Kirby has more than 45 years’ experience in education and research. He recently served as dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. Prior to that, he held administrative positions at both the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University. Kirby helps FLM+ clients develop go-to-market strategies, build workforce development solutions and evaluate educational programs. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 articles and papers, delivered 150 invited papers, presentations and workshops, and served as principal investigator for more than $9 million in grants and contracts. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
He and his wife, Susan, have two children and five grandchildren. Kirby enjoys gardening and volunteer work with his church, and has done some exciting international work in Egypt, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and South Korea.