Beyond creating an environment where young people thrive, our people are the reason we’re the go-to place for natural resource solutions. The college’s award-winning faculty work alongside students to generate new knowledge and technology, leverage interdisciplinary partnerships, engage industries and communities, and provide professional leadership for the future. We’re proud to be the home of faculty who are international leaders in their disciplines.
Experts in our extension and outreach units are in the field every day working with business, industry, government, nonprofits, communities and citizens across North Carolina to provide programs and services that foster healthy communities and economies. Stationed throughout North Carolina, these professionals support three of the state’s top industries: forestry, wood products and tourism.
Meet a Few of Our Outstanding People
Yao, an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering in the College of Natural Resources, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award, also known as the CAREER Award.
Barbieri, a Professor & Extension Specialist in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, recently traveled to Spain to study sustainable agritourism at the University of Alicante’s Institute of Tourism Research. She also delivered guest lectures in tourism development and mentor graduate students.
In addition to her role as a Teaching Associate Professor at NC State's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Jefferies is also the promotions committee chairperson for WakeNature, an organization that supports open space preservation and sustainable land management in Wake County.