Kris Irwin




Dr. Irwin is a Senior Public Service Associate, and member of the teaching faculty at the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Kris has a diversity of experience in the areas of service and education outreach. Before arriving at UGA in 1996, Dr. Irwin worked side by side with farmers as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines; supported the development of new public programs as an assistant state community forester in Nebraska; and developed and managed demonstration projects across the country as a technology transfer specialist with the USDA National Agroforestry Center.  In his current position, Dr. Irwin develops and teaches summer courses for K-12 classroom teachers; designs and develops environmental education plans and curricula; Kris also teaches Senior Project, Foundations of Environmental Education, and Natural Resource Management for Teachers. Dr. Irwin developed the Forest*A*Syst website ( – a national web-based module. Dr. Irwin was recognized for his outstanding with in the field of environmental education from the national office of Project Learning Tree when he was awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year in 2002.  The UGA Office of Service-Learning recognized Dr. Irwin for his efforts by awarding him the Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.


Kris can be reached at 706-542-7412 or


Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources


Involvement in Watershed UGA

My involvement will focus on curriculum design and program evaluation.

My profile is Public.