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Faculty

The Sustainable Resources Management program is one of the largest programs of its type in the United States, with over 30 full-time faculty supported by several adjunct professors and visiting instructors. Faculty interests range from watershed management to policy analysis, from geographic information systems to silviculture, from forest ecology to recreation management.

Faculty and Staff Contact
Anagnost, Susan, Director NC Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982; Director, Tropical Timber Information Center; wood anatomy, wood decay, microscopy
101 Baker Lab
seanagno@esf.edu
315-470-6837
Beier, Colin, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007; MS, Virginia Tech, 2002; forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
311 Bray Hall
cbeier@esf.edu
315-470-6578
Bevilacqua, Eddie, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
PhD, University of Toronto, 1998; MS, University of Toronto, 1987; sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
301 Bray Hall
ebevilacqua@esf.edu
315-470-6697
Bridgen, Michael, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Michigan State University, 1979; dendrology, aerial photogrammetry, silviculture, and restoration forestry
Wanakena Campus
bridgen@esf.edu
848-2566
Briggs, Russell, Director, Div of Env Science, Distinguished Teaching Prof
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1985; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982; forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
202 Baker Lab
rdbriggs@esf.edu
315-470-6989
Brown, Tristan, Associate Professor
PhD, Iowa State University, 2014; sustainable energy law & policy; energy systems analysis; techno-economic analysis; and climate policy
302 Bray Hall
trbro100@esf.edu
315-565-3003
Burton, Julia, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011; MS, University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2004; Forestry, Silviculture, Forest Ecology, Ecosystem Management, Plant Community Ecology, Disturbance Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Climate Change, Forest Health
317 Bray Hall
jiburton@esf.edu
315-470-6568 | 315-470-6536
Crovella, Paul, Assistant Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2017; ME, Cornell University, 1990;
219 Baker Lab
plcrovella@esf.edu
315-470-6839
Drake, John, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, 2010; Tree physiology, forest ecology, global climate change, ecosystem nutrient and C cycling, soils gas fluxes, tree water use
310B Bray Hall
jedrake@esf.edu
315-470-6574
Engelman, Heather, Instructional Support Technician
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1995; Instructional Equipment Loans, Computing Support (FNRM), Women in Scientific and Environmental (WiSE) Professions Speaker Series, ESF's Take our Kids to Work Day Program
415 Bray Hall
engelman@esf.edu
315-470-4752 | 315-470-6536
Germain, René, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; MS, Boston University, 1988; forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
316 Bray Hall
rhgermai@esf.edu
315-470-6698
Johnston, Mariann, Professor and Director of Ranger School
PhD, University Of Idaho, 2003; MS, University Of Idaho, 1993; forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
Wanakena Campus
mjohnston@esf.edu
848-2566
Kiernan, Diane, Assistant Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2007; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2003; growth and yield modeling, statistical analysis
308 Bray Hall
dhkiernan@esf.edu
315-470-6577 | 315-470-6536
Kuehn, Diane, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2002; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1989; social and recreational dimensions, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
310A Bray Hall
dmkuehn@esf.edu
315-470-6561
Malmsheimer, Robert, Professor and Associate Chair
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1999; JD, Union University, 1989; How laws and the legal system affect natural resources management, including how carbon accounting policies affect forest and natural resources.
305 Bray Hall
rwmalmsh@esf.edu
315-470-6909
Melnyczuk, Stephanie
Administrative Assistant 1
320 Bray Hall
smelnycz@esf.edu
315-470-6536
Naim, Nehan, Assistant Professor
PhD, Northeastern University, 2018; Energy Economics and Finance, Regulations, Industrial Organization, Internet of Things, Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bray Hall
nenaim@esf.edu
315-470-6536
Newman, David, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
PhD, Duke University, 1986; MS, Duke University, 1985; Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policy
206 Bray Hall
dnewman@esf.edu
315-470-6534
Nowak, Christopher, Professor and Chair
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1992; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1986; vegetation management, silviculture and forest ecology, production ecology and plant ecophysiology, invasive exotic plant control, biogeography and cultural landscapes, sustainable management and certification systems
317 Bray Hall
canowak@esf.edu
315-470-6575
Razkenari, Mohamad, Assistant Professor
MS, University Of Florida, 2019; PhD, University Of Florida, 2019; MS, Sharif University of Technology, 2014; sustainable construction management; industrialized construction; automation and robotics; smart buildings and communities
222 Baker Lab
marazken@esf.edu
315-470-4867
Rojas, Vanessa, Assistant Professor
PhD, Indiana State University, 2018; wildlife conservation and surveying techniques; geographic information systems; bat ecology; occupancy modeling
Wanakena Campus
vgrojas@esf.edu
848-2566
Savage, James, Professor
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990; recreation and resource measurements
Wanakena Campus
jmsavage@esf.edu
848-2566
Schirmer, Charles, Instructional Support Specialist
plant, soil and water analysis
339 Illick Hall
cschirmer@esf.edu
315-470-6773
Smith, William, Professor and Director, Wood Utilization Service
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1983; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1978; wood drying and moisture relations, wood preservation and protection, manufacturing and processing, wood properties and utilization, marketing
218 Baker Lab
wbsmith@esf.edu
315-470-6832
Stehman, Stephen, Distinguished Teaching Professor
PhD, Cornell University, 1989; MS, Oregon State University, 1981; environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, land-cover monitoring; applied statistics
322 Bray Hall
svstehma@esf.edu
315-470-6692
Stella, John, Professor -
PhD, University Of California-Berkeley, 2005; MS, University Of California-Berkeley, 1998; riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
344 Illick Hall
stella@esf.edu
315-470-6536 | 315-470-4902
Therasme, Obste, Assistant Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2019; MS, Syracuse University, 2015; Life cycle assessment; sustainable energy system analysis; net zero/negative greenhouse gas emissions systems; biomass for biofuels, energy and bioproducts
312 Bray Hall
otherasm@esf.edu
315-470-4934 | 315-470-6536
Vaverchak, Gregory, Assistant Professor
arboriculture, forest management
Wanakena Campus
gmvaverc@esf.edu
848-2566
Vidon, Philippe, Professor
PhD, York University, 2004; MS, National Institute of Agronomy of Paris-Grignon, 1997; geography/environmental science, surface and subsurface hydrology, water quality, riparian zone/watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology, agriculture, best management practices, nitrogen, phosphorus, mercury, carbon cycling, greenhouse gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
309 Bray Hall
pgvidon@esf.edu
315-470-4765 | 315-470-6536
Volk, Timothy, Senior Research Associate and Associate Chair
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2002; PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2002; silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
306 Bray Hall
tavolk@esf.edu
315-470-6774
Wagner, John, Professor and Associate Chair
PhD, Colorado State University, 1990; MS, University Of Idaho, 1984; forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation
304 Bray Hall
jewagner@esf.edu
315-470-6971
Wang, Endong, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Nebraska At Lincoln, 2013; MS, University Of Nebraska At Lincoln, 2011; MS, Southeast University, 2006; sustainable infrastructure systems, life cycle assessment, BIM, benchmarking, stochastic process, construction safety
223 Baker Lab
ewang01@esf.edu
315-470-6747 | 315-470-6536
Yanai, Ruth, Professor
PhD, Yale University, 1990; MS, Yale University, 1985; forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, ecological modeling, watershed management, ecosystem nutrient cycling, uncertainty
210 Marshall Hall
rdyanai@esf.edu
315-470-6955 | 315-470-4868
Zhang, Lianjun, Professor
MS, University Of Idaho, 1991; PhD, University Of Idaho, 1990; MS, University Of Idaho, 1987; forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, spatial statistics and modeling, quantitative silviculture
323 Bray Hall
lizhang@esf.edu
315-470-6558