Invited Speaker

Dr. Harry W. Greene

Dr. Harry W. Greene graduated from Texas Wesleyan in 1968, served three years as an army medic, then earned a M.A. from University of Texas at Arlington and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee. He was a professor and curator in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology for two decades before moving to Cornell, where he is now professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology. He’s taught vertebrate natural history, herpetology, introductory biology, evolution and biodiversity, and field ecology, while studying vertebrate biology and conservation. Harry’s honors include U.C. Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award, president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and Cornell’s Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship. In 2014, Business Insider named him one of Cornell’s “Top Ten Professors” and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature, won a PEN Literary Award, garnered a two-page spread in Time magazine, and made the New York Times’ annual list of 100 Most Notable Books.

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