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Professor, Department of Geography & GIS, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Field: Geography & G.I.S.
Host Institution: Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS), Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Karen S. Barton, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Geography & GIS at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado in the U.S. She is currently in Nepal on a Fulbright Specialist grant from December 7, 2018-January 11, 2019, at the invitation of the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) in Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu.
Karen Barton is a Professor of Geography & G.I.S. at the University of Northern Colorado. Her teaching and research focuses on community resilience and adaptation in marine and agricultural communities, global environmental change, and experiential learning. With support from the Council for American Overseas Research-National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellow program, she is completing book manuscript that explores the geographical dimensions of Africa’s greatest shipwreck, the Joola (pronounced Joo-la) ferry disaster of 2002. She is also collaborating with the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) on a comprehensive municipality mapping project in Kathmandu beginning December 2018. Dr. Barton’s has led five undergraduate study abroad courses during her time at UNC, and with support from the Hewit Institute, she has assembled a team of 10 university students to assist ICMS with surveys for the G.I.S. hazards project.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, California State University (CSU), Fresno
Project: Teaching Solid Waste Engineering and Capacity Building at TU
Field: Environmental Science
Host Institution: Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Mohan B. Dangi, Ph.D., P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University (CSU), Fresno. Currently a Fulbright Specialist at the Central Department of Environmental Science in Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences, Dr. Dangi is a Coleman Fellow at his home institution. Dr. Dangi, also a former Francois Fiessinger Fellow of Environmental Research and Education Foundation, was a Research Member at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, the Johns Hopkins University from 2004 to 2009. He received AS in Physical Sciences with the highest honor of valedictorian from Central Wyoming College, BSc in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering with a minor in Asian Studies and International Politics and MSc in Environmental Science and Engineering with high honors from the Colorado School of Mines, and MS and PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He is also a registered Professional (Environmental) Engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado. Among other recognitions, Dr. Dangi was awarded DISCOVERe fellowship and eScholar awards by CSU, Fresno, Phi Beta Delta National Student of the Year Award, American Meteorological Society Fellowship, and Trio Award in the US and Mahendra Vidhya Bhushan Gold Medal in Nepal. He has extensively studied and published work related to solid waste and environmental policy analysis covering Nepal. Dr. Dangi, a frequent visitor to the University of Wyoming and a Visiting Professor at the Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, has spent much of his career promoting educational exchanges and training programs in his native country of Nepal.
Research Interests: Municipal Solid Waste, Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries, Environmental Policy Analysis, Environmental Change in the Himalayas, Surveying and Field-based Studies.
Project: Improving Teaching and Research Methodology in Geosciences
Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University
Project: “Technology in Biology Education”
Field: Biology Eduation
Tribhuvan University Central Department of Biotechnology
Project title: “Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MCP)”
Field: Mental Health
Institute of Crisis Management Studies
Project Title: “Survey of Nepali Archival resources in Kathmandu Palpa”
Field: Library Science
Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya