Adviser and archaeologist: Bogucki finds balance

May 4, 2004, 1:44 p.m.

By day, Peter Bogucki keeps pace with the academic progress of some 750 undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. By night, on weekends and on holidays, he delves into his own academic interest: early farming societies in Poland.

While there's little crossover between advising and archaeology, Bogucki (pronounced bow-GOOD-skee) has found a comfortable balance over the years.

The associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Bogucki handles a wide range of issues affecting how students adjust to University life. In addition to monitoring their academic standing, he advises freshmen, coordinates undergraduate engineering organizations and institutes support programs for students' academic and professional development.

In his "spare" time, he studies early European civilization between 6000 and 3000 B.C., evaluating data from the digs to which he's contributed over nearly 30 years and writing articles and editing books.

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Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601