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Curriculum Vitae

Margaret R. Clarke

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Dept of Biological Anth and Anatomy
Duke University
Box 90383 One Science Drive
Durham North Carolina 27708
919-660-7328 (office)
(919) 382-2969 (home)

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, CA, 1982

  • M.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1971

  • B.S., Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1969

Areas of Experience

Teaching Summary
Human Origins (Univ. MN, Tulane, CWU, UNO)
Conflict and Conciliation (Freshman writing) (Tulane)
Primate Behavior and Ecology (Tulane, CWU)
Primate Evolution and Adaptation (CWU)
Human Sociobiology (Tulane, CWU, Duke)
Observational Research Methods (Tulane)
Rank (Four field Senior Seminar) (Tulane)
Human Evolution (Tulane, CWU)
Human Ecology (Rollins College)
Cultural Ecology (Rollins College)
Research Methods and Statistics (Rollins College)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Univ. Minnesota)
Human Variation and Adaptation (CWU)
Comparative Animal Behavior
Evolution of Behavior

Professional Experience / Employment History

  • Univ. of New Orleans
    Instructor of Anthropology, September, 2003 - June, 2004

  • University of New Orleans
    Research Affiliate, Department of Anthropology, September, 2003 - present

  • Tulane University
    Faculty of the Graduate School, 1999 - 2002

  • Faculty of the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 1997 - 2002

  • Assistant Professor, July, 1996 - June, 2002

  • Rollins College
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology and Sociology, February, 1983 - June, 1984
    Taught undergraduate courses in Human Ecology, Cultural Ecology, Human Sociobiology, Research Design and Statistics

  • University of California
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, October, 1980 - December, 1981
    Conducted discussion sections, prepared and graded exams, term papers, for Introductory Physical Anthropology. Carried out analysis of data from field research, and completed dissertation, SOCIALIZATION, INFANT MORTALITY, AND INFANT-NONMOTHER INTERACTIONS IN HOWLING MONKEYS (Alouatta palliata) IN COSTA RICA

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, September, 1976 - June, 1978
    Conducted discussion sections in Introductory Physical Anthropology, lectured on primate behavior, hominid evolution

  • College of Alameda
    Instructor in Anthropology, September, 1973 - July, 1976
    Taught Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Primate Behavior, Hominid Evolution, Population Biology, and Human Variation)

  • University of Minnesota
    Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology, September, 1969 - June, 1971
    Conducted discussion sections for Cultural and Social Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, and other upper division courses. Edited manuscripts.

Visiting Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, August, 2004 - present
Assistant Professor, Central Washington University, September, 2002 - August, 2003

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow, Newcomb College, Tulane University, 1996-2002

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002

  • Barbara Greenbaum Newcomb Fellows Faculty Research Award, 2001-2002

  • Mortar Board of Newcomb College Teaching Award, 1999-2000

  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of California, Davis, 1980

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Mills College, 1969

Research Experience
  • Migration Patterns in Howling Monkeys, December, 2003
    NSF grant #0414310 submitted 12/03, $658,000 over 5 years

  • Capture and behavior project on food selection and age in mantled howlers, February and June, 2001
    supported by NSF Grant #9601766 to M. Teaford, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore MD

  • Observational methods comparison project, Hda La Pacifica, July-August, 1999
    Assisted by D. Arden (Tulane). Capture and mark project with K.E. Glander, Duke University Primate Center

  • Behavioral research in conjunction with management of outdoor breeding colonies, July 1990 - June 1996
    Develop research on physiology and behavior, continue collaboration on behavioral aspects of biomedical research. FDA Contract 223-88-1100, 223-91-1100, 223-94-1100 and SAIDS Supplemental Funding RR00164 Tulane Regional Primate Research Center

  • Behavioral research and management of FDA breeding contract and SAIDS breeding colony, July 1987 - June 1990
    Associate Research Scientist, Delta Primate Center DAMD Grant 17-87-PP7863. Development of research into psychological well-being and environmental enrichment of nonhuman primates. Collaboration with other investigators on behavioral aspects of biomedical research. Taught “Human Origins” for University College, Tulane University

  • Research Fellow, Delta Primate Center, September 1985 - June 1987
    Animal behaviorist of FDA Contract 223-85-1100 to R.H. Wolf. Analyze records, coordinate behavioral observations for 22 field cages of M. mulatta. Recommendations for long-range behavioral management of colony. Develop studies to analyze "psychological well-being" of caged primates.

  • Research Associate, Audubon Park and Zoological Garden, October 1984 - June 1985
    Behavioral research on caged talapoins (Cercopithecus talapoin) and howlers (Alouatta caraya)

  • Research on heart rate reactivity and development of atherosclerosis in Macaca fascicularis, analyzing behavioral data on juvenile Erythrocebus patas and Cercopithecus aethiops, February, 1982 - January, 1983
    NIH traineeship, Department of Pathology and Comparative Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. National Research Service Award #HLO7115.

  • Research project on female juvenile bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata), October, 1975 - September, 1976
    Supported by USPHS Grant #RR00169. Research design and analysis. Trained six assistants in observation techniques and preliminary data analysis

  • Master's degree (library research) “Maintenance of squirrel monkey circannual cycles in natural, semi-natural, and laboratory environments.", December, 1970 - June, 1971
    Involved with Chronobiology Laboratory (F. Halberg), University of Minnesota

  • Need for Achievement in Black Children Integrated Since Kindergarten Versus Black Children Integrated Since the Start of Third Grade, February, 1969 - June, 1969
    Designed and carried out in Berkeley Public Schools. Utilized matched pairs of children for Aronson's Doodle Test

  • "Daily Behavior Patterns of Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) at the San Francisco Zoo, January, 1969
    January Term Project, Mills College

  • Undergraduate reader in Physical and Cultural Anthropology, September, 1968 - June, 1969

Field Work
  • Field Work, field research on howling monkeys in Costa Rica, September, 2002 - August, 2003

  • Field Work, field research on “Female-Female Competition in Howling Monkeys, February, 2001 and June-2001-2002

  • Undergraduate field research projects at Hda La Pacifica, June-July, 2000
    Supported by Newcomb Foundation, Kenneth J. Opat Fund and the Neotropical Ecology Institute of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

  • Complete census of howling monkey population of La Pacifica, Costa Rica, July-August, 1998
    Funded by National Geographic Research Grant 6248-98 and Faculty Summer Grant from the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

  • Behavioral observations as well as capturing, marking and bleeding howlers for behavioral, demographic, genetic, and endocrine studies, June/July/August 1985 - 1997
    Supported in part by Earthwatch and National Geographic. (Grant # 4546-91)

  • Complete census of field site on howlers, June, 1984 - July, 1984
    Taught field course on Primate Social Behavior for School for Field Studies, Cambridge, MA. Four weeks in the field in Costa Rica. Also carried out complete census of field site on howlers; part of long-term project on Alouatta palliata

  • Field research on howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata), November, 1978 - September, 1980
    Supported by NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant #BNS78-19308, Explorers Club Grant, Graduate School Funds, and Departmental Funds. Daily behavioral observations, censusing, data tabulation, and preliminary analysis. All animals captured and marked at regular intervals during study. Advisor, PETER S. RODMAN, University of California, Davis. Field Supervisor, KENNETH E. GLANDER, Dept of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Professional Service

  Service as Departmental Officer
  • American Society of Primatologists, Research and Development Committee Member, 2002 - present

  • Tulane Primate Center IACUC, 1985 - 1996

  Departmental Committees/Service

  • Stone Center Graduate Research Committee, Member, 2001 - 2002

  • Committee for Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Scholar, Member, 1999 - 2000

  • Executive Committee, Neotropical Ecology Institute (CLAS), Member, 1998 - 2000

  • Student Awards Committee, Neotropical Ecology Institute (CLAS), Chair, 1997 - 2000

  • Center for Women’s Studies Advisory Committee, Member, 1997 - 1998

  • Primate Behavior and Ecology Program, Member, 2002 - 2003

  • Tulane College, Freshman Advisor, 1997 - 1999

  University Committees/Service

  • Newcomb College Honor Board, Member, 2000 - 2002

  • Senate Committee on Collections, 1997 - 2002

  • Graduate Teaching Evaluation (GSTOC), Member, 1998 - 2000

  Service to the Professional Community

  Journals/Volumes Refereed

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, Referee, 2004 - present
  • ZOO BIOLOGY, Referee, 2004 - present
  • FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, Referee, 2004 - present
  • BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY, Referee, 2004 - present
  • LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE, Referee, 2004 - present
  • CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, Referee, 2004 - present
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, Referee, 2004 - present
  • PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR, Referee, 2004 - present
  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, Associate Editor, 1999 - 2004
  • PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY the official newsletter of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Editorial Advisory Board, 1999 - 2002
  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, Consulting Editor, 1989 - 1999
  Public Outreach

  • National Geographic Research, Proposal Reviewer, 2004 - present
  • L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Proposal Reviewer, 2004 - present
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal Reviewer, 2004 - present
  • Center for Field Studies (Earthwatch), Proposal Reviewer, 2004 - present
  • Animal Behavior Society, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, 1988 - present
  • American Society of Primatologists, Conservation Committee Member, 1998 - 2002
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Program Committee Member, 1998 - 2000
  • Local Arrangements Committee, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Chair, August 12-16, 1999
  • Elizabeth S. Watts Graduate Fellowship in Nonhuman Primate Growth and Development Committee, Amer. Soc.of Primatologists, Chair, 1994 - 1999
  • American Society of Primatologists, Awards and Recognition Committee Member, 1990-1992, 1996-1998
  • American Society of Primatologists, Executive Secretary, 1992 - 1996
  • American Society of Primatologists, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1996
  • American Society of Primatologists, Executive Committee Member, 1992 - 1996
  • Audubon Zoo, Research Advisory Board, 1984 - 1995

Professional Affiliations

Professional Societies:
Member, American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Fellow, American Anthropological Association
Fellow, Human Biology Association
Animal Behavior Society
American Society of Primatologists
International Society of Primatology
International Society of Applied Ethology
Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society
Full member, Sigma Xi
Member, American Assoc. Adv. Science

Publications (listed separately)

References Dr. William A. Mason
Department of Psychology
One Shields Ave
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Peter S. Rodman
Department of Anthropology
One Shields Ave
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Henry M. McHenry
Department of Anthropology
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Anne Denman
Dept of Anthropology
Central Washington University
400 East 8th Ave
Ellensburg WA 98926

Dr. Kenneth E. Glander
Dept of Biol. Anthro. & Anatomy
Duke University
Durham NC 27708

Dr. Wyllys Andrews V.
MARI and Department of Anthropology
Dinwiddie Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans LA 70118

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