Dr. Dennis Teeguarden

Dennis Teeguarden
  • BS Forestry 1953
Dr. Dennis Teeguarden earned a bachelor's degree in forestry from Michigan Tech in 1953. After service in the US Navy, he earned a master's in forestry and a doctorate in agricultural economics, both from the University of California, Berkeley, where he has served as chair of the Department of Forestry and Resource Management, and as associate dean of the College of Natural Resources. Berkeley has honored Teeguarden for distinguished achievement and service, and he has been listed in Who's Who in America.

He has been active as a consultant to industry and government, including service on a national Committee of Scientists to advise the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and the US Forest Service on land-management planning regulations for the national forest system.

Teeguarden is widely published; is coauthor of a major textbook on forest-resource management; is a fellow of the Society of American Foresters; and is a member of the Western Forest Economists, the California Wildfowl Association, and Ducks Unlimited. He is a docent on the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum in California.

Teeguarden has extensive involvement with Michigan Tech - he is a life trustee of the Michigan Tech Fund and a longtime supporter of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, which honored him in 1993 with an outstanding alumnus award.

Teeguarden received the Outstanding Service Award in 2007.


Excerpted from the 2007 Alumni Reunion Awards Program