2021 Distinguished Alumni
B.S. Agronomy '84, M.S. Botany '89, Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering '96
Dr. Marty Matlock is Executive Director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center and Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.
He received his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University, is a registered professional engineer, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Certified Ecosystem Designer. His research focus is measuring and managing complex ecosystem processes at local to global scales. Dr. Matlock is the recipient of the 2018 CAST-Borlaug Agriculture Communications Award, and serves on the USEPA Science Advisory Committee for Agriculture. Dr. Matlock previously served on the US Secretary of Agriculture’s Committee for the 21st Century, and serves as sustainability science advisor for 12 food and agricultural product companies.
He is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has served as Chairman of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission for the past 16 years.