National Group Names Herreid Distinguished Lecturer

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: July 26, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Clyde F. (Kipp) Herreid, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and academic director of the University Honors Program at UB, has been selected as the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society's (APS) Teaching of Physiology Section. The lecture will be given April 16, 2000, during the Experimental Biology 2000 meeting in San Diego.

The Claude Bernard lectureship is one of 12 approved by the APS Council to strengthen the scientific meeting and highlight the research focus of a section. According to Martin Frank, executive director of the APS, Herreid's selection is a reflection of his scientific contributions to the field, which distinguish him as "a world leader and a role model for younger scientists."

Featured in The New York Times and on CNN for his innovative approaches to science teaching, Herreid pioneered the case-study approach for science education.

He came to UB in 1968 as associate professor of biological sciences and was named professor In 1982. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1981 and in 1988, was named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.

The author of three books and more than 100 scientific publications, Herreid has presented more than 120 invited lectures and seminars in the U.S. and around the world.

Herreid received a bachelor's degree in zoology from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo., and a master's degree in ecology and comparative behavior from The Johns Hopkins University. He earned a doctorate in zoology and entomology from The Pennsylvania State University.

He resides in Orchard Park.