Stephen Ditchkoff

William R. and Fay Ireland Distinguished Professor

Ditchkoff is a Professor of  Wildlife Ecology and  Management. He received his BS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, his MS in Wildlife Ecology from University of Maine, and his PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from Oklahoma State University. Ditchkoff is an expert in reproductive ecology and management of large mammals and wildlife nutrition.

Scott Enebak

Dwain G. Luce Professor of Forestry

Enebak is the associate dean of academic affairs and the director of the Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative. He received a BS and MS from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and 1988, in Forestry/Silviculture and Plant Pathology. He later earned a PhD in 1992 from West Virginia University in Plant Pathology. Enebak is an expert in forest pathology, mycology, forest regeneration, and forest-seedling production systems.

Tom Gallagher

Regions Professor in Forest Operations, Utilization,
Management and Economics

Gallagher became a professional forester in 1977 when graduated from New York State Ranger School. He then went on to earn a BS in Forest Technology from University of Maine at Orono in 1981 and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Forestry from Virginia Tech. Gallagher has sixteen years experience with industry, including technical forester, wood procurement forester and procurement analyst coordinating wood flow to a pulp mill and

Latif Kalin

Clinton-McClure Professor

Kalin is the Assistant Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural  Interface. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and his MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Kalin’s research foci and expertise is water quality/quantity modeling, including the study of pollutant removal in natural and constructed wetlands, and land use/cover change impacts on water quality/quantity.


A Maggard

Harry E. Murphy Professor

Maggard is an Extension Specialist and Associate Professor of Forest Systems Management. He received a bachelor’s degree in forest resources and conservation from University of Florida, a master’s degree in business management from University of Florida, and a master’s and doctorate degree in natural resource ecology and management from Oklahoma State University. Maggard’s areas of expertise include financial and economic aspects of forest management and planning, optimizing the use of forest resources, multiple use management and sustainability, productivity of managed forest stands, business planning and management of timber and non-timber forest products.

Mark Smith

Mosley Environmental Professor

Smith is an associate professor and extension specialist and serves as the executive secretary of the Mosley Environmental Awards Program. He received a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University and an MS in Wildlife Science and PhD in Forest Resources from Mississippi State University. Smith has expertise in outreach methodologies, management of invasive wild pigs, and wildlife habitat development.

Hanqin Tian

Alumni Professor of Ecology
Solon Dixon Professor

Tian is University Alumni Professor of Ecology and the director of the International Center for Climate and Global Change Research. He received his PhD from the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry and Syracuse University. Tian is an ecosystem scientist and broad-scale systems modeler examining ecosystem processes and exchanges that occur at the interfaces of the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere.

Brian Via

Regions Professor of Forest Products

Via is a professor and director of the Forest Products Development Center. He earned his B.S. in Forest Products and his M.S. in Wood Engineering/Mechanics at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Forest Material Chemometrics at Louisiana State University within the Agricultural and Mechanical College. Via is interested in new product development, nano-composites, the effects of wood quality on wood composite performance, and bio-composites.

Daowei Zhang

Alumni Professor
George W. Peake Professor

Zhang is University Alumni Professor of Forest Economics and Policy and director of the Forest Policy Center. He received BS and MS degrees from Southcentral Sci-Tec University of Forestry and Beijing Forestry University in forest science and forest economics, respectively, and his PhD in forest economics from the University of British Columbia. His research interests are the economic and policy aspects of natural resource management.