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Faculty Profiles

Earth and Environmental Sciences Department faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Phillip Schmutz
Position: Chair and Associate Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 206

Dr. Phillip Schmutz, an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences , researches coastal/beach and aeolian geomorphology, particularly factors that can build sand dunes.

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Dr. Frank Gilliam
Position: Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13

Dr. Frank Gilliam, a Professor, earned his Ph.D. from Duke University and previously worked at Marshall University for 28 years teaching courses in ecology and plant ecology.

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Ms. Chasidy Hobbs
Position: Instructor and Director of Conservation
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 222A

An Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences where she teaches and oversees the department's internship program. She is also the UWF Director of Conservation.

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Dr. Zhiyong Hu
Position: Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 320

Dr. Zhiyong Hu, a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 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. Johan Liebens
Position: Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 319

Dr. Johan Liebens, Professor in 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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Dr. John Derek Morgan
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 315
  • 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 Associate Professor, graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Geography.

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Dr. Jason T. Ortegren
Position: Professor
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 321

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

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Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku
Position: Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 317

Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku, an Associate 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. Matthew Schwartz
Position: Professor, Assistant VP of Research Administration
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Office Location:  Building 11, Room 110

Dr. Matthew Schwartz, who has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Geology, Hydrology and related topics, is a Professor in the Department of EES as well as the Assistant VP of Research Administration. Dr. Schwartz is not currently accepting new graduate research students.

Emeritus Faculty

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


Dr. Klaus Meyer Arendt

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • phone8502213961
  • emailkjma@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 13 Room 206

Adjunct Faculty

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



Brian Fulfrost

Dr. Tanya Gallagher

Dr. Wilbur Hugli

Mr. Taylor Kirschenfeld

Dr. Hilde Snoeckx

  • Faculty Associate
  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • phone8504743470
  • emailsnoeckx@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 13, Room 213A