Leading U.K. Environmentalist to Join CSU as Visiting Professor

Columbus State University's s Center for International Education (CIE) has appointed one of the United Kingdom's leading environmental scientists as the 2003 Mildred Miller Fort Visiting Scholar in European Studies.

David Wilcock, a professor of environmental science at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, will arrive at CSU in January to teach the courses 'International Environmental Policy' and 'River System Dynamics.' Wilcock also will give a public lecture on a date to be determined, among other activities during his stay that will cover the spring 2003 semester.

Wilcock is regarded as a leading researcher of U.K. water resource management, river systems and environmental science in general. He holds memberships in the British Fulbright Society, the Geographical Society of Ireland and the Royal Geographical Society. He also has advised the Irish government on nature conservation as chairman of Northern Ireland Council of Nature Conservation and Countryside.

CIE Director Neal McCrillis said Wilcock was a consensus selection among members of the search committee. 'We are very fortunate to have a scholar and researcher of Dr. Wilcock's standing coming to CSU. He will have a tremendous impact on the university through the dozens of students he teaches and the many faculty with whom he collaborates,' McCrillis said.

Wilcock has a bachelor's degree in geography from University College in London and a doctorate from the University of Liverpool.

Contact: Neal Mccrillis, (706) 565-4036 or mccrillis_neal@ColumbusState.edu