Agriculture, Environmental Science, and Information Technology
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Professor Zazueta is the Director of the Office of Academic Technology (OAT) at University of Florida (UFL), which provides information technology services in support of the academic mission of the University, including teaching, research, extension and outreach. At OAT, Dr. Zazueta has overseen the successful deployment of one of the nation's largest enterprise level course management systems, a state-wide video transport infrastructure, grid-based high performance computing resources, and institution of a faculty training program focused on technology. Zazueta has taught and developed UFL courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including web-based courses and distance education courses using multimedia, and helped launch the Agricultural Information Technology Minor. His reach extends to the international level, where he provides agricultural and biological engineering consultation and participates in university exchanges. In the 1990s, Zazueta led the creation of the IFAS Software Support Office, later folded into the IFAS Office of Information Technology, which was instrumental in accelerating the adoption of information technology by agricultural audiences in Florida. Professor Zazueta is currently Chair of the Education Division of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Chair of the Information and Communication Technologies Technical Section of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineers (CIGR). Zazueta received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University, and both his M.S. (Water Use and Conservation) and B.S. (Civil Engineering) at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico.