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Administration

Welcome to the School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! It has a long, rich history in the University. The administrative staff consists of the following people:

  • Director - John Carroll
  • Associate Director - Paul Hanson
  • Associate Director for Conservation and Survey - Matt Joeckel
  • Assistant to the Director - Christine Steggs
  • Administrative Associate - Maria Hansen

Welcome to the School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! Our success as a unit depends on your success and contributions as an individual. The information contained in this website will help you get an overall understanding of our programs, activities, organization, and policies and procedures.

The School of Natural Resources has a long, rich history in the University. Many of the components of the School began as stand-alone departments. In an effort to promote collaboration and service to the University and the State of Nebraska, several of these stand-alone departments merged in 1997 to become the School of Natural Resource Sciences, and later became the School of Natural Resources in 2003 with the addition of several more units. A number of other centers and divisions are associated with the School. They include:

  • Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)
  • Conservation and Survey Division (CSD)
  • Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (GP-CESU)
  • High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC)
  • National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)
  • Nebraska Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit (NFWCRU)
  • Nebraska State Climate Office (NSCO)

John Carroll serves as the School's director. The SNR director reports to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the three deans for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) which are the following:

  • Agricultural Research Division (ARD)
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)
  • Extension Division

The director is supported by the following people:

  • Associate Director - Paul Hanson
  • Associate Director for Conservation and Survey - Matt Joeckel
  • Assistant to the Director - Christine Steggs
  • Administrative Associate - Maria Hansen
  • Faculty Coordinators:
    • Community Engagement - Dennis Ferraro
    • Faculty Mentoring - Pat Shea
    • Teaching - Drew Tyre
  • Mission Area Leaders:
    • Applied Climate and Spatial Science - Martha Shulski and Brian Wardlow
    • Applied Ecology - Larkin Powell
    • Environmental Science - Steve Thomas

The SNR Organizational Chart shows the layout of the administration of the School as well as its many components. An abbreviated version of the chart is also available.