Outside of my professional interests in science, biology in general and plant ecology in particular, I am interested in several enjoyable activities, including tennis, wine, basketball, reading, and photography. More important than any of these professional or personal activities and interests is the honor I have of being the father of two great children--28-yr old Rachel MacKenzie Gilliam and 25-yr old Ian Stuart Gilliam. Currently, Ian is a Lieutenant JG in the United States Navy, having graduated/commissioned from the United States Naval Academy in 2016; Rachel is the Program Director of Camp Beckwith, an Episcopalian church camp in Fairhope, AL, having graduated from Duke University with the degree of Masters of Divinity, also in 2016.
They are equally blessed with an amazing mother as I am with the same woman as amazing wife--Laura Pleasants Gilliam. She is the new President/CEO of the United Way of Escambia County.