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Biography

Biography


I joined the Legal Studies Department at UCF as a Lecturer in 2016. I teach a variety of legal courses to undergraduate and masters students, including Environmental Law, Real Estate and Property Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Law, and core Legal Studies courses. I have also created and regularly teach a masters Administrative Law and undergraduate Urban Development Law course. Through a University grant, I have created a "High Impact - Integrative Learning Experience" version of Environmental Law. Pursuant to another University grant, I have co-created a universal framework for the Legal Studies introductory course, Law and Legal System.

Areas of Expertise

  • B.A. in Environmental Policy from Rollins College
  • J.D. with Certification in Land Use and Environmental Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • LL.M. with Concentration in Energy and Environmental Law from Boston University College of Law

Education

  • B.A. in Environmental Policy from Rollins College
  • J.D. with Certification in Land Use and Environmental Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • LL.M. with Concentration in Energy and Environmental Law from Boston University College of Law

Service

At UCF, I serve on the CCIE Faculty Council and the University Faculty Senate, as well as various university and college committees.

Within the local community, I am a member of the Board of Directors for Ideas for Us, Inc, a not-for-profit Florida corporation dedicated to environmental advocacy projects. I am also a regular volunteer at the Orange County Animal Shelter, working with abandoned and stray dogs.

Awards

  • Certification by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County, and Local Government Law (2010)
  • Membership in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida Bar (2010)
  • Membership in the Florida Bar (2000)
  • Certification by the University of Florida College of Law in Land Use and Environmental Law (2000)
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