Linda Nagel is Professor of Silviculture and Department Head of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and Michigan Tech where she directed and taught two modules as part of the National Advanced Silviculture Program for 15 years, including a local silviculture module. She currently serves as the national lead for the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change Network.
Terry Sharik retired as dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) at Michigan Tech on June 30, 2018. He remains a research professor in the School. He holds a B.S. degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management from West Virginia University and M.F. and Ph.D. degrees in Forest Recreation and Forest Botany, respectively, from the University of Michigan. Prior to assuming the SFRES deanship in July 2012, he held faculty positions at Oberlin College, Virginia Tech, Michigan Tech, University of Michigan Biological Station, and Utah State University (USU).
Dr. Sharik has contributed significantly to the furtherance of research, teaching, and outreach in the natural resources profession through his leadership at the national and international levels. He is co-founder of the Biennial Conferences on University Education in Natural Resources and the North American Forest Ecology Workshops. He serves as the Education Chair for the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), where he co-authored a strategic plan for enhancement in undergraduate education in forestry and related areas of natural resources and continues to analyze enrollment trends in these fields dating back to 1980. His involvement with the Society of American Foresters, where he is a Fellow, includes being on the editorial board of the Journal of Forestry for forest ecology and for communications and education, and on the Task Force for Accreditation in Natural Resources. He is the author of over a hundred publications in more than thirty journals in the areas of forest ecology and the scholarship of teaching and learning.