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William L Hoover

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor Emeritus
FORS Room 203
Forestry Building
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. William L. (Bill) Hoover is a professor emeritus in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. Bill received his B.S. in Forestry from Pennsylvania State University in 1966, his M.S. in Forestry from Pennsylvania State University in 1972, and his PhD in Forest Economics from Iowa State University in 1976. He has a split appointment in the areas of extension, research and teaching. His primary extension focus is the application of the Internal Revenue Code to owners of forestland and how tax policies affect the decisions of these owners. He is the founder of the National Timber Tax Website and a coauthor of all but the first two editions of the standard reference on the tax treatment of timber published by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with the IRS. He published with Professor W.L. Mills the first application of portfolio analysis that included forestland. 

Forest Economics, FNR 407 - Syllabus

Research Group - Natural Resource Social Science, Forest Measurement and Assessment/GIS, Wood Products and Wood products Manufacturing

Facilities - John S. Wright Center

Related Centers - Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Natural Resources Leadership Development Institute


Awards & Honors

(2011) PUCESA Career Award. PUCESA.

(2008) Distinguished Fellow. Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus.

(2005) Fellow. Society of American Foresters.

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