Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Dr. Rashidah Farid-Tilghman is a Research Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Coordinator for the Forestry and Wildlife Program at Tuskegee University in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She is also an alumna of the 2018 Environmental Fellows Program. Dr. Farid holds a PhD from the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a concentration in quantitative analyses. Originally, from the rural town of Abbeville, Alabama, her passion for nature and conservation has been in the forefront of her life’s mission. As an ecologist, she has worked in state, federal and private sector where she gained a diverse knowledge of natural resource systems and management. She has also been a lifelong advocate for service and community based development. In her spare time, Rashidah serves on the Alabama Audubon Science Committee, and is a member of the Alabama New South Coalition- a community based activism group the strives to promote the general welfare of all people through progressive ideals of freedom, justice and democracy. While her research varies from soil conservation to marine species feed strategies, she is most proud of her extension work with students and the development of natural resource management tools for low resource landowners. She is a passionate ecologist, community development advocate and a loving wife.