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Dr. Dale Greene

Dean Emeritus

W. Dale Greene became Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources in June 2015.  He joined the faculty in 1986 and is known for his research and teaching that focused on improving the economic and environmental performance of the wood supply chain.  He was twice appointed by Georgia Governors to the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters and has been active throughout his career in the Georgia Forestry Association and the Georgia Forestry Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Forest Foundation. His recognitions include all three teaching awards given by the Warnell School, the Outstanding Research Award from the Southeastern Society of American Foresters, and the Wise Owl Award from the Georgia Forestry Association. The Society of American Foresters named him to the Georgia Forester’s Hall of Fame in 2007.  Greene and his graduate students are three-time recipients of the National Technical Writing Award from the Forest Resources Association.  In 2017, he was awarded the International Forest Engineering Achievement Award by the Council on Forest Engineering.

Greene holds a Ph.D. from Auburn University. He received his B.S. from LSU and his M.S. from Virginia Tech.  He and his wife Jeanna are forest landowners in Georgia and Arkansas.

  • PhD, Auburn University
  • MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • BSF, Louisiana State University
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
  • Warnell Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2014
  • Silver Beaver, Northeast Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2013
  • Ansel E. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award (Clemson University), 2012
  • Georgia Forestry Association Wise Owl Award, 2011
  • University of Georgia Senior Teaching Fellow, 2008
  • Georgia Forester's Hall of Fame, 2007
  • Herrick Award for Superior Teaching, 2007
  • Outstanding Research Award, Southeastern Section, Society of American Foresters, 2007
  • Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters - appointed 2004, reappointed 2010
  • National Technical Writing Award, Forest Resources Association, 2004, 2007, 2014
  • Xi Sigma Pi Professor of the Year, 1988
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Articles Featuring Dr. Dale Greene

After nearly four decades of leading future foresters through stands of pine trees and into successful careers, Dale Greene, dean of the University of Georgia’s Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has announced his retirement.

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