The Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is an interdisciplinary major which is managed by a Steering Committee of faculty from departments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the College of Arts and Sciences, and UK Transportation Services. The Steering Committee collaborates to guide the NRES program.

Current NRES Steering Committee members include:

Chris Matocha, Ph.D. | Plant and Soil Sciences | Committee Chair

Jack Schieffer, Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics | Internship Coordinator

Chris Barton, Ph.D. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Sandra Broadus | NRES Alumna, UK Transportation Services

David McNear, Ph.D. | Plant and Soil Sciences

Robert Paratley, M.S. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Lynn Phillips, Ph.D. | Geography

Steve Price, Ph.D. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Jordan Phemister, PLA, ASLA | Landscape Architecture 

Christopher Shepard, Ph.D. | Plant and Soil Sciences

David Moecher, Ph.D. | Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bob Sandmeyer, Ph.D. | Philosophy | Environmental and Sustainability Studies 

Laurie Thomas, M.S. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Sybil Gotsch, Ph.D. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Jian Yang, Ph.D. | Forestry and Natural Resources

Liang Liang, Ph.D. | Geography