Curriculum Vitae (April 2013)


Professor of Entomology, University of the West Indies

        Department of Life Sciences
        University of the West Indies
        St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
        Fax (809) 645-1732

Birthdate and place  16 August 1949 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada


Citizenship  Canadian; permanent resident of Trinidad & Tobago



Early schooling in Canada, USA and Germany

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, BA (Biology) 1973

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, MA (Entomology) 1976

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, PhD (Entomology) 1981


Postdoctoral experience

University of the West Indies, 1991-present, Senior Lecturer in Entomology

National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 1990-1991, Visiting Specialist

University of Georgia, 1988-1990, Postdoctoral Associate in Horticulture

Smithsonian Institution, 1987-88, Postdoctoral Fellow in Entomology

De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, 1983-87, Professorial Lecturer and Associate Professor of Biology

Visayas State College of Agriculture, Philippines, 1981-83, Associate Professor of Entomology


Membership in scholarly societies

American Arachnological Society

American Name Society

Association of Caribbean Historians

Cambridge Entomological Club

Entomological Society of Washington

International Society of Hymenopterists

International Union for the Study of Social Insects

Sigma Xi

Society for Caribbean Linguistics


Professional services

 1978-1979, Editor, Polistine Information Bulletin

 1979-2010, organizer or co-organizer of several symposia on the biology of social insects and the history of biology

 1989, Special Committee on Translation, Entomological Society of America

 1990-2011, organizing committee of several national and regional scientific meetings

 1991-1992, English editor, Chinese Journal of Entomology

 1991-1993, English editor, Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Sciences

 1992-present, Archivist, International Union for the Study of Social Insects

 2001-present, International Secretary, Bolivarian Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects



Native language English.  Reading knowledge of most major modern Germanic and Romance languages, good speaking knowledge of some.  Basic reading knowledge of Russian.  Speaking knowledge of some east-asian languages adequate for field work (when warmed up).






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