Forestry & Natural Resources Former Faculty Members

The emeritus title honors those who have made significant contributions to Purdue University through teaching, research or engagement. The University confers emeritus rank on faculty members holding professorial rank at the time of their retirement. Retirees generally must have had 10 years of continuous, full-time service at the University immediately preceding their retirement to qualify for emeritus rank.

FNR's Former Faculty Members

(Name, emeritus status, year awarded)

Allen, Durward L.
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology 1976

Beers, Thomas W.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry Measurement and Biometry 1991

Beineke, Walter F.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Natural Resources 1998

Bramble, William C.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry 1973

Byrnes, William R.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry 1989

Callahan, John C.
Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources Economics 1986

Cassens, Daniel L.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2017

Chaney, William R.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2005

Fix, William L.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 1984

Holt, Harvey A.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2009 

Hoover, William L.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2013

Hunt, Micheal O.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2007

Kirkpatrick, Charles M.
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Management 1981

Knudson, Douglas M.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 1999

Krauch, Herbert C. Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Science 1987

LeMaster, Dennis C.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Natural Resources 2004

Meilan, Rick
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2021

Merrit, Clair
Professor Emerita of Forestry  1987

Michaud, Howard H.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 1971

Michler, Charles H.
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2016

Miller, Charles L.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry 1983

Moser, John W. Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2008

Mumford, Russell E.
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Science 1988

O'Leary, Joseph T.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2001

Parker, George R.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2008

Perkins, Robert H.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry 1983

Pope, Philip E.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2016

Senft, John F.
Professor Emeritus of Wood Science 1997

Spacie, Anne
Professor Emerita of Forestry & Natural Resources 2005

Stark, Eric W.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry 1976

Suddarth, Stanley K.
Professor Emeritus of Wood Engineering 1986

Weeks, Harmon P.
Professor Emeritus of Forestry & Natural Resources 2011

Significant Contributions to FNR

Professor Emeritus Harvey Holt throughout his career
Tales from FNR with Professor Emeritus Harvey Holt

When Dr. Harvey Holt came to Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in 1975...

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Dr. Russell Mumford pictured with (Left to Right) Charles Keller,  Amy Wilms and Carl Wilms at an Indiana Audubon Society meeting in 2010.
FNR Remembers Professor Emeritus Russell Mumford

Russell E. Mumford, the first student to be awarded a PhD in wildlife at Purdue (1961), passed...

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Fall colorful foliage.
Eger, Hoover, Seifert Honored for Distinguished Forestry Careers

FNR alumna Janet Eger and former FNR faculty/staff members Bill Hoover and John...

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Walter Beineke, Space Sycamore
Space Sycamores: A Legacy of Hope, Friendship

More than 30 years ago, two Purdue alums - one a forester, one an astronaut - worked together to...

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John Moser and family
Moser Family Bleeds Black and Gold

When John and Joyce Moser were married in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1964, their paths were already...

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