- M.S., 1979, Wildlife, University of Missouri
- B.S., 1977, University of Missouri, Fisheries and Wildlife
Thirty year career with Missouri Department of Conservation as researcher, administrator and outreach programs chief.
As a Wildlife Research Biologist Mr. Kurzejeski has significant experience in designing and conducting research, often working closely with collaborators at the University of Missouri. His research included work on population dynamics of galliforms; impacts of Federal Farm programs on plant and animal species; influences of forest management on terrestrial and aquatic systems; and measuring the attitudes and preferences of resource user groups. During his career with the Department of Conservation his work involved both the biological and social sides of natural resource management. He led many agency-wide communication efforts aimed at gleaning public input from Missouri citizens. He supervised staff responsible for the development of hunting regulations and worked closely with all aspects of regulatory process.
As Outreach Programs Chief he was responsible for oversight on a diverse array of communication venues. These included the Conservationist magazine, which is distributed monthly to over 500,000 Missouri households and efforts to significantly expand web-based communications and services.
Current Program Focus
- Teaching: Wildlife Management Techniques FW 4700