Announcement by Nick Polanin, chair of the NJAES Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
I am very excited to announce Jean Epiphan as the newest faculty member of the ANR Department, joining the RCE team in Morristown on Feb. 1.
Jean holds a Masters in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers and a Bachelor’s in Forestry from University of Vermont. She most recently held the position of Ecologist and Research Project Coordinator at the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) here at Rutgers, and since 2015 has been engaged in numerous eco-research projects. Concurrently, and since 2019, she also serves as the Director and Curator at the Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock; a 2019 NJ Licensed Tree Expert (#692) and a 2018 ISA Certified Arborist (#NJ-1247A).
In her new tenure-track faculty position, Jean will be focusing on commercial nursery production and sustainable landscape management, while also assisting with both the Rutgers Master Gardener and Environmental Stewards programs.
Please join me in welcoming Jean to Rutgers Cooperative Extension!