John Sessions received the B.S. degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1966, the M.S. degree in civil engineering from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1968, the M.S. degree in forest engineering from the University of Washington in 1971, and the Ph.D. degree in forest management from Oregon State University in 1979. After an early career with the USDA Forest Service and industry he came to Oregon State University in 1983. He was appointed Full Professor in 1988, University Distinguished Professor in 1999, Stewart Professor of Forest Engineering in 2001, and the Strachan Chair of Forest Operations Management in 2008. He served as a member of the Marcus Wallenberg International Prize Selection Committee from 1996 to2000. He served on the editorial board of the Western Journal of Forestry (1985–1996) and has served on the editorial board of Silva Fennica since 1994. His research interests are in strategic and tactical forest planning, harvest scheduling, road and harvest planning, truck and crew scheduling, logging mechanics, and wildfire management.
Biography Updated on 26 August 2008