BS, Mississippi State University, 1979, Forest Management
MSF, Purdue University, 1981, Tree Physiology
PhD, Mississippi State University, 1985, Forest Soils
Expertise: Shepard is an expert in forest soils, forest ecology, and wetlands policy.
Research Interests: Natural resources policy and regulations, Wetlands ecology and management, Forest soils classification and mapping
Teaching Responsibilities: Forest Ecology, Forest Soils, Forest Wetlands Restoration Ecology, and Natural Resource Policy