Patricia Layton, PhD

Dr. Patricia A. Layton, Ph.D., is the Director of the Wood Utilization + Design Institute and a professor of Forestry at Clemson University. She came to Clemson in late 1999 as the Chair of the Department of Forest Resources; in 2003, she was chosen to lead the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and from 2010–2014, she was the Director of the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFE Sciences). Dr. Layton is a SAF fellow and a member of the SFI Board of Directors. Before joining Clemson University, Dr. Layton was a Senior Director with the American Forest & Paper Association, where she represented the industry in the area of recycling, life cycle analysis, sustainability, and energy.

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