Dr. Moussa M. Diawara has been Professor of Biology at Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) for over 25 years and was recently chair of Biology department for three years. His managerial background also includes being Director of the Master in Biology program at CSU Pueblo for seven years. The outside collaboration with research scientists at other institutions across US helped Moussa approach teaching and critical thinking from a broader perspective. He chaired and/or served on several committees at CSU Pueblo, including faculty senate committees and the University Board on Diversity and Equality. He conducted several community outreach research projects, working with stakeholders and thus gaining experience about how to effectively seek and capitalize on community input. Serving professional organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels also improved his personal skills in working with people from different backgrounds and reaching agreement.
Moussa received his PhD in Biology in 1991 from University of Georgia, his Master's degree in Agronomy in 1987 from University of Georgia, and his BS in Agricultural Engineering in 1979 from Institut Polytechnique Rural de Katibougou (Mali). He also holds a Certificate in Economic Development (1996) from University of California Riverside and a Certificate in Mediation (2012) from Colorado State University. As a delighted Coloradan, Moussa looks forward to the experience of working on the commission.