Department Directory

First Generation College Students

Jim Barborak

Co-Director, Center for Protected Area Management

Jim Barborak is a multilingual specialist in protected area planning and management with over 40 years experience in over 25 nations

Kevin Bestgen

Senior Research Scientist, Joint Faculty Appointment-Assistant Professor, Director Larval Fish Lab

Jemma Fadum

Tropical limnology and aquatic biogeochemistry

Chad Hoffman

Associate Professor

Wildland fire science across spatial and temporal scales

Paul Layden

Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship and Outreach Coordinator

Internships, career preparation, event planning, natural resource ecology and measurements.

Megan Mardesen

Academic Support Coordinator/Student Advisor

Tiara Marshall

Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Dawson Metcalf

Program Coordinator for Conservation Leadership

Leadership development with emphasis in environmental education.

Linda Nagel

Department Head
Professor of Silviculture

Sarah Newman

Research Associate II

Citizen Science

Derek Schutt


I am a seismologist and geophysicist interested in understanding deep Earth structures and their effects on past and present tectonics and landscapes.

Kathryn Stoner

Department Head

Wade Tinkham

Assistant Professor

Advancing the use of biometrics, remote sensing, and quantitative models in natural resources.

Patti Uman

Admin Assistant III, Graduate Coordinator

Kenneth Wilson

Professor Emeritus

I have retired, so not accepting graduate students.