William G. Hubbardlast updated: May 2016

Dr. Hubbard received formal training in forest management (BS 1985) and forest economics (MS 1987) at the University of Florida where he studied the impact and value of information and technical assistance in the private landowner stumpage market in Northeast Florida.  After working as staff economist at the University of Florida he was offered the position as a Florida state Extension forester with responsibilities in timber taxation, forest stewardship and urban forestry.  In this capacity he developed products and programs for private landowners, professionals and urban audiences.  He held this position from 1988 until 1993 when he accepted the position of Regional Extension Forester serving the thirteen southern 1862 Land Grant Extension Directors and the USDA Forest Service – Southern Region.  This regional position offered Dr. Hubbard the opportunity to work collaboratively with hundreds of land grant administrators, state specialists, county directors and agents, and key partners at the federal, regional, state and local levels.  This position also gave Dr. Hubbard an opportunity to gain experience in and earn a Phd in Adult Education and Program Evaluation from the University of Georgia’s Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy.


Since 1993, Dr. Hubbard has provided regional and national leadership to utilize the capacities of a regional network of Extension professionals to address a number of critical natural resource issues.  Dr. Hubbard provided early leadership in the development of computerized and Internet-based Extension solutions for example.  These included computer programs such as a forest finance software program (DISCO), a searchable database on innovative natural resource Extension programs (NREMBASE), and early development of Internet sites to house information and Extension products.  Dr. Hubbard continues this interest and leads the development and effective use of new technologies today such as the development of mobile applications, e-Learning modules, and interactive online decision support systems.

Contact William G. Hubbard

Contact William G. Hubbard

Cooperative Extension Service
Southern Regional Extension Forester
Forest Resources Bldg., 4-402
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia  30602
Phone: (706) 542-7813
Fax: (706) 542-3342


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