Chair Hired to Lead Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department

August 15th, 2005

David Engle, Regents professor in rangeland ecology and management at Oklahoma State University, has been hired as the new chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management.

Engle begins a five-year term as the department chair on Aug. 15.

He joined Oklahoma State in 1983 as an associate professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. He earned a doctorate in range science in 1978 from Colorado State University.

Engle takes over for Joe Colletti who was named interim chair when Mike Kelly resigned in August 2004. Colletti was recently named interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture.


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