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Sebastian Galindo

Research Assistant Professor

113C Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Sebastian Galindo is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida. In addition to his roles with the department, Galindo also serves as faculty affiliate for the Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center),Florida Climate Institute, Florida Water Institute, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Master of Sustainable Development Program, and serves as coordinator of the Qualitative Research Community. 

Originally from Mexico City, Galindo earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Universidad Veracruzana in 2001. He then came to the University of Florida where he received his master’s degree studying animal sciences (2004) and later his Ph.D. from AEC (2009). 

Galindo currently focuses his research on the use of mixed methodologies for the evaluation of research, teaching and Extension initiatives. In addition, he is working on an initiative to simplify the process of assessing the impact of Extension programs by collaborating with other faculty to design a toolbox that standardizes the evaluation process with universal metrics. 

His collaborative efforts extend to other departments and agency across the state and country, with experience as a consultant on methodology and evaluation for projects conducted by the Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center and the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants at UF.


Recent Publications

Brodeur, C.W., C. Higgins, S. Galindo-Gonzalez, D.D. Craige, and T. Haile. 2011. Designing a competency-based new county Extension personnel training program: A novel approach. Journal of Extension, 49(3)

Galindo-Gonzalez, S. & G. D. Israel. 2010. The influence of type of contact with Extension on client satisfaction. Journal of Extension. 48(1)

Israel, G.D., B.E. Myers, S. Galindo-Gonzalez, & A.J. Lamm 2010. Agricultural and Natural Resource CTE Programs and Science Achievement: How Does It Compare with Other CTE Programs?  2010 Southern Region AAAE Conference Proceedings, pages 256-271. 

Israel, G. D. & S. Galindo-Gonzalez. 2009. Diverse market segments and customer satisfaction: Does Extension serve all clients well? Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 16(1):89-103.

Galindo-Gonzalez, S., & G.D. Israel. 2009. An examination of customer satisfaction in the GGAVATT program in Veracruz, Mexico. Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting, 25: 205-212.