Dr. Ian Hartley, Candidate Presentation - Dean, Faculty of Environment
From Mateo Trujillo on April 27th, 2021
About the Presenter:
Dr. Ian Hartley is a full-time tenured faculty member at the University of Northern British Columbia in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program and is cross-appointed in the Department of Physics and he currently holds the role of Chair, Department of Physics. His research interest is in wood quality (ultra-structure and anatomy) and wood physics (wood-water interactions, diffusion, sorption, lumber drying and NMR) pertaining to forest products issues for Northern British Columbia.
Dr. Hartley has extensive experience from a variety of roles at the program, college and university levels, including previous administration appointments of Associate Dean and then Dean of Graduate Programs, Chair of Physics, and past Acting & Interim Chair for the School of Environmental Planning. Over 19 years at UNBC, Dr. Hartley has been awarded University Excellence in Teaching, University Excellence in Service, and Research awards from the community. He has participated on Senate and numerous Senate committees. Most recently, Dr. Hartley was the Interim Dean of College of Science and Management from July 1 2020 to its end on March 31, 2021; he was, and continues to be, involved with the transition to 5-faculties.
Dr. Hartley received a B.Sc. degree in physics in 1986 and a Master’s of Science in Forestry, Wood Science in 1988 from the University of New Brunswick. He earned a Ph.D. in Forestry – Wood Physics in 1994, from the University of British Columbia. He served as an Assistant Professor of Forest Products at Mississippi State University until 2002 prior to joining UNBC.