Department Directory

First Generation College Students

Ed Arnett

Senior Instructor/Online Masters FWCB

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

I am an aquatic ecologist working mainly on native and endangered fishes and their ecosystems.

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.

Tiara Marshall

Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Dawson Metcalf

Program Coordinator for Conservation Leadership

Leadership development with emphasis in environmental education.

John Mola

Assistant Professor

Pollination and Pollinator Ecology, Insect Ecology, Conservation Biology, Disturbance Ecology

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

I am a conservation biologist focusing on tropical mammal ecology and conservation geared towards developing meaningful management practices. My area of expertise encompasses themes including wildlife conservation, tropical community ecology, fragmentation, and plant-animal interactions.

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.