DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES & DESIGN
DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Ben Spong

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Ben D. Spong, PhD


Associate Professor of Wood Science & Technology
Forest Operations Extension Specialist

Contact Information

West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Telephone: (304) 293-9425
Fax: (304) 293-2441
Email: ben.spong@mail.wvu.edu

Education

Ph.D., Oregon State University, Forest Engineering, 2007

M.F., Oregon State University, Forest Engineering, 2001

B.S., University of Washington, Forest Resources, 1994

Professional Employment

Associate Professor, West Virginia University, 2011-Present

Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, 2005-2011

Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Department of Forest Engineering, 1998-2005

Natural Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry, 1996-1998

Agroforestry Extension Agent, United States Peace Corps, Mauritania, 1994-1995

Courses Taught

WDSC 423, Forest Roads

Research Interests

Forest operations, roads, and harvesting

International forestry

Technology use in forestry

Professional Affiliations

Member, Council on Forest Engineering

Member, West Virginia Forestry Association

Selected Publications