The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) has appointed Brad Gentry, professor at F&ES and the Yale School of Management (SOM), to fill the new post of Associate Dean for Professional Practice.
Gentry, who is Professor in the Practice at both F&ES and SOM, is also the director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale. His cross-sectoral work explores the opportunities for using private investment to improve environmental performance in three critical areas: the delivery of urban environmental services, sustainable forest management, and cleaner energy.
In many ways, the new appointment recognizes the role Gentry has played at the School for many years, said F&ES Dean Peter Crane. But his new responsibilities will also include:
Enhancing further the professional skills offerings for F&ES students, to make sure that they are as well prepared as possible to make an impact in their careers.
Expanding the development of case studies for use in F&ES classes, both at Yale and on-line, to increase the impact of the School’s interdisciplinary teaching efforts.
Serving as the School’s primary liaison with the School of Management, to help ensure that F&ES and SOM can together make the most of their valuable relationship.
Gentry will work closely with Prof. Jim Saiers, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the Master’s Program Committee on matters relating to the further development of the School's curriculum. And he will work closely with Prof. Karen Seto, Associate Dean for Research, as well as the other members of the School’s senior management team, to help improve all aspects of the School's programs.
“I am delighted that Brad has agreed to take on these responsibilities,” Crane said.
The three-year term begins Oct. 1.