Andrew F. Seidl, Colorado State University associate professor and Cooperative Extension public policy specialist, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to research the economic impact of tourism on communities and teach economics in Costa Rica.
Seidl will teach natural resource economics, social benefit-cost analysis and conduct his research at INCAE, the Instituto Centro-Americano de Empresas, or the Central-American Institute for Business Administration, in Alajuela during the 2004-2005 academic school year.
Seidl is an expert in agricultural and resource economics as well as community economic development. He joined Colorado State University in 1997.
Fulbright scholars are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their fields. Seidl joins the prestigious company of former Fulbright winners, including Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.
Seidl is one of 800 faculty and professionals from the United States who will travel abroad to 140 countries for the year through the Fulbright program. The program, established in 1946, is sponsored by the U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.