Chris A. Graves


Fish and Wildlife Management Instructor and Program Coordinator

Co-Advisor, Haywood Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Department of Natural Resources Management

Haywood Community College 



University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2001 M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science
  • 1999 B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Minor in Forestry


UT Knoxville Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Treasurer, 1997-1998
  • President, 1998-2000
U.S. Geological Survey / UT Knoxville (Summer 1996)
  • Wildlife Technician: Black Bear Reintroduction Research Project, Great Smoky Mountains NP - Big South Fork NRRA (TN, KY)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Summer 1997)
  • Biological Science Aide: Threatened & Endangered Species Surveys (Fort Benning, GA)
Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Station (Summer 1998)
  • Field Assistant: Upland Duck Nest / Predator Management Study (North Dakota, USA; Manitoba, Canada)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1999-2001)
  • Wildlife Student Trainee (SCEP): Savannah Coastal Refuges (SC, GA)
UT Knoxville (1999-2001)
  • Teaching Assistant: Ecology and Management of Wild Birds, Wildlife Techniques, Wildlife Habitat Evaluation and Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2001-2002)
  • Wildlife Biologist: Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Tennessee Refuges Complex (2002-2004)
  • Refuge Manager: Lower Hatchie NWR and Sunk Lake PUNA; Chickasaw NWR
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (2004-2006)
  • District Conservationist: Jasper and Beaufort Counties, SC
Haywood Community College, a.k.a. 'Haywood Tech' (2006-Present)
  • Natural Resources Instructor: served as faculty member for both FWL and FOR Programs
  • Fish and Wildlife Management Instructor and Program Coordinator, 2008-Present


Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management, Wildlife Policy and Law, Wildlife Botany, Ornithology, Wildlife Management Techniques, Habitat Manipulation
 Forest Management
  • Wildlife and Environmental Studies, Forest Fire Management (i.e. Wildland Fire Ecology and Management)  
Previous Courses Taught
  • Dendrology, Introduction to Forest Resources, Forest Protection, Terrestrial Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Fishery Management, Ichthyology