Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, 33965-6565, FL, US

About

Located just south of Fort Myers and north of Naples on the Southwest Florida coast, Florida Gulf Coast University encompasses 800 acres on which academic buildings, residence halls and athletics facilities share space with wetlands, pinewoods and boardwalks in a natural setting. FGCU serves 16,000 students and offers more than 95 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It emphasizes a university-wide commitment to sustainability and service learning, with students having completed more than 4 million hours of service since the university opened in 1997. With six colleges, FGCU is committed to serving Southwest Florida with academic programs designed to meet the workforce demands of the five-county region. Growing interdisciplinary programs include The Water School and the Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship.

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Nora Egan Demers, Ph.D.

Nora Egan Demers, Ph.D.

Expert in health and pollution

Nora Demers researches the effects of stressors on biological systems.

Human Health Effects of Stressors on Biological Systems Community Engagement Immunology Environmental Pollutants Endrocine Disruptors Health Sustainability

James Douglass, Ph.D.

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology Seagrass Biodiversity Aquatic Plants Seaweed

Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response

Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.

school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response Workplace Violence Prevention

Christopher Westley, Ph.D.

Christopher Westley, Ph.D.

Expert in regional economic trends

Dr. Westley studies and researches the economics of the free society.

Finance Economics Public Economics Austrian Economics Political Economy

Loureen Smart Downes, Ph.D.

Loureen Smart Downes, Ph.D.

Expert in healthy lifestyle behaviors

Loureen Downes researches physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease prevention.

Lifestyle Medicine Nutrition Disease Prevention Type 2 diabetes and diabetes self-management education

Don Duke, Ph.D., P.E.

Don Duke, Ph.D., P.E.

Expert in water resources and pollution control

Don Duke applies science and engineering analysis to policy and management decisions.

Municipal stormwater pollution reduction Industrial stormwater pollution reduction Flood mitigation policy Water Resources Policy Water quality assessment Municipal stormwater management

Joyce Fassbender, Ph.D.

Joyce Fassbender, Ph.D.

Expert in insect and spider biodiversity

Joyce Fassbender is an entomologist and arachnologist with research interests in general biology.

Beetles Spiders Insect Biodiversity Entomology Arachnology Insects Bugs

Edwin

Edwin "Win" Everham, Ph.D.

Expert on hurricanes and other disturbances and their ecological impact

Edwin Everham is an expert in ecological modeling and restoration ecology.

Water Resources Urban Ecology Impacts of Climate Change Restoration Ecology Hurricane Impacts on Ecosystems Disturbance Ecology Ecological Modeling Ecological Monitoring Forest Fires Sustainability Education Wetland Ecosystems

Thomas Felke, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Thomas Felke, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Expert in social issues and social justice

Thomas Felke researches social issues such as food insecurity and affordable housing.

Geographic Information Systems (Gis) Affordable Housing Needs of Older Adults food insecurity Poverty Community Assessment Homelessness

Sandra Kauanui, Ph.D.

Sandra Kauanui, Ph.D.

Expert in entrepreneurship and business management

Sandra Kauanui helps the entrepreneurial-minded build businesses, generate revenue and earn degrees.

Organizational Behavior & Culture Seed-stage investing Entrepreneurial Brand & Product Management Entrepreneurship & Community Innovation Venture Capital and Angel Capital Business & Leadership Lean Startup Method Spirituality and Entrepreneurship Startup Businesses Entrepreneurship