Ross Morgan arrived at Sterling in 1980 as Director of the Grassroots Project, a one-year college program, that was the foundation of the present four-year college. Presently, he is a consulting forester, managing about 12,000 acres of woodlots in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The course he teaches is designed to incorporate the theorical with practical applications; there are lectures and discussion, followed by field trips to local woodlots, sawmills and logging operations. Over the past thirty years, many of the woodlots he manages as forester have been laboratory sites for Sterling College curriculum.
AAS, Forestry, Paul Smiths College, 1965
BS, Forest Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1972
MEd, Extension Education and Forestry, University of Vermont, 1978
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Vermont, Second Place, 1977
Professional Member of Society of American Foresters since 1973
Founding Member, and Member of Board of Trustees, The Forest Guild, 1994
Buzzell Stewardship Award, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 2013