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Faculty & Staff

Meet our Faculty & Staff 

Zhu Ning, PhD, Professor in Urban Forestry/Ecophysiology and Climate Change

Department Chair and Doctoral Degree Program Leader

Director, Research Institute for Air, Nutrient, Soil, Water, Ecosystem, and Remote Sensing (The ANSWERS Institute)

James and Ruth Smith Endowed Professor

Greenhouse/Headhouse Research Complex, Room 115A
Tel: 225-771-6292 - Office

Yadong Qi, PhD, Professor in Urban Forestry/ Forest Ecology and Environmental Science

Master Degree Program Leader

Fisher Hall, Room 102E,
Tel: 225-771-3427- Office

Yaw Twumasi, PhD, Professor in Urban Forestry/GIS and Remote Sensing

Admission, Scholarship, Assistantship and Stipend Committee Chair

Fisher Hall, Room 102C
Tel: 225-771-3008 - Office


Christopher Chappell, PhD, Assistant Professor in Urban Forestry/Urban Forest Management

Recruitment and Student Life Committee Chair

Fisher Hall, Room102F
Tel: 225-771-6239 - Office

Veronica Manrique, PhD, Assistant Professor in Urban Forestry/Entomology and Pathology

Fisher Hall, Room 102D
Tel: 225-771-6224 - Office


Vanessa Ferchaud, PhD, Faculty Instructor in Urban Forestry/Ecology and Tree Biology

Greenhouse/Headhouse Complex, Room 103
Tel: 225-771-6282 - Office


Joyce Peralta, Administrative Assistant III

Greenhouse/Headhouse Complex, Room 112

Fisher Hall, Room 102
Tel: 225-771-4528 - Office
Tel: 225-771-3535 - Office


Errol J Solomon, USDA-FS Liaison to SUBR Urban Forestry

Fisher Hall, Room 102B
Tel: 337-441-0024 - Mobile



Beattra Wilson, MPA, National Program Manager, USDA-FS Liaison to SUBR Urban Forestry

Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Service

State & Private Forestry

201 14th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20250
Tel: 202-401-4070
Tel: 202-596-0955