Faculty


Paul Mitola
Vern Morris
Mark H. Ruff
Faith M. Oi

Paul Mitola started in the pest control industry in 1979 as a technician. He owned his own business for 10 years, managed branches for large companies, worked in the pest control auxillary at the University of Florida before become a Florida DACS inspector; a position he has been in for the last 10 years.

Paul Mitola
Field Training Coordinator
Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Alachua Service Center
14101 N.W. Hwy 441 Suite 200
Alachua, Florida 32615-6382
PH: 582-528-5396
Email: Paul.Mitola@freshfromflorida.com

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Vern Morris has owned his own company, worked in the pest control industry for many years, and is now the loss control manager for Capital Risk Underwriters.

Vern Morris
Loss Control Manager
Capital Risk Underwriters
407.540.1400 ext. 703
877.799.1400 ext. 703
Email: vmorris@cruins.com

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Mark H. Ruff was in the U.S. Navy (Propulsion Engineering,1976-1986) before earning his law degree from Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1995). He was admitted to the Florida bar in 1995. He is a Certified Circuit Court Mediator and Florida Supreme Court Arbitrator. His primary practice areas include: Toxic Tort Litigation; Termite/Pest Control Litigation and Administrative Defense; Constructive Defect Litigation; Commercial Carrier Defense; Paratransit Litigation; Product Liability; Wrongful Death Litigation; Insurance Coverage Disputes; Coverage B actions, and Commercial Litigation.

Mark H. Ruff
Law Offices of Mark H. Ruff, P.A.
711 N. Orlando Ave., Ste. 101
Maitland, FL 32751
PH: (407) 268-6677
Fax: (407) 268-6677
Email: mark@mhrlaw.com

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Faith M. Oi, Ph.D., Director of Pest Management University, earned her degrees from the University of Hawaii (Manoa) where she was introduced to termites as an undergraduate and the University of Florida where her degree focused on termite biology and behavior. She is currently the director for Pest Management University and Florida’s Statewide School IPM program. She also directs graduate students and works closely with industry on research designed to solve pest problems important to Florida.

Faith M. Oi, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Entomology and Nematology Dept.
Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
PH: 352-273-3971
FAX: 352-392-0190
E-mail: foi@ufl.edu
 

Numerous guest lecturers also support PMU
Other DACS inspectors provide training as their time permits

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