Co-Director Pineywoods Native Plant Center
Dr. James C. Kroll, Ph.D., As Director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research, Dr. James Kroll has made SFA a nationally known resource known for excellence in research in deer biology, management and economics. He is an active member in the Society of American Foresters, Wildlife Society (Texas Chapter), Texas Forestry Association (Director), Texas Deer Association (Co-Founder), Southeast Deer Study Group, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Sigma Society, Texas Wildlife Association (Director), Texas System of Natural Laboratories (Director) and Xi Sigma Pi, Stephen F. Austin State University Research Committee, the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Center for Applied Studies Council, Arthur Temple College of Forestry Faculty Alumni Committee.
Over the years, Dr. Kroll has received numerous awards and honors during his career including the 2012 Nacogdoches County Agriculture Pioneer, 2011 Muy Grande Hall of Fame, 2009 Baylor University Outstanding Alumni Award, 2007 Whitetail Country, ESPN2: Career Biography, 2007 Research Contributions in Deer Management, ANGADI, 2004 Golden Moose Award, Outdoor Channel (North American WHITETAILTelevision), 2003 Honors Award, NASA- Shuttle Columbia Disaster, 2002 Golden Moose Award, Outdoor Channel, Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, 2000 Distinguished Alumni – Waco Independent School, 2000 Past-Presidents Award, Texas Deer Association, 1997 Teaching Excellence Award, 1995 Distinguished Professor Award, 1995 Award for Excellence, Texas Outdoor Writers Association: Whitetail Video Management Series; Magazine Articles, 1994 Texas Chapter, The Wildlife Society, Publication Award, 1993 Educator of the Year, Lone Star Bowhunters, 1993 Regents Professor, Research (SFASU), 1992 Distinguished Professor Award, 1989 Buckhorn Hunting Club's Conservationist of the Year, 1985 Texas Forestry Association's Forestry Research Award, 1980 Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1978 Best Book Publication, The Wildlife Society, for Role of Insectivorous Birds in the Forest, 1977Appreciation Award, National Rifle Association, 1975 Elected to Xi Sigma Pi, 1974 Outstanding Educators in America, 1973 Distinguished Doctoral Graduate, Texas A&M University.
Since his arrival at SFA, Jame Kroll has accrued approximately $20 million in funding from a wide range of agencies, foundations and research institutes. He has authored or coauthored eleven books and has an impressive publication record in national and regional journals and trade magazines.
Since 2004, James Kroll produces a leading national TV show, the North American Whitetail Television, Outdoor Channel, which received the Golden Moose Award. He manages a popular website - http://www.DrDeer.com - which serves as an on-line education and deer management assistance. He has enjoyed tremendous exposure to the national wildlife group through publications and videos that feature his work and insight in white-tailed deer management. He holds numerous offices in state, regional and national organizations. Dr. Kroll is popular on the lecture circuit and blends technical and lay knowledge into presentations that educate, entertain and enlighten audiences enthusiastic about managing and sharing the joys of white-tailed deer management.