Dr. Joseph Dorsey

Associate Dean For Academic Affairs & Director of Food Sustainability and Security

Dr. Joseph W. Dorsey is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) at the University of South Florida, Tampa, PCGS Academic Capstone Director, PCGS Concentration Director in Food Sustainability and Security, and the PCGS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Dorsey is also a Certified Online Instructor (OIC). Dr. Dorsey holds a B.S. in Human Ecology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a major in Human Nutrition and Food and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan specializing in Environmental Policy and Behavior. At PCGS, Dr. Dorsey teaches the core courses, Concepts and Principles of Sustainability and Research Methods for Sustainability and the food concentration courses, Future of Food: Environment, Health and Policy and Sustainable Food Production. His research interests include brownfield redevelopment; urban agriculture in developed and developing nations; sustainable food resource management strategies; and community economic empowerment initiatives. Dr. Dorsey has held faculty positions at Michigan State University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg.  Prior to his doctoral career, Joseph was a Peace Corps Volunteer (maternity and child nutritionist) in West Africa, a public health nutritionist in the Caribbean (U.S. Virgin Islands), and a clinical nutritionist in the United States (Washington, D.C.).