Forest management, wildland fire protection, trade in forest products, regional economics, and international development
Dean Gilless holds appointments in his College’s Departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is a forest economist by training, and his research program has been focused on forest management, wildland fire protection, trade in forest products, regional economics, and international development.
Dean, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of
California, Riverside; Associate Director, Agricultural Experiment
Station, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, State of
Dr. Baldwin was appointed dean of CNAS in July 2008. He came to UCR
from the University of Arizona, where he had been head of the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and was the founding director
of the Institute for Biomedical Science and Biotechnology. He had held
previous faculty appointments at Texas A&M University and the
University of Illinois and a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard. He
received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and doctorate in zoology
from the University of Texas, Austin.
A biochemist, Dr. Baldwin is best known for his research on “protein
folding,” the biochemical process, vitally important to all of life’s
processes, by which a protein assumes its three-dimensional structure.
Protein misfolding leads to a number of disease states, including prion
diseases such as “mad cow” disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s
disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
The recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and research,
including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Fogarty Senior International
Fellowship, Baldwin was recognized as a Faculty Fellow for excellence in
science and academic leadership by Texas A&M and the Texas
Agriculture Experiment Station.
A native of Mississippi, Baldwin is married to Miriam Ziegler, who is also a biochemist. They have two grown daughters.
BarbaraAllen-Diaz Associate Vice-President - Academic Programs & Strategic Initiatives; Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station & Cooperative Extension
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Nancy has been Associate Dean since May 2005 and loves being an advocate for students! She is an animal nutritionist by training and her passion beyond students/teaching is a flock of wool sheep she raises with her husband Steve. You can find out more about those BEAUTIFUL sheep at http://www.aniroonz.com
Charles M. Kinoshita, PE, PhD, has been Principal Investigator for numerous projects involving conversion of biomass into fuels and higher-valued products, bioremediation, physical and biological sequestration of carbon dioxide, and other projects dealing with renewable energy, the environment, and workforce development. He teaches or has taught courses in transport phenomena, thermosciences, and engineering design, and has trained practicing engineers.
Associate Dean since 2004, John loves working with students. He is an Agricultural Economist, specializing in Agribusiness Management. Prior to returning to school, he worked in industry for Ralston Purina. He is active in Boy Scouts and Barbershop singing and has a passion for collecting Lionel trains.
Formerly entomology professor and Chair, Texas Tech University, Director, TTU Center, Junction. Since 1986 served as Head, Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences, Founding Director of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, and now Associate Dean, University of Wyoming with the creed, “Students: The Reason We’re Here.”