Jennifer Polizzi


(813) 258-7273



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SFB 238

Meet Jennifer Polizzi

Lecturer I, First-year Studies

Education: 2009 Nova Southeastern University, B.S.
2014 Nova Southeastern University, M.S.

Courses Taught: First-Year Seminar I
First-Year Seminar II
Transfer Student Seminar
Peer Leadership I
Baccalaureate Digital Skills
Environmental Science
Marine Biology

Career Specialties: Jennifer Polizzi is passionate about empowering first-year students to be successful academically at UT. She also wants to help guide them on their Spartan journey to becoming well-rounded students, ready to pick a path within their major and prepare them to be successful in their field of study.

Professional and Community Activities: Polizzi’s master’s thesis focused on comparative anatomy of the vasculature of the intestine of different fishes by examining casts of the vasculature of this organ using electron microscopy to determine evolutionary relationships. Her interest continued in this field of comparative anatomy of fishes through SEM analyses and vascular corrosion casting.

Publications and Presentations:
Scarborough, E., Polizzi, J., & LaRose, A. Extended Orientation Seminar Evolves to Theme‐Based Academic Course (2016). E-Source for College Transitions 13:2. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (University of South Carolina.) Columbia, S.C.

Polizzi, J. Vascular Corrosion Casts of the Spiral Valve Intestine of Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), North American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and the Yellow Stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis): A Comparative Study (2013). Thesis. Nova Southeastern University. Davie, FL.

Polizzi, J., & Sherman, R. L., Preliminary Comparative Study of Vascular Corrosion Casts of the Spiral Intestine of Select Acipenseriformes and Elasmobranchs. (2013). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference. San Francisco, CA