Associate Director, Highlands Biological Station

(828) 526-2602

265 N. 6th Street; Highlands, NC 28741



One of my passions is to teach and interact with people in field studies that allow them to observe and appreciate connections between what they have read and heard, with phenomena they can observe. Work with the Institute for the Environment Program is an opportunity to assist students learn about environmental problems and contribute towards their ability to think critically about issues involving natural sciences. I am pleased to be in a place to help students integrate principles of biological, ecological and social sciences so they can effectively apply their knowledge to promotion of sustainable processes, policies, and management systems.


Ph.D., Forest Soils and Biology, University of Georgia
M.S., Plant Ecology, Western Washington University.  Bellingham, WA. and Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina.
B.A., Biology, Agnes Scott College

Selected Publications

Barlow, R., T. Flylaw and S.W. Workman. 2015. Management Planning and Non-timber forest Products. Agroforestry Notes. USDA National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln NE.

Workman, S.W. 2015. BeeTrees database of meliferous sub-tropical and tropical trees. USDA Forest Service, TreeSearch. Forest Service Research Data Archive – RDS-2015-0020.

Workman, S.W. and S.C. Allen. 2005. The Practice and Potential of Agroforestry in the Southeastern United States. CIR 1446/FR146, 49 p. School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.

Walle, R.J. and S.W. Workman. 2007. Using a Watershed Focus for Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil and Water Conservation in Nicaragua. pp. 127-141 IN Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development, De Graaff, J., J. Cameron, S. Sombatpanit, C. Pieri and J. Woodhills, eds. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield NH, USA. Workman, S.W. 2001. Forestry Sector, USDA Hurricane Mitch Reconstruction Project Nicaragua. 450 pp, including appendices. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and USAID, Washington DC.