Dr. Russell R. Skoglund is an adjunct Professor of Biology at Cumberland University. He is currently an employee of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and has been since 1983, except for a two-year stint with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. Dr. Skoglund has served as a County Wildlife Officer, Regional Wildlife Biologist, and currently as a Regional Wildlife Manager.He has previously been an adjunct professor at Volunteer State Community College and Cumberland University. He is returning to CU for the second time.
Dr. Skoglund has earned a Baccalaureate of Science Degree from the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, a Master of Science Degree from Tennessee Technological University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from Tennessee Technological University. He has a professional Trapping Certificate from Purdue University. Dr. Skoglund is certified as a Boone & Crockett Big Game scorer. He has certificates for wildlife immobilization from Colorado State University, prescribed burning from Tennessee Division of Forestry, and the use of explosives from Omni Inc. Dr. Skoglund possesses licenses from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy both of which are necessary for purchase and possession of immobilization drugs.
Dr. Skoglund’s most recent publication, Effects of Spinning-Wing Decoys on Mourning Dove Harvest Vulnerability in Tennessee can be found in the 2017 Edition of the Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 4:66–67.