Dr. Carol E. Lewis
Dean of the School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Resource Management, Emeritus
Dr. Carol E. Lewis has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1973 to 2013.
She served as the Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, where she has been lauded for her dedication and educational philosophy.
She is highly regarded as a professor of resource management, teaching numerous courses and mentoring several graduate students, and was instrumental in helping develop new courses that emphasized critical thinking and problem solving with consideration of the importance of understanding history, policy and economics in the management of natural resources.
Her techniques for growing tomatoes and cucumbers in controlled environments in high-latitude regions are used by many commercial greenhouses in Alaska, and in her capacity as Dean, she continued to work with the School’s clients in grower meetings and field days around the State.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Carol E. Lewis for her extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University.