Expert Qualifications

This expert has over years of experience in prescribed fire, controlled burns, wildfire, and smoke impacts to people, vegetation, and infrastructure. He earned his BS in plant science at Cameron University and his MS in range science at Texas Tech University. This expert is active in his field as a member of the Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department, the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, and the Alliance of Prescribed Burn Associations. He is also highly-published in his field, having written one book on prescribed fire, authored or co-authored 36 extension fact sheets, and 42 peer-reviewed research articles. He began his career as a research assistant at Texas Tech University before going on to serve as a research station superintendent and a research associate at Oklahoma State University. Currently, this expert serves as a research extension specialist in prescribed fire at a university in Oklahoma.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: OK
  • BS, Plant Science, Cameron University
  • MS, Range Science, Texas Tech University
  • Member, Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department
  • Member, Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
  • Member, Alliance of Prescribed Burn Associations
  • Former, Research Assistant, Texas Tech University
  • Former, Research Station Superintendent, Oklahoma State University
  • Former, Research Associate, Oklahoma State University
  • Current, Associate Extension Specialist, a university in OK

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