Worku L. Mulat
Over a teaching, service and research career that spans over two decades, Dr. Worku Mulat has positively impacted on Education, community service, curriculum development, manpower training and quality of research in Ethiopia as well as in the United States. Dr Mulat has earned considerable respect by both colleagues and students as effective educator of science. After establishing the School of Environmental Health degree program, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, he crafted student-centered curriculum at BSc, MSc and PhD level at Jimma University.
Through his affiliation with University of Connecticut, he contributed to the establishment of the USAID funded Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources and served as chairperson in developing M.Sc. and Ph.D. curricula for the Water and Health stream of Ethiopian Institute of Water resources at Addis Ababa University. He also collaborated with several United States and Ethiopian researchers and attracted prestigious grants from National Science Foundation, Fulbright and European grants. Dr Mulat co-authored a book on water resources management in Ethiopia; another book on conservation targeting Children audience in Africa; several chapters on environment, water scarcity, water pollution, water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia. He has supervised more than 10 Ph.D. students through completion and more than 100 M.Sc. students.
Currently Dr Mulat is working as Innovation Center Lead at Open Hearts Big Dreams focusing on promoting literacy, art, technology and leadership among K12 kids in Ethiopia. Recently he has developed keen interest to investigate cultural attitudes of Africa towards conservation of natural resources.