Joyce Berry, PhD.

Dean Emeritus

Warner College of Natural Resources

Fields of Expertise

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Areas of Interest

Public involvement, Science assessment


Joyce Berry is the former Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources and Vice President of Advancement and Strategic Planning at Colorado State University. Prior to CSU, she was a Research Associate and Senior Administrator at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her teaching focuses on natural resource and environmental policy and management, environmental leadership and gender and natural resources. Joyce’s early career focused on social survey research on public values, attitudes and behaviors toward wildlife and natural resources. Most of her work however concentrates on the integration of science, policy and management and collaborative involvement strategies. She has co-authored 4 books, 2 on Environmental Leadership, Forests to Fight Poverty and a Bibliography of Human-Animal Relationships. Current and past committee appointments include Chair, National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry; President, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors; Rapporteur, Seminar of experts on Sustainable Development of Boreal and Temporal Forests; Forest Research Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Agriculture; Board Member, National Council on Science for the Environment; 7th American Forest Congress; and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Governor appointments include Colorado Forest Advisory Committees, Colorado Center for Environmental Management and Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality.