, and Wetlands Research Laboratory
Laboratory Director & Technical Director Laboratory (WRL) 2002 – present Wetlands Research Laboratory (WRL), monitoring; ground- and surface- water quality, estuarine microbial ecology; indicators for ecosystem health

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, University, Mississippi (1990-1991)
Visiting Research Scientist
, Department of Biology, Biodesulfurization of Coal

ECOGEN INC., Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1987-1989)
Senior Research Scientist, Microbiology/Microbial Physiology

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, University, Mississippi (1980-1987)
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biology (tenured 1987)

ALLIED CORPORATION, Syracuse Research Laboratory, Solvay, New York (1984)
Visiting Scientist, Crop Science

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Department of Microbiology, Helsinki, Finland (1983)

Organization for Economic Cooperative Development Research Grantee
Fulbright Fellow Research Grantee

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, Corvallis, Oregon (1979-1980)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory for Nitrogen Fixation Research, (Dr. Harold J. Evans, Director)

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas (1973-1979)

Assistant Instructor 1977-1979 Department of Microbiology (Laboratories of Drs. Orville Wyss and F. Robert Tabita)
Research Assistant 1973-1977 Department of Microbiology (Laboratories of Drs. Orville Wyss and F. Robert Tabita)

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, St. Joseph, Missouri (1969-1972)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Microbiology
Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Northwest Chapter
Escambia County Citizen’s Environmental Committee (Representative of County Administrator, Tom Forrest)
City of Pensacola, Environmental Advisory Board