The N.B. and Jacqueline Giustina Professorship in Forest Management

The N.B. and Jacqueline Professorship in Forest Management was established in 2008 by a $3 million gift from Jacqueline Giustina and the estate of her husband, the late N.B. "Nat" Giustina.

A 1941 graduate, Nat Giustina, who died in August 2005, helped grow his family-based forest products and timber business in the Eugene area.

Giustina was very involved with Oregon State, including serving 25 years on the OSU Foundation and spearheading the effort to create the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, the proceeds of which benefit OSU.

When he heard about The Campaign for OSU, Nat Giustina's health was poor, and he asked his family to make a gift after his death. His wife, Jacqueline, and his children, decided to direct the gift to create two professorships at OSU, one in forest management and the other in turf management.

The Giustina Professorship in Forest Management is intended to support a top faculty member and provide significant resources for associated research, education, and outreach activities.

"This gift will help ensure that the college can continue its leadership in sustainable forest management and the related fields of water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat," said Hal Salwasser, dean of the College of Forestry.


Douglas A. Maguire

In 2009 Doug Maguire, a leader in research on growing trees in Pacific Northwest forests, was named the first holder of the N.B. and Jacqueline Giustina Professorship in Forest Management.

Maguire, who serves as director of the Center for Intensive Planted-forest Silviculture at OSU, is an expert on growing and managing planted forests in the Douglas-fir region. His research has focused on the interactive effects of genetics, silviculture, protection, competition, nutrition and soils on the productivity, health and sustainability of intensively managed, planted forests.

After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine, Orono, and master's from Rutgers University, Maguire received his doctorate from OSU in 1986. He taught and conducted research at the University of Washington in Seattle prior to returning to OSU in 1996. He was named the Edmund Hayes Professor of Silviculture Alternatives in 2002.

Maguire stands out in his field as a devoted teacher. In 1997 he won the Aufderheide Award for Best Teacher in the OSU College of Forestry and in 1989, the Burlington Northern Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Washington.

Maguire has also conducted several projects overseas. In 1997, he was a Forest Biometrics Consultant in West Bengal, India. In 1988, he spent time in Pakistan, collecting data for a growth and yield study of Acacia nilotica plantations on the plains of the Indus River. Maguire is an internationally requested lecturer in places such as Brisbane, Australia; Seoul, Korea; and Davos, Switzerland.

 

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