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Kofi Akamani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Forestry

Kofi Akamani
Phone: 618 | 453-7464
Location: Agriculture Building, Room 194-B
CV: akamani-2pg-cv-2020

Kofi Akamani is an Associate Professor of Forest Recreation and Conservation Social Science in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University. Akamani conducts research in rural communities in Ghana and the US in order to better understand and enhance the resilience of rural ...read full profile >>

Andrew Carver, Ph.D.

Director of Center for International Education, Professor of Forestry, College of Agricultural Sciences

Andrew Carver

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7461
E-mail: acarver@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 186-B

Dr. Carver is Professor of Conservation Planning and Sustainable Development and Director of Engagement for the College of Agricultural Sciences.  Dr. Carver leads a globally recognized teaching and research program in international natural resource conservation and international ...read full profile >>

John Groninger, Ph.D.

Acting Associate Dean, Professor, Forestry

John Groninger
Phone: 618 | 453-2469
E-Mail: groninge@siu.edu
Agriculture Building, Room 194-E
CV: groninger-2pg-cv.pdf

My students and I evaluate silvicultural and agroforestry approaches to achieving a variety of interrelated objectives, including watershed stabilization, fuelwood/biomass, timber, wildlife, recreation, and biodiversity ranging from rural to urbanized landscapes. Specific projects ...read full profile >>

Eric Holzmueller, Ph.D.

Professor, Forestry

Eric Holzmueller

Office Phone: 618 | 453-3708
E-mail: eholzmue@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 186-E

Eric Holzmueller joined the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2007. Dr. Holzmueller specializes in forest management and ecology and teaches courses in these areas within the Department of Forestry. He has conducted ...read full profile >>

Clay Nielsen, Ph.D.

Professor, Forestry

Clay Nielsen

Phone: 618 | 453-7474
Location: Agriculture Building, 186-C
CV: nielsen-2pg-CV-July-2020.pdf

Dr. Clay Nielsen is Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Forestry and Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University, where he received his Ph.D. in Zoology in 2001. Dr. Nielsen has devoted much of his 25-year research career to ...read full profile >>

Logan Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Forestry

Logan Park

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7476
E-mail: logan.park@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 194-D

Logan O. Park is the Associate Professor of Forest Recreation and Park Management in the Forestry Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He provides consultation to protected area managers, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and extension service. He has completed degrees ...read full profile >>

Charles Ruffner, Ph.D.

Professor, Forestry

Charles Ruffner

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7469
E-mail: ruffner@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 194-C

Special Interests Forest measurements Dendrochronology Historical ecology Classes FOR 315 Fire in Wildland Management FOR 351 Forest Measurements FOR 531 Disturbance Ecology Descriptions are available for each of these classes in the course listing for ...read full profile >>

Jon Schoonover, Ph.D.

Professor, Forestry

Jon Schoonover

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7468
Web Page: http://mypage.siu.edu/jschoon/ 
E-mail: jschoon@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 192-B

Jon Schoonover is a native of southern Illinois who grew up in Salem, IL. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He then pursued a Ph.D. degree from the School of Forestry ...read full profile >>

Karl Williard, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Universities Council on Water Resources, Forestry

Karl Williard

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7478
Webpage: http://mypage.siu.edu/williard/
E-mail: williard@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 192-A

Karl W.J. Williard is a Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU). He received a B.A. in Biology from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State University, and a ...read full profile >>

Jim Zaczek, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Forestry

Jim Zaczek

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7465
E-mail: zaczek@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 184-A

Jim Zaczek joined the Forestry Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1997 where he currently serves as Professor and Chair. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Forestry (Forest Resources Management and Forest Genetics concentrations, respectively) from SIUC and a Ph.D. in Forest ...read full profile >>