Honors and Awards


2014 Undergraduate Faculty of the Year, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida.

Superior Achievement Award for Southeast Deer Study Group Host Committee, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (2012).

2011 Undergraduate Faculty of the Year, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida.

Certificate of Recognition for Dedication and Service to the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society (2011).

2010 Communications Award (First Place) for Outstanding Slide Set/Computerized Graphic Presentation: Wild Hogs in Florida, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2010 Award for Innovative Program (Second Place): 2009 FL-GA Game Management Update Series, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2010 Communications Award (Second Place) for Outstanding Long Publication: Understanding White-tailed Deer: Florida and the Southeast, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2010 Communications Award (Second Place) for Outstanding Mixed Materials: Wild Hogs in Florida, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2010 Bronze Award for Slide Set/Computerized Graphic Presentation: Wild Hogs in Florida, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2010 Bronze Award for Innovative Program: 2009 FL-GA Game Management Update Series, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

Outstanding Volunteer Service, Hunter Safety Program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (2010).

2009 Communications Award (First Place) for Outstanding Long Publication: 2009 Florida Wildlife Habitat Management Calendar, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Recognition for Exceptional Dedication to the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida (2008).

Fellow (for exceptional service to the wildlife profession), The Wildlife Society (2008).

Director’s Club, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (2008).

2008 Award for Outstanding Publication in Wildlife Ecology and Management in the Monograph Category: Devers, P.K., D.F. Stauffer, G.W. Norman, D.E. Steffen, D.M. Whitaker, J.D. Sole, T.J. Allen, S.L. Bittner, D.A. Buehler, J.W. Edwards, D.E. Figert, S.T. Friedhoff, W.M. Giuliano, C.A. Harper, W.K. Igo, R.L. Kirkpatrick, M.H. Seamster, H.A. Spiker, D.A. Swanson, and B.C. Tefft. 2007. Ruffed grouse population ecology in the Appalachian region. Wildlife Monographs 168, The Wildlife Society.

2008 Gold Award for Long Publication: Bobwhite Quail in Florida: Ecology and Management, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2008 Silver Award for Innovative Program: Northern Bobwhite Conservation Program, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2008 Communications Award (First Place) for Outstanding Long Publication: Bobwhite Quail in Florida: Ecology and Management, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2007 Communications Award (First Place) for Outstanding Web Page: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/floridaquail/, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2007 Communications Award (First Place) for Outstanding Slide Set/Computerized Graphic Presentation: Florida’s Quail, Florida Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

2006 Undergraduate Faculty of the Year, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida.

Certificate of Appreciation for Service as Wildlife Society Bulletin Associate Editor, The Wildlife Society (2006).

2005 Faculty of the Year, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida.

Certificate of Appreciation for Service as Journal of Wildlife Management Associate Editor, The Wildlife Society (2004).

Urban Park Service Medal (for exceptional service and work in New York City parks), City of New York Urban Park Service (2002).

2002 Science Research Training Program Certificate of Appreciation, New York Academy of Sciences.

2001 Award for Hard Work and Support of the City of New York Parks and Recreation, City of New York.

Awarded a “Nom de Parc” and recognized as a “Friend of Parks,” City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation (2001).

1999 Outstanding Faculty Award in Research, California University of Pennsylvania.

1998 National Conservation Achievement Award (as Director of the Farmland Habitat Restoration Project), National Wildlife Federation.

Certificate of Recognition for Service Contributions to the Community, California University of Pennsylvania (1998).

1997 Three Rivers Environmental Award (as Director of the Farmland Habitat Restoration Project), Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Friend of the SCA Award, Student Conservation Association (1997).

Certificate of Commendation for the Pike Run Watershed Project, Washington County Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners (1997).

San Antonio Livestock Fellowship, Texas Tech University (1992-1995).
Yale Scholarship, University of New Hampshire (1987).

Cass Adams Scholarship, University of New Hampshire (1987).

Member of Phi Sigma Honor Society (1988-present).