Posted: May 6, 2016

Calvin DuBrock, retired director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management, has been named the Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Calvin DubrockHe will serve a term of up to six years and focus on providing leadership on public-policy issues.

DuBrock worked with the Game Commission for 32 years, 23 of which were spent guiding the agency's wildlife management activities. During that time, he was responsible for directing the commission's statewide programs and research on game, nongame, and endangered species, and developing and implementing agency wildlife management goals, objectives, standards, and policies.

"I'm excited about the prospect of teaching natural-resource policy to students, and being actively engaged in current and emerging policy initiatives affecting our natural resources," said DuBrock. "I expect to do so in the spirit of 'Doc' Goddard, that is, with vision, integrity, candor, courage, and determination."

The Goddard Chair was established in 1983 to honor Maurice Goddard, Pennsylvania's "father of state parks." Goddard directed Penn State's School of Forest Resources from 1952 to 1955. During his subsequent tenure in state government, he succeeded in establishing a state park within 25 miles of every Pennsylvanian.

--Jeff Mulhollem