Myron Floyd has been named dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His appointment is effective April 1.
“The College of Natural Resources has a rich legacy,” Dr. Floyd notes. “Throughout its 90 years of existence, the college been a leader in educating natural resources professionals, advancing scientific understanding of forest and natural resource systems, and meeting the needs of industry partners. I am honored and grateful to be chosen to lead one of the country’s premier natural resources colleges. Together, with our students, staff, and faculty, I am looking forward to continuing our work to deliver solutions to address our pressing natural resources and environmental challenges.”
Most recently, Dr. Floyd served as the interim dean of the College of Natural Resources. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.
Dr. Floyd is co-author of Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure: Perspectives on Research, Theory and Practice (Human Kinetics, 2013). Prior to coming to North Carolina State University, Dr. Floyd served on the faculty at Clemson University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Florida.
Dr. Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation and park administration and a master’s degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management from Clemson University in South Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in recreation and resources development with a specialization in natural resource sociology from Texas A&M University.