Student, Lawrenceville School, 1921; Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1928; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1932.
Instructor to associate professor biology, Goucher College, Baltimore, 1932-1944;
professor, Goucher College, 1945-1970;
professor emeritus, Goucher College, since 1971;
department chairman, Goucher College, 1945-1958;
guest scientist, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, since 1971;
member, Maryland. Governor's Science Advisory Council, 1975-1981. Lecturer invertebrate zoology Mount Desert Biological Laboratory, 1938, 39.
Visiting associate professor Johns Hopkins University, 1944-1945. Independent investigator. Associate program director institutions section National Science Foundation, 1960-1961.
Program coordinator for biology Voice of America, 1960-1963. Member executive council The Academy Zoology, Agra, India. Chairman education committee American Institute Biological Sciences.
Secretary-general XVI International Congress Zoology, Washington, 1963. Member National Commision on Undergraduate Education in Biological Sciences. Member corporation Bermuda Biostation.
Member governor's task force on nuclear power plants, 1969. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Zoologists (secretary 1957-1960). Member American Institute Biological Sciences (coordinating teacher film series), Society for Study of Development and Growth, Society General Physiology, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi (president Johns Hopkins chapter 1969-1970) Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).
Torch (Baltimore) (president 1979-1980).
Married Ann Reed Faben, June 26, 1937. Children: Charles Gairdner, Sarah Gairdner Moment Atis, James Faben (deceased), Ann Moment Combs, Jane Moment Jordan.