Odemari S. Mbuya

Odemari S Mbuya

Division Of Agricultural Sci


Office Hours

Perry Paige Bldg Room #119

Mondays •  2:00 p.m - 3:OO p.m
Wednesdays • 2:00 p.m - 3:OO p.m

Current Semester Schedule

Advanced Studying •  Mon. Wed. Fri — 9:15am-10:30am
Advanced Studying •  Mon. Wed. Fri — 1:15pm-2:30pm
Appreciation of Studying •  Tu. Th.— 9:15am-10:30am
Colloquium in Studying •  Tu. Th 1:15pm-2:30pm

About Me

Dr. Odemari Stephen Mbuya is a professor of Agricultural Sciences, Director of the Center for Water Resources at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and a Courtesy Professor of Agronomy at the University of Florida/IFAS, where he teaches Statistical Research Methods, Plant and Soil Sciences. With broad and extensive knowledge in agriculture, life sciences and sustainable ecosystems for the past thirty years, Dr. Mbuya leads the faculty effort in integrating all concepts of sustainability in innovative research and teaching at FAMU. With his extensive education and research career he has trained undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers. He has worked as a research scientist in Tanzania, a visiting researcher at the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Colombia, a consultant and volunteer representing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and FAMU in South Africa and India, and a delegate of Institutions of Higher Learning from United States to the Netherlands.

Areas of Interest

  • Nutrient and Water Management
  • Water Quality, Watershed Processes
  • Irrigation, Phytoremediation
  • Computer Simulation Modeling.


  • Agronomy/Soil Science, Ph.D. • 2000
    University of Florida
  • Certificate in Basic Radiation Safety • 1992
    University of Florida
  • University of Florida • 1990
    M.Sc. in Agronomy
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) • 1984
    B.Sc. in Agriculture (Crop Science)
  • Ukiriguru, Mwanza (Tanzania) • 1980
    Diploma in Crop Production

Work History

  • Faculty Director • August 2014 - Present
    FAMU Sustainability Institute
  • Director, Center for Water Resources • July 2017 - Present
    Florida A&M University
  • Professor of Agricultural Sciences • August 2009 - Present
    Florida A&M University
  • Associate Professor • 2005 - 2009
    Florida A&M University
  • Assistant Professor 1998
    Florida A&M University
  • Research Associate 1996
    Florida A&M University

Academic Accomplishments

Dr. Odemari S. Mbuya has received funding, totaling over $5.2 million, form the following agencies:

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • US Forest Service
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • US Department of Energy


  • Guest of Honor: 52th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers(ISAE) and National Symposium on "Doubling Farmer' Income through Technological Interventions". Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India. January 8-10, 2018
  • Guest of Honor: International Conference on Food, Water Energy Nexus in Arena of Climate Change at Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat, India. October, 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation: SerPIE One Health Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products. Alabama A&M University 2016
  • Distinguished Scholar Award by the European Journal of Scientific Research 2005
  • Rising Star Award, in recognition to research, teaching and service. School of Graduate Studies and Research, Florida A&M University  2003
  • Teaching Excellence Award. College of Engineering Sciences, Technology andAgriculture, Florida A&M University. 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation as a Research Mentor. Science Exploration and Enhancement Center, Florida A&M University, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the Center for Equity and Cultural Diversity: FAMU CESTA – Water Matters: FAMU Reach Out Day 2004
  • Certificate of Recognition as a Faculty Senator, FAMU Faculty Senate 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation Training Undergraduate Research Scholars (honor students) to prepare for graduate school. Florida A & M University2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation for an outstanding presentation in Sustainable Agriculture, Office of International Programs, Florida A & M University 2000
  • Mentor’s Service Award, In recognition of exemplary guidance as a mentor to students in research in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA). Florida A&M University 1999
  • Paul Robin Harris Award, Recognition of outstanding quality in agronomic research reflecting concerns for the environment University of Florida 1996

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • Introduction to Studying
  • Studying Appreciation
  • Advanced Studying
  • Colloquium in Studying
  • Studying I
  • Studying II
  • Fundamentals of Studying
  • Fundamentals of Studying II
  • Senior Studying Portfolio