Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is an environmental horticulturist in Agroecology Program, Department of Earth and Environment (E&E). He is affiliated with International Center for Tropical Botany at the Kampong Botanic Garden within the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program and is a Research Associate at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is an assistant professor and undergraduate program director of the E&E Department, Organic Garden supervisor, and Garden Club advisor.

He serves as the faculty fellow at Honors College and faculty fellow at FIU Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Education committee and is a member of College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) DEI and Carbon Footprint Reduction committees.

Dr. Khoddamzadeh is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and serves in the Urban Horticulture Program Advisory Board led by UF/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade County. He chairs the Orchid interest group and serves as the secretary of Horticultural Plant Reproductive Biology (HPRB) Interest Groups and served as the chair of Human Issues in Horticulture, Seed & Stand Establishment, and Ornamental Plant Breeding Interest Groups. In addition, he is a member of Education Planning Committee, chaired the Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Committee and Graduate Student Activities and is the member of Nominations and Elections Committee in the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). He serves in the Conservation Committee of Florida Native Plant Society and Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany. Finally, he nominated to serve in the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE).

Curriculum Vitae


Research Award                                 2023

College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE),

Florida International University (FIU)

Engagement Award                             2019


Prestigious Recognition AwardGarden Club   2017


Certification of Appreciation     2017

Council for Student Organizations, FIU

Early Career Young Faculty Award – 1st Place      2015

American Society for Horticultural Science