JAMES H. HUNT
Curriculum Vitae
 
EDUCATION
 
University of California, Berkeley
    Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, 1973.  Major professor:  Robert K. Colwell
Louisiana State University
    Master of Science in Zoology, 1969.  Major professor:  George H. Lowery, Jr.
North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1966.  Mentor:  Thomas L. Quay
 
APPOINTMENTS

 
Visiting Professor
    Centre for Ecological Sciences
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, August 2012
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
    Sabbatical Scholar, 2009-2010
North Carolina State University
    Visiting Professor of Biology and Entomology, 2007-
University of Missouri - St. Louis
    Professor Emeritus, 2007
    Professor and Chair of Biology, 2005-07
    Professor of Biology, 1994-2005
    Associate Professor of Biology, 1981-94
    Assistant Professor of Biology, 1975-81
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 1974-75
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Visiting Scientist, Spring 2006
Washington University, St. Louis
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology, 1991, 1992, 1993
University of Kansas
    Visiting Associate Professor of Entomology, Spring 1986
Harvard University
    Research Fellow in Biology, 1973-74.  Sponsor:  Edward O. Wilson

FELLOWSHIPS
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Fellow, elected 2005
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
    Fellow, 2003-04
    Fellow, 2011-12
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
Entomological Society of America (Emeritus)
International Society of Hymenopterists
International Union for the Study of Social Insects
North Carolina Entomological Society
Sigma Xi
Society for the Study of Evolution
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
International Union for the Study of Social Insects
    President, North American Section, 1990
    Secretary-Treasurer, North American Section, 1984-86
    North American Section Delegate, Congress Committee: 10th Int'l. Congress, Munich, 1986;
           11th Int'l. Congress, Bangalore, 1990; 12th Int'l. Congress, Paris, 1994
    Steering Committee, 9th International Congress, Boulder, 1982
    Chairman, Nominating Committee, Western Hemisphere Section, 1981
 
Organization for Tropical Studies
    Nominating Committee, Chair 2007-08
    Research Fellowship Advisory Committee, 1999-2002; Chair 2002-03
    Education Committee, 1995-2002
    Board of Directors / Assembly of Delegates
        Institutional Representative, 1992-95, 2002-03, 2007
        Attending Substitute for Institutional Representative, 1996-2000
 
Proposals Reviewer
    European Science Foundation
    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    National Science Foundation
    Smithsonian Institute Scholarly Studies Program
    U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation
 
Panelist
    National Science Foundation, Animal Behavior Panel
 
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
    Publication Committee, 2001- 2010
 
Manuscripts Reviewer
    American Midland Naturalist; American Museum Novitates; The American Naturalist; Animal Behaviour;
    Annals of the Entomological Society of America; Behavioral Ecology; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology;
    Bioscience; Biotropica; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society; Biological Reviews; BMC Evolutionary Biology,;
    Canadian Entomologist; Caribbean Journal of Science; Current Biology; Ecological Entomology;
    Ecology; Entomological News; Entomological Science; Ethology, Ethology, Ecology & Evolution;
    Evolution; Frontiers in Zoology; Insectes Sociaux; Journal of African Zoology; Journal of Comparative Physiology A;
    Journal of Comparative Physiology B; Journal of Ethology; Journal of Experimental Biology;
    Journal of Hymenoptera Research; Journal of Insect Behavior; Journal of Insect Physiology,;
    Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society; Molecular Ecology; Naturwissenschaften;
    PLoS ONE; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B;
    Psyche; Science; Tropical Zoology; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews; Zoomorphology
 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE, University of Missouri-St. Louis
 
Department of Biology
    Chair, 2005-07
    Director of Graduate Studies, 1992-94
    Associate Director of Graduate Studies, 1990-92
    Coordinator of Graduate Student Affairs, 1989-90
Chancellor’s Office    
    Chair, search committee for the E. Desmond Lee and Family Fund Professorship in Zoological Studies, 1998-99
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE (Professionally Relevant)
 
St. Louis Audubon Society:  Board of Directors, 1989-91
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
North Carolina State University
      Lower division course
            Introductory Biology I
      Upper division/graduate course
            Animal Social Behavior

University
of Missouri - St. Louis
    Non-majors' courses
        General Biology; General Biology in distance learning format; Environmental Biology;
        Environmental Biology in distance learning format; Global Ecology (with lab)
    Lower division courses
        Introductory Biology; Introductory Biology II (with lab); Ecology (with lab); Vertebrate Biology (with lab)
    Upper division/graduate courses
        Animal Behavior (with lab); Entomology (with lab); Field Biology (lab); Biochemical Communication;
        Animal Societies and Aggregations; Social Insects; Evolution of Sociality
    Senior Seminars
        On Human Nature; macroevolution; pioneering biologists; Science as a Way of Knowing;
        The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs; topics in evolution
    Graduate Seminars
biogeography; evolution of sex; sexual selection; the writings of Charles Darwin; species and speciation;
life histories and their evolution; tropical insect ecology; polyphenisms in behavior and ecology
 
University of Kansas
    Non-majors' course:  Insects and Man
    Graduate course:  Social Insects
 
Washington University
    Non-majors' course:  An Introduction to Biology
    Upper division/graduate course:  Ecology
 
University of Illinois
      Non-majors’ course:  Insects and People
      Graduate seminar:  Evolution of Social Insects
 
Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)
    Graduate course, "Tropical Biology, An Ecological Approach":
         Co-coordinator – OTS 02-3
         Resource faculty –  OTS 91-1, OTS 93-1, OTS 95-1, OTS 01-3, OTS 09-3
         Teaching assistant –  OTS 71-1
    Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program
         Resource faculty, Fall 2000
                                                             
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, University of MissouriSt. Louis
 
Istvan Karsai (Ph.D. 1991, József Attila University, Hungary)
     1998-2000:  Nourishment and development in Polistes metricus paper wasps
 
 
GRADUATE STUDENTS, University of MissouriSt. Louis
 
Barry M. Kayes (B.A., Wellsley College; M.Ed., Washington University)
     M.S. 1977:  "Protein digestion in four species of Polistes wasps"
 
Pamela S. Mitchell (B.A. summa cum laude, St. Louis University)
     M.S. 1981:  "Nesting biology of the black and yellow mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury):
    
A study of behavioral and nutritional factors"
 
Jennifer L. Johnson (B.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis)
     M.S. 1981:  "Captive rearing of bumblebees, Bombus spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with a behavioral analysis of foundress queens
     in mature colonies of Bombus griseocollis DeGeer"
 
Bernice B. DeMarco (B.S., Purdue University)
     M.S. 1982:  "Population studies of a paper wasp, Polistes metricus Say"          
 
Carol S. Ferguson (B.S., Oregon State University)
     M.S. 1984:  "Near nest orientation in the black and yellow mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury)"
 
David A. Landes (B.S., Central Missouri State University)
     M.S. 1985:  "Field studies on blue mud daubers (Chalybion) in eastern Missouri"
 
Anthony M. Rossi (B.A. magna cum laude, University of Missouri - St. Louis)
     M.S. 1986:  "Developmental consequences of supplemental nourishment in the paper wasp Polistes metricus Say"
 
Anthony W. Lorsbach (B.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis)
     M.S. 1988:  "Response of Monochamus carolinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to alpha-pinene, a host pine volatile"
 
Margaret A. Dove (B.S., University of Missouri - St. Louis)
     M.S. 1995:  “Demographic consequences of supplemental nourishment in the paperwasp Polistes metricus Say.”
 
Jon N. Seal (B.S., B.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis)
     M.S. 1998:  “Morphology and protein responses to colony-level nourishment manipulations in two broods of the paperwasp Polistes metricus Say”
 
Ellen Susanne Greenlee (B.S., University of Michigan)
     M.S. 2000. “Fire season effects on Orthoptera populations at Hunkah and Bogart Prairies at Prairie State Park
 
Gerardo R. Borjas (Licenciatura, Universidad Autonoma de Honduras; M.S., Syracuse University)
     Certificate in Tropical Biology and Conservation, 2000
 
John A. Eimes (B.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis) (Patricia G. Parker, principal co-advisor)
     M.S. 2004:  "Genetic similarity, mate choice and extra-pair fertilization in the Mexican jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina)"
 
Edgar Javier Hernandez (Biólogo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia) (Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, co-advisor)
     Ph.D. 2012: "Photoperiod effects on life history parameters of the bumble bee Bombus impatiens"
 
INVITED SOCIETY / SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS
 
1970.  Cooper Ornithological Society, Berkeley, CA.
1974.  Cambridge Entomological Club, Cambridge, MA (Harvard University)
1980.  First International Symposium on Social Insects in the Tropics, Cocoyoc, Mexico.
1982.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Ninth International Congress, Boulder, CO.
1990.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Eleventh International Congress, Bangalore, India.
1992.  Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
1992.  Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
1993.  Eastern Missouri Society for Paleontology, St. Louis, MO.
1994.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Twelfth International Congress, Paris, France.
1994.  National Association of Biology Teachers, National Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.
1995.  Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
1996.  Fifth International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Budapest, Hungary.
1996.  Twentieth International Congress of Entomology, Florence, Italy.
1997.  Animal Behavior Society, Midwest Regional Conference, Columbus, OH.
1998.  Twenty-first International Congress of Entomology, Foz du Iguazu, Brazil.
1998.  Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
2000.  Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
2001.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Meeting of the European Sections, Berlin, Germany.
2001.  Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
2002.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Fourteenth International Congress, Sapporo, Japan.
2003.  International Symposium: Social Insects: Behavioural, Ecological and Evolutionary Approach.  St. Petersburg, Russia.
2005.  International Symposium: Polistes Paper Wasps – The Emergence of a Model Genus. Talloires, France.
2006.  International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Fifteenth International Congress, Washington, DC.
2006.  Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
2008. Twenty-third International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa.
2009. Thirty-first International Ethological Conference, Rennes, France.
2009. Entomological Society of America, National Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
 
INVITED SEMINARS
 
University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, University of Colorado,
Universidad de Costa Rica, University of Georgia (x2), Harvard University, University of Illinois (x2),
Indiana State University, Iowa State University, University of Kansas (x4), Kansas State University,
University
of Kentucky
, University of Michigan, University of Missouri - Columbia (x4),
North Carolina
State University
(x3), University of North Carolina, The Ohio State University,
Saint Louis University (x3)
, Universidad de São Paulo - Ribierão Preto, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville,
State
University of New YorkAlbany, Utah State University, Washington University (x2),
University of the West Indies - Saint Augustine, University of Wisconsin (x2), Western Carolina University,
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (x3)                

 
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
 
International Biological Program, Convergent Evolution Subprogram
     1973: San Diego, CA
First International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
     1973: Boulder, CO
Ecological Society of America / American Institute of Biological Sciences
     1974: Tempe, AZ
     1975: Athens, GA
     1976: Corvallis, OR
International Congress of Entomology
     XV, 1976: Washington, DC
     XVI, 1980: Kyoto, Japan
     XXI, 2000: Foz du Iguazu, Brazil
American Society of Zoologists
     1978: Richmond, VA
North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects /
    Entomological Society of America
     1979: Denver, CO; 1980: Atlanta, GA1982: Detroit, MI1984: San Antonio, TX;
     1986: Reno, NV1988: Lexington, KY (2 papers); 1989: San Antonio, TX; 1990: Reno, NV;
     1991: New Orleans, LA; 1993: Indianapolis, IN1994: Dallas, TX; 1996: Louisville, KY;
     1998: Las Vegas, NV; 2001: San Diego, CA; 2002: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 Entomological Society of America, North Central Branch
     1982: St. Louis, MO
 International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects
     Tenth, 1986: Munich, Germany
     Sixteenth, 2010: Copenhagen, Denmark
Midwest Conference on Population Biology
     1994: Columbia, MO.
George Eickwort Memorial Symposium
     1994: Ithaca, NY.
North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (“break-outs”)
     1996: Boulder, CO
     2000: Fayetteville, AR
     2004: Tempe, AZ
     2012: Greensboro, NC
European Sections of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects
     2001: Berlin, Germany
American Genetics Association
     2008: Raleigh, NC
Society for the Study of Evolution
     2008: Minneapolis, MN
     2010: Portland, OR