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Forestry Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields.

Kofi Akamani, Associate Professor

Forestry

Kofi Akamani is an Associate Professor of Forest Recreation and Conservation Social Science in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University. Akamani conducts research in rural communities in Ghana and the US in order to better understand and enhance the resilience of rural resource-dependent communities and the adaptive governance of forests, water resources, and agricultural landscapes in the face of climate change impacts and other change drivers.

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Kofi Akamani

Office: Agriculture Building, Room 194-B
Phone: 618-453-7464
k.akamani@siu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Andrew Carver, Professor, Director of Engagement

Forestry, Horticulture, Environmental Resources and Policy

Dr. Carver is Professor of Conservation Planning and Sustainable Development and Director of Engagement for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Carver leads a globally recognized teaching and research program in international natural resource conservation and international development. His research informs policy decision making in Europe, North America, Central America and Central Asia. His outreach duties include building domestic and international partnerships for the SIU College of Agricultural Sciences.



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Andrew Carver

Office: Agriculture Building, Room 186-B
Phone: 618-453-7461
acarver@siu.edu

John Groninger, Acting Associate Dean, Professor

Forestry

My students and I evaluate silvicultural and agroforestry approaches to achieving a variety of interrelated objectives, including watershed stabilization, fuelwood/biomass, timber, wildlife, recreation, and biodiversity ranging from rural to urbanized landscapes.

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John Groninger
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 194-E
Phone: 618-453-2469
groninge@siu.edu

Eric Holzmueller, Professor

Forestry

Eric Holzmueller joined the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2007.

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Eric Holzmueller
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 186-E
Phone: 618-453-3708
eholzmue@siu.edu
Curriculum Vitae 

Clay Nielsen, Professor

Forestry

Dr. Clay Nielsen is Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Forestry and Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University, where he received his Ph.D. in Zoology in 2001.

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Clay Nielsen
Office: Agriculture Building, 186 C

Logan Park, Associate Professor

Forestry

Logan O. Park is the Associate Professor of Forest Recreation and Park Management in the Forestry Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.



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Logan Park
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 194-D
Phone: 618-453-7476
logan.park@siu.edu

Brent Pease, PhD, Assistant Professor

Forestry

Dr. Brent Pease is an assistant professor in the Forestry Program at Southern Illinois University.

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Brent Pease
Phone: 618-453-7474
bpease1@siu.edu
Location: Agriculture Building, Room 184
Curriculum Vitae

Charles Ruffner, Professor

Forestry

Charles M. Ruffner, Ph.D., specializes in old-growth forest ecology and fire history in his research and teaching, and is deeply engaged in service with professional and community groups at multiple scales.



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Charles Ruffner
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 194-C
Phone: 618-453-7469
ruffner@siu.edu 

Jon Schoonover, Professor

Forestry

Dr. Schoonover serves as Professor of Physical Hydrology and Soils in the Forestry Program at SIUC.



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Jon Schoonover
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 192-B
Phone: 618-453-7468
jschoon@siu.edu 

Karl Williard, Professor and Faculty Coordinator

Forestry, Executive Director of The Universities Council on Water Resources

Karl W.J. Williard is a Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU).



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Karl Williard
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 184-A
Phone: 618-453-7478
williard@siu.edu

Jim Zaczek, Professor

Forestry

As a Saluki Forestry alumnus, I strive to continue the quality educational opportunities imparted to me by my former SIU professors. 



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Jim Zaczek
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 186-B
Phone: 618-453-7465
zaczek@siu.edu
School of Forestry and Horticulture | College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences | 618-453-3341 |