Faculty in Economics, Policy, Management and Society

This list represents faculty who are available to advise and/or serve on committees. Not every individual on this list is in a position to advise students, so prospective students should plan to reach out to the program or the faculty member to inquire if they are unsure. 

Current students looking solely for someone to serve on a committee should consult the faculty role list database, organized by the MS and PhD programs.

David BengstonEnvironmental futures research to develop foresight for decision making in forestry
Charlie BlinnForest and riparian zone management, marketing, harvesting
Michael BolandAgricultural economics and management, life cycle analysis, supply chain management, collective action
Alicia ColemanUrban tree planting, monitoring, and management; urban and community forest planning and conservation; decision making and human dimensions of arboriculture and urban forestry
Dean CurrentResource analysis, international forestry
Mae DavenportHuman dimensions of natural resources and recreation management
Irene De Pellegrin LlorenteForest management planning and Operations Research applications in forestry; modeling tools to address important and challenging forest management planning problems such as uncertainty, climate change, and spatially-explicit forest ecosystem conditions; multi-objective forest management planning; forest economics applications and timber supply analysis
Mike DockrySocial, community, and indigenous forestry; human environment interactions; traditional ecological knowledge; American Indian studies; climate change planning; international forestry and development; land tenure; public involvement, collaboration and participatory methods; planning; interdisciplinary sustainability science; environmental history; strategic foresight methods
Karlyn EckmanInternational development, community forestry, water rights, participatory methods, monitoring and evaluation, and social vulnerability assessment. Initiated joint research with Mizoram, northeastern India in collaboration with Mizoram University, involving more than a dozen faculty and students from both institutions. The research spans food security, agroforestry, mycology and the transformation of production systems.
Forrest FleischmanNatural resource policy, politics & governance
David FultonHuman dimensions of natural resource policy and planning
Jason HillEnergy and food sustainability, bioenergy, life cycle assessment
Fayola JacobsHazard mitigation planning, disasters and climate change, global Black communities and the environment, Black feminist approaches to planning, community-engaged planning, environmental justice
Bonnie KeelerEcology, economics, and software development; seeking to better communicate and quantify the value of nature
Mike KilgoreNatural resources economics, policy, and administration
Adam LandonHuman dimensions of natural resources, especially environmental and conservation psychology
David MullaMeasurement, modeling, and management of uncertainty and risk for non-point source pollution of surface and groundwater; the characterization and estimation of field-scale variability for precision farming; the evaluation of alternative farm management strategies for improved soil quality and sustainability; and evaluation of policies for soil and water resources
Kristen NelsonHuman dimensions, community forestry, environmental sociology, dispute resolution, and participatory planning
Hikaru PetersonAgriculture of the middle, agrifood supply chains, market analysis, behavioral economics, rural food access, community food systems
A. Stephen PolaskyEnvironmental and resource economics, ecology and economics, conservation biology, game theory
Ingrid SchneiderRecreation resource management, tourism, human dimensions of natural resources
Rachel SchurmanTechnology and society, social aspects of genetic engineering, agrofood studies, natural resource sociology
Timothy SmithCorporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprise Strategy, Integrated marketing communications, green design.
Stephanie SnyderPrivate forest landowner behaviors, attitudes, values and responsiveness to assistance programs, including: forest carbon market participation, stewardship activities, invasive forest plant management, and gender and woodland ownership
John ZobelForestry biometrics