Faculty and Staff

Portrait of Beatriz Padilla

Beatriz Padilla

I try to invite people from different places and take a cross-cultural approach in research.

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Les Shaw in his research lab

Les Shaw

I consider this to be the greatest job. I never want to do anything else because I love puzzles and problem solving, and there’s also this translational angle of helping people.

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David Connelly

David Connelly

In my own life, education has played such a huge role. It transformed my life. That’s really where I want to give – to help students complete their education.

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Florence Jandreau

Florence Jandreau

It’s really just incredible to think back on my career and remember all of the milestones and changes I’ve seen here. USF has certainly become a big part of my life and I will forever be grateful to all the directors, deans and fellow staff members that have made these years so wonderful.

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Tom Pluckhahn on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico

Thomas Pluckhahn

It’s something I see as an obligation to try to find out more information about these sites before we lose them. But, it's also kind of a privilege to work at some of these impressive sites.

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USF St. Petersburg campus historian Ray Arsenault

Ray Arsenault

One of the reasons why I stayed here pretty much all of my career was the community feel and beauty of this place, a perfect small liberal arts college. I feel very fortunate to have ended up in such a welcoming place to live and raise two daughters – an environment where I was fully supported by administration and colleagues to pursue my teaching, research and community service.

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