Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

LAURA SUAZO

Director of the Department of Environment and Development and Associate Professor


EDUCATION:
PhD in Agricultural Extension and Adult Education , specializing in International Agriculture , Rural Development and Program Evaluation , Cornell University , Ithaca , New York , USA Degree of Agricultural Education with specialization in Rural Sociology , Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA Agricultural Engineering specializing in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Agricultural 87', Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Methods and Techniques of Research, Knowledge Management and Introduction to Environmental Sciences .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Social Analysis Systems , Indigenous Leadership and entrepreneurship of women.

GEORGE EDMUND PILZ HOLMES

Emeritus Professor and Director Paul C. Standley Herbarium


EDUCATION:
PhD in Botany, University of California, Berkeley , USA Post- doctorate in genetics from the University of California, Davis , USA and Post- doctoral Healing Museum of the University of Missouri Botanic Garden , USA Master of Biological Sciences , Stanford University , USA B.A. in Life Sciences, San Jose State University , USA
COURSES OFFERED:
Botany Biology II as part of the freshmen . Global Seminar to students in third year of college.
RESEARCH AREAS:
Evolution and systematic relationships of plants in the families of Nyctaginaceae and Sapotaceae ; management and conservation of natural resources .

ALEXANDRA MANUELES

Assistant Professor , Coordinator Unit Geographic Information Systems ( USIG ) , Academic Coordinator and Learning by Doing


EDUCATION:
Master of Geographic Information Technologies at the University of Alcala de Henares , Madrid, Spain . Engineering Socioeconomic Development and Environment Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Geographic information systems.
RESEARCH AREAS:
Geographic Information Systems , Remote Sensing and Environmental modeling uses and land cover.

ERIKA ALEJANDRA TENORIO

Associate Professor and Head of Laboratory of Water


EDUCATION:
Master of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality at the University of Illinois, Champaign -Urbana , USA Environmental Engineering of the Catholic University of Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Introduction to Environmental Engineering , Introduction to Hydrology and Introduction to Environmental Sciences .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Water quality in watersheds and underground sources , surface hydrology , alternatives for water treatment and alternative water adaptation to climate variability and change.

ERIC VAN DEN BERGHE

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Biodiversity


EDUCATION:
PhD in Evolutionary Ecology, University of California, Santa Barbara , USA Masters in Biology, Simon Fraser University , USA Degree in Zoology, University of Washington , USA
COURSES OFFERED:
Ecology and Coastal Management .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Biological monitoring , biodiversity , animal behavior, taxonomy , orchids and fish.

ESTELA YAMILETH AGUILAR ÁLVAREZ

Assistant professor


EDUCATION:
Master of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with emphasis on Plant Biotechnology , University of Costa Rica . Degree in Industrial Microbiology (Dr . In Microbiology ), National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) .
COURSES OFFERED:
Advanced Topics General Microbiology and Environmental Engineering
RESEARCH AREAS :
Identification of microorganisms using molecular techniques , diagnosis of plant diseases , environmental microbiology and bioremediation .

JUAN CARLOS FLORES LÓPEZ

Associate Professor and Head of the Forest


EDUCATION:
PhD in Environmental Socioeconomics, University of Wales, Bangor, UK / CATIE , Costa Rica . Master of Forest Management , Federal University of Vicosa , Brazil . Agricultural Engineering , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Agronomist, Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Forest Management , Agroforestry Production Systems and Introduction to Environmental Sciences
RESEARCH AREAS:
Forestry natural forest and forest plantations , forestry economics and agroforestry systems , assessment of environmental goods and services , forestry value chains and Community Forestry .

MARTHA LILIAN CALIX

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Internship Program


EDUCATION:
Master of Demography and Development, National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) . Specialization in Tourism Marketing at the School of Tourism Sciences in Rome , Italy. Bachelor of Tourism of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Sao Paulo , Brazil .
COURSES OFFERED:
Local Economic Development
RESEARCH AREAS:
Development of alternative tourism , population and demography in general gendered . Generation of small and medium enterprises as an alternative for local development and pparticipación and inclusion of women in the development process .

NEREYDA MARGARITA ESTRADA ANDINO

Associate professor


EDUCATION:
Master of Ecology, University of Costa Rica . Degree in Biology with emphasis on Zoology, National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH )
COURSES OFFERED:
biodiversity
RESEARCH AREAS:
Landscape ecology , ecology of macro - mammals, Management Protected Areas and Biological Monitoring .

OLIVER KOMAR

Full professor


EDUCATION:
PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence , Kansas USA Bachelor of Arts ( B.A ) in Zoology and Spanish Ohio Wesleyan University , Delaware , Ohio , USA
COURSES OFFERED:
Management of Natural Resources and Project Management .
RESEARCH AREAS:
Monitoring of biodiversity , conservation biology , ecology and ornithology .

VICTORIA ALEJANDRA CORTÉS MATAMOROS

Associate Professor, Director of the Zamorano Center for Renewable Energy and Director of the Center for Evaluation of improved stoves.


EDUCATION:
PhD in Environmental / Specialty Science in anaerobic digestion and biogas production (final phase) , Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain . Master of Environmental Engineering specializing in prevention and control of pollution , Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico and UNITEC , Honduras . Industrial Engineering Chemistry , National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) .
COURSES OFFERED:
Renewable Energy and Environmental Management II .
RESEARCH AREAS:
energy potential of renewable resources : Biogas and Biomass. improved stoves , microgasificación , and potential uses of biological fertilizer , energy efficiency, bioremediation, life-cycle assessment and carbon footprint . In addition , treatment of sewage and industrial wastes and sludges .

JOSUÉ ANIBAL LEÓN CARBAJAL

Assistant professor


EDUCATION:
Degree in General and Applied Hydrology , Center for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX ) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain . Forestry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
COURSES OFFERED:
Integrated Watershed Management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Watershed Management , Water Resources, environmental zoning , governance for watershed management and development of participatory methodologies for the delimitation of areas of water recharge in watersheds.

MARCO ANTONIO GRANADINO

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Admissions


EDUCATION:
Degree in Environmental Economics , CATIE, Costa Rica . Agricultural Engineering , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras
COURSES OFFERED:
Environmental economics
RESEARCH AREAS:
Payment for Environmental Services (PES ) , feasibility studies , natural resource markets and cost analysis - benefit for environmental projects.

FRANCISCO ROBLES HERNÁNDEZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Agricultural Engineering , National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH ) .
MODULES OFFERED:
Biological monitoring
RESEARCH AREAS:
Evaluation of water quality using macroinvertebrates bird monitoring in different ecosystems and floristic inventories dry ecosystem.

BIANCA PAOLA PADILLA ARIAS

instructor


EDUCATION:
Environmental Engineering , Catholic University of Honduras ( UNICAH ) .
MODULES OFFERED:
Environmental management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Environmental technology, waste water treatment , Protected Area Management and Renewable Energy .

NINFA LIZETH ARDÓN ALVARENGA

instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering Socioeconomic Development and Environment Pan-American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras . Intern Degree of Environmental Audits Oriented Renewable Energy , FUNIBER .
MODULES OFFERED:
Renewable energy
RESEARCH AREAS:
Stoves , Solar Heaters , Bio- digesters, Solar Cookers and evaluation of renewable energy projects .

ANAÍ CAPARÓ BELLIDO

instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering Environment and Development , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
GIS and Surveying
RESEARCH AREAS:
Remote Sensing , GIS and Surveying .

JUAN CARLOS ORDOÑEZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Forestry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Added value in the Wood Industry
RESEARCH AREAS:
Value-added wood and forest management plans .

RUBÉN ANTONIO SUAZO MUÑOZ

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Forest Engineering Sciences, focusing on Watershed , National Forestry University ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Plantation management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Forest management plans , Forest Operating Plans and establishment of forest plantations.

JUAN RAMÓN LICONA

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Forest Management Engineering and Industry , National School of Forestry Science ( ESNACIFOR ) , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Forest management
RESEARCH AREAS:
Value chain conifers in central Honduras , alternative and sustainable methods of production balm Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua ) and Standards for the preparation of management plans in Liquidambar .

JOSÉ MIGUEL HOLGUÍN

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineering Environment and Development , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
Agroecology
RESEARCH AREAS:
Permaculture, Agroecology and eco-design process .

JORGE ANTONIO ESPINOSA

Guest Instructor UC Davis


EDUCATION:
Agricultural Engineering , Pan American Agricultural School , El Zamorano , Honduras .
MODULES OFFERED:
D -Lab ( Design Lab )
RESEARCH AREAS:
Eco-design process , Integrative Design Eco - Social , Appropriate Technology and Agroecology