The University of Dubuque has been selected to host its first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Csongor Gedeon, PhD, a senior research fellow in the Department of Soil Mapping and Environmental Informatics at the Institute for Soil Sciences in Hungary, will teach in UD’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences during the 2023-2024 academic year. He was selected for the Fulbright award by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
He will co-teach Physical Geology with Dale Easley, PhD, professor of geology, this fall, taking on the lab section of class. Gedeon will then teach a special topics class on small burrowing mammals in the spring.
A field ecologist and conservation biologist, Gedeon is interested in interdisciplinary research and plans to guide students this academic year in research out in the field at locations including Wolter Woods and Prairies Environmental Stewardship and Retreat Center.
The research complements other research done by faculty in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences related to small mammals.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars from abroad to US colleges and universities, helping institutions internationalize their curricula, campuses, and surrounding communities as well as diversify educational experiences. Gedeon is one of more than 45 Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence and among 1,000 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and pursue research in the US this academic year through the worldwide Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Program is the US government’s flagship international academic exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. It is funded through an annual appropriation from the US Congress to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.