Dr. Hans Williams, interim dean and Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professor of forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, was recognized as a recipient of the Society of American Foresters Fellow Award at the 2016 SAF National Convention held in Madison, Wisconsin.
According to the organization, this prestigious award distinguishes SAF members for long-standing service to forestry at the local, state and national level. Recipients are recognized as ambassadors for the advancement of the profession.
“Being recognized as an SAF Fellow is very meaningful for me because it is an honor bestowed by my peers,” Williams said. “Any significant contributions that I might have made to SAF and the forestry profession during my career is because I am blessed to work alongside so many dedicated professionals.”
Williams, a member of SAF since 1987, received a Doctor of Philosophy focusing on forest ecophysiology and seedling quality from Auburn University, a Master of Science in forestry from Clemson University, and a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture in 1993.