Three of our own Conservation Leadership faculty have been recognized for their amazing work! From mentoring students, publishing outstanding papers, and filling knowledge gaps in conservation, these professors deserve all the recognition!


Kelly Jones PhD, received a Fulbright award for her proposed work in Colombia to contribute to addressing knowledge gaps about how conservation approaches, specifically protected areas, impact forest outcomes during conflict and post-conflict situations, and in turn, enhance fundamental understanding about environmental governance and land systems science. Congratulations, Kelly!


Tara Teel PhD, faculty member in the Master of Conservation Leadership program, received the Warner College of Natural Resources’ Outstanding Mentorship award in April 2020 for her exceptional mentorship and advising of students. Tara has worked with numerous students within the Conservation Leadership program and has also guided and mentored PhD students within the Department. Congratulations, Tara! Check out the award video HERE.


Jennifer Solomon PhD, Recruitment Coordinator for the Conservation Leadership program received the Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award for her outstanding efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, outreach, and administration, as well as day-to-day acts that foster an inclusive community on the campus. Jennifer, along with doctoral candidate Megan Jones, also was recently featured for their study, Challenges and Supports for Women Conservation Leaders. Congratulations, Jen!