Faculty affiliated with the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program represent a wide range of disciplines at Purdue. The following faculty members teach in the NRES program, provide research opportunities and mentor NRES students.
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Albert Heber Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Sara McMillan Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Shweta Singh Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Otto Doering Professor of Agricultural Economics
Areas of expertise: Public policy with respect to agriculture, resources and the environment
Research interests: Issues related to water quality, excess nutrients, climate change, soil erosion and conservation programs.
Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Natalie Carroll Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Linda Pfeiffer Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Research interests: Systemic factors that affect the construction and effective translation of messages to engage the public in scientific issues.
Jason Ackerson Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Dr. Laura Bowling NRES Co-Director & Professor of Agronomy
NRES Co-Director & Professor of Agronomy
Linda Lee Assoc Dept Head/Professor of Agronomy
Assoc Dept Head/Professor of Agronomy
Michael Mashtare Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Botany and Plant Pathology
Chris Oakley Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology
Research interests: Ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants: genetic basis of local adaptation and the consequences of genetic drift for adaptation and population persistence.
Earth Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Research interests: Developing methods for using in situ cosmogenic nuclides (CNs) to derive surface exposure ages and/or erosion rates for process-oriented geomorphic studies
Matthew Ginzel Associate Professor of Entomology and Forestry and Natural Resources
Research interest: Chemically-mediated host colonization and mating behaviors of wood-boring beetles, which increasingly threaten North American hardwood forests.
Forestry and Natural Resources
Jeff Dukes Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences, Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Doug Jacobs Fred M Van Eck Professor of Forest Biology and Associate Head of Extension
Zhao Ma Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science
Bryan Pijanowski Professor of Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Laboratory
Area of expertise: Socio-ecological systems
Maria (Marisol) Sepúlveda Professor of Ecology and Natural Systems and Associate Head of Research
Area of expertise: Ecotoxicology
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture