Dr. Umesh Chaudhari
Assistant Professor of Timber Management
PhD, Forest Resources, University of Georgia
MS, Forest Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello
BS, Forestry, Tribhuvan University (Institute of Forestry, Pokhara)
Dr. Chaudhari has a B.S. in Forestry, an M.S. in Forest Resources, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources. After completing his B.S., he worked as a Research/Training Assistant at some biodiversity conservation related Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nepal, primarily working in Avian Ecology and Wetland Conservation. In 2009, he came to the University of Arkansas at Monticello for his master’s degree, where he emphasized his studies on the economics of carbon sequestration and traditional timber products from various loblolly pine management regimes as his thesis. He completed his Ph.D. in Forest Resources in May 2017 from the University of Georgia and joined Andrew College in August 2017. His doctoral dissertation focused on valuing different loblolly pine plantation regimes considering traditional and non-traditional timber products and price uncertainties.
Dr. Chaudhari teaches various Forestry courses. His responsibilities include mostly teaching, but he devotes plenty of time to student advising based on their career plans and academic needs. Besides teaching at Andrew, Dr. Chaudhari loves to explore flora and fauna of Southwest Georgia. He loves hiking Georgia trails and bird watching with his wife and friends during weekends and holidays.