Portrait of Joseph W. Dorsey

Joseph W. Dorsey, Ph.D.

Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) at the University of South Florida, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Joseph W. Dorsey, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) at the University of South Florida, Tampa, PCGS Academic Capstone Director, and PCGS Concentration Director in Food Sustainability and Security. He 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, Ann Arbor 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. In addition, he has taught the graduate level course, Perspectives in Environmental Thought as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Geosciences. His research interests include dynamic systems modelling, restorative environmental justice, 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, he was a clinical nutritionist in Africa and the Caribbean, and a public health nutritionist in the United States.