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Kamal  Alsharif

Kamal Alsharif

Kamal Alsharif
Associate Professor

Contact

Office: NES 311
Phone: 813/974-4883
Email: kalshari@usf.edu

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Bio

I have many years of working experience with formal and non-formal teaching settings. My education and experience cover the management, as well as, the technical aspect of the natural resources. I am also an associated faculty with the Patel College of Global Sustainability. I am an active member with the Association of American Geographers and belong to three specialty groups: Water, Middle East, and Applied Geography. I enjoy the outdoors and like to go biking and hiking.

Education

  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • 08/13 to current   University of South Florida. School of Geosciences, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Water Policy, Tampa, FL.
  • 08/13 to current   University of South Florida. Associated Faculty, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Water Policy, Tampa, FL.
  • 08/14 to 08/17   University of South Florida. School of Geosciences, Graduate Director, Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, Tampa, FL.
  • 08/10 to 08/13   University of South Florida. Associated Faculty, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Water Policy, Tampa, FL.
  • 08/07 to 08/13   University of South Florida. Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Water Policy, 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.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • EVR 2001   Introduction to Environmental Science
  • 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

Graduate:

  • EVR 6934   Environmental Management
  • EVR 6216   Water Quality Policy/Management
  • EVR 6908   ESP Independent Study
  • EVR 6971   Thesis: Masters
  • GEO 6908   Independent Study
  • GEO 6918   Directed Research
  • GEO 7980   Doctoral Dissertation Research

Research

I am a water scientist interested in interdisciplinary water resources policy and watershed management, sustainable domestic water policy, water scarcity and hydropolitics, urban water management, and establishing environmental benchmarks by using Data Envelopment Analysis. I study water on different spatial and temporal scales. More specifically, storm water management, lawn irrigation policy, non-point sources pollution and social indicators, decision support systems, policy evaluation effectiveness, and climate change/natural hazardous impact on water.

Graduate Students

Jeff Burton, Michael Eduful, Natalie Kuraya-Ziyadeh, Lubana Mazumder, Nodjidoumde Mbaigoto, Amy Pritt, Fautemeh 'Farah' Sajadi Bami

Specialty Area

Water Resources Management and Policy, Environmental Policy, Sustainability