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The Grad Post, Spring 2021, Checo Colón-Gaud, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Dr. Checo Colón-Gaud is an aquatic ecologist who specializes in the study of rivers and wetlands. He is originally from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Dr. Checo earned a BS in Biology from the University of Texas at El Paso, a MS in Fisheries from Louisiana State University, and a PhD in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. He arrived at Georgia Southern as an Assistant Professor of Biology in 2010. Prior to joining the College of Graduate Studies as Associate Dean, Dr. Checo served as the Graduate Program Director for the MS Biology Program. Dr. Checo oversees various aspects of graduate student services at COGS and coordinates the Peer Mentor Program. Dr. Checo is interested in working with graduate students and faculty to provide new and accessible programming for all graduate students at Georgia Southern and he is committed to fostering diversity, equality, and inclusivity in all aspects of graduate studies. When not at the office, Dr. Checo spends most of his time with his wife and two young daughters, homebrewing with friends and other GS faculty, or running races that last for days.


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