Graduate Program Director, Geography & Environmental Science and Policy
Office: NES 311
Dr. Alsharif has many years of working experience with formal and non-formal teaching settings. His education and experience cover the management, as well as, the technical aspect of the natural resources. He spent two years with AmeriCoprs in southern Minnesota doing environmental education. He is part of the new M.A. in Global Sustainability program at USF. Dr. Alsharif served on many university committees. For example he was the advisor for the Geography Club. He was the co-chair of Middle East Specialist Group with the Association of American Geographers for two years. He is also a member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the South-East Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), and the Florida Society of Geographers. Dr. Alsharif enjoys the outdoors, and likes to go biking and hiking.
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, St. Paul, Doctor of Philosophy, Water Resources Science, 12/2004.
Dissertation title: Measuring the Efficiency of Water Use in the Palestinian Territories: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach.
- M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Master of Science, Environmental Science, 12/1996.
Thesis title: Nonpoint Source Pollution of Lake Shetek
- B.S. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud. B.S. in Biology, 11/1992.
- 08/07 to Current University of South Florida. Environmental Science & Policy Program/Geography Department, Assistant Professor, Tampa, Fl.
- 03/07 to 08/07 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Municipal Division, Project Specialist -St. Paul, MN.
- 04/06 to 03/07 Silver Creek Institute, Executive Director and Director of Environmental Management and Health Division - Two Harbors, MN.
- 09/02-01/05 Biology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN.
- 12/97-05/02 Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (a State Regulatory Agency) and the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Water Resources Education Coordinator, Duluth, MN.
- 09/95- 07/97 Youth Works*AmeriCorps, Mankato Cluster, Environmental Education Coordinator, Service Site University of Minnesota Extension Service, South Central Cluster, Le Center, MN.
- 08/94 -08/95 Minnesota State University Mankato, Teacher Assistant in Biology, Mankato, MN.
- 04/94 - 09/94 Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University, Research Assistant, Mankato, MN.
- EVR 2002 Environmental Science
- EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy
- EVR 4027 Wetland Environments
- EVR 4930 Environmental Management
- EVR 4930 Environmental Regulations
- GEO 4284 Water Resources Management
- GEO 4280 Hydrology
- GEO 4910 Individual Research
- EVR 6934 Environmental Management
- EVR 6216 Water Quality Policy/Management
- EVR 6908 ESP Independent Study
- EVR 6971 Thesis: Masters
Dr. Kamal Alsharif’s research interest are in interdisciplinary water resources and watershed management, nonpoint source pollution, domestic water policy, stormwater management, Middle East water issues, water scarcity and hyrdropolitics, urban water management, and establishing environmental benchmarks by using data envelopment analysis. His current research topics include water irrigation policy in the Tampa Bay region, oxbow lakes restoration in the Caloosahatchee rive, domestic water management in the Middle East, “Adopt a Pond” program evaluation, and green streets establishment in Hillsborough County.
Gabriel Aparicio, Gabriella Balsam, Justin Barthle, Amy Beams, Trista Brophy-Duron, Laura Castelnovo, Kailey Comparetto, Michael Eduful, Amanda Gillum, Evan Healey, Melissa Kerr, Rajiv Khanni, Joseph Kienke, David Lamb, Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, Kevin Martyn, Paul Maxwell, Richard McKenzie, Jennifer Morse, Barbara Nordheim-Shelt, Jennifer Passman, Jaime Pena, Jodi Pracht, Brendon Quinton, Anamarie Rivera, Stephanie Sale, Kevin Slaughter, Kevin Stofan, Kelly Swanson, Jared Thompson, Hannah Torres, Thomas Toth, Augustine Udogwu, Charles White
Water Resources Management and Policy
Honors and Award
- 2010 Who's Who in America 2011
- 1999 Minnesota Project Wet Facilitator of the Year Award from the DNR.
- 1999 Friend of Water Planning Award at the Water Planners Conference.
- 1999 Outstanding Team Work Award from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
- 1996 Multi-Cluster Team Work Award and Dean and Director’s Distinguished Team Award from Minnesota Extension Service.
- 1996-1997 Certificate of National Service from AmeriCorps.
- 2013 Alsharif, K, and Booker, M. A comparison of solid waste infrastructure and reported cases of malaria between three communities in Accra, Ghana. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Los Angeles, CA.
- 2013 Ouellette, K, and Alsharif, K. Agriculture, Environmental Restoration and Ecosystem Services: Creating Sustainable Agricultural Systems in South Florida. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Los Angeles, CA.
- 2013 Ouellette, K, Capece, J, Alsharif, K, Hanlon, E. and Zhong, J. Ecosystem Services and Environmental Restoration in South Florida. Poster presented at 22nd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference, in Ft. Myers Fl.
- 2012 Alsharif, K, and Ozan, L. Residential Turfgrass Water Irrigation Policy Effectiveness: A Tampa Case Study. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York City, NY.
- 2012 Delhomme, C, and Alsharif, K. The Evolution of the Caloosahatchee River Oxbows Morphology and the Development of Restoration Criteria. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York City, NY.
- 2012 Ouellette, K, Capece, J, Alsharif, K, Hanlon, E. and Zhong, J. Ecosystem Services and Environmental Restoration in South Florida. Poster presented at ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012 conference in Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
- 2012 Fidler, M, Capece, J, Hanlon, E, and Alsharif, K. Land Use Trade-offs between Fuel, Food and Ecosystem Services in Florida. Presented at ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012 conference in Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
- 2011 Alsharif, K, and Miller, N. The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program Public Perception and Implication. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Seattle, WA.
- 2011 Betts, A, and Alsharif, K. Assessment of a Countywide Stormwater Pond mprovement Project: Impacts of the Hillsborough County Adopt-A-Pond Program. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Seattle, WA.
- 2011 Alsharif, K., and Miller, N. The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Public Perception and Implication. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Seattle.
- 2010 Alsharif, K., and Anthony Betts. Hillsborough County Adopt-a-Pond Assessment. ERIC. USF. Tampa.
- 2010 Alsharif, K. Ranking Lakes According to their Water Quality Indicators and land Use Cover. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Washington D.C.
- 2010 Alsharif, K., Tanveer, M., Corey, L., Ozan, L, and Natalie, P. Once a Week Water Irrigation Policy and its Impact on Water Consumption in the Tampa Bay Region. Presented at the Florida Society of Geographers conference in Tampa.
- 2009 Alsharif, K. Global warming and environmental production efficiency ranking of the Kyoto Protocol nations. Presented at the Association of American Geographers conference in Las Vegas.
- 2009 Alsharif, K. A Comparative Analysis of the Palestinian Territories Technical and Financial Water Resources Management Indicators. Presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment. Daytona Beach.
- Betts, Anthony and Alsharif, Kamal. (2013) "Assessment of a Countywide Stormwater Pond Improvement Program." Urban Water Journal. DOI:10.1080/1573062X.2012.750370
- Delhomme, Chloe, Alsharif, Kamal, and Capece, John. (2013) "Evolution of the Oxbow Morphology of the Caloosahatchee River in South Florida." Applied Geography 39:104-117.
- Lin, Ozan and Alsharif, Kamal. (2013) "The Effectiveness of Water Irrigation Policies for Residential Turfgrass." Land Use Policy 31:378-384.
- Alsharif, Kamal and Fouad, Geoffrey. (2012). "Lake Performance Differences in Response to Land Use and Water Quality: A Data Envelopment Analysis." Lake and Reservoir Management 28(2):130-141.
- Alsharif, Kamal and Nathan Miller. (2012). "“Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate the
Reliance and Engagement of Florida Communities on Gulf of Mexico Commercial Red Snapper Fisheries.” Fisheries 37(1):19-26.
- Alsharif Kamal and Nathan Miller. (2012) “The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program Public Perception and Implication.” Southeastern Geographer 52(1):20–38.
- van Beynen P.E., M.A. Niedzielski, E. Bialkowska-Jelinska, K. Alsharif, J. Matusick. (2012). “Comparative Study of Specific Groundwater Vulnerability of a Karst Aquifer in Central Florida.” Applied Geography: 32(2): 868-877.
- Eckart, Jochen, Vairavamoorthy, Kalanithy, and Alsharif, Kamal. (2011). “Flexible Design of Urban Drainage Systems – Demand Lead Research for Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg.” Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology. DOI 10.1007/s11157-011-9256-5.
- Alsharif, Kamal. (2010). Construction and Stormwater Pollution: Policy, Violations, and
Penalties.” Land Use Policy 27(2):612-616.
- Feroz, Ehsan, Raab, Raymond, and Ulleberg, Gerald, and Alsharif, Kamal. (2009).
“Environmental Performance of Koyoto Accord Participants: A Data Envelopment Analysis.” Journal of Environmental Management 90(2):1178-1183.
- Alsharif, Kamal, Feroz, Ehsan, Klemer, Andrew, and Raab, Raymond (2008). “Governance of Water Supply Systems in the Palestinian Territories: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach to the Management of Water Resources.” Journal of Environmental Management. 87(1):80-94.