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CURRICULUM VITAE - V. A. Funk
ADDRESS: U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution MRC 166,
P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D. C. 20013-7012, U.S.A. (tel 202-633-0950) (fax 202-786-2563)
B. S., Murray State University, Biology and History, 1969
M. S., Murray State University, Biology, 1975. Thesis: A Floristic and Geologic
Survey of Selected Seeps of Calloway County, Kentucky.
Ph. D., Ohio State University, December 1980. Thesis: The Systematics of Montanoa Cerv. (Asteraceae).
Senior Research Scientist & Curator - U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 18 April 2004 - present Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, 2006 – pres.
Honorary Research Associate, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Garden Mt Coot-tha, Toowong, QLD, Australia, 2002-pres.
Visiting Academic, Department of ZEN (Zoology and Entomology), University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD Australia 2001-2003.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, 1998-present.
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Botany, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 1993-1994.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology (Botany), Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 1992-present.
Visiting Curator/Lecturer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, November 1991 and October 1994.
Director, Smithsonian Institution's Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program, 1987-present. The position involves providing scientific, administrative, logistical, and financial direction for the program. Annual Budget
Research Scientist & Curator - U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1989 – 2004.
Director, NMNH Summer Intern Program for undergraduates, 1988-1990.
Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, University of Miami, January-March, 1987.
Assistant then Associate Curator - U. S National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution, 1981-1989.
Postdoctoral Museum Intern – Compositae (NSF funded program), New York Botanical Garden 1980-1981.
Presidential (OSU) Research Fellow and Research Associate - Ohio State University, 1978-1980.
Assistant Curator - Ohio State University Herbarium, 1976-1977.
Teaching Associate - Gen. Bio., Local Flora, Botany, and Plant Taxonomy, Ohio State Univ. 1975-1976, 1977Teaching Assistant - General Botany and General Zoology, Murray State University, 1974-1975.
Instructor in Project Apollo, an Outward Bound program for underprivileged high school students, 1973-1974 Worked in West Germany and traveled throughout Western Europe, 1970-1972.
High School Teacher - Science and Math, Hancock Co., KY, 1969-1970 and McCracken Co., KY, 1972-1973.
FELLOWSHIPS and HONORS:
Beta Beta Beta (honorary biology), 1973-1975 Sigma Xi, 1976-present LeadershipAward (Graduate School of the Ohio State University), 1977 Summer Research Fellowship, 1979 Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship, 1979-1980 Sigma Delta Epsilon (honorary fraternity for women in science), 1979-1995 National Museum of Natural History Award for Meritorious Service, 1987, 1991-93 (no longer offered) Fellow of AAAS, 1987-present Member of the Explorers Club, 1991-present Fellow of the Linnean Society, 1991-present Certifícate from El Museo de La Plata for the “Plaza de America de la Exposicion Universal de Sevilla.” 1992 Commission for Flora Neotropica (OFN), member 1994-present.
Member of the Washington Field Biologists Club, 1995-present.
Funk cv - 2 Queensland Fellowship recipient, Awarded by the Government of Queensland, Australia, 2001.
Species Plantarum, elected member 2001-pres.
President’s Award for Service, Society of Systematic Biologists, 2002.
Honorary Member, Society of Systematic Biologists, elected 2003 LINNE: Legacy Infrastructure Network for Natural Environments document won the gold award from the UCEA Marketing and Publications Awards 2006 for booklets.
NMNH Science Achievement Award, 2006 for the “Everywhere but Antarctica: Using a supertree to understand the diversity and distribution of the Compositae” in Biol. Skr. 55: 343-373, 2005. [this award is given “…to recognize outstanding scientific contributions…”] PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT); Asociacion Latinoamericana de Botanica; Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC); Botanical Society of America (BSA 1975-2001); International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT); Linnean Society of London; Sociedad Botanica de Mexico; Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB); Society of Systematic (Zoology) Biologists (SSB); Southern African Society of Systematic Biology (SASSB); Systematics Association (SA); The International Biogeography Society (TIBS); Willi Hennig Society.
SERVICE - External:
Botanical Society of America, Section Head for Systematic, 1982-1984.
American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Editorial Board of Systematic Botany, 1981-1983.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, Column Editor for “Points of View” section of Taxon, 1982-1993.
Willi Hennig Society - Founding Fellow 1982 and Council Member, 1982-1985 (kicked off council 1985).
Society of Systematic Zoology, Committee to rewrite the Constitution, 1983.
Society of Systematic Zoology, Committee to investigate the possibility of moving the meeting from December to meet with the Society for the Study of Evolution, 1985.
Botanical Society of America, Conservation Committee, 1984-1987 (Chairman, 1985-1986).
Society of Systematic Zoology, Area Representative for annual meeting with ASZ, Baltimore, MD, December 1985.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, member of (USA) Board, 1988-1999.
American Society of Plant Taxonomists representative to AAAS, 1987-present.
Council Member, Society of Systematic Zoology, 1987-1989.
Outside Review Committee member, Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University, May 1988.
Represented Botany organizations in general at the Association of Systematic Collections sponsored workshop on “Biological Collections Resources for the 1990's”, 1988.
Botanical Society of America, Education Committee, 1990-1992.
Distinguished Systematist (non-ESA) member of the Thomas Say Award Committee, Entomological Society of America, 1989-1990.
Treasurer and Chairman-elect, National Museum of Natural History's Senate of Scientists (ca. 165 members), 1990.
Academy for Educational Development (Acting for US-AID), Panel for the University Affiliations Program competition, 1990.
Chairman, National Museum of Natural History's Senate of Scientists (ca. 165 members), 1991.
Centre for the Study of Biological Diversity, University of Guyana, Chair or member of the Science Steering Committee, 1992-2000.
Testimony (written) for the National Academy of Sciences in support of the National Institutes of the Environment, January, 1992.
SA2000 (Systematics Agenda for the year 2000) Co-Chair of Subcommittee on International Programs, 1991-1993.
AAUW Fellowships Program Panel, 1992.
World Bank, Core Group for evaluating GEF proposals, 1992-1994.
AIBS Biodiversity Workshop, 4 June 1992.
EX-Situ Review Committee for “Development of Systematic Resources for Biodiversity Inventory - “ World Bank Global Environmental Facility, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1992.
International Workshop on Biodiversity Survey, Inventory and Data Management, Smithsonian Institution.
Organized by Dr. T. Lovejoy, January, 1993.
Funk cv - 3 Workshop to Explore the Feasibility, Protocols and Costs of an “All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory”, University of Pennsylvania. Organized by D. Janzen, 16-19 April, 1993.
Biodiversity from 1986 to the 21st Century. International Symposium by the Consortium for Systematics and Biodiversity. Washington, D.C., November, 1993.
International Science Foundation (Soros Foundation), Biology 3. Participated in two panels, reading and providing written comments on 20-30 proposals from scientists from countries that were part of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), 1993 and 1994.
Society of Systematic Biologists representative to AIBS 1994-1999.
Society of Systematic Biologists, Council Member, 1994-1996.
Society of Systematic Biologists, Treasurer, 1995-1997.
National Research Council (NRC), Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE), review panel member responsible for Biological Sciences, 1995-1997.
Flora Malesiana Committee, Ad Hoc member, 1993-1995.
Search Committee for Systematic Botany position, Duke University, October 1994-February 1995.
Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Member of the Scientific Visiting Group, 1996.
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, Member of the Scientific Visiting Committee, 21-28 June 1997.
Society of Systematic Biologists, President, 1998-1999.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, Alternative Web Site manager, 1998-1999.
Washington Biologists Field Club, Board of Managers, 1999.
American Institute of Biological Sciences, Member-at-large, 1999-2001.
Society of Systematic Biologists, Chair of the nominating Committee, 1999-2000.
Botanical Society of America, Editorial Committee for Plant Science Bulletin, 1998-2001.
Co-Founder and now in charge of communications for “The International Compositae Alliance” an organization to help give structure to research in the flowering plant family Compositae. Two informal meetings have been held: 2000 and 2001 and the three International meetings have been held, the most recent was in Barcelona 2006 (www.compositae.org).
NSF sponsored workshop, Data basing Collections, University of Nebraska, 6-9 April 2000.
NSF sponsored workshop, BS&I Program, Past and Future, Orcas Island, 18-22 May 2000.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, Statutes Committee, 2000-2004.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, Editorial Board for Taxon, 2000-2003.
NCEAS meeting on Biogeography (organized by Jim Brown), two meetings, Sept. 2000 & 8-11 September 2001.
ICSEB 2002, member of the program committee, 2001-2002.
American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Member of Committee to select publisher for Systematic Botany, 2001.
International Association of Plant Taxonomy, Constitution Committee, 2000-2002.
The International Biogeography Society, Founding Member and Director-at-Large, Member of Governing Board 2001-2005 (Jan).
Society of Systematic Biologists, Archive Committee, Chair, 2001-2005.
NSF, International Postdoctoral Program, Panel member, 2002 NSF sponsored “Workshop to Produce a Decadal Vision for Taxonomy and Natural History Collections”, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 10-12 November 2003, organized by L.
Page. (member of editorial committee) AAAS Science Journalism Awards, member of the Print screening committee, 2005 National Evolutionary Synthesis Center workshop on Metadata, June 2005 (sponsored by NSF; Participant) Society of Systematic Biologists, Treasurer and member of Board of Trustees, 2004-2007.
The International Biogeography Society, President Elect Jan. 2005-2007 (President Jan. 2007-2009) American Society of Plant Taxonomy, President Elect Sept. 2005-2006 (President Sept. 2006-2007) The Biodiversity Science and Education Initiative (Smithsonian Institution and University of Georgia, Participant, 2005-2006) Lawrence Memorial Award Committee, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Selection Committee Member, 2006-2009) National Science Foundation, DEB, Systematics, Collections, and/or Survey and Inventory Panel member, 1991Participated in over 20 panels reading and providing written comments on 15-20 proposals per panel meeting; last panel was May 2007.
Funk cv - 4 NSF sponsored workshop, Big Biogeography, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 18-21 May 2007.
Manuscripts and Grants routinely reviewed for: American Journal of Botany, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Evolution, Flora Neotropica, Journal of Biogeography, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation (1978-present), Taxon, Systematic Botany, Systematic Biology, SIDA, Kew Bulletin, Journal of Biogeography, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Plant Systematics, Evoltuion, TREE and others.
SERVICE – internal (NMNH = National Museum of Natural History):