Alumni Spotlight: Joyce Berry, Class of 1976

Joyce Berry has served as Colorado State University’s dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources twice, as well as CSU’s vice president for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives and director of the Environment and Natural Resource Policy Institute. Earlier in her career, she was a research associate and administrator at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she created the school’s first Student Affairs and Career Office, and co-developed student and women’s leadership programs and the Professional Life-Long Learning Program.

Berry received her bachelor’s degree in political science and graduate degree in education from the University of California at Berkeley. She also received her master’s degree in regional resources planning from CSU and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Her research, teaching, and outreach focuses on the integration of science, policy and management, public involvement strategies, public attitudes and values toward natural resources, and leadership and organizational change – areas in which she’s co-authored/edited four books.

Berry has been involved throughout her career with several environmental groups, serving in various committee capacities. She is currently serving on the CSU External Advisory Board of School of Global Environment Sustainability and served for many years on the CSU Alumni Board. Both Berry and her husband, Joe, are lifelong Alumni Association members, as well as avid Rams fans. Although they have recently moved to Pennsylvania to be with their daughter and her family, the Warner College of Natural Resources and CSU will always be a part of the Berry family – as evidenced by a CSU flag flying proudly in front of their Pennsylvania home.

Posted October 10, 2015