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The Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program is part of the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment. Our purpose is to help students gain the credentials, competencies, confidence, and connections to achieve their career goals and have greater influence in the workplace and their communities, locally and globally.

Our people make us exceptional. XMNR students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplished and committed professionals working hard to make the world a better place. 

Our students live and work in diverse communities throughout the United States and beyond. Our alumni are employed in a wide range of business, government, and civil society organizations around the world. Our faculty are seasoned sustainability leaders and experts in various fields. All are experienced educators skilled in designing and delivering courses tailored to the needs of professional graduate students. 

It is an honor to work with this unique group of people who can’t wait to change the world.

Jerry Abrams

Jerry Abrams
Professor of Practice

Susan Apollonio

Susan Apollonio
Associate Professor of Practice

Gary Barrett

Gary Barrett
Associate Professor of Practice 

Seth Brown

Seth Brown
Associate Professor of Practice

Richard Dooley

Richard Dooley
Associate Professor of Practice

Eric Eckl

Eric Eckl
Visiting Faculty

keith goyden

Keith Goyden
Associate Professor of Practice

Bruce Hull

Bruce Hull
Faculty

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth C. Hurley
Program Director, Faculty

Trish Kenlon

Trish Kenlon
Career Coach

Chiccu Lokgariwar

Chicu Lokgariwar
International Faculty 

Dominique Lueckenhoff

Dominique Lueckenhoff
Associate Professor of Practice

Joseph Maroon

Joseph Maroon
Visiting Faculty

Kathy Miller Perkins

Kathy Miller Perkins
Professor of Practice, Career Coach

Patty Raun headshot

Patricia Raun
Faculty

David Robertson

David P. Robertson
Program Director, Executive Master of Natural Resources

Marc Stern

Marc Stern
Faculty

Paul Wagner

Paul F. Wagner
Professor of Practice

Holly Wise

Holly (Louise) Wise
Professor of Practice 

David Robertson

David P. Robertson
Program Director, Executive Master of Natural Resources