Principle Investigator

Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is an environmental horticulturist at the Department of Earth and Environment (E&E) and affiliated with Agroecology Program and International Center for Tropical Botany at the Kampong Botanic Garden within the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is an associate teaching 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.

He is the chair of Human Issues in Horticulture Interest Group and served as the chair of Seed and Stand Establishment and Ornamental Plant Breeding Interest Groups. In addition, he 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. He serves in the conservation committee of Florida Native Plant Society and Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany.

Curriculum Vitae


Engagement Award – 2019
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Florida International University

Prestigious Recognition Award – Garden Club – 2017
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Florida International University

Certification of Appreciation 2017
Council for Student Organizations, Florida International University

Early Career Faculty Award (1st place) 2015
American Society for Horticultural Science