- Fulbright Award (2004)
Rick Bein is a professor of geography in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and an adjunct professor of geography at Moi University in Kenya. He earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1969 and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1974. Bein joined IUPUI’s faculty in 1978. Over his career, he has served as an adjunct or visiting professor in Kenya, Mozambique, Khartoum, Brazil, and North Dakota. Bein also served as director of the Environmental Management Center at the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea from 1996 to 2000. Bein’s research focuses on tropical agriculture and environments. Bein received a Fulbright Award to study at the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique from 2004 to 2005 and continued his work there as a Fulbright senior specialist in the summer of 2006. He received a number of other awards for his work including the IUPUI Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement in 2009, Legion of Honor Award for life long service to K-12 Geographic Education in Indiana from the Geography Educators Network of Indiana in 2008, and the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service from IUPUI in 1982. Bein is a board member with the Geography Educator Network of Indiana, Marion County Soil & Water Conservation, and Indiana Partners of Americas where he also serves as vice president.