Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Washington State University
Location: Pullman, Washington, United States
Paul Clemens Schroeder, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biological sciences and higher education.
Desiring to be a biologist from the age of 7, Dr. Schroeder first attended Saint Peter’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1960. Completing postgraduate coursework at the University of Zurich in Switzerland between 1960 and 1961, where he also taught graduate-level developmental biology, he subsequently returned to the United States and attended Stanford University, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in biological sciences in 1966. His first academic appointment was at Washington State University, where he served as an assistant professor of zoology between 1968 and 1973. Soon thereafter, he ascended the ranks to associate professor in 1973 and full professor in 1982, serving in this position until attaining emeritus status in 2001. During his tenure, he also served as the associate chairman of the department of zoology and chairman of the university between 1983 and 1991.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Schroeder was a guest research biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1998 to 1999. Civically involved as well, he was the president of the Rose Creek Preserve and Nature Conservancy in Pullman and Seattle, WA, from 1984 to 1988. A regular contributor of articles to professional journals, he notably edited the Journal of Experimental Zoology and Marine Biology and served as the co-author of “Beetles and How They Live” in 1978. To remain abreast of developments in the field, he also served in several executive positions for the International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he is also a fellow.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Schroeder has been decorated with many fellowships. A postdoctoral fellow of the University of California, Berkeley, he was also an Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation fellow of the University of Cologne in Germany and the University of Basel in Switzerland. Likewise, he was a Fulbright research fellow of the U.S. Public Health Service and a Fogarty International fellow of the University of Queensland in Australia. He has also been highlighted in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, as well as the 20th and 24th editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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