Jerome G. Rozen Jr., PhD

Title:  Professor Emeritus
Company:  American Museum of Natural History
Location: Closter, New Jersey, United States

Jerome G. Rozen Jr. PhD, Professor Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and museum curation.

Dr. Rozen began his career as an entomologist in taxonomy for the United States Department of Agriculture from 1956 to 1958. After this opportunity, he worked as an assistant professor of entomology for the Ohio State University from 1958 to 1960. He served as the chair of the department of entomology with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from 1960 to 1971 and as the assistant curator of the department of entomology with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from 1960 to 1965.

Dr. Rozen has maintained involvement with the American Museum of Natural History as deputy director of research from 1972 to 1986. From 1960 to 2018, he was the curator of hymenoptera with the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Rozen has been further associated with the American Museum of Natural History as curator and professor emeritus since 2018.

Prior to embarking on his professional path, Dr. Rozen completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1948. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas in 1950. Dr. Rozen completed his education with a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1955.

Additionally, Dr. Rozen was an adjunct professor with the City University of New York in 1968 and a museum associate of the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute & National History Museum in 2004.  He has also contributed to a number of field expeditions in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Trinidad, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Morocco, Pakistan, the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Israel, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Belize, Costa Rica and China. Dr. Rozen has been contributing author of over 170 articles for professional journals.

Dr. Rozen is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, the Entomological Society of Washington, the Pacific Coast Entomological Society and the Kansas Entomological Society. He is further affiliated with the Entomological Society of America, where he served as editor of a number of publications from 1959 to 1960. He is also associated with the New York Entomological Society, where he was president from 1964 to 1965, and the Organization of Biological Field Stations, where he was president in 1990. A member of the International Society of Hymenopterists, he has held the position of co-founder and organizer of the Bee Course since 1999. Dr. Rozen has previously been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the East.

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