Kurt S. Pregitzer was appointed dean of the College of Natural Resources and Thomas L. Reveley Professor of Forest Ecology on Aug. 8, 2010. Prior to coming to the University of Idaho, Pregitzer was professor and chair of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada. Pregitzer also served as director of Michigan Technological University's Ecosystem Science Center. From 1994-2007, he was a professor in the School of Forestry and Wood Products at Michigan Technological University. From 1983-91, he moved from assistant to full professor positions in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, and from 1981-83, he was an assistant professor in University of Idaho's Department of Forest Resources. In 2002, Pregitzer received the Barrington Moore Memorial Award from the Society of American Foresters for Outstanding Accomplishments in the Advancement of Forest Biology. Pregitzer also has served as a competitive research program manager for both the Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is an ISI Highly Cited Scientist.