DR. LESTER D. STEPHENS
Emeritus Professor of History
University of Georgia
for Lester D. Stephens
LESTER D. STEPHENS received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1963, and then joined the faculty of the University of Georgia.
He served as chairman of the Department of History for ten years, and retired as Emeritus Professor of History in 1998.
Also an Associate of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, he is especially interested in the history of natural history, and is the author of many publications on naturalists, natural history societies, and responses to the theory of evolution.
Dr. Stephens is coauthor of a forthcoming book titled Seafaring Scientist: Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, American Marine Biologist and Founding Director of the Tortugas Laboratory.
Recipient of nine awards for excellence in the teaching of history, Professor Stephens
held a University of Georgia
Fellowship for Study in a Second Discipline in 1994-1995.
Under that fellowship, he
worked with specialists on marine invertebrates and also studied with a mammalogist.
His awards for scholarly publications include the South Carolina Science Council's LeConte Medallion, the University of Georgia Creative Research Medal, and the South Carolina Historical Society's Malcolm C. Clark Award for the Best Article in the South Carolina Historical Magazine in 2003.
has presented numerous papers at historical conferences and scientific meetings.
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