Founding dean, school of forestry; founding director, Duke Forest

Active years

1930 - 1959


BSF and Master of Forestry, Nebraska; AM Southeast Christian College; PhD Yale

Working with visionary Duke president William Preston Few, Korstian helped acquire and organize the 4,700 acres of land that became the nucleus of the Duke Forest to support the new School of Forestry of which he was Dean. "I thought the Forest should serve the School of Forestry the way the hospital served the Medical School." The forest''s Korstian Division between Mt. Sinai Road and Whitfield Road in Orange County is named for him.