Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

HansWilliams09 100x150Hans M. Williams, Ph.D., Dean
Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professor
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Forest Ecophysiology

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, December 1989, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Emphasis: Forest Ecophysiology and Seedling Quality

Master of Science in Forestry, May 1983, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  
Emphasis: Forest Ecophysiology and Seedling Quality

Bachelor of Science in Forestry, May 1980, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 
Major: Urban Forestry

PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
5/2003-9/2009: Professor of Forestry
5/1999-5/2003: Associate Professor of Forestry
10/1993-5/1999: Assistant Professor of Forestry

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.
9/1990-10/1993: Wetlands Ecologist

School of Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
11/1989-9/1990: Post-Doctoral researcher

School of Forestry, Auburn University Nursery Management Cooperative, Auburn, AL.
10/1987-11/1989: Research Specialist.

PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS) 
Refereed:
Bataineh, A.L., Oswald, B. P., Williams, H., and Coble, D. W. 2006. Changes in understory vegetation of a ponderosa pine forest in Northern Arizona 30 years after the Rattle Burn Wildfire. Forest Ecology and Management. 283-294.

Burkett, V., Draugelis-Dale, R., Williams, H. and Schoenholtz, S. 2005. Effects of flooding regime and seedling treatment on early survival and growth of Nuttall Oak. Restoration Ecology 13(3): 471-479.

Other:
Williams, H., Miller, A., McNamee, R. and Klimas, C. 2010. A Regional Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic Approach to the Functional Assessment of Forested Wetlands in Alluvial Valleys of East Texas. U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory. ERDC/LAB TR-OX-X. In press.

Malone, K. and Williams, H. 2010. Growing Season Definition and Use in Wetland Delineation.
U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. ERDC/CRREL TR-10-Draft. In press.

Bataineh, M, Bataineh, A., Oswald, B., Farrish, K., and Williams, H. 2006. Loblolly pine growth response to mid-rotational treatments in eastern Texas. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 502-506.

Williams, H. and Stewart, T. 2006. Effects of sower type and seedbed density on bareroot seedling morphology and early field performance of an East Texas family of loblolly pine. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, General Technical Report SRS-92.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Goodwin, E. J., Marino McInnis, L. M., Williams, H, Oswald, B.P. and Farrish, K. W. 2005. Physiological and Growth Responses of Midrotation Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) to Treatments of Fire, Herbicide and Fertilizer. Pp. 48-53 IN: Conner, K.F., ed. Proceedings of 12th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Ashville, NC: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 594p.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

FOR 209:  Forest Ecology

FOR 335:  Forestry Field Station - Non-timber Resources

FOR 304:  Arboriculture

FOR 404:  Urban Forestry

FOR 515:  Tree Physiology

FOR 523:  Plant Water Relations

ENV 402:  Wetland Identification and Functional Assessment

ENV 415:  Environmental Assessment and Management

Major Research Advisor for 5 PhD and 15 MS students that completed their Degree Requirements

OFF-CAMPUS CONSULTING, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Member, National Technical Committee on Wetland Vegetation, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
(2008 to Present)

Member, Luminant Mining Environmental Research Steering Committee, Luminant Mining
Corporation, Dallas, TX (2009 to Present)

2010 Regent’s Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University

2006 SFASU Foundation Teaching Award Finalist

2005 Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture Teaching Excellence Award, SFASU


RECENT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY SERVICE:
University Policy Committee (2006-2007)

University Regents Lecture Series Committee (2006-2007)

Office of Instructional Technology Committee (2006-2007)

Co-Director of New Graduate Student Orientation (2004-Present)

University Research Council Member (2004-2006)

Financial Assistance and Scholarship Committee (2004-2007)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
Society of American Foresters (1987 to Present)
     2006 Secretary/Treasurer, Lufkin-Nacogdoches SAF Chapter
     2002 and 2003 TX SAF Annual Meeting Planning Committee
     1993 to 1999, Student Affairs Representative, TX SAF
     1993 to 1999, Faculty Advisor, SFASU Student Chapter of SAF

International Society of Arboriculture (1997 to Present)
     2007-2009 ISA of Texas Board of Directors
     1999 to Present, Faculty Advisor, SFASU Student Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture

Texas Forestry Association (1996 to Present)
     1997 to 1999, 2002 to 2004 TFA Board of Directors

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH SUMMARY
Received over $900000 in industry and agency research grants

Authored or Co-Authored 43 Publications:  Refereed Papers (12), Proceedings Papers (23), and Technical Reports (8)

Presenter or Co-Author of 70 Presentations, Published Abstracts or Posters at Professional Meetings, Workshops, Landowner Association Meetings and Extension Programs 

National Technical Committee on Wetland Vegetation Member, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Texas Forest Service, Texas Forest Best Management Practices Coordinating Committee Member, 1993 to 2007

Texas Utilities (TXU) Team Wetland Committee Member, 1997 to 2004

Texas Department of Transportation Technical Advisory Panel: ROW, Hydraulics and Environmental Conservation Research Committee, 1996 to 1998

PROFESSIONAL HONORS:
2006, 1998, 1996 Finalist, SFASU Foundation Achievement Award

2005, 2002, 1998 Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture Teaching Excellence Award, SFASU

2004 Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professorship, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, SFASU

1998 Finalist, SFASU Student Organization Advisor of the Year

1991, 1992, 1993 Department of the Army Performance Commendations, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers