Faculty members who care about your success
As a student in SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, you’ll have access to cutting-edge labs and technology and transformative, hands-on learning experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to join clubs, attend conferences and apply for internships. In other words, you'll do more than earn a degree. You’ll forge a path to a rewarding career in a wide range of thriving industries.
Along the way, you'll work closely with faculty and staff members who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping you succeed at SFA and in your future career.
Dr. Hans Williams
Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professor of Wetland Ecology / Dean
Dr. Hans Williams’ teaching and research interests include forest ecophysiology, forest ecology, urban forestry, tree physiology, aboriculture, and environmental assessment and management. He holds a Ph.D. in forestry from Auburn University, a Master of Science in forestry from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Purdue University. He has authored or co-authored 43 publications and 70 presentations. Dr. Williams is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the International Society of Arboriculture. He is a recipient of the Kenneth G. Waterston Teaching Excellence Award from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Dr. Williams was named Regents Professor in 2010.
Sarah Fuller earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Science in forestry from SFA. She works closely with SFA Marketing and Communications to convey research and activities occurring throughout the college via different media platforms. She also provides natural resource education and outreach in the surrounding community.
Assistant Systems Administrator
Jon Gauntt is responsible for maintaining the computer labs and for providing computer support and maintenance for the college. He also is responsible for website maintenance and upgrading, social media development, and photography and videography for the college.
Support Services Coordinator
Ricky Luna is the student services coordinator and also manages the equipment room and college vehicle fleet.
Dr. Matthew McBroom
TLL Temple Distinguished Professor of Forest Hydrology / Associate Dean
Dr. Matthew McBroom earned his Ph.D., Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science in forestry from SFA. In addition to teaching courses in forest and environmental hydrology, his research interests include forest hydrology, watershed management and water quality. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of American Foresters, from whom he received the Young Forester Leadership Award in 2010. He is actively engaged with the Texas Forestry Association and received the Research, Development, and Innovation Award from that organization in 2013. Dr. McBroom is a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters and a Texas Accredited Forester. He is a recipient of the Kenneth G. Waterston Teaching Excellence Award from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. He is also a recipient of the SFA Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, SFA’s top award in teaching.
Patty McLeon is responsible for all aspects of account tracking and maintenance for the college, including both university accounts and research accounts. She also is responsible for purchasing and reporting.
Assistant to the Dean
Christen Myles earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in management from SFA. In addition to providing administrative support to the dean and associate dean, she manages personnel tasks for faculty and staff, enters and updates the online schedule of classes, tracks and reports faculty data management and faculty workloads, coordinates faculty promotion and tenure and staff performance review processes, and coordinates the ATCOFA scholarship program. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
As the graduate coordinator for the forestry and environmental science programs, Mary Ramos assists students will all aspects of the application and advising process. She helps with graduate student recruitment by assisting them through the application process both for the university and college. She assists with retention by helping students stay on track for graduation. She also manages student assistantships and office assignments.
Accounting Clerk III
As an accounting clerk III, Cristy Sorrells is responsible for student employment and payroll, faculty and staff travel, vehicle and driver reservations and records, and assists the college accountant. Cristy enjoys all aspects of outdoor recreation activities including fishing and camping.
Jeffrey M. Williams
Technology Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems Administrator
Since 2004, Jeffrey Williams has served as the Geographic Information Systems administrator for the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, where he maintains geographic information systems laboratories while working with students applying geospatial technologies to ecological research. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in geography and anthropology and a Master of Science in spatial science from SFA. He has worked in both the public and private sectors throughout his career, utilizing geospatial technologies to monitor and conserve natural and cultural resources across Texas and Louisiana. In 2003, he provided essential volunteer support following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, cumulating more than 250 hours of remote sensing and geospatial analysis during the first 14 days of the massive search and recovery effort. He also developed an integrated research-oriented geographic information system leading to the discovery and identification of additional existing remnants of early Spanish road features throughout eastern Texas. The geographic information system application is documented in Design of a Comprehensive Geographic Information System for the Administration of El Camino Real De Los Tejas National Historic Trail. Working with the National Park Service’s National Historic Trail’s Intermountain regional office out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jeff has also inventoried existing trail resources of East Texas not previously known.
Meet our college administration and staff