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Faculty Profiles

Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) faculty contact and bio information.

Dr. Wade Jeffrey
Position: Director of CEDB / Distinguished University Professor of Biology / Director of Reubin O'D. Askew Institute of Multidisciplinary Studies

Dr. Wade Jeffrey has a PH.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida, MS in Marine Science from the USF and a BS in Biology from the Virginia Tech.

Dr. Jane Caffrey
Position: Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Jane M. Caffrey is a Distinguished University Professor in UWF’s Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. She studies estuarine nutrient biogeochemistry and the cycling of oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus in estuarine and coastal environments.

Spain, Jim
Dr. Jim Spain
Position: Research Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 83, Room 118

Professor Spain studies environmental biotechnology in marine, freshwater and subsurface ecosystems to enable elimination of environmental pollution. The emphasis is on discovery and characterization of bacteria that degrade organic chemicals.

Dr. Lisa Waidner
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62I

Dr. Waidner does research on environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, and bioremediation studies in oceans, coastal waters, inland bays and rivers.

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Joe Lepo

Dr. K. Ranga Rao

Additional CEDB Associates

Barbara B. Albrecht

Jeremy M. Bosso

James R. Burkhalter

Dr. Amanda C. Croteau

John D. Harmuth

  • Associate, Wetlands Research Lab
  • Department: CEDB
  • phone8508576122
  • Office Location: Building 83, Room 110

Joseph A. Moss

Dr. Richard A. Snyder

CEDB Teaching

Aquatic Botany Anaerobic Bacteria Anaerobic Clinical
Biochemistry I Biochemistry II Bioinformatics for Biologists
Biology of Protists Biology Seminar Climate Change Biology
Coastal Marine Ecology Ecology Experimental Oceanography
General Microbiology Genetic Engineering Genetics
Marine Biotechnology Marine Field Ecology Marine Microbiology
Microbial Ecology Microbial Physiology Microbiology
Molecular Aquatic Microbial Ecology Molecular Ecology Mycology
Oceanographic Techniques Oceanography Professional Development
Symbiosis Tropical Marine Ecology  

Directed Study Topics:


Bio-Mathematical Modeling

Coastal Oceanography

Microbial Ecology

Molecular Biology

Molecular Ecology

Nutrient Cycling in Shallow Estuaries