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anthropologist , educator , researcher

Robert Wald Sussman, American Anthropologist, educator, researcher. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1992, Fulbright Scholar Program, 1987-1988, National Geography Society, 1987-1988, World Wildlife Fund, 1977-1988.


Sussman, Robert Wald was born on July 4, 1941 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis W. and Helen (Myrowitz) Sussman.


Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965; Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, Duke U., 1972.


Assistant professor, CUNY, New York City, 1971-1973; assistant professor anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, 1973-1978; associate professor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1978-1986; professor, Washington University, St. Louis, since 1986. Adjunct assistant professor New York University, 1973. Consultant editor American Journal Primatology, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1991.

Editor-in-chief American Anthropologist. Special lecturer Society Expeditions, Seattle, 1991-1992. Member evaluation panel National Science Foundation Minority Fellowship Program, Washington, 1991-1995.


Secretary, St. Louis-Georgetown Sister City Committee, 1990-1992. Member science review committee National Cancer Institute, Washington, 1976-1978. Member American Association Physical Anthropology (Executive Committee 1991-1994), American Anthropological Association (advisory editor 1989-1993), American Society Primatologists, International Primatol.

Society, Organisation of Tropical Studies (board directors since 1985, Executive Committee 1993-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, sports, traveling.


Married Margaret Markowitz, August 10, 1962 (divorced 1969). Married Linda Jeanne Kaye, February 22, 1972. Children: Katya Jeanne, Diana Wald.

Louis W. Sussman

Helen (Myrowitz) Sussman

Margaret Markowitz

Linda Jeanne Kaye

Katya Jeanne Sussman

Diana Wald Sussman