Department Chair

Jeffrey W. Stringer, Ph.D.
Interim Chairman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Extension Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations
(859) 257-5994 | stringer@uky.edu | 201 T.P. Cooper Building


Forestry Faculty

Mary A. Arthur, Ph.D.
Professor of Forest Ecology
(859) 257-2852 | marthur@uky.edu | 103 T.P. Cooper Building

Christopher D. Barton, Ph.D.
Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
(859) 257-2099 | barton@uky.edu | 203 T.P. Cooper Building

Terry Conners, Ph.D.
Associate Extension Professor of Forest Products
(859) 619-9018 | tconners@uky.edu | 205 T.P. Cooper Building

Marco A. Contreras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forest Management
(859) 257-5666 | marco.contreras@uky.edu | 204 T.P. Cooper Building

John J. Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
(859) 257-9507 | jjcox@uky.edu | 102 T.P. Cooper Building

Michael J. Lacki, Ph.D.
Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management 
(859) 257-8571 | mlacki@uky.edu | 207 T.P. Cooper Building

John M. Lhotka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Silviculture
(859) 257-9701 | John.Lhotka@uky.edu | 210 T.P. Cooper Building

Thomas O. Ochuodho, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Forest Economics and Policy
(859) 257-1770 | thomas.ochuodho@uky.edu | 223 T.P. Cooper Building

Steven J. Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology
(859) 257-7610 | steven.price@uky.edu | 208A T.P. Cooper Building

James M. Ringe, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing, Economics, and Wood Products
(859) 257-7594 | jringe@uky.edu | 108 T.P. Cooper Building

Matthew T. Springer, Ph.D.
Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management
(859) 257-8633 | mattspringer@uky.edu | 206 T.P. Cooper Building

Jeffrey W. Stringer, Ph.D.
Interim Chairman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Extension Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations
(859) 257-5994 | stringer@uky.edu | 201 T.P. Cooper Building

David B. Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forest and Population Genetics (retired)
(859) 257-3773 | dwagner@uky.edu | 209 T.P. Cooper Building

Jian Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Forest Landscape Ecology
(859) 257-5820 | jian.yang@uky.edu | 213 T.P. Cooper Building


Adjunct Instructors

Darryl W. Cremeans, Ph.D.
Data Systems Manager
(859) 257-1396 | dcremean@uky.edu | 121A T.P. Cooper Building

Laura R. Lhotka, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
(859) 257-8718 | laura.lhotka@uky.edu | 104 T.P. Cooper Building

Robert D. Paratley
Curator of University Herbarium
(859) 257-3094 | rparatl@uky.edu | 217 T.P. Cooper Building

Geri Philpott
Adjunct Instructor
NRES Academic Coordinator
(859) 257-2337 | geri.philpott@uky.edu | N-212F Ag Science North


Adjunct Faculty

Albert Abbott, Ph.D.
US Forest Service
(859) 257-7606 | albert.abbott@uky.edu | 208 T.P. Cooper Building

Danna Baxley, Ph.D.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
(502) 564-3400 | danna.baxley@ky.gov | #1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, KY, 40601

John Brunjes, Ph.D.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
(800) 858-1549 | John.Brunjes@ky.gov | #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY, 40601

Claudia A. Cotton, Ph.D.
USDA-ARS Forest Service - Daniel Boone National Forest
(859) 745-3115 | ccotton@fs.fed.us | 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391

Tyler Dreaden, Ph.D.
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
(859) 257-5969 | tyler.dreaden@uky.edu | 211 Plant Science Building, Lexington, KY 

Wendell Haag, Ph.D.
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
(662) 234-2744 x245 | whaag@fs.fed.us | 1000 Front Street, Oxford, MS 38655-4915

Monte McGregor, Ph.D.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
(502) 573-0330 | monte.mcgregor@ky.gov | 3761 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601

Dana Nelson, Ph.D.
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
(859) 257-7606 | dananelson@fs.fed.us | 208 T.P. Cooper Building


Emeritus Faculty

Don H. Graves, Ph.D.
Extension Professor Emeritus

Deborah B. Hill, Ph.D.
Extension Professor Emeritus

Paul J. Kalisz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus