logo logo

Ellen D. Ketterson

Ellen D. Ketterson, American biologist, educator. National Science Foundation Research grants, since 1978; Guggenheim fellow, 2004.


  • Ketterson, Ellen D. was born on August 9, 1945 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John B. and Lois (Meadows) Ketterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Botany, Indiana University, 1966. Master of Arts in Botany, Indiana University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, Indiana University, 1974.


    • National Institutes of Health fellow Washington State University, 1975-1977. Assistant professor biological science Bowling Green State University, 1975-1977. Visiting assistant professor to assistant professor biology Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977-1984, from associate professor to professor biology, since 1984, co-director Center for Integrative Study Animal Behavior, 1990—2002.

      Visiting scientist Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1991, Rockefeller University, 1985, University Virginia, 1984.


    • Member editorial board Current Ornithology, 1989^, editor, 1994-1998. Member editorial board Animal Behaviour, 1997^, associate editor, 1991-1994. Member editorial board Evolution, 1994, editor, 1994-1999.

      Editor: Journal Avian Biology, 1999—2004.


    Fellow American Ornithologists Union (vice president 1995-1996, council 1988-1991, Elliot Coues award 1996), Animal Behavior Society (Exemplar award 2004), Royal Society London (science editor Proced since 2005). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Ornithological Committee, Ecological Society of America, American Society Naturalists, Association Field Ornithologists, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society Conservation Biology, Society Study of Evolution, Society Integrative and Comparative Biology, Society Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Wilson Ornithological Society (Margaret M. Nice award 1998), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Val Nolan, Junior, October 17, 1980.
    • father: John B. Ketterson
    • mother: Lois (Meadows) Ketterson
    • spouse: Val Nolan
    See on larger map
    Born August 9, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1966
      Indiana University
    • 1968
      Indiana University
    • 1974
      Indiana University
    • 1975 - 1977
      National Institutes of Health fellow, Washington State University
    • 1975 - 1977
      assistant, professor biological science Bowling Green State University
    • 1977 - 1984
      visiting assistant, professor to assistant professor biology Indiana University
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1990 - 2002
      visiting assistant, professor to assistant professor biology Indiana University