Meet the Author

Welcome to the blog of Quentin Wheeler, fourth president  of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.  President Wheeler was on the faculty of Cornell University for 24 years, from 1980 until 2004.  After a circuitous adventure that took him to Washington, DC, where he was division director of environmental biology at the NSF for three years, London, as keeper and head of entomology at The Natural History Museum, Tempe, Arizona, as vice president and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, he is back home in upstate New York.  His research and scholarship have focused on taxonomy, cybertaxonomy, species exploration, sustainable biodiversity, science education, and the evolution and classification of insects.

2 Responses to Meet the Author

  1. bobby Kimbel says:

    Hello Quentin: Well, you are clearly up to your retinas in work , in adapting, in enjoying your new role……. I think of you often and know this must be such an interesting and pleasurable time of your academic life. I have been reading as much about you and by you as possible and I have loved every informed minute. I know how all that adds up to an incredibly busy life, but when you have a minute, I would love to hear from you.
    I have retired from University teaching, do a private lecture or series now and then, (intelligent adults who never learned how to read and understand poetry) and have trained to be a docent at the Barnes Foundation (my esthetic and spiritual home). All of this keeps me just busy enough so that I can indulge in a part time life in crafts (an earlier indulgence that I now can return to.)
    If you ever get to NYC, let me know. Perhaps we can have a quick lunch or a drink. I am there frequently (galleries, museums).
    I send all best wishes to you and affection as well. Bobby Kimbel

  2. Maude Morse says:

    Hello Dr. Wheeler,
    Thank you for taking the time to join our Bio-mimicry class at SUNY- ESF this Tuesday (2/10/2016). I believe all the students were encouraged to be more engaged due to your visit.
    For myself, I will re-read Elizabeth Kolbert’s book The Sixth Extinction. Will humans be among the 30% that survive? Will anyone be around to review the “complete” taxonomy?
    Maude Morse

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