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Timber and Watershed Laboratory
P.O. Box 404
Parsons, WV 26287

Phone: (304) 478-2000
Fax: (304) 478-8692

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
241 Mercer Springs Road
Princeton, WV 24740
(304) 431-2700
Fax: (304) 431-2772

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Research Work Unit NE-4701

Efficient Use of the Northern Forest Resource
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Jan Wiedenbeck Jan Wiedenbeck, Ph.D.
Research Forest Products Technologist

Phone: (304) 431-2708
  • B.S. in Forestry, University of Michigan, 1980
  • M.S. and PhD. in Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, 1988 and 1992, respectively.

Career Summary:

Dr. Wiedenbeck began her career with the Forest Service in 1992 as a member of the Southern Research Station. She moved to Princeton in 1994 as Project Leader of NE-4701. She left the Forest Service for 3 years to take a faculty position in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. In 1999, Jan returned to Princeton as a Research Forest Products Technologist and then reassumed the position of Project Leader in 2004. Her areas of expertise include: primary and secondary wood processing, manufacturing system efficiency, log and lumber grades, hardwood quality, and yield improvement. Before attending graduate school, Jan was a forester and sawmill supervisor in the southern yellow pine industry in Louisiana and Mississippi. Dr. Wiedenbeck holds adjunct appointments at Penn State University and North Carolina State University and is a former President of the Forest Products Society.

Civic and Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters
  • Forest Products Society
  • Society of Wood Science and Forest Products

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