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RACC Leader Chris Koliba Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Professor Christopher Koliba received a Fulbright U.S Scholar award. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

With this prestigious award, Professor Koliba traveled to Sri Lanka where he worked in the Zoology Department of Colombo University.  His work focused on a comparative analysis of community resiliency in Sri Lanka, especially as it relates to civil war, natural disaster and climate change.  

Professor Koliba has held many titles in his 16 years at the University of Vermont.  He currently serves as the Director of Master of Public Administration program.  He is nationally renown for his policy work and work with VT EPSCoR's RACC program.

Koliba and his family moved to Sri Lanka in January and returned in June.  You can read more about his family's adventures in Sri Lanka on the Koliba Family's Vermonters in Sri Lanka Blog.