UF/IFAS GCREC: Plant City Center

Faculty and Staff Directory

Contact information for administrative staff, faculty, and their support staff at the Plant City Center are listed below.

The faculty and support staff are grouped by program—if you'd like to learn more about degree programs at the Plant City Center, then please contact the appropriate faculty member directly.

For a complete listing of personnel at the Gulf Coast REC, see the main faculty or staff directories.

General Contact Information

  • Phone: (813) 707-7330
  • Fax: (813) 707-7399
Academic Advisor

Jason Steward
813-757-2280
jsteward@ufl.edu

Agricultural Education and Communication

Debra Barry
Lecturer
Agricultural Education
(813) 757-2288
dmbarry@ufl.edu

Kati Lawson
Lecturer
Communication & Leadership Development
(813) 757-2284
katilawson@ufl.edu

Geomatics

Amr
 Abd-Elrahman
Associate Professor
Geomatics
813-757-2283 
aamr@ufl.edu 

Food and Economic Resources

Luis Pena-Levano

Lecturer
Food and Resource Economics
813-707-7330
lpenalevano@ufl.edu

Administrative Staff

Michelle Middleton-Philpot

Administration Assistant
813-757-2287
mmiddleton@ufl.edu