Shiba (Shibu) Kar, Ph.D.


Position: Member


Dr. Kar serves as the Assistant Dean and program leader for the Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy program of Illinois Extension at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He also leads the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program as an Associate Director. Shibu was previously an Associate Professor of Natural Resource Management at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a Regional Extension Specialist at Washington State University, and a Research Associate at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Penn State, Master’s in Environmental Management and Development from Australian National University, Australia, and Bachelor in Forestry from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr. Kar has a strong background and interest in leading team efforts on collaborative applied research, Extension, and outreach in natural resource and environmental sustainability, energy and community climate resilience. Dr. Kar serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies, and as a Member of Bangladesh Environment Network. Shibu’s experience of living in different countries and working with several international organizations helps him effectively address local issues focused on natural resource sustainability and community resilience.