James Ivey

Instructor I


Office: DAV 210
Phone: 727.873.4066


James Ivey is a dedicated instructor of environmental science and sustainability studies. Ivey’s teaching practice focuses on experiential learning, during which he provides instruction on instrumentation and lab techniques, while students are tasked with exploring a topic by creating their own experiments. The result is that students develop practical skills through hands-on experiences.

Ivey regularly serves on graduate student committees and as an adviser on student research, particularly concerning studies of the Tampa Bay Estuary. Those studies have included research on microplastics and water quality throughout the area. Ivey values the principles of sustainability, serving as a faculty adviser for the Living Green Living Learning Center and Student Green Energy Fund. He was the coordinator of the Environmental Science and Policy program from 2016 to 2018.


  • M.S. University of Southern Mississippi
  • Ph.D. University of South Florida


Ivey teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science, Earth science, field methods, wetland environments and remote sensing. Prior to joining USF’s St. Petersburg campus he worked as a research associate for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Specialty Area

Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ocean Color Remote Sensing