Photo of Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, TIEC Executive Committee Vice Chair

F. Dominic Dottavio, Executive Committee Vice Chair

Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Dr. Dottavio earned his bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management from The Ohio State University, his master's degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and his doctorate from Purdue University's College of Agriculture.

Dr. Dottavio was the Director of the Center for Natural Areas in Washington, D.C. and Director of the Clemson University Cooperative Study Unit for the U.S. Department of Interior. Dr. Dottavio also served as the Regional Chief Scientist for the National Park Service, where he led research programs in coastal zone management, ecosystem restoration and conservation biology.

Dr. Dottavio returned to higher education to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University at Marion and as a Professor in Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Dottavio then was selected as the thirteenth President of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, where he served for five years before being named Tarleton's fifteenth President in 2008.

Dr. Dottavio has served on National Academy of Sciences Committees on the restoration of the Everglades and has received a number of recognitions, including The Ohio State University Alumni Association Citizenship Award and Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award from Purdue University. He has served on the TIEC Executive Committee since 2015.