Faculty

Dr. Jay Sullivan - Department Head and Professor

Dr. Jay Sullivan - Department Head and Professor

Jay Sullivan
Professor & Dept. Head
Email: jsulliv@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-4356
313 Cheatham Hall
310 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Teaching and Research Faculty

Dr. Gregory Amacher - Professor

Dr. Gregory Amacher - Professor

Gregory Amacher
Professor

  • forest economics & management
  • environmental economics

Dr. Mike Aust - Professor

Dr. Mike Aust - Professor

Mike Aust
Professor

  • forest operations
  • forestry BMPs
  • water quality

Dr. Scott Barrett - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Dr. Scott Barrett - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Scott Barrett
Associate Professor

  • forest operations
  • logging businesses
  • BMPs for water quality

Dr. Chad Bolding - Associate Professor

Dr. Chad Bolding - Associate Professor

Chad Bolding
Associate Professor

  • forest operations & harvesting
  • best management practices
  • environmental impacts

Amy Brunner - Associate Professor

Amy Brunner - Associate Professor

Amy Brunner
Associate Professor

  • tree environmental physiology
  • functional genomics
  • tree phenology & growth

Harold Burkhart - Professor

Harold Burkhart - Professor

Harold Burkhart
Professor

  • forest biometrics
  • growth & yield modeling

David Carter - Assistant Professor

David Carter - Assistant Professor

David Carter
Assistant Professor

  • precision forestry
  • multiaged silviculture
  • forest rehabilitation and restoration

Adam Coates - Assistant Professor

Adam Coates - Assistant Professor

Adam Coates
Assistant Professor

  • fire ecology & effects
  • silviculture
  • restoration ecology

Kelly Cobourn - Assistant Professor

Kelly Cobourn - Assistant Professor

Kelly Cobourn
Associate Professor

  • natural resource economics
  • bioeconomic modeling
  • water policy 

Carolyn Copenheaver - Associate Professor

Carolyn Copenheaver - Associate Professor

Carolyn Copenheaver
Associate Professor

  • forest ecology
  • dendrochronology
  • land-use history  

Stella Schons Do Valle - Assistant Professor

Stella Schons Do Valle - Assistant Professor

Stella Schons DoValle
Assistant Professor

  • natural resource economics
  • development & conservation
  • international forest business  

J.P. Gannon - Assistant Professor

J.P. Gannon - Assistant Professor

J.P. Gannon
Assistant Professor

  • examining streamflow generation
  • remotely sensed data

Keith W. Goyne - Professor

Keith W. Goyne - Professor

Keith Goyne
Professor

  • soil chemistry
  • biogeochemical cycling
  • ecosystem ecology

Dr. Jason Holliday - Associate Professor

Dr. Jason Holliday - Associate Professor

Jason Holliday
Associate Professor

  • evolutionary genomics
  • climatic adaptation
  • genome-enabled breeding

Bruce Hull - Professor

Bruce Hull - Professor

Bruce Hull
Professor

  • leadership & collaboration
  • sustainable development
  • society & values

Jeff Marion - Adjunct Professor

Jeff Marion - Adjunct Professor

Jeff Marion
Adjunct Professor

  • recreation ecology
  • visitor impact management
  • sustainable recreation

John McGee - Professor

John McGee - Professor

John McGee
Professor

  • geospatial extension

Kevin McGuire - Associate Professor

Kevin McGuire - Associate Professor

Kevin McGuire
Associate Professor

  • hydrology & water resources
  • forest watershed management
  • catchment biogeochemistry

Daniel McLaughlin - Assistant Professor

Daniel McLaughlin - Assistant Professor

Daniel McLaughlin
Assistant Professor

  • ecohydrology
  • watershed science
  • ecosystem ecology

John Munsell - Associate Professor

John Munsell - Associate Professor

John Munsell
Associate Professor

  • private land stewardship
  • landowner behavior
  • agroforestry adoption

Phil Radtke - Associate Professor

Phil Radtke - Associate Professor

Phil Radtke
Associate Professor

  • digital forest modeling
  • terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)
  • forest inventory & analytics

Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz - Professor

Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz - Professor

Stephen Schoenholtz
Professor

  • forest hydrology
  • forest soils
  • watershed management

Dr. John Seiler - Professor

Dr. John Seiler - Professor

John Seiler
Professor

  • tree ecophysiology
  • dendrology
  • carbon cycling

Dr. Michael Sorice - Associate Professor

Dr. Michael Sorice - Associate Professor

Michael Sorice
Associate Professor

  • human dimensions
  • private lands conservation
  • natural resources recreation

Dr. Marc Stern - Associate Professor

Dr. Marc Stern - Associate Professor

Marc Stern
Professor

  • social science
  • natural resource management
  • environmental education

Dr. Brian Strahm - Associate Professor

Dr. Brian Strahm - Associate Professor

Brian Strahm
Associate Professor

  • soil biogeochemistry
  • ecosystem ecology
  • carbon & nutrient cycling

Dr. Quinn Thomas - Assistant Professor

Dr. Quinn Thomas - Assistant Professor

Quinn Thomas
Associate Professor

  • ecosystem ecology & modeling
  • climate change science
  • environmental data science

Dr. Valerie Thomas - Associate Professor

Dr. Valerie Thomas - Associate Professor

Valerie Thomas
Associate Professor

  • remote sensing
  • ecosystem condition & dynamics
  • big data

Dr. Eric Wiseman - Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Wiseman - Associate Professor

Eric Wiseman
Associate Professor

  • urban forest management
  • urban forest assessment
  • trees in the built environment

Dr. Randy Wynne - Professor

Dr. Randy Wynne - Professor

Randy Wynne
Professor

  • forest remote sensing
  • environmental analytics
  • measure, monitor, model

Other Research Faculty

Timothy Albaugh - Research Associate

Timothy Albaugh - Research Associate
Timothy Albaugh - Research Associate

Evan Brooks - Postdoctoral Associate

Evan Brooks - Postdoctoral Associate
Evan Brooks - Postdoctoral Associate

Kyle Clifton - Postdoctoral Associate

Kyle Clifton - Postdoctoral Associate
Kyle Clifton - Postdoctoral Associate

Carol Franco - Sr. Research Associate

Carol Franco - Sr. Research Associate
Carol Franco - Sr. Research Associate

Patrick Corey Green - Research Associate

Patrick Corey Green - Research Associate
Patrick Corey Green - Research Associate

Steven Kruger - Postdoctoral Researcher

Steven Kruger - Postdoctoral Researcher
Steven Kruger - Postdoctoral Researcher

Kyle Peer - Superintendent, Reynolds Homestead

Kyle Peer - Superintendent, Reynolds Homestead
Kyle Peer - Superintendent, Reynolds Homestead

Angela Possinger - Postdoctoral Associate

Angela Possinger - Postdoctoral Associate
Angela Possinger - Postdoctoral Associate

Kiandra Rajala - Research Associate

Kiandra Rajala - Research Associate
Kiandra Rajala - Research Associate

Kirsten Silvius - Research Associate

Kirsten Silvius - Research Associate
Kirsten Silvius - Research Associate

Matthew Sumnall - Postdoctoral Associate

Matthew Sumnall - Postdoctoral Associate
Matthew Sumnall - Postdoctoral Associate

David Walker - Research Associate

David Walker - Research Associate
David Walker - Research Associate

Extension Faculty

Jennifer Gagnon - Coordinator, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program

Jennifer Gagnon - Coordinator, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Coordinator, Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program

Michelle Prysby - VA Master Naturalist Program Director

Michelle Prysby - VA Master Naturalist Program Director
Michelle Prysby - VA Master Naturalist Program Director

Karen Snape - Extension Associate

Karen Snape - Extension Associate
Karen Snape - Extension Associate