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 (ICTB) at the Kampong Botanic Garden and Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST-NSF) 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, Co-director of Global Sustainable Tourism Program, and Garden Club advisor. He served as the Undergraduate Program Director (19-23) and serving as the graduate committee of the E&E Department.
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). He is the guest editor of Special Issue “Micropropagation, Acclimatization, and Genebanking of Horticultural Crops” in Plants.
Engagement Award Nov. 2023
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE)
Florida International University (FIU)
Top Scholar Award April. 2023
Research & Creative Activities
Junior Faculty with Significant Grants (STEM)
Research Award Feb. 2023
Engagement Award Feb. 2019
Prestigious Recognition Award Feb. 2017
Garden Club, CASE, FIU
Certification of Appreciation Feb. 2017
Council for Student Organizations, FIU
Early Career Young Faculty Award – 1st Place 2015
American Society for Horticultural Science