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Employee Spotlights

Mountaineers are complex, interesting people. Our employees do so much in their WVU-specific roles, but it’s only one facet of their lives. We’re delving into a different faculty and staff members’ life each week in this new email series. Together, we’ll discover the uniqueness of the individuals in our Davis College family.


Andrea in the garden holding a watermelon

Andrea Landis

Greenhouse Manager

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Nettie with a seal on her shoulder

Annette "Nettie" Freshour

Director of Dietetic Internship Program
Teaching Assistant Professor

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Debanjan standing in front of waterfall

Debanjun Das

Assistant Professor of Fashion, Dress and Merchandising

Debanjun Das’s Profile

Jim looking at soil samples with children

James Thompson

Professor of Soils and Land Use
Research Coordinator, National Soil Survey Center-Geospatial Research Unit

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Jessica standing in front of a classroom

Jessica Blythe

Associate Professor of Agriculture and Extension Education

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Jim holding a snapping turtle

Jim Anderson

Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management
Davis-Michael Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources

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John at the beach

John Howell

Research Assistant II

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Katie on rocks overlooking ocean

Katie Jones

Assistant Professor of Fashion, Dress and Merchandising
Program Coordinator, Fashion Design

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Laura with sunset in the background

Laura Tinney

Program Coordinator for the Institute of Water Security and Science

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Nicolas examining a tree

Nicolas Zegre

Associate Professor of Forest Hydrology
Director of Mountain Hydrology Lab

Nicolas Zegre’s Profile

Paul with his two dogs

Paul Kinder

Director of the Natural Resource Analysis Center
Assistant Research Professor

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Petra standing behind some flowers

Petra Wood

Adjunct Professor
Research Wildlife Biologist with U.S. Geological Survey

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Renee with her sons at the beach

Renee Conneway

Recruitment Specialist

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Sheldon in the field

Sheldon Owen

Extension Wildlife Specialist

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Teiya in his lab

Teiya Kijimoto

Assistant Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences

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