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Experience

 

 

 


Donald J. Leopold
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Education December 1984, Ph.D., Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (Forest Ecology)

December 1981, M.S.F., University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry (Forest Ecology)

May 1978, B.S., University of Kentucky, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Nursery Management/Ornamental Horticulture)

Employment

February 2006 to present, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, (EFB), SUNY-ESF Syracuse, NY

July 2005 to February 2006, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY

June 1998 to present, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, New York

August 1995 to June 1998, Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

August 1989 to July 1995, Associate Professor (with Continuing Appointment), Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

August 1985 to August 1989, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

March to August 1985, Research Associate, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

August 1980 to December 1984, Graduate Instructor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

August 1978 to August 1980, Research Assistant, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Professional Affiliations Ecological Society of America
Society of Conservation Biology
Society of Wetland Scientists
 
Awards for Teaching, Research and Public Service

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture Award, August 2009

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, April 2007

Garden Writer's SUNY Research Foundation Excellence in the Pursuit of Knowledge Award, October 2004.

Elected to the Nu Chapter (SUNY-ESF) of the Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture Honorary Society, April 2001.

SUNY-ESF College Foundation Board Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching (first recipient), October 1999.

Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, June 1998.

President's ESF Public Service Award, May 1997.

SUNY-ESF Student Association Distinguished Teaching Award, March 1987.

Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, April 1982.

Consulting Past contracts with: Blasland, Bouck & Lee, Inc. (Syracuse office), Environmental Design & Research, P.C. (Syracuse); McMahon, Kublick, McGinty & Smith, P.C. (Syracuse), Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (Syracuse), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Buffalo), O'Brien & Gere Engineers Inc. (Syracuse), NYS Attorney General's Office (Syracuse), Parsons (Liverpool, NY), The Chazen Companies (Newburgh, NY), Fisher, Porter, Masi & Thomas (Englewood Cliffs, NJ).


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