“One area which makes our department unique is the three units that it brings together: Forestry, Recreation Resources, and Horticulture. These three units offer the opportunity for synergism that may not be possible in other departments,” says Dr. Warren.
In regards to his Department Head position Warren states, “It’s my job to consider all of the pieces…I’m part of a staff team designed to keep the road clear, to allow faculty to keep the ball rolling (in terms of teaching, research and extension).”
Also, Warren enjoys knowing his faculty and staff on a personal level. As he says, “this helps me make decisions for the department as a whole.”