Marty Matlock, Ph.D.

Executive Director, University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, and Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Arkansas

Marty Matlock, Ph.D., is executive director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center and Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. Matlock’s research focuses on technologies and processes to increase the resilience of ecosystem services, with a focus on food, water, and community systems. He has coordinated agricultural sustainability initiatives with soybeans, corn, cotton, pulses, dairy, beef, pork, and poultry systems. Matlock works with ecologists, engineers, architects, social and political scientists, agricultural scientists, economists, and business leaders to create new understanding and framing of vexing human challenges. His interdisciplinary work has been recognized by the leading organizations in agriculture, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, and sustainable design with over 30 national and international awards. Matlock is the chairman of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission and serves as sustainability science advisor for 12 food and agricultural product companies.