Dr. Tamara Cushing

Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist
Extension FNR Program Team Leader


Tamara CushingEmail: tcushin@clemson.edu
Office: (864)656-0878

Department:
Forestry and Natural Resources

Location:
272G Lehotsky Hall


Education:
Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
Master of Science in Forestry, specializing in forest economics, Mississippi State University 1999
Master of Taxation, Mississippi State University 1999
PhD in Forestry, specializing in forest finance and taxation, University of Georgia 2006

Research interest:
Estate, income, and property taxation of timber and timberlands. Issues affecting nonindustrial private forest landowners. Valuation and appraisal of forests. Organizational structures and their impacts on decision-making. Forest management and economics. Ecosystem Services.

Professional society activity:
Society of American Foresters
Xi Sigma Pi
South Carolina Foresters Council
South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council
South Carolina & Georgia Registered Forester
South Carolina Tree Farm Committee

Honors and awards:
2011 Young Forester Leadership Award, Society of American Foresters
Ansel E. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 2010
Outstanding Service Award for an Individual under 35 years of age, awarded by Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters, 2007
Service-Learning Faculty Award, University of Kentucky, 2007

Courses:
FOR 304 Forest Resource Economics
LS 100 Forestry Conclave Preparation
FOR 417 Forest Management and Regulation