GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Mary Duryea, professor in the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, has been named interim assistant dean for research with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, effective Feb. 5.
In announcing the appointment, Richard Jones, dean for research, said Duryea has “an outstanding record as an award-winning educator and researcher. She has specialized in seed and tree physiology, reforestation and urban forestry.”
She replaces Everett Emino, professor of environmental horticulture, who served as assistant dean for research since 1986. Duryea will serve as interim assistant dean until the search for permanent replacement is completed.
Duryea, who joined the UF faculty in 1985, received her bachelor’s degree in conservation and natural resources from University of California, Berkeley, in 1972 and her master’s degree in forestry ecology from the same institution in 1974. She received her doctoral degree in tree physiology from Oregon State University in 1981.
Jones thanked Emino for his outstanding service. “Everett’s work has been essential to making this office run smoothly,” Jones said. “His leadership and contributions have resulted in a positive relationship with our clientele. We wish Everett the best as he moves to UF’s environmental horticulture department.”