Joe Sullivan is a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. He received his PhD in Plant Physiology from Clemson University in 1985 when he joined the University as a Faculty Research Associate in the Department of Botany. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for administration and coordination of all academic programs in the college. He formally taught courses in Environmental Science, Plant Structure and Function, Forest Ecology, Vegetation Sampling and Data Analysis and Advanced Plant Ecophysiology and directs the Urban Forestry program for the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. He served from 2015 to 2017 as the Interim Director of the Environmental Science and Policy program.
His research area on the response of plants (trees and forests in particular) to environmental stress has resulted in over 75 book chapters, monographs and peer-reviewed publications on diverse plants and ecosystems from the Boreal forests of Canada to the southern Appalachian spruce-fir forests to the urban forests of Baltimore and has been awarded in excess of $2M to the University for his research. He has advised 29 Masters and 43 PhD students as major advisor or committee member and has mentored over 20 undergraduate students in their research. He serves in leadership positions and board members for organizations such as the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, the mid-Atlantic chapter of the International Society of Arborists, the Mid-Atlantic Section of Plant Biologists and the Ecological Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Region.
Joe Sullivan has a long history of involvement in Scouting as a Scout and later Scouter. He received his Eagle Scout Award as a 13-year-old on September 7, 1969 and following that received the Bronze, Silver and Gold Palms. He served as an Assistant Scout Master and Merit Badge Counselor during the 1970’s and served again as a Scouter with his two sons, one in National Capital and one in Baltimore. He currently works with a team of current and former scouters at the University of Maryland to promote STEM educational opportunities for Scouts through the University.
Please join us tonight at 6:00pm as we recognize Joe and his fellow 2021 NOESA Honorees. To reserve your seat, please visit www.NCACBSA.org/NOESA.