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Lance Grande

Lance Grande, museum administrator, educator, curator. Recipient James A. Lovell award, Planetary Studies Foundation, 2008. Member of Society Vertebrate Paleontology, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Association Advancement Sciences.

Background

  • Grande, Lance was born on February 16, 1951 in Minneapolis. Son of Roger and Shirley Grande.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Geology, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1977. Master of Science in Geology, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Evolutionary Biology, City University, New York City, 1983.

    Career

    • Curator, research scientist Field Museum, Chicago, since 1983, senior vice president, head, collections and research, since 2004. Research associate American Museum Natural History, New York City, since 1984. Adjunct lecturer University Chicago, since 1986.

      Adjunct professor University Illinois, since 1993. Editor Journal Vertebrate Paleontology, 2003—2006. Editorial board member Zoological Journal Linnean Society, London, 2006—2007.

      Board and founding member Chicago Council of Scientific and Technology, since 2007, chairman, programming committee, since 2007. With Reserve Medical Corps United States Army, 1970-1975, Minneapolis.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Gems and Gemstones (Prose award, 2009), Paleontology of the Green River Formation. Editor: Interpreting the Hierarchy of Nature. Author: (textbook) Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates.

    Membership

    Member of Society Vertebrate Paleontology, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Association Advancement Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Terry DeFino, July 10, 1984. Children: Lauren, Elizabeth.
    • father: Roger Grande
    • mother: Shirley Grande
    • spouse: Terry DeFino
    • children: Lauren Grande
    • Elizabeth Grande
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    Born February 16, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      University Minnesota
    • 1979
      University Minnesota
    • 1983
      City University

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