United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Dale Boswoth announced Dr. Marcia Patton-Mallory has accepted the position of station director for the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, Colo.
"Marcia's broad background and familiarity with the Rocky Mountain Research Station and its issues will enable her to hit the ground running in this challenging job," said Bosworth.
Patton-Mallory has been serving as acting station director since January 2001. She has worked in a number of capacities at the Rocky Mountain Research Station since 1991, including experience as deputy station director, assistant station director for research, acting assistant director for administration, and assistant director for research planning and applications. She has Washington Office experience and began her career as a research engineer at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis.
"I am honored to be named Director of the Rocky Mountain Research Station," said Patton-Mallory. "The station has a long history of policy-relevant research, and has a bright future and I look forward to participating as a member of the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition," she continued.
Patton-Mallory holds a doctorate in structural engineering and solid mechanics.