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2004-2005 Spotlight Archives

Founding Pitzer Faculty Dan Guthrie Elected Science Fellow

Dan GuthrieClaremont, Calif. (October 14, 2004) –A member of Pitzer College’s founding faculty, Dan Guthrie, has been elected to the rank of fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the country’s largest scientific society.

Guthrie is being honored “for distinguished contributions to the Southern California Academy of Sciences as the Academy’s treasurer; editor of The Bulletin; annual meeting coordinator and webmaster; and for invaluable work with the Research Training Program of the Junior Academy.

Guthrie is a naturalist whose research focuses on human interactions with the environment and how humans have affected the fauna of California especially on the Channel Islands. In addition, he has also studied faunal changes, especially in regard to birds, through the Pleistocene glaciations.

“Dan’s recognition by AAAS is a well-deserved honor for a terrific scientist and a great colleague. He was one of the founding members of the Joint Science Department in 1964, and continues to be of our hardest working and most popular teachers,” Associate Dean of Joint Sciences for the Claremont Colleges Sam Tanenbaum said.