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Greene named dean of Georgia’s forestry school


W. Dale Green W. Dale Greene. Photo courtesy of the University of Georgia.

Aug. 15, 2015 – W. Dale Greene (’83 M.S. forestry) has been named dean of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. A faculty member at the school since 1986, Greene previously served as Warnell’s associate dean for academic affairs and had been interim dean since January.

Greene’s research focuses on enhancing the productivity and sustainability of the wood supply system. He has been active in the Council on Forest Engineering, Forest Resources Association, Forest Products Society, and Society of American Foresters and served as chairman of the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters. He has received all three teaching awards given by the Warnell School and has been honored by the Georgia Forestry Association for his service.

Greene has helped to develop some of the school’s most popular courses, including an off-campus forestry field practicum where undergraduate students gain hands-on experience with forest harvesting, processing, and manufacturing operations. His research has been funded by nearly 50 grants from industry and agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service.

A native of the piney woods region of southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana, Greene earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his doctorate from Auburn University. His wife, Jeanna Wilson, a University of Georgia poultry science professor, earned her bachelor’s and master’s at Virginia Tech.

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