Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. David H. Newman assumed the role of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at ESF in March 2019. He is a Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Policy in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. He served as the Chair of the Department for 10+ years and before joining ESF was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. Dr. Newman currently serves as the President of the National Association of University Forest Resource Programs (NAUFRP) and the Chair for the New York Society of American Foresters chapter. He received his undergraduate degree in Forest Management from the University of California at Berkeley and received his masters and Ph.D. in Forest Resource Economics from Duke University.
The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer, as well as functions as a senior administrator on all issues relating to academic management and general administration of the college in support of the President. The Provost provides oversight for academic programs, including ensuring outstanding quality and appropriate rigor for all degree and certificate programs, curriculum development, and student life. The Provost works with the Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Associate Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs, Librarians, faculty, and other academic and administrative personnel to ensure the smooth running of quality academic delivery and student services on campus. The Office of the Provost also oversees admissions and enrollment management, academic finance, open academy, libraries, institutional research, international education, and field centers and campuses.
As a doctoral (PhD) degree granting research institution, ESF’s mission and dedication to environment related disciplines makes us a unique college that ensures small classes, close faculty-student interactions, and a world-class educational experience for all students and researchers who come to our campus. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs welcomes you to our website in hopes that you’ll take the opportunity to learn more about the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the preeminent college for environment related sciences, engineering, design, management, policy, and communication in the United States.
David H. Newman, Ph.D.