Stanley Faeth, Associate Dean

Stanley H. Faeth is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCG and a professor of Biology.  Previously, he served as Head of the Department of Biology at UNCG from 2008 to 2016.  Prior to 2008, he was the Interim Chair of the Department of Biology (2002-2003) and Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (1991-2007). He has developed and taught numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses. He has also mentored more than 75 undergraduate students in independent and Honor’s research projects and has served as supervisory professor for 7 doctoral, 14 Master’s and 11 postdoctoral scholars.

Stan’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore-microbial interactions and the ecology of cities and their human and non-human inhabitants. He has published one book and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers. He has been invited to present his research at regional, national and international scientific meetings and universities. He has served as PI on multiple grants from NSF, NIH and private foundations (career total ca. $9.0 million) for his basic research as well as for undergraduate STEM education and graduate training grants. In 2010, he received the Lord Robert May Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Biological Dynamics. In 2013, he received the Senior Research Excellence Award from UNCG and in 2016 was named the Florence Schaeffer Distinguished Professor of Science.

Stan is active in his profession, currently serving as editor for Frontiers in Ecology and as former associate editor for Ecology (2001-2005) and on multiple NSF panels. He is actively engaged in communicating science to the public by writing science-based columns for the Greensboro News and Record (2013-present) and leading and participating in STEM-based events for the public on campus and at K-12 schools in the region.

Stanley Faeth


Grant proposal development, review, and approval, support for research, coordination of large-scale research proposals