Sherry Larkin is a natural resource and environmental economist tenured in the Food and Resource Economics Department at UF. She earned her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University in 1998 and has been a faculty member at UF/IFAS since 2000. She has maintained a 70 percent research and 30 percent teaching appointment from 2000 through mid-2014, at which point she moved into the Dean for Research Office. She held a 100 percent administrative appointment as an Associate Dean for Research and Associated Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (FAES) until March 2020. She currently serves as the director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program.