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Connie  Mizak

Connie Mizak

Connie Mizak
Instructor II

Contact

Office: NES 310
Phone: 813/974-3101
Email: mizak@usf.edu

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Bio

Dr. Connie Mizak completed her M.S. in Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she specialized in the development of policy guidelines to reduce the impact of urban runoff on natural systems. She then earned both a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MPH in Environmental Health at the University of South Florida. Her research at USF focused on the environmental and human health impacts of air pollution, with an emphasis on the atmospheric deposition of ammonia to Tampa Bay and the effects of air toxics on community health. Dr. Mizak also studied the integration of environmental science and policy while completing a National Water Research Institute fellowship in Washington, DC, where she worked on drinking water policy issues at the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has joined the Department of Geography as Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Environmental Science and Policy program.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (2004) University of South Florida
  • M.P.H in Environmental Health (2005) University of South Florida
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering (1996) New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering (1994) New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

  • 2006-present: Instructor - USF Dept. of Geography, Environment, and Planning
  • 2004-2006: Post-Doctoral Fellow - USF Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
  • 1999-2001: Engineer I – Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, Air Management Division

Teaching

Dr. Mizak has taught a variety of courses in the Environmental & Occupational Health and Environmental Science & Policy programs, including: Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental Science, Intro to Environmental Science Lab, Intro to Environmental Policy, Sustainable Healthy Communities, International Environmental Policy, Environmental Science and Policy Project, Environmental Science Internship, Environmental Science and Policy Seminar.

Research

  • Air Quality: estuarine impacts in an urban setting, health effects, public policy
  • Water Quality: nitrogen flux over Tampa Bay, wet deposition of ammonium

Specialty Area

Environmental & Occupational Health and Environmental Science & Policy

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
84424EVR 2861001Intro to Environmental Policy
3MW

2:00pm-3:15pm

CHE 111

84455EVR 4910001Envrnmt Science/Policy Project
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84454EVR 4940001Environmental Sci Internship
Mandatory face to face meeting will be held on August 29, 2017 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm or students will be dropped
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