Keith Belli, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and Associate Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture
Keith L. Belli became Dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) Sept. 1, 2018. Under CAFLS’ administrative structure, Belli serves as the chief academic and administrative officer and associate vice president for Clemson Public Service and Agriculture (PSA), where he collaborates with the Vice-President of PSA to advance the interests of both complimentary units. Before becoming Dean of CAFLS, Keith Belli was head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee in 2007, Belli worked at Mississippi State University for 18 years, transitioning from professor to the associate dean of the College of Forest Resources, associate director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center and interim head of the forest products department. Belli holds a Bachelor of Science in forest science from Pennsylvania State University, Master of Science in silviculture from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in forest biometrics from the University of Minnesota, all three land-grant institutions.