Unexpectedly over the summer I was appointed as the Director and Graduate Coordinator of UGA’s Integrative Conservation (ICON) Ph.D. Program.
The ICON Ph.D. program brings together faculty and students from UGA’s Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology, Odum School of Ecology, and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. ICON is designed to ensure Ph.D. students gain disciplinary depth and learn to collaborate across disciplines and fields of practice to seek integrative solutions to the most complex socio-ecological challenges facing Earth today.
Having been involved with the developed the program since the beginning, it is a privilege to be in a position to lead the effort moving forward.
Over the weekend we had our new cohort orientation and it was exciting to see all of our cohorts (40 students in total) mixing ideas and insights.
Check out our new web page and please pass this along to any students looking for a challenging and rewarding PhD Program.