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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.

Dr. Steven Bullard
Henry M. Rockwell Chair

Dr. Steven Bullard’s research and teaching interests include forest economics and forestry investments. He holds a Ph.D. in forest management-economics from Virginia Polytechnic University, and a Master of Science in forest management-economics and a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Mississippi State University. He served as dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture from 2009 to 2016, and he is currently SFA’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Jessica Glasscock
Instructor in Forest Wildlife Management

Jessica Glasscock received her Bachelor of Science in wildlife management and her Master of Science in animal science from Sul Ross University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in wildlife science from Texas A&M University, Kingsville. Her teaching and research interests include numerous aspects of forest wildlife management.

Brandy Bishop
Academic Advisor

Brandy Bishop earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a Master of Education in secondary education from SFA. She is academic advisor for environmental science, forestry and spatial science students with last names beginning with K through Z. She is an SFA 101 instructor, and as the internship and employment coordinator, is responsible for coordinating job and internships announcement as well as prospective employer visits within the forestry, environmental science, and spatial science programs. She consistently works on ways to increase retention and assist our professors in gaining useful data to help manage this.

Dr. Rebecca Kidd
Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology and Management

Dr. Rebecca Kidd holds a Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in forest resources from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Campbell University. Her research and teaching interests include forest resources management, forest ecology, dendroecology and forest disturbance and restoration ecology.

John Kidd
Instructor in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and Forest Recreation

John Kidd received his Master of Education degree from Auburn, Master of Science in forest resources degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and his Bachelor of Science in wildlife science from Auburn University. Mr. Kidd is currently working on his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech University in forestry and environmental conservation. He teaches the introduction to forestry course along with courses in the Master of Science in Resources Communication program. His research focuses on aspects of human dimensions including undergraduate education, program evaluation, and natural resources and environmental education.

 

Dr. David Kulhavy
Lawrence C. Walker Distinguished Professor of Landscape Ecology and Entomology

Dr. David Kulhavy’s research interests include forest entomology and pest management. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in forestry from the University of Idaho and he completed his Bachelor of Arts in zoology at San Diego State University. In addition to teaching forestry and environmental science courses at SFA, he also gives insect education presentations to elementary and junior high school students as “Dr. Bug.” He received an Eisenhower Grant for developing a program for using insects in elementary school programs. Dr. Kulhavy is a Fellow with the Society of American Foresters and he received the national teaching award from that organization, the Carl Schenck Award. He is a recipient of the SFA Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, the national teaching award from the Entomological Society of America, and was named as distinguished alumni from the University of Idaho. He is also a recipient of the prestigious William T. Hornady Gold Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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.

Dr. Brian Oswald
Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professor of Forestry

Dr. Brian Oswald holds a Ph.D. in forestry, wildlife and range sciences from the University of Idaho; a Master of Science in fire ecology from Northern Arizona University; and a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Michigan State University. His research interests include fire ecology and management, silviculture, community ecology and classification and silvopasture and agroforestry. He is a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters. He was named Northern Arizona University School of Forestry Distinguished Alumnus in 2009. Dr. Oswald is a recipient of the SFA Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, SFA’s top award in research. He was named Regents Professor at SFA in 2012 and was named to the University of Idaho’s Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2016. Furthermore, he received the Carl Schenck Award from the Society of American Foresters, the most prestigious teaching award from that organization.

Dr. Christopher Schalk
Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management

Dr. Christopher Schalk’s research and teaching interests include forest wildlife management, community ecology, conservation biology, and herpetology. He holds a Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in environmental science from the State University of New York, Syracuse. He is the associate editor of Herpetological Review, and he has served as referee for several publications, including American Midland Naturalist, Herpetologica, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Oecologia, South American Journal of Herpetology and The Herpetological Journal.

Dr. Daniel Scognamillo
Associate Professor of Forest Wildlife Management

Dr. Daniel Scognamillo holds a Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Louisiana State University; a Master of Science in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida, Gainesville; and a Bachelor of Science from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research interests include wildlife ecology and conservation and spatial ecology.

Dr. Jeremy Stovall
Professor of Silviculture

Dr. Jeremy Stovall holds a Ph.D. in forestry and forest products from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in natural resources and forestry from the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in environmental and natural resources from Clemson University. His research and teaching interests include silviculture, dendrology, timber cruising, and forest ecophysiology. Dr. Stovall 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.

Dr. Yuhui Weng
Assistant Professor of Biometrics and Forest Measurements

Dr. Yuhui Weng’s research and teaching interests include forest biometrics, timber cruising, and timber management. Dr. Weng earned a Ph.D. in forest science from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Science in forest science from Lakehead University.

Dr. Pat Stephens Williams
Professor of Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and Forest Recreation

Dr. Pat Stephens Williams earned a doctorate in English, a Master of Science in Forestry, a Master of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from Southern Illinois University. Her teaching and research interests include recreation and human dimensions, communications, education, interpretive writing, interpretive planning, interpretive leadership, cultural and heritage interpretation, and advanced professional interpretation. Dr. Williams’ extensive college and university involvement includes serving as a liaison for the Center for Regional Heritage Research and as a member of the American Democracy Project – Yellowstone. She is a Fellow with the Society of American Foresters.

Sarah Fuller
Outreach Coordinator

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.

Jason Grogan
Research Specialist, Forest Resources Institute

Jason Grogan earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Master of Science in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He is responsible for all aspects of forest management on the 3,500 acres of timberland owned by the College of Forestry and Agriculture. He also assists with numerous research projects in the college.  He teaches at the summer forestry field station as well.

Dr. I-Kuai Hung
Lacy H. Hunt Professor of Geospatial Sciences

Dr. I-Kuai Hung received his Ph.D. in forestry from SFA and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in forestry from National Taiwan University. He is the author of numerous journal articles, and he is the co-managing editor of the Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources. He is a member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Society of American Foresters, and the Chinese Forestry Association. He is a recipient of the Kenneth G. Waterston Teaching Excellence Award from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Dr. Hung is also a recipient of the SFA Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, SFA’s top award in teaching.

Christen Myles
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.

Mary Ramos
Graduate Coordinator

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.

Chanelle Svehla
Academic Advisor

Chanelle Svehla earned her Bachelor of Science in forestry degree with an emphasis in urban forestry and her Master of Science degree in agriculture with a horticultural emphasis. She worked for the LSU Agricultural Center as a horticulture extension agent and Texas A&M AgriLife extension service in the area of 4H and youth development. She is an academic advisor for environmental science, forestry, and geospatial science for students with last names beginning with A through J. She also works with new student recruitment and retention. She enjoys all aspects of outdoor recreation in her spare time.

Dr. Daniel R. Unger
Professor of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science

Dr. Daniel R. Unger’s teaching and research interests include the quantification, qualification, mapping, monitoring and management of natural resources via the spatial analysis fields of aerial photo interpretation, digital image processing, geographic information system and global positioning system technology. He holds a Ph.D. in remote sensing and geographic information systems from the University of Idaho and a Master of Science in forest biometrics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Unger is a recipient of the Kenneth G. Waterston Teaching Excellence Award from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Furthermore, he received the Carl Schenck Award from the Society of American Foresters, the most prestigious teaching award from that organization.

Dr. Yanli Zhang
Professor of Geospatial Sciences

Dr. Yanlli Zhang holds a Ph.D. in forestry and spatial science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He completed his undergraduate degree at Beijing University. His research interests include geographic information systems, remote sensing, environmental modeling, and advanced geospatial analysis and application.

Dr. Kenneth W. Farrish
Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professor and Director, Environmental Science

Dr. Kenneth W. Farrish holds a Ph.D.  in from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in forestry from Michigan Technological University. He has authored dozens of publications and is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of American Foresters, Texas Forestry Association and Texas Association of Environmental Professionals. His research interests include forest soils and forest ecology. He is a certified professional soil scientist. He received the teaching excellence awards from both SFASU and Louisiana Tech.  He was named Regents Professor at SFA in 2016.

Dr. Gary Kronrad
Bone Hill Foundation Distinguished Professor of Resource Economics

Dr. Gary Kronrad’s primary research interests include resource economics, management and policy. He holds a Ph.D. (emphasis: resource economics) from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in history from C.W. Post College. He has completed numerous research projects on the loblolly pine and the supply and demand for wood-fired power plants in East Texas.

Laura Rectenwald
Adjunct Faculty

Laura Rectenwald is a licensed professional geoscientist in Texas and Louisiana. Her particular areas of expertise include Texas Risk Reduction Program Assessments, industrial regulatory compliance audits, soil and groundwater remediation projects and litigation support. She obtained a Master of Science environmental science from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in forestry from SFA.

 

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