Knowles, Chris

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Associate Professor of Forest Products Marketing and Assistant Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center
Outreach and Engagement
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

118 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-1438
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Ph.D., Wood Science, Oregon State University, 2007
M.S.F., Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2003
B.S.F., Forest Management, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2000
Research Areas: 
  • Competitive Forest Sector
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Products Marketing
  • Industy Innovation
  • Oregon Forest Products


Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
WSE 210
Renewable Materials Technology & Utilization
Characteristics and uses of renewable fiber products including wood, bamboo and grasses; manufacturing processes; effect of tree growth and harvesting on renewable products manufacturing and properties. Wood identification.
WSE 453/553
Forest Products Business
Provides students with the skills necessary to operate effectively in the global forest products industry.
WSE 520
The Global Context of the Forest Sector
Provides a broad knowledge base of business and marketing practices in the global forest industry. Includes a module on research ethics that fulfills OSU Graduate School requirements.