Davis, Anthony S.

Acting Dean 


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  • BS, 2001 University of New Brunswick
  • MS 2003 Purdue University
  • PhD, 2006 Purdue University

Anthony S. Davis began his term as Associate Dean for Research on July 1, 2016 and was promoted to Executive Associate Dean in August 2017. Dr. Davis was previously at the University of Idaho, where he served as the director of the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research and as an associate professor of native plant regeneration and silviculture in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Science. Under Davis’ guidance at Idaho, the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research became a world-recognized leader in forest nursery science. Davis, who earned his doctorate at Purdue University, has conducted research to improve nursery production practices of native plants, restoration of degraded forests, and study the effects of environmental stresses on seedling growth and development.

Dr. Davis is responsible for the strategic development and execution of innovative, effective, and respected research programs to help achieve the research mission of the College, Forest Research Laboratory, and the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes. As Executive Associate Dean, he manages the day-to-day operations of the College.

Areas of Interest: 
  • Native plant regeneration
  • Nursery production
  • Landscape restoration
  • International forestry
Graduate Students: Matthew Davis (MS), Kaitlin Gerber (MS), Christina St John (MS), Rebecca Sheridan (PhD)