- Fulbright Award (2014)
Omar Attum is a wildlife biologist and an associate professor of biology in the School of Natural Sciences at IU Southeast. He earned his B.A. from Bellarmine College in 1996 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in 2002 and 2004. Attum joined IU Southeast’s faculty in 2004. His research interests focus on the ecology and conservation of wildlife in the Middle East. Prior to joining IU’s faculty, Attum was a wildlife biologist with the Zoological Society of London. He is a self-taught photographer and has published photos in magazines like National Geographic, The Courier Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Egypt Today, and The Jordan Times. In 2014, he published a book including all of his photographs from his Sinai trips called Sinai: Landscape and Nature in Egypt’s Wilderness (AUC press 2014). Attum is also an editorial board member for the Journal for Nature Conservation and Herpetological Conservation & Biology.