Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Howard University College of Medicine
Location: Dunn Loring, Virginia, United States
S. Taseer Hussain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the Howard University College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in evolutionary biology and higher education.
Drawing upon more than 45 years of practiced experience in biology and academia, Dr. Hussain is a coveted educator who served the Howard University College of Medicine in several capacities between 1972 and 2016, including as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and full professor of human anatomy. Attaining emeritus status with the university in 2016, he also served on several committees associated with the university, as well as the chair of the college appointment and promotions and search committees. In addition, he was the course co-director for human health and global environmental change at the university in 2002. Alongside these appointments, he served as a longtime research associate with the Smithsonian Institution between 1976 and 2013. Earlier in his career, he was a research fellow in the department of vertebrate paleontology with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from 1970 to 1972.
A native of Pakistan, Dr. Hussain attended Punjab University at the inception of his career, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in 1964 and Master of Science in geology in 1965. Thereafter, he traveled to the Netherlands, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in evolutionary biology from Utrecht University in 1969. A contributor of more than 70 scientific papers in evolutionary biology, geology and global warming to scholarly journals, through which he won the Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1997, he also authored the forthcoming book “Neuroscience of Critical Thinking.”
Dr. Hussain was the former director general of the Pakistan Museum of Natural History in Islamabad, Pakistan, from 1985 to 1987, and he is a fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Geological Sciences. Renowned for his understanding of evolution, climate change, human health and critical thinking, he has interacted with such governments as Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and he previously held the role of professor of anatomy at Aga Khan University in 2013. As a testament to his success, he was the recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award from Howard University in 1989. Likewise, Dr. Hussain has been featured in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.