DONALD A. DEWSBURY
A. B., cum laude, Bucknell University,
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1965
Professional History and Experience
1961-1965 Teaching Fellow, Research Assistant,
and Coordinator of the Animal Laboratories, Department of Psychology,
1965-1966 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of
Psychology, University of California, Berkeley.
1966-present Assistant Professor (1966-1970),
Associate Professor (1970-1973), Professor (1973-2007), Professor
Emeritus, 2007-present, Department
Psychology, University of Florida.
Academic Honors and Fellowships
Academic Scholarship, Bucknell University,
Phi Eta Sigma, Bucknell University, 1958
Wainwright D. Blake Prize in Psychology, Bucknell
NSF Undergraduate Fellowships (2), Bucknell
NSF Undergraduate Fellowship, Jackson Laboratory,
Bar Harbor, Maine, 1961.
Psi Chi, Bucknell University (Chapter President,
Phi Beta Kappa
NSF Cooperative Graduate Fellowships (2),
of Michigan, 1963-1965.
Phi Sigma Award in Biological Sciences,
of Michigan, 1962.
NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of
Finalist, Distinguished Alumni Professor
University of Florida, 1991.
University of Florida Professional Excellence
Program (PEP) Award, 1996
University of Florida Sigma Xi Senior Research
Animal Behavior Society Exemplar Award, 1998
Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Service to
6 Award, Division 6, American Psychological Association, 1998
Animal Behavior Society Exceptional Service Award, 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for the History of Psychology (APA
Division 26) 2008
Professional Organizations and Elections
American Psychological Association
Fellow, Division 1 [General
Fellow, Division 2 [Teaching of
Fellow, Division 3 [Experimental
Fellow, Division 6,
Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology]
Fellow, Division 26, [History of
Behavior Society (Elected Fellow, 1982)
American Association for the Advancement of
(Elected Fellow, 1984)
American Psychological Society (Charter Fellow)
Southeastern Psychological Association
International Society for the History
of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
History of Science Society
Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology
Selected National Offices, Committees and Related Service
American Psychological Association
Member, Committee on Animal Research and Experimentation, 1983-1986.
Elected member-at-large, Executive Committee, Division 6, 1987-1990
Program Chair, Division 6, 1989-1990; Member, Program Committee, 1989-1991
Elected President-Elect, President, Division 6, 1991-1993
Executive Committee, Division 6, 1987-1990, 1991-
Historian/Archivist, Division 6, 1991- 2008
Archival Preservationist, Division 26, 1993-
Member, Committee on the History of Psychology, 1993-1996 (Founding Chair, 1993-95)
Historian, Division 1, 1995-
Program Chair, Division 26, 1994-1995
President-Elect, President, Division 26, 1996-1998
Elected Division 26 Representative to APA Council of Representatives, 2000-2002
President-elect, President Division 1, 2007-2009
Animal Behavior Society
Elected Second President-Elect, to First President-Elect, to President, to Past-President, 1976-1980
Elected Treasurer, 1973-1976
National Science Foundation
Member, Psychobiology Study Panel, 1983-1986
Historian, 1994 -2003
United States Ethological Conference
Elected Member, 1982-1988.
Member, ex officio, 1979-1980.
American Society of Zoologists
Chairperson, Division of Animal Behavior, and
Member of Executive Committee, 1978-1979.
Program Chair, 1995-1996
Archives of the History of
Member, Board of Advisors, 2002-present
Member, J. R. Kantor Research Fellowship Selection Committee,
Ecological Society of America
Council Member as Representative of the Animal
Behavior Section, 1977-1978.
Environmental Protection Agency
Member, Task Force on Risk Assess. in
and Developmental Effects, 1980-1981.
Advisory Editor, Contemporary Psychology
Consulting Editor, Bucknell University Monograph
Series in Animal Behavior
Consulting Editor, Journal of Comparative
and Physiological Psychology (1982)
Consulting Editor, Journal of Comparative
Consulting Editor, Behavior Research Methods,
Instruments, and Computers (1983-1989)
Consulting Editor, Behavioral Ecology and
Series Advisor, Schools of Psychological
Greenwood Press, (1992-1996)
Consulting Editor, Behavioural Processes,
Consulting Editor, Review of General Psychology (1996-)
Consulting Editor, History of Psychology, (1997-)
Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Psychology, (A. E. Kazdin, Ed.), (1996-1999)
Section Editor, American Psychologist, (1997, Thorndike section); (1998 Pavlov section); 2000
(Year 2000 Project on Psychology
Circa 1900); (Darwin Bicentennial section, 2009); Guest Editor, 2002
Obituaries Advisory Committee, American Psychologist, 2001-
Selected Administrative Experience at University of Florida
Member, University Senate, 1976-1979; 1984-1986; 1994-1995.
Member, All-University Committee on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 1982-1985.
Member, University Committee on Human Subjects, 1968-1969.
Member, University Library Committee
Acting Department of Psychology Chair, 1980
Graduate Coordinator and Chair, Graduate Studies Committee Department of Psychology, 1977-1982.
Area Coordinator for Psychobiology Program, Department of Psychology 1982-1990.
Member, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee 1999-2001 (Chair, 2000-2001)
National Science Foundation–“Experimental Analysis of the Behavior of a Variety of Mammals” and “Determinants of Reproductive Success in Muroid Rodents”
Selected Biographical Listings
American Men & Women of Science
1992-1993, 18th edition, p. 688
1995-1996, 19th edition, p. 797
1998-1999, 20th edition, p. 789
2003, 21st edition, p. 681
2005, 22nd edition, p. 718
and later editions
Community Leaders of the World
1986, 1st edition, p. 73
1980, Volumes 89-92. p. 137.
1985, New Revision Series, Volume 15, p. 106
Who’s Who in America.
1995, 49th edition, Volume 1, p. 933
1996, 50th edition, Volume 1, p. 1039
1997, 51st edition, Volume 1, p. 1056
1998, 52nd edition, Volume 1, p. 1066?
1999, 53rd edition, Volume 1, p. 1101
2001, 55th edition, Volume 1, p. 1297
2002, 56th edition, Volume 1, p. 1296
2003, 57th edition, Volume 1, p. 1291
and later editions
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
1984-85, 19th edition, p. 211
Masters and Doctoral Students Supervised
Moxley, A. W., M.S. 1968, The effects of olfactory bulb removal on the maternal behavior of the golden hamster.
Jansen, P. E. M.A. 1970, Maternal aggressiveness and social dominance in the golden hamster Mesocricetus auratus.
Davis, H. N., M.S. 1971, Copulatory behavior of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).
Gray, G. D., M.A. 1972, A quantitative description of the copulatory behavior of Microtus pennsylvanicus.
Salis, P. J., M.A. 1972, The effect of p-Chlrorophenylalanine on the copulatory behavior of the male rat.
Estep, D. Q., M.A. 1973, A descriptive study of the copulatory behavior of a wild population of house mice (Mus musculus).
Lanier, D. L., M.A. 1974, Food hoarding in muroid rodents.
Hartung, T. G., M.A. 1976, A comparative analysis of copulatory plugs in rodents and their relationship to copulatory behavior.
Shea, S. L., M.A. 1976, Visual depth perception and discrimination in Mus musculus and Peromyscus maniculatus bairdi.
Jansen, P. E., Ph.D. 1971, An experimental analysis of the paper-reinforced bar pressing behavior of the golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus).
Mosig, D. W., Ph.D. 1974, Sexual and aggressive behaviors in two inbred strains of mice.
Gray, G. D., Ph.D. 1974, Ovulation and implantation in Microtus as a function of copulatory behavior.
Davis, H. N., Ph.D. 1974, Maternal age and male behavior in relation to successful reproduction by female rats (Rattus norvegicus).
Estep, D. Q., Ph.D. 1975, Copulatory behavior of Rattus rattus.
Jackson, S. B., Ph.D. 1975, Recovery from sexual satiety in male rats.
Lovecky, D. V., Ph.D. 1976, Reproductive behavior and early development in cotton mice, Peromyscus gossypinus, and white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus.
Lanier, D. L., Ph.D. 1978, The role of repeated copulations in reducing the effects of competitive inseminations among male laboratory rats.
Webster, D. G., M. S., 1979. Baroreceptor involvement in the immobility reflex of the frog: Evidence for a cross-species mechanism.
Sawrey, D. K. M.S. 1983, The influence of male ejaculation capacity on mate choice in montane voles (Microtus montanus).
Webster, D. G., Ph.D., 1983, Aggression and familiarity as factors in mate selection in Peromyscus polionotus and Peromyscus maniculatus.
Austin, D., Ph.D. 1986, Reproductive capacity of male laboratory rats.
Ferguson, B., M.S. 1986, A study of male preferences for mated versus unmated females in two species of voles. (Microtus ochrogaster and Microtus montanus).
Taylor, S. A., M.S. 1987, Effects of experience and cues available for discrimination of estrous versus diestrous preferences in prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster.
Shapiro, L. E., Ph.D. 1987, Behavior, neuroanatomy, and social organization in two species of voles (Microtus ochrogaster and Microtus montanus).
Sawrey, D. K., Ph.D. 1989. Laboratory studies on the influence of males on reproductive activation in female montane voles (Microtus montanus).
Pierce, J. D., Jr. Ph.D., 1989. Female preferences for unmated versus mated males in two species of voles, prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and montane voles (Microtus montanus).
Bryan, Judith C., M.S. 1989. Effects of mating order and time between males on sperm competition in prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster.
Taylor, Stephen A., Ph.D., 1990. Laboratory studies of estrus induction and pregnancy maintenance in vole (Microtus).
Salo, Allen L., Ph.D. 1992. Studies of general and sexual development in voles (Microtus).
Bryan, Judith C. Ph.D. 1993. A comparison between male-induced abortions and male-induced estrus in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).
Pickren, Wade E. Ph.D. 1995. Psychologists and physicians in the borderlands of science, 1900-1942.
Selected Published Photographs
Cover, BioScience, 1979, 29(6) (June). Brown pelican.
Three photographs of anoles in Webster, D. G., Lanthorn, T. H., and Meyer, M. E. Immobility responses in Anolis carolinensis. Physiological Psychology, 1979, 7, 451-453.
Photograph of F. A. Beach (p. 109) in Dewsbury, D. A. Comparative Psychology in the Twentieth Century. Stroudsburg, PA: Hutchinson Ross, 1984.
Photographs of spiny mouse (cover), hopping mouse, grass mouse, montane vole, and deer mouse. ILAR News, 1984, 28(1), cover, pp. 10-11.
Photograph of Edwin M. Banks. Illini Weekely, March 28, 1985, vol. 4(25), p. 5; Animal Behavior Society Newsletter, 1985,30(2), 2.
Photographs of northern grasshopper mouse, montane vole, and four-striped grass mouse. ILAR News, 1986, 29 (4), 24A, 28A, 30A.
Photograph of Jay S. Rosenblatt Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1986, 474,x.
Photograph of Frank A. Beach, American Journal of Psychology, 1989, 102-414
Three photographs of the History of Science Society 1989 Annual Meeting. Newsletter of the History of Science Society, 1990, 19(1), 5.
Photograph of B. F. Skinner, APS Observer, 1990, 3(5) p. 1.
Photograph of Cheiron Society members. Cheiron Newsletter, 1990-91. 17 (2), p.7.
Sidney Weinstein, The Physiological and Comparative Psychologist, 1992, 8(3), 4.
Photograph of 4 APA presidents. Placed in APA time capsule, American Psychological Association Building, Washington, DC, August, 1992.
Photograph of F. A. King and J. B. Overmier. Inside Yerkes, Fall/Winter, 1992, p. 31.
Lewis P. Lipsett, The Physiological and Comparative Psychologist, 1993, 9(1), 4.
Four photographs of historians of science. History of Science Society Newsletter, 1994, 23(3), 47-48.
Photograph of Ernst Mayr: Evolution, 1994, 48,7.
Photograph of historic marker at John B. Watson’s birthplace, Traveler’s Rest, SC. In J. A. Popplestone and M. W. McPherson An illustrated history of American psychology, Dubuque, IA: Brown & Benchmark, 1994, p. 49. (Reprinted in D. P. Scholtz and S. E. Schultz, A History of Modern Psychology (6th Ed.) Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt & Brace, p. 281. and various other places)
Joseph F. Rychlak, Contemporary Psychology, 1997, 42, 106.
Ten photographs from Division Leadership Conference, American Psychological Association Division Dialogue, March/April 1997.
Photograph of Edward F. Malagodi, Division 25 Recorder, 1997, 32(2), p. 17
20 photographs of psychologists in M. Domjan (1998). The Principles of Learning and Behavior. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole.
Photograph of Molly Harrower, Psychology of Women, 1999, 26(3) p. 24
Photograph of Julian M. Davidson. In D. Morrissette and L. S. Myers (2002), In memorium: Julian
M. Davidson. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 311-318,
Photograph of Niko Tinbergen. In W. E. Pickren (2003). An elusive honor: Psychology, behavior, and the Nobel Prize.American Psychologist, 58, 721-722.
Photograph of Merle E. Meyer CLASNotes, 2005, 19, p.8
3 Photographs. Animal Behavior Society Newsletter, 2005, 50 (3).
Numerous photographs on assorted web pages.