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Environmental Horticulture Graduate Program

Environmental Horticulture Graduate Program

Jamielyn Daugherty / Ph.D. Environmental Horticulture

Upon completing my Bachelors’ degree I traveled to New Zealand for graduate school. I wanted to travel and work towards eventually becoming a Professor in environmental topics.  After graduating with my Master's degree I entered the forestry field as a forester for the NYC Department of Park and Recreation. I later moved into a position as a Utility Arborist and Hazard tree inspector for utility lines. Throughout my time in the forestry field, I rediscovered my love of teaching. I was offered a job as a Biology Instructor at a small college near my hometown in Florida. After spending a few years at that school I moved to my current school working as a full-time Biology Instructor in environmental topics. I always planned on getting a Ph.D. so that I could become a Professor. Once I was able to find an advisor that would work with me so that I would not have to quit my dream job, I was able to start with the UF program. I am interested in evaluating, and optimizing the scholarship of teaching and learning within the Environmental Horticulture field. While doing this I will get to work with students at my school, and at UF on various projects. I am very excited about this program and my future in the field.

Adviser: Dr. Brian Pearson 

Jamielyn Daugherty CV

    • University of Florida
      Doctor of Philosophy: Horticultural Science, Current
    • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 
      Masters of Forestry Science, Second Class Honors December 2007
      Post Graduate Diploma in Ecology, December 2007
    • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
      Bachelors of Science in Biology, May 2004
    • Daugherty, J., Kjellmark, E., Moore, T. & Wolovich, C. (2017) Biological Diversity Laboratory Manual. Academx Publishing, 180p. ISBN: 978-1-68284-397-0. Florida Southern College internal publication.
    • Excellence in Customer Service 2011
      This is a nomination based award given through the NYC Mayors Office once a year to a single member of each City Agency
    • Best in Parks - Youth Programs 2011
      This is an award given through the NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner’s office. I received this award for my part in making the Green Teens program a success.

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Environmental Horticulture.


    Florida Southern College

    Visiting Instructor in Biology

    • General Botany Bio 2235 with labs: 4 credits
    • Ecosystems of Florida Bio 2298 with labs: 4 credits. Experimental Course
    • Environmental Issues Bio 2200 with labs: 4 credits
    • Biodiversity Bio 1600 with labs: 4credits

    Warner University

    Biology Instructor/Lab Manager

    • General Biology (in person and online) BSC1010: 3 credits
    • Earth Science (in person and online) SCI1020: 3 credits
    • Introduction to Ecosystems of Florida BSC1004: 3 credits
    • Conservation and Wildlife Management AGS3040: 3 credits
    • The Plant Kingdom BSC2030: 4 credits
    • Survey of Biology BSC 1005C 4 credits

    Polk State College

    Adjunct Biology Instructor

    • Biological Issues BSC 1033: 3 credits
    • Survey of Biology BSC 1005C 4 credits