Amie Hufton

Instructional Professor
Department of Liberal Studies

Phone: +1 (409) 740.4928
Fax: +1 (409) 740.4946

Ocean & Coastal Studies Bldg., Office 166


Learn more about Amie Hufton

Get To Know Amie Hufton

What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

I started my career working in risk management, emergency services, and water safety, which caused me to think deeply about the impact of environmental hazards and natural disasters on coastal communities. Based on this experience, I chose to pursue a PhD in Population Health with a focus on the influence of natural disasters on health outcomes in vulnerable populations.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

I hope that students will develop knowledge, skills and perspectives that they can use to address challenges and issues in their own career fields and communities upon graduation. I regularly incorporate active learning and problem-based discussions in the classroom to engage students. My goal is that they become lifelong learners that will be motivated to contribute in meaningful ways to society.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

I find great fulfillment in serving the community in various ways. I love traveling to new places and trying new things. I also enjoy watersports including swimming, SCUBA diving, and windsurfing.

Ph.D. Population Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, in progress
Marine Resource Management, Texas A&M University, 2010
B.S. Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, 2002
Courses Taught
KINE 223: Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness
DIVE 330: Rescue Diving