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
Dean Mary C. Watzin
Dean Watzin specializes in aquatic ecology and watershed management, with research focused on how human activities influence ecosystem health and how adaptive management can improve environmental outcomes.
Dr. Carla Barbieri
Extension Tourism Specialist Carla Barbieri is exploring how tourism to ancestral Incan communities in Peru can be sustainable, experiential and positive.
Dr. Stacy Supak
A teaching assistant in the Center for Geospatial Analytics, Dr. Stacy Supak mentored an interdisciplinary group of hackers at the 2016 Bayes Hack, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in San Francisco.
A former College of Natural Resources Ambassador and Environmental Technology and Management major, Colin White joined the team at Avoca Inc. immediately after graduation.