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John Delbert Rickett

John Delbert Rickett, American biologist, educator, consultant.


  • Rickett, John Delbert was born on December 12, 1944 in Ludlow, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles Cecil and Faye Christine (Newberry) Rickett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harding College, 1966. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1973.


    • From assistant professor to professor University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1973-1993, professor, from 1993.


    • Contributor over 50 articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Active local Church; advisory board Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayettville, since 1989. Advisory committee Ouachita National Forest, USFS, Hot Springs, 1990-1997. Executive board Mississippi (River) Interstate Cooperative Research Association, since 1998.

    Member American Fisheries Society (life, Arkansas chapter secretary, treasurer 1987, president 1992), Arkansas Academy of Sciences (secretary since 1989), Southwest Association Naturalists.



    Nature photography, camping, hiking, woodworking, canoeing.


    • Married Shannon Leigh McKinney, November 22, 1997.
    • father: Charles Cecil Rickett
    • mother: Faye Christine (Newberry) Rickett
    • spouse: Shannon Leigh McKinney
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    Born December 12, 1944
    Died April 8, 2002
    (aged 57)
    • 1966
      Harding College
    • 1969
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1973
      University Kansas
    • 1973 - 1993
      From assistant, professor to professor University Arkansas
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States