ABBREVIATED RESUMÉ OF EUGENIE CLARK
Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emerita, Department of Biology
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4415
Born 4 May 1922 and raised in New York City; 4 children (Hera, Aya, Tak, Niki)
Phone: 301-405-6920 Fax: 301-314-9358 E-mail: email@example.com
EDUCATION: B.A. 1942, Hunter College; M.A. 1946, Ph.D. 1950, New York University.
TEACHING: Joined Zoology Faculty at the University of Maryland, in 1968 where she still teaches during the fall semester. Taught at Hunter College (1953-54), CUNY (1966-67); Hebrew University (1972); conducted summer NSF science training programs at High School and College Levels; Course Director, AAAS-NSF Chautaqua-Type Short Course for College Teachers (1977-84); lectured at over 70 colleges and universities in the U.S.A. and in 21 foreign countries.
RESEARCH: Founding Executive Director of Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida (formerly Cape Haze Marine Laboratory) (1955-67), now Director Emerita. Principal Investigator of 45 grants, contracts from government and private scientific organizations for the study of the behavior, ecology and taxonomy of fishes. Current research is on behavior of sand fishes, feeding behavior of whale sharks, the effects of human activities on coral reef environments, and behavior of deep sea sharks recorded from 71 deep submersible dives.
Articles: Over 165 articles in scientific journals (e.g., Bull. Amer. Mus. Natur. History, Bull. Mar. Sci., Copeia, Environ. Biol. Fish., Science, Zoologica, Research and Exploration) and popular magazines ( National Geographic, Internat. Wildlife, Natural History, National Parks, etc.)
Books: Lady with a Spear, 1953 (Book-of-the-Month Club Selection, translated into eight languages, 24 U.S. and foreign editions, braille and records for the blind), The Lady and the Sharks, 1969, translated into Japanese, and The Desert Beneath the Sea with Ann McGovern, 1991.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Three fellowships, four scholarships, six medals (including the gold medal of the Society of Woman Geographers and the University of Maryland President's Medal), and 34 other awards for work in marine biology, conservation, exploration and writing (including the National Geographic Franklin L. Burr and DEMA Hall of Fame awards in 1993). Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1992; University of Guelph, Ontario, 1995; and Long Island University, 1995.
Consultant and/or narrator, co-director, principal in 24 half- or one-hour television specials in the U.S.A., Australia, England, Egypt, Israel, Japan and Mexico. "The Sharks", a National Geographic special (1982) holds the highest Nielson rating on PBS. "Naturewatch: Ras Mohammed National Marine Park" (1985) received Best Film Award, Wildscreen Internat. Film Festival. "Reefwatch, live from the Red Sea" (1988) a first satellite TV series from underwater in the Red Sea to the USA and the first Imax film on "The Great Sharks" released in May 1993.
Who's Who (in America, the World, in the East, Int'l. of Women); American Men and Women in Science; Encyclopedia Britannica (15th edition). Over 60 profiles in magazines and newspapers. Over 25 profiles as chapters in books and accompanying articles in textbooks. Biographies for children "Shark Lady" (in English and French) and "Adventures of the Shark Lady" by Ann McGovern.
*Complete Curriculum Vitae (21 pages) available on request. March 1999/br