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About RTCAR - Our Staff

Adam D. Griffith, Project Director

Adam D. Griffith earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Geography and his M.S. in Biology from Western Carolina University.  The topic of his master's thesis was an analysis of soils where rivercane grows.

Former Staff

David Cozzo, Director Emeritus (Retired in 2019)
David Cozzo is an ethnobotanist who began leading RTCAR in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Appalachian Studies (with an emphasis on medicinal plants) at Appalachian State University.

Beth Johnson was the Community Development Specialist from 2008 - 2013.