David Sylvia, Ph.D.

David Sylvia, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1981
  • M.S., Univ. of Massachusetts, 1977
  • B.S., Univ. of Massachusetts, 1975

Responsibilities and Interests


Professional Background

  • Research Associate, University of Florida, 1981–1984
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 1984–1989
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida, 1989–1993
  • Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, 1993–2002
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Biological Laboratory, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1993
  • Administrative Intern for Academic Programs, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida, 1996–1997
  • Head, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002–2011
  • Director of Academic Affairs for Graduate Programs, World Campus, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011-present.