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. Lucian Lucia
Dr. Lucian Lucia, Associate Professor in Forest Biomaterials, was recently named one of the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows. This prestigious designation honors members of ACS not only for their achievements in and contributions to science, but their service to the society.
Dr. Marian McCord
McCord, associate dean for research in the College of Natural Resources, is a pioneer in the field of atmospheric plasma treatment of fibers and polymers. She was a founder and co-director of the College of Textiles Atmospheric Plasma Lab.
As the Manager of Sustainability at Interface, Inc. Jarami Bond, a 2015 graduate, spends his days in Atlanta, Ga., creating a corporate culture of connectivity around sustainability and social issues. With a major in Environmental Sciences and a minor Sustainable Materials and Technology, Bond finds that his career allows him to blend the best of both worlds to positively impact his surrounding community.