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Physiology educator , University administrator

Gregory Neil Brown, American academic administrator, forester, educator. Certified forester Society of America Foresters, 2003.


Brown, Gregory Neil was born on February 10, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Robert Octavus and Dorothy Etta May (Kingsbury) Brown.


Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1959. MF, Yale University, 1960. Direction finding, Duke University, 1963.


Plant physiologist Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1963—1966. Assistant professor forestry to professor University Missouri-Columbia, 1966—1977, director graduate studies School Forestry, 1969—1974. Professor Iowa State University, Ames, 1977—1978.

Department head, professor University Minnesota-St. Paul, 1978—1983. Dean, professor University Maine-Orono, 1983—1986, acting vice president academy affairs, 1986-1987, 91-92, vice president research public service, 1987—1992. Dean, professor College Natural Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1992—2004, interim dean College Agricultural and Life Sciences, 2003.

Retired, 2004

Associate director Maine Agricultural Experimental Station, Orono, 1983-1986, acting president, 1992. Associate director Virginia Agricultural Experimental Station, Blacksburg, 1992-2004, interim provost, 1995. Chair, board directors Powell River Project, 1996-2004.

Member science advisory board National Center Housing and the Environment, 2002-2005. Board directors Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway, 2004^, administrative vice president, 2006-2008, pres, since 2008. With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1963.


  • Certified forester Society of America Foresters, 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Author-editor: Seedling Physiology and Reforestation Success, 1984. Editor International Directory of Woody Plant Physiologists, 1974-1984, Journal Forest Science, 1979-1982. Editorial board Renewable Resources Journal, 2002^.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, 1965-1966. Member Forestry Research Advisory Council, United States Secretary Agriculture, 2000-2002. Fellow Society of America Foresters (chairman physiology working group 1983-1984, chairman educational policies committee 2006^).

Member National Association Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges (north Central research chairman 1981-1982, national secretary treasurer 1984-1985, national president elect 1986-1987, 94-95, president 1996-1997), International Union Forest Organizations (chairman working parties 1970-1986), National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (chair board on natural resources 1997, chair United States geological survey partnership committee 1997-2000), Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in American (president 1973-1974), Sigma Xi, Xi Sigma Pi, Gamma Sigma Delta (junior faculty award 1971), Rotary (chair, youth exchange committee, 2007-2008).


Married Patricia Lee Talbott, December 16, 1961 (divorced 1974). Children: Kathryn Duket, Julie Ann, Deborah Louise. Married Janeth Christine Hartman, May 24, 1974 (deceased 1997).

Children: Kimberly Suzanne, Kevin Scott. Married Laura Jean Dale, June 27, 1998.

Robert Octavus Brown

Dorothy Etta May (Kingsbury) Brown

Patricia Lee Talbott

Janeth Christine Hartman

Laura Jean Dale

Kathryn Duket Brown

Julie Ann Brown

Deborah Louise Brown

Kimberly Suzanne Brown

Kevin Scott Brown