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Samuel K. Wasser

Samuel K. Wasser, American medical educator, conservation center executive. Member Tanzania Wildlife Fund (president since 1993).


  • Wasser, Samuel K. was born on August 27, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Frank Irving and Ethel Wasser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Michigan State University, 1974. Master of Science in Zoology, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Washington, 1981.


    • Graduate teaching assistant department zoology University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1975-1976. Graduate teaching assistant, lecturer department psychology University Washington, Seattle, 1977-1981, research associate, lecturer department psychology, 1981-1989, research associate ob/gyn and Washington Regional Primate Research Center, 1981-1989, assistant professor ob/gyn Medical School, since 1993. Senior research fellow Smithsonian INstn., Washington, 1989-1993.

      Associate producer IVth International Conference on World's Cats and Sociobiology of Carnivores, Seattle, 1977. Member workshop National Institute of Mental Health/ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1990. Director Animal Behavior Research Unit, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, since 1985.

      Collaborator Africa Bureau, United States Agency for International Development, since 1992. Member primate specialists group International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, since 1986. Science director Center for Wildlife Conservation, Seattle, since 1993.


    • Member editorial board American Journal Primatology, since 1988. Associate editor Human Nature, since 1989. Contributor numerous articles to professional publications.


    Member Tanzania Wildlife Fund (president since 1993).



    Backpacking, windsurfing, saxophone.


    • Married Lauren Montgomery Marra, July 28, 1985. Children: Jenna Liana, Noah Bruce.
    • father: Frank Irving
    • mother: Ethel Wasser
    • spouse: Lauren Montgomery Marra
    • children: Jenna Liana Wasser
    • Noah Bruce Wasser
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    Born August 27, 1953
    (age 64)
    • 1974
      Michigan State University
    • 1975
      University Wisconsin
    • 1981
      University Washington
    • 1975 - 1976
      Graduate teaching assistant, department zoology University Wisconsin
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      graduate teaching assistant, department psychology University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      lecturer, department psychology University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      senior, research fellow Smithsonian INstn.
      Washington, United States
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