John C. Morse, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Entomology
Company: Clemson University
Location: Pendelton, South Carolina, United States

John C. Morse, Professor Emeritus of Entomology at Clemson University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education on insects.

For more than five decades, Dr. Morse has been committed to learning, teaching and exploring the field of entomology. Specializing in trichoptera, (caddisflis) an order of insects with about sixteen thousand species worldwide, Dr. Morse has been able to share his love of the field with generations of students. He attained professor emeritus status in 2008, having taught at Clemson University since 1974. He started at the institution as a visiting assistant professor and work his way up to a full professorship. Furthermore, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Georgia in 1974 and has been a guest professor at the Hydrobiological Society of Russia since 2012, and a guest professor of the South Carolina Entomological Society since 1998.

Dr. Morse had always wanted to work in this field and pursued his formal training first at Davidson College, earning a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1968. He continued his education at Clemson, receiving a Master of Science in entomology in 1970 and later earned a PhD in the field at the University of Georgia in 1974. Throughout his career, Dr. Morse has written numerous works based on his expertise and research that has been featured in such esteemed publications as the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, the USA Entomological News and Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. Dr. Morse has won such awards for his work as the Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship from Clemson, the J.H. Cochran Award and the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Research Scientist award. He served in the US Army Reserve from 1970 to 1978.

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