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Learn about the faculty in each of the college’s four departments and research centers. Faculty members are listed alphabetically – just click on a person to learn more about his or her research interests, courses taught, outreach activities, and contact information.

Departments

Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Sustainable Biomaterials
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
    •     Headshot of Gregory S. Amacher
    • Gregory Amacher
    • Julian N. Cheatham Professor of Natural Resource Economics
    • (540) 231-5943
    • gamacher@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 304-D, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Ralph Amateis
    • Ralph Amateis
    • Senior Research Associate
    • (540) 231-7263
    • ralph@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 304-A, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061


    •     Headshot of W. Michael Aust
    • Michael Aust
    • Professor of Forestry
    • 540-231-4523
    • waust@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-D, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061



    •     Hua Bai
    • Hua Bai
    • Postdoctoral Associate CY
    • hbai@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, Virginia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. Scott Barrett
    • Scott Barrett
    • Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
    • (540) 231-6702
    • sbarrett@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-E, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Chad Bolding
    • M. Chad Bolding
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-6924
    • bolding@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-A, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061

    •     Evan Brooks
    • Evan Brooks
    • Postdoctoral Associate CY
    • (540) 231-5995
    • evbrooks@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 315-B, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Amy M. Brunner
    • Amy Brunner
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-3165
    • abrunner@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, RM 448, Virignia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. Harold Burkhart
    • Harold Burkhart
    • University Distinguished Professor
    • (540) 231-6952
    • burkhart@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 319, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-5676
    • acoates4@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-F, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive

      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. Kelly Cobourn
    • Kelly Cobourn
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-0338
    • kcobourn@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 307, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. Carolyn Copenheaver
    • Carolyn Copenheaver
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-4031
    • ccopenhe@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-C, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. Susan Day
    • Susan Day
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-7264
    • sdd@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 310, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Carol Franco
    • Carol Franco
    • Senior Research Associate
    • (540) 231-2967
    • carol@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 311-A, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Jennifer Gagnon receives 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension
    • Jennifer Gagnon
    • Coordinator, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
    • (540) 231-6391
    • jgagnon@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Jason A. Holliday
    • Jason Holliday
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-7267
    • jah1@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, RM 451, Virignia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Bruce Hull
    • Bruce Hull
    • Professor of Sustainability
    • (540) 231-7272
    • hullrb@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 310-D, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Marshal (Andy) Laviner
    • Marshal (Andy) Laviner
    • Research Associate
    • (540) 231-0426
    • alaviner@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, RM 348, Virignia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Dr. John McGee
    • John McGee
    • Professor
    • (540) 231-7756
    • jmcg@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 307-C, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Daniel McLaughlin
    • Daniel McLaughlin
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-6616
    • mclaugd@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 210-C, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     John Munsell
    • John Munsell
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-1611
    • jfmunsel@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 304, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Kyle R. Peer
    • Kyle Peer
    • Superintendent, Reynolds Homestead FRRC
    • (276) 694-4135
    • krpeer@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (9999)
      Reynolds Homestead FRRC, Virginia Tech
      407 Homestead Lane
      Critz, VA 24082
    •     Dr. Phil Radtke
    • Philip Radtke
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-8863
    • pradtke@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 319-E, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061

    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-5676
    • szschons@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive

      Blacksburg, VA 24061




    •     Headshot of John R. Seiler
    • John Seiler
    • Honorable and Mrs. Shelton H. Short Professor of Forestry
    • (540) 231-5461
    • jseiler@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 230-J, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Xiaoyan Sheng
    • Xiaoyan Sheng
    • Research Associate and Laboratory Manager
    • (540) 231-1162
    • xsheng@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, RM 450, Virignia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Michael G. Sorice
    • Michael Sorice
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-8303
    • msorice@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, 310-A, Virignia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Marc Stern
    • Marc Stern
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-7418
    • mjstern@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 304, Virignia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Rita Teixeira
    • Rita Teixeira
    • Research Scientist
    • (540) 231-1162
    • teixeira@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Latham Hall, RM 450, Virignia Tech
      220 Ag Quad Lane
      Blacksburg, VA 24061

    •     Headshot of Valerie A. Thomas
    • Valerie Thomas
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-0958
    • thomasv@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 307-A, Virginia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061

    •     Dr. Eric Wiseman
    • Eric Wiseman
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-5148
    • pwiseman@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 228-B, Virignia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Randolph H. Wynne
    • Randy Wynne
    • Professor
    • (540) 231-7811
    • wynne@vt.edu
    • Forest Resources and Enivornmental Conservation (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 319, Virignia Tech
      310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
Geography
  •     Headshot of Tom Crawford
  • Department Chair - Geography
  • (540) 231-7216
  • tomc3@vt.edu
  • Geography (0115)
    Major Williams Hall, RM 115, Virginia Tech
    220 Stanger Street

    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Timothy Baird
    • Timothy D. Baird
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-5116
    • tbaird@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 127, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of John D. Boyer
    • John D. Boyer
    • Senior Instructor
    • (540) 231-5805
    • joboyer@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 121, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of James B. Campbell
    • James B. Campbell
    • Professor
    • (540) 231-5841
    • jayhawk@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 109, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of David F. Carroll
    • David F. Carroll
    • Instructor
    • (540) 231-5469
    • carrolld@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 101, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Bill Carstensen
    • Bill Carstensen
    • Professor
    • (540) 231-7557
    • carstens@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 115, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Randel L. Dymond
    • Randel L. Dymond
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-9023
    • dymond@vt.edu
    • Civil & Environmental Engineering (0105)
      Patton Hall, RM 220C, Virginia Tech
      750 Drillfield Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Andrew Ellis
    • Andrew W. Ellis
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-8049
    • awellis@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 111, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Luke Juran
    • Luke Juran
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-0265
    • ljuran@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 125, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Lisa M. Kennedy
    • Lisa M. Kennedy
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-1422
    • likenne1@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 127, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Korine Kolivras
    • Korine N. Kolivras
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-5514
    • korine@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 123, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Robert D. Oliver
    • Robert D. Oliver
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-5523
    • oliverr@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 103, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Lynn M. Resler, Ph.D.
    • Lynn M. Resler
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-5790
    • (540) 231-2089 (Fax)
    • resler@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 105, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    • Visiting Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-7557
    • rsantosh@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Femoyer Hall, RM 328, Virginia Tech
      280 Stanger Street

      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    • Instructor
    • (540) 231-0457
    • scaless@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Femoyer Hall, RM 320, Virginia Tech
      280 Stanger Street

      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Peter M. Sforza
    • Peter M. Sforza
    • Director, Center for Geospatial IT
    • (540) 231-8935
    • psforza@vt.edu
    • Center for Geospatial IT (0197)
      Torgersen Hall, RM 2060, Virginia Tech
      620 Drillfield Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Yang Shao
    • Yang Shao
    • Associate Professor
    • (540) 231-1867
    • yshao@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 113, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Ken Stiles
    • Ken Stiles
    • Instructor
    • (540) 231-1642
    • kls@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Femoyer Hall, RM 320, Virginia Tech
      280 Stanger Street
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Stephanie Zick
    • Assistant Professor
    • (540) 231-3434
    • sezick@vt.edu
    • Geography (0115)
      Major Williams Hall, RM 107, Virginia Tech
      220 Stanger Street

      Blacksburg, VA 24061

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  • CeNRADS — Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support

    Our expanding population creates an ever-increasing need for natural resources to supply food, fiber, energy, recreation, clean water and air, and other products and amenities. Competition for increasingly scarce resources creates challenges for those who attempt to supply natural resource-based goods and services in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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    CGIT is an interdisciplinary center that stands ready to partner with university researchers, government agencies, and the private sector to research and develop advanced uses of geospatial technologies.

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    Dedicated to exploring and facilitating interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to sustainable development strategies in globally interconnected ecological, economic, and social environments.

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    CMI works with natural resource management organizations throughout the world to solve environmental problems using a technological and field-based approach.

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    The VWRRC is involved in all aspects of water resources – educating future water scientists, researching solutions to water-related problems, and applying scientific findings to current water policies.

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