Apr 21, 2024  
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Division of Environmental Science

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Kenneth W. Farrish, director
Forestry Building, Room 123
Phone: (936) 468-2231 or 2475

The Master of Science in environmental science is designed to provide students with both the breadth and depth needed to for successful career in the broad field of environmental science. Graduates of the program are employed in industry, environmental consulting, government agencies and educational institutions. Graduates also are well prepared for further graduate education in environmental science or related fields.

Objectives of the Division

The Division of Environmental Science is a collaborative unit of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The objectives of the Division of Environmental Science are:

  • to provide superior education programs in environmental science that produce graduates capable of understanding and addressing the complex environmental problems facing modern society
  • to conduct research directed at developing an understanding of and finding solutions to environmental problems.
  • and to provide outreach and service in environmental science.

Graduate Faculty


  • Wesley A. Brown, PhD, University of Texas - El Paso, Earthquake Seismology, Environmental Geophysics, Petroleum Geology and Seismotectonics
  • D. Brent Burt, PhD, University of Arizona, Wildlife
  • Kenneth W. Farrish, PhD, University of Minnesota, Soils
  • I-Kuai Hung, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University, GIS
  • Sheryll Jerez, PhD, University of Illinois, Air Quality
  • David L. Kulhavey, PhD, University of Idaho, Forest Entomology
  • Matthew McBroom, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University, Hydrology
  • Michael Mauer, PhD, University of Florida, Horticulture, Turf
  • Kefa K. Onchoke, PhD, Ohio State University, Analytical Environmental Chemistry
  • Brian Oswald, PhD, University of Idaho, Fire Ecology and Management
  • Jeremy Stovall, PhD, Virginia Tech University, Silviculture
  • Daniel R. Unger, PhD, University of Idaho, Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Alexandra Van Kley, PhD, Byelorussian Academy of Science, Biotechnology
  • James Van Kley, PhD, Purdue University, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology
  • Stephen C. Wagner, PhD, Clemson University, Microbiology
  • Hans M. Williams, PhD, Auburn University, Forest Ecophysiology/Urban Forestry/Wetlands Ecology
  • Yanli Zhang, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Hydrology and GIS

Associate Professors

  • Alyx Frantzen, PhD, New Mexico State University, Chemistry
  • Matthew Kwiatkowski, PhD, Arizona State University, Herpetology
  • Kevin W. Stafford, PhD, New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology, Karst Hydrology, Carbonate Diagenesis, Geomorphology

Assistant Professors

  • Jason Paul, PhD, Texas A&M University, Environmental Management
  • Yuhui Weng, PhD, University of New Brunswick, Biometrics

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded through the division. The application form for the assistantships is provided on the SFA Office of Research and Graduate Studies website. Completed assistantship applications should be submitted to the Division of Environmental Science, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13073, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. Additional assistantships may be available from research funding provided through individual faculty members involved in the program.



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