M. Denise DEARING portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, School Of Biological Sciences

Professional Service

  • International Congress of Zoology. Symposium Organizer, Capetown, South Africa. 11/2021 - 12/2021
  • National Science Foundation. Panelist for Integrative Physiology Program. 01/2021 - present
  • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Topic Editor for “Mammalian Responses to Climate Change”. 01/2021 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. Role: Coordinator. Workshop AAAS Meeting: Leveraging Our Privilege to Address Systemic Biases. 07/2020 - present
  • Boise State University. Role: Advisor. External Advisory Group, ESPCoR RII Award. 01/2020 - present
  • Texas Tech University. Role: Member. Promotion reviewer for cases. 01/2020 - present
  • University of Michigan. Role: Member. Promotion reviewer for cases. 01/2020 - present
  • University of Nevada, Reno. Role: Advisor. External Advisory Group, ESPCoR RII Award . 01/2020 - present
  • Academic Technology. Executive Leadership. 01/01/2019 - present
  • Engineering and Science. Institutional Action Project Consultant. 01/01/2019 - present
  • E-Systems. Role: Managing Editor. Managing Editor. 01/2016 - 12/2016
  • National Science Foundation. Ad hoc reviewer. 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014

Internal Service

  • Promotion reviewer for cases. Member, 01/2020 - 12/2020. University service.
  • Search Committee for College of Science Dean. Co Chair, 07/2019 - present. University service.
  • Search Committee for Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Co Chair, 07/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Search Committee for University Veterinarian. Committee Member, 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014. University service.
  • Faculty Retention Committee. Committee Member, 01/2013 - 12/31/2014. University service.
  • Faculty Retention Committee. Committee Member, 01/2013 - 12/31/2013. University service.
  • College of Science. Associate Dean of Research, 06/2012 - 06/2014. College service.
  • Beyond the R01 - Panel discussion designed to educate students on career opportunities outside of academia. Organizer, 06/2012 - 06/2012. College service.
  • Women in Science Panel. Panel Member, 01/2012 - 12/31/2012. College service.
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women. Subcommittee hosting President Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College, 06/2011 - 06/2014. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Research Award. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 11/2020
  • Joseph Grinnell Award,. American Society of Mammalogists, 06/2018
  • C. Hart Merriam Award. American Society of Mammalogists, 06/2014
  • Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award. University of Utah, 02/2014

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