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Biologist , educator

Milton Fingerman, American biologist, educator. Recipient Excellence in Research award The Crustacean Society, 2000; National Science Foundation grantee, 1956-1985; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels.


Fingerman, Milton was born on May 21, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Irving and Rose Lillian (Goodman) Fingerman.


Bachelor of Science, Boston College, 1948. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1952.


Instructor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1954-1956;assistant professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1956-1960;associate professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1960-1963;professor department ecology, evolution and organismal biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, since 1963;department chairman, Tulane University, New Orleans, since 1990;department chairman ecology, evolution and organismal biology, Tulane University, since 1990. Member university senate Tulane University, 1995-1996, president's faculty advising committee, 1995-1996. Instructor invertebrate zoology Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1958-1960.

Petrie chair visiting professor Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1986. Member of advisory panel for regulatory biology National Science Foundation, 1966-1969. Member commission on marineinvertebrates Institute Laboratory Animal Resources of National Research Council, 1976-1981.

Consultant Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations, Cochin, India, 1986, United States Office Naval Research project on biofouling, Goa and Aurangabad, India, 1990-1997, Institute WoodSci. & Technology, Bangalore, India, since 1997. Ming Yu visiting scholar Chinese U. Hong Kong, 1997.


Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Institute Biological Sciences, American Society Zoologists (executive committee 1981-1995, managing editor American Zoologist 1981-1995), Sigma Xi (president chapter 1972-1973), Delta DX Associate (president 1983-1984, 96-97, secretary 2002-2003).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: amateur radio.


Children: Stephen Whitsell, David Clay. Married Maria Esperanza Espinosa, December 17, 1994.

Irving Fingerman

Rose Lillian (Goodman) Fingerman

Maria Esperanza Espinosa

Stephen Whitsell Fingerman

David Clay Fingerman