Misti Sharp



Misti Sharp joined the faculty in fall 2016. She earned her Ph.D. from Colorado State University, focusing on water institutions for water conservation. Current research relates to both resource issues and issues in teaching. She teaches economically and quantitative related courses and is in the process of developing a study abroad opportunity for FRE undergraduates.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the best learning is achieved when students can engage with the material in a variety of ways. Students should be given ample opportunities to actively apply concepts learned through reading and classroom lectures using platforms prevalent both in academia and the real-world. The value of an economist and of a student in economics is the ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative information to inform decision-making. As a lecturer at the University of Florida, I will strive to remain flexible to meet the needs of students while providing structure and tools necessary for students to make sound economic decisions inside and outside of the classroom.


  • AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods in Food and Resource Economics
  • AEB 2451 Economics of Natural Resource Use
  • AEB 3550 Agricultural Data Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Institutional economics
  • Teaching and learning


University of Arkansas, BS in Agricultural Business Management and Marketing
University of Arkansas, MS in Agricultural Economics
Ghent University, International Master in Rural Development
Colorado State University, PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Misty Sharp