Boian Koulov

Assoc. Prof. PhD

Dr. Boian Koulov is an Associated Professor at the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy, and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is teaching at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and is Program Leader at the "Alma Mater" University Complex for the Humanities at Sofia University. Dr. Koulov has also taught at Salzburg University, Austria (2011), spent a sabbatical at Harvard University (2009), and is a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar (2005).

Between 1990 and 2007, Dr. Koulov lived in the US and taught at George Washington University and American University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Virginia, West Virginia University, and the US Foreign Service Institute. He is former Chair of the Board of Directors (1997-99) of the European Specialty Group at Association of American Geographers. Dr. Koulov was also Founding President of the Association of Bulgarian schools in the USA. In 2002, Dr. B. Koulov was one of the founders of the Bulgarian Education Center in Washington, D.C. and served as his first headmaster until 2007.

The European Commission (Horizon2020), EU “Science and Education for Smart Growth” Operative Program, ESPON 2020, the Bulgarian National Research Fund, the US National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the US National Research Council, and the Bulgarian National Science Fund have sponsored his research on environmental management and regional development issues. The journals Political Geography and Tijdschrift voor Economische/Sociale Geografie, as well as Spinger, Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Wichmann, Berg Publishers, Westview Press, and Ashgate have published his research.


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