About the Authors
Douglas L. Airhart & Guy Zimmerman III

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(Figure 14-1) Web Site Developers

Dr. Jeff Plant (left) and Dr. Douglas Airhart (right) pondering some new website information.

 

(Figure14-2) Grant Grunt Work

It seemed fitting that the oak wood table deserved a supporting picture.

 

    Biographical Statement About the Authors:

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Dr. Douglas L. Airhart

Resume of Arboriculture

Douglas earned his B.S. in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of California, Davis (Go! Mustangs), in 1970, and continued his training to earn an M.S. in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Yea, Badgers!), in 1972. After traveling throughout America and many part-time jobs, he completed his Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of Georgia, Athens (uga, uga, uga) in 1977. His first academic appointment was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as an Assistant Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences. He is currently a Professor of Horticulture at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Douglas qualified as a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture in 1997, and is registered as a Proctor and Tree Worker Evaluator. He has written numerous articles and presented professional seminars and workshops about arboricultural services and techniques. He is a member of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and has served on the Executive Committee as Secretary for five years.

He has received the following honors:

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2001 Council Member Award, Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

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Redbud Award (First), Cookeville Tree Board, 1998.

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Executive Committee, Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division, since 1997.

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Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award, American Horticultural Therapy Association, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1992.

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Board of Trustees, Cheekwood Botanic Garden and Fine Arts Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988-1991.

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Charter Member and Treasurer, Cookeville Tree Board, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1988-1991.

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Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1962.

 

 

bulletGuy Zimmerman III

Guy Zimmerman III graduated with a Bachelors degree in Forestry form the University of Tennessee. He is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture.  He worked the last 25 years for the State of Tennessee as a forester. He is a charter member of both Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and Cookeville Tree Board and has served as President of both organizations. He is currently serving as treasure of the Cookeville Tree Board. He has served with the Tennessee Tree Farm Organization for the past 12 years as the District Chairman for the Upper Cumberland's.

He has received the following honors:

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1988, 1989, 1991, 1993 Tree Farm Inspector of the Year Award

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1992 Putnam County Soil Conservationís Communicator Award 

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1995, 1997 Tennessee Urban Forestry Councilís Council Member Award

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1993, 1996 Cookeville Tree Boardís Appreciation Award

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1998 Department of Agriculture, Forestry Divisionís Urban Forestry Award 

bullet2000 The Southern Group of State Foresterís, Urban Forestry Award

 

 

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Dr. Jeff C. Plant:

Jeff earned his B.S. in Human Ecology with a concentration in Housing and Design from Tennessee Technological University in 1986 (GO GOLDEN EAGLES!). He continued his studies and in 1988 earned a Master of Science in Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management (GO HOKIES- itís a turkey OK!) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Jeff developed a keen interest in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and completed his major thesis in 1988.

Thesis - Computer Utilization in Interior Design: A Comparative Study of Attitudes, Applications, and Equipment Usage in 1985 and 1988.

In 1997, Jeff continued his studies and attained a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (GO SALUKIES- Itís a dog OK!) His dissertation involved an exploratory study regarding the uses of computer-based communications used as learning tools.

Dissertation - Instructional Uses of Computer Based Communications in Selected University Learning Environments.

Recent Employment History:

2000 - Present Associate Professor, School of Human Ecology,

   He has received the following honors:

bullet 2002 Whoís Who Among Americans Teacherís
bullet 2002 Omicron Delta Kappa, National Society Recognition for Academic Leadership
bullet 2002 "Power User" Designation, TTU Institute of Technological Scholarship
bullet 2001 Innovations Award Winner, Tennessee Board of Regents Distance Education Committee
bullet 1999 Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Service, School of Human Ecology, Tennessee Tech. University
bullet 1997 SIU-C Nomination: Dissertation of the Year, submitted to the University Council for Vocational Education
bullet 1997 William E. Nagle Award for leadership excellence in vocational education, SIU-C Graduate Programs
bullet 1996 Outstanding Professor Award, The UT Martin Older Students Association
bullet 1994 Who's Who Among America's Teacherís
bullet 1990 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Alumni Chapter of Home Economics, Tennessee Tech. University 

 

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