Liz Van Volkenburgh
L. Van Volkenburgh
Liz Van Volkenburgh

Professor Liz Van Volkenburgh has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, beginning January 1, 2017.

Van Volkenburgh is a Professor in the Department of Biology and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She is the principal investigator of the Plant Growth Lab in Biology and has a longstanding relationship with the School, most notably through her work with the UW Botanic Gardens and service on Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student advisory committees.

Dean Lisa J. Graumlich noted that Van Volkenburgh “has expressed great enthusiasm for working more closely with all members of the community in her role as the Interim Director and I know she will be a strong advocate for the School. I am confident she will provide excellent leadership.”

A search for a permanent director for the School is underway.