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Plaxedes Chitiyo

Assistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Center for Environmental Research and Education

339E Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4094


Ph.D., Environmental Resources and Policy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014
M.S., Biology, Tennessee Technological University, 2006
B.S., Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, Africa University, Zimbabwe, 2001

Dr. Plaxedes Chitiyo is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University. She has a diverse professional working experience that includes working as community development coordinator for a development agency, research assistant in plant biology and soil science laboratories, researcher, as well as an instructor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she taught World Geography and Environmental Geography classes.

Dr. Chitiyo's research interests are in the areas of sustainable agriculture in developed and developing regions, sustainability, and community development. She is also interested in the role of Non-Governmental Organizations in facilitating community development through engaging in various forms of alternative agriculture. Her previous research projects include examining the impact of agricultural policy on the development of alternative agriculture in Zimbabwe. Her research has significant implications for developing countries where alternative agriculture is still underdeveloped.