Faculty

David Valentine

David Valentine

Department Chair

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:

B.A., 1981, Wittenberg University
M.S., 1984, Duke University
Ph.D., 1990, Duke University

Santosh Panda

Santosh Panda

Associate Professor of GIS & Remote Sensing

Natural Resources & Environment

West Ridge Research Building, Room 108D

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Peter Fix

Peter Fix

Professor of Outdoor Recreation Management

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:

BS, 1993, U. of Wisconsin LaCrosse
MS, 1996, Colorado State University
PhD, 2002, Colorado State University

Meriam Karlsson

Meriam Karlsson

Professor of Horticulture

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:

B.S., 1979, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
M.S., 1984, Michigan State University
PhD, 1987, Michigan State University

Jenifer McBeath

Jenifer McBeath

Professor of Plant Pathology/Biotechnology

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:
BS, 1965, Plant Pathology & Entomology, National Taiwan University
MS, 1970, Plant Pathology, University of California
PhD, 1974, Plant Pathology, Rutgers University

Sarah Trainor

Sarah Trainor

Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems Sustainability

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:

BA, 1992, Philosophy & Environmental Studies, Magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College
MA, 1998, Energy & Resources, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, 2002, Energy & Resources, University of California, Berkely

Mingchu Zhang

Mingchu Zhang

Professor of Agronomy/Soil Sciences

Natural Resources & Environment

Curriculum vitae:

BS, 1982, Huazhong Agriculture University
MS, 1987, University of Alberta
PhD, 1993, University of Alberta

 


ADJUNCT FACULTY

 

Name Position/Home Institution/Department  E-Mail NRM Course(s) Taught
Sadie Blancafor

Arctic and Northern Studies

Email NRM 407 Environmental Law (S '23)
Christina (Christi) Buffington Science Education Specialist, UAF, International Arctic Research Center Email  NRM 370 Introduction to Watershed Management (F '19, '21)
Nancy Fresco SNAP Network Coordinator, CIFAR Associate Director, Research Assistant Professor, UAF, International Arctic Research Center Email NRM 240 Natural Resources Measurement and Inventory (F '16-present)
Gino Graziano Invasive Plants Instructor, UAF, Cooperative Extension Service-Anchorage Outreach Center Email NRM 277 Introduction to Conservation Biology (S '16-present)

Tsitsi McPherson PhD Email NRM 111X Introduction to Sustainability Science (S '20, '22, '23)
Katie Spellman Research Assistant Professor, UAF, International Arctic Research Center Email NRM 616 Ecological Background for Resilience and Adaptation; NRM 668 Resilience Seminar II: Methods for Interdisciplinary Research (S '17, '19)
Brittany Templeton Natural Resources Specialist III, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Fairbanks   NRM 407 Environmental Law (F '17, S '20, '21)
Christine Waigl Post-Doctoral Fellow, Remote Sensing, GIS, Wildfire, UAF, Geophysical Institute Email NRM 338 Introduction to GIS (F '19)

 

EMERITI FACULTY

Name Position Emeritus status awarded E-Mail Telephone Specialty
Donald Carling Professor of Horticulture, Emeritus 2004      
James Drew Dean of School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Emeritus; and Director of Agriultural and Forestry Experiement Station, Emeritus 1996      
John Fox Associate Professor of Land Resources Management, Emeritus 2011      
Patricia Holloway Professor of Horticulture, Emeritus 2015 E-Mail 907-474-6686;
907-457-2461
Horticulture
Fredric (Fred) Husby Professor of Animal Science and Dean, Emeritus 2001      
Alan Jubenville Professor of Resource Management, Emeritus 1998      
Glenn Juday Professor of Forest Ecology, Emeritus 2015 E-Mail 907-474-6717 Forest Ecology
Carla Kirts Dean of Student Services, Emerita and Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Emerita 2003      
Charles Knight Associate Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus        
Gary Kofinas Professor of Resource Policy and Management, Emeritus 2018 E-Mail 907-474-7078;
307-690-5103
Resource Policy and Management
Carol Lewis Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Resource Management, Emeritus 2013      
Jay McKendrick Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus 1998      
Edmund Packee Professor of Forest Management, Emeritus 2006      
Chien-Lu Ping Professor of Soil Science, Emeritus 2016 E-Mail 907-746-9462;
907-232-4349
Soil Science
Milan Shipka Professor of Animal Science and Director of the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Emeritus 2020 E-mail   Animal Science
Stephen Sparrow Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus 2015      
Keith Van Cleave Professor of Forestry, Emeritus 1995      
David Verbyla Professor of Natural Resources Management, Emeritus 2019 E-Mail   GIS/Forest Sciences
Robert Weeden Professor of Resource Management, Emeritus 1990      
Frank Wooding Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus 1993      
John Yarie Professor of Silviculture, Emeritus 2017 E-Mail Available upon request  Silviculture

AFFILIATE FACULTY

Name Position E-Mail Telephone Specialty
John Duffy   Email Upon request  
Greg Finstad   Email Upon request  
Susan Todd     Upon request