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The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Division of Environmental Science

Kenneth W. Farrish, Director
Forestry 123
Phone: (936) 468-2231

Larry Lowry, Director of AT-UTHSCT campus
Phone: (903) 877-5636

The graduate program in environmental science is a collaborative program between the Division of Environmental Science at Stephen F. Austin State University and the Department of Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. These entities bring considerable research and teaching resources to the program. The result is a program with both the breadth and depth needed to address issues in the broad field of environmental science. Graduates of the program are employed in industry, environmental consulting, the health care field, government agencies, and educational institutions. Graduates also are well prepared for further graduate education in environmental science or related fields.

Objectives of the Division

The Division of Environmental Science is a collaborative unit of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The objectives of the Division of Environmental Science are:

  • To provide superior education programs in environmental science that produce graduates capable of understanding and addressing the complex environmental problems facing modern society.
  • To conduct research directed at developing an understanding of and finding solutions to environmental problems.
  • To provide outreach and service in environmental science.
Graduate Faculty
  • D. Brent Burt, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Wildlife
  • Kenneth W. Farrish, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Soils
  • David L. Kulhavey, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Forest Entomology
  • Gary Kronrad, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Economics
  • Brian Oswald, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Fire Ecology and Management
  • Alexandra Van Kley, Ph.D., Byelorussian Academy of Science, Biotechnology
  • James Van Kley, Ph.D., Purdue University, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology
  • Stephen C. Wagner, Ph.D., Clemson University, Microbiology
  • Hans M. Williams, Ph.D., Auburn University, Forest Ecophysiology/Urban Forestry/ Wetlands Ecology
  • J. Leon Young, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Soil Fertility, Director, Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory
Associate Professors
  • Chris Barker, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, and Field Geology
  • Wesley A. Brown, Ph. D., University of Texas at El Paso, Earthquake Seismology, Environmental Geophysics, Petroleum Geology, and Seismotectonics
  • Dean Coble, Ph.D., University of Montana, Biometrics
  • Chris Comer, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Wildlife Management
  • Sheryll Jerez, Ph. D., University of Illinois, Air Quality
  • Alyx Frantzen, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, Chemistry
  • I-Kuai Hung, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, GIS
  • Matthew Kwiatkowski, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Herpetology
  • Michael Mauer, , Ph.D., University of Florida, Horticulture, Turf
  • Matthew McBroom, Ph. D., Stephen F. Austin State University, Hydrology
  • Kefa K. Onchoke, Ohio State University, Analytical Environmental Chemistry
  • Daniel Scognamillo, Ph.D., Lousiana State University, Wildlife and GIS
  • Kevin W. Stafford, Ph.D., New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology, Karst Hydrology, Carbonate Diagenesis, Geomorphology
  • Daniel R. Unger, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Remote Sensing and GIS
Assistant Professors
  • Jennifer Gumm, Ph.D., Lehigh University, Ichthyology
  • Yanli Zhang, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Hydrology and GIS
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
  • Vanessa Casanova, Ph.D., Auburn University, Occupational Health Sciences
  • Sharon Huff, M.D., University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Shannon Cox-Kelley, Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce, Occupational Health Sciences
  • Jeffrey L. Levin, M.D., University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Larry K. Lowry, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, Occupational and Environmental Health, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Barbara Pinson, M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Carl David Rowlett, M.D., Texas Tech University- Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Rena Saito, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Occupational Health Sciences