Dr. Conrad Gubera is a professor of sociology and international studies at Missouri Southern State University. He was named the university’s Outstanding International Education Teacher in 2006 and the Outstanding Teacher in 1996. He teaches courses in sociology and anthropology, secondary social science education, and international studies.
Dr. Gubera has been a faculty leader of eight different student study abroad groups at MSSU, mostly recently teaching “The Sociology of Death and Dying” in London. Prior to that, he led groups to the lower Yucatan area of Mexico for a study of ancient Mayan sites.
During the past 25 years Dr. Gubera has engaged in extensive travel, visiting 31 countries. Most of his international travel has been the complement of being a fellow with the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii and the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, three separate Fulbright Awards, a Japan Foundation Award, and faculty grants through MSSU’s Institute of International Studies.
In August 2007, Missouri Southern recognized Dr. Gubera for his 40 years of service to the institution.