TOP THREE RESEARCH TOPICS
For my doctoral dissertation, I was researching gender dynamics for increasing competitiveness of forest sector industry. This project is 3-stage study utilizing interviews with (1) women executives, (2) women college student leaders, and (3) women college administrative leaders. After graduating, I continue to work on gender sensitive and human resource related research.
ENGINEERED WOOD INDUSTRY
Funded by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), my collaborators and I build and maintain an unprecedented database covering much of the global Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) industry. The data can be used to improve understanding of the state-of-the-art and trajectory of the future development of the industry.
My other projects are including public perceptions of tall wood buildings, funded by Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).
STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
I have a few research projects under the umbrella topic of studies in higher education. My expertise led to the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), European Forest Institute (EFI), and International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) joint project about forest sector employment, green jobs, and forest education. I am also invited to be a deputy coordinator of the IUFRO Task Force “Forest Education”.