Dr. Migliaccio is Professor and Chair of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at the University of Florida (UF) and a Professional Engineering in the state of Florida. She has a BS in Agricultural Engineering (1997) from Texas A&M University, MS in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (1999) from University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2005) from University of Arkansas. As a faculty member, Dr. Migliaccio focused on hydrology and water conservation with a research, teaching, and extension appointment. She published one book, 11 book chapters, and 77 refereed publications.
Dr. Migliaccio currently leads the UF ABE department, which is nationally ranked by USNWR, 3rd in graduate programs. The department includes over 30 faculty and 20 staff, with academic programs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Dr. Migliaccio also contributes to leadership efforts with ASABE’s Circular Food and Agricultural Systems initiative and the Artificial Intelligence Initiative at UF. She has received awards including a 2019 ASABE President’s Citation for Leadership in forming the Journal Editor and Chief Position and a 2020 ASABE President’s Citation for Leadership in forming the ASABE E-03 IDEA Committee. Other recent recognitions include the 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Extension by Southern Region Extension Directors, 2018 UF Research Foundation Professor, 2020 Outstanding Professional Award from University of Kentucky Biosystems Engineering Department, and the 2021 UF/IFAS Culture of Nominations Award.