Haab named director of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources

Tim Haab

Tim Haab has been named professor and director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

His new position is effective July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2028, subject to the appropriate review process, and Ohio State Board of Trustees approval of both appointments.

Haab has served as interim director of SENR since August of 2023, and in 2019 was named the Dean’s Chair for Transformative Initiatives. Prior to these roles, Haab served as professor and chair of the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) for 13 years. He is one of the few individuals to lead two different units within CFAES.

Haab is an environmental economist who focuses on methods and applications for the valuation of environmental and natural resources. He earned his BA in economics and his PhD in environmental and resource economics from the University of Maryland. After receiving his PhD, he spent five years on the faculty of East Carolina University before joining Ohio State in AEDE in 2000.

“I am deeply honored to serve as the director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources, affirming my commitment to the land-grant mission of CFAES. This second leadership role within the college deepens my dedication to advancing science-based solutions and research-driven policies to promote a sustainable future for all,” said Haab.

Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, said, “I want to thank Dr. Haab for his dedication to CFAES, and congratulate him on his new appointment as professor and director of SENR.”

Kress noted that during his upcoming term, Haab will develop strategic areas of excellence to build a clear identity for SENR; continue to work with faculty on curating a governance structure; and identify and capitalize on ways of integrating the work of SENR across the college.

“In SENR, we are committed to delivering impactful teaching to develop future environmental and natural resource leaders, pioneering research for understanding complex human-natural systems, and robust community engagement to promote practical strategies for ensuring that communities thrive in balance with the natural world,” Haab said.

Learn more about SENR at senr.osu.edu.

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