Cushing, Tamara

Assistant Professor
Endowed Starker Chair
Extension Specialist

Office Location: 
Richardson 216
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 
2006, Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry, University of Georgia
Emphasis on Finance and Taxation
1999, Master of Science in Forestry, Mississippi State University
Emphasis on Forest Economics and Taxation
1999, Master of Taxation, Mississippi State University
1996, Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
Emphasis on Forest Resources
Areas of Interest: 
Forest Taxation and Finance,  Succession Planning,  Private Forest Land Management
Graduate Students:

Student Organizations:
Oregon State University, Logging Sports Team, Co-Lead
FOR33:1 Forest Economics II
FOR 407/507: Starker Lecture Series Seminar
Recent Publications: 

Cushing, Tamara L.  2016.  Tax Planning -- The Reforestation Incentive.  WomenOwningWoodlands.net  Published 1/4/16.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2015.  What is Certification and What Does It Mean to Me?  WomenOwningWoodlands.net. Published 10/29/15.

Tew, Robert D., Thomas J. Straka, and Tamara L. Cushing.  2015.  Forest Resource Management Planning: Who Prepares Forest Management Plans and How Do They Differ by Ownership Type?  Clemson Forestry and Natural Resources Extension FNR 109.

Cushing, Tamara.  2015.  Reporting Income From Timber Sales.  Central Oregon Agriculture e-News.  February 30, 2015. 

Cushing, Tamara.  2015.  State Death Tax Changes May Hurt Family Landowners.  Budget and Tax News 13(2): 9.

Cushing, Tamara.  2015.  State Death Tax Changes May Hurt Family Landowners.  Heartlander e-Magazine.  January 5, 2015.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2014.  Tax Tips for Woodland Owners.  Woodland 4(2):30-32.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2014.  The State Death Tax.  Forest Landowner 73(6):14-19.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2014.  Cooperative Extension Service Turns 100.  Forest Landowner, 73(2):  36-41.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2014.  Determination of Timber and Land Tax Basis for Your Forest Land.  Clemson Forestry and Natural Resources Extension FNR 107.

Hamilton, G.A., T.J. Straka, T.L. Cushing, and L.R. Gering.  2014.  American Tree Farm System certification standards:  Curriculum for a capstone course in forest resource management plans.  In:  Proceedings of First Symposium of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics (IUFRO Group 9.04.00 Forest Resource Economics), March 17-18, 2014; St. Louis, MO.

Hamilton, G.A., T.L. Cushing, and T.J. Straka.  2013.  Integrating American Tree Farm System certification into a university capstone forest resource management plans course.  In:  Proceedings of 2013 Southern Forest Economics Workshop:  March 10-12, 2013, Auburn, AL.  Mississippi State University, Department of Forestry, p. 114-126.

Tew, R.D., T.J. Straka, and T.L. Cushing.  2013.  The Enduring Fundamental Framework of Forest Resource Management Planning.  Natural Resources 4(6):423-434.

Straka, Thomas J., Robert D. Tew, and Tamara L. Cushing.  2013.  Consanguine Philosophies of Traditional Timber-Based and Contemporary Sustainability-Based Forest Resource Management Plans.  Natural Resources, 4: 387-394.

Paden, Scott, Tamara L. Cushing, and Thomas J. Straka.  2013.  Bullish on Timberland: Still a Solid Investment in Tough Times.  Forest Landowner, 72(2): 32-37.

Cushing, Tamara L.  2013.  Changes in the Tax Law.  The South Carolina Forest Steward.  May 2013.