MEREDITH F. SMALL
Professor Emerita Visiting Scholar
Department of Anthropology Department of Anthropology
Cornell University University of Pennsylvania
Ithaca, NY 14853 Philadelphia, PA 1910
•Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, 1980
University of California, Davis
•M.A. in Physical Anthropology, 1975
University of Colorado, Boulder
•A.B. in Anthropology, 1973
San Diego State University
INVENTING THE WORLD: VENICE AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Pegasus Books, New York, 2020. Representation by Wendy Levinson, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency, 300 W. 55th St. New York, NY 10019).
THE CULTURE OF OUR DISCONTENT; BEYOND THE MEDICAL MODEL OF MENTAL HEALTH. Joseph Henry Press, 2006.
OUR BABIES, OURSELVES; HOW BIOLOGY AND CULTURE SHAPE THE WAY WE PARENT. Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1998. Translated into Japanese, Spanish,
Russian and Czech.
Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1995. Translated into Japanese and Russian.
University Press, 1993.
FEMALE PRIMATES; STUDIES BY WOMEN PRIMATOLOGISTS, M. F. Small,
editor. Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1984.
•Edie Award for “The Truth About Boys and Girls published in MOTHERING MAGAZINE, 2009. This award is presented by FOLIO for excellence in magazine writing.
•Anthropology in the Media Award, American Anthropological Association, 2005
•First Soldier in the Gene Wars, selected for inclusion in THE BEST SCIENCE AND
NATURE WRITING, 2007, R. Preston and T. Folger, eds. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
• Captivated, selected for inclusion in THE BEST SCIENCE AND
NATURE WRITING, 2004. S. Pinker and T. Folger, eds. Houghton
•Presidential Distinguished Lecturer, University of Vermont, 2003
•Outstanding Educator, Merrill Presidential Scholar Program, Cornell University, 2001
•Finalist, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Journalism Award, radio category, for Commentaries on the National Public Radio Show “Sounds Like Science,” 1999
•Marine Biological Laboratory Science Writing Fellowship, Woods Hole, 1997
•Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow for Excellence in Teaching, 1995, Cornell University
•Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992, Cornell University
•American Society of Primatologists, Student Award, 1981
•Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, 1980
Small, M.F. The natural history of childhood. In: Childhood in America, S. Olfman, ed. Greenwood Publishing, 2004
Small, M.F. Females that did evolve. Introduction. Comparative Behavior of Bonobos
and Chimpanzees, C. Boem and L. Marchand eds. 2002
Small, M.F. Revealed ovulation in humans? JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
Small, M.F. The evolution of female sexuality and mate selection in humans. HUMAN NATURE 1992 3:133-156.
Promiscuity in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PRIMATOLOGY 1990 20:267-282.
Small, M.F. .Alloparental behavior in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). ANIMAL
BEHAVIOUR 1990 39:297-306.
Small, M.F. Consortships and conceptions in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). PRIMATES 1990 31:339-350.
Social climber; Rise in rank by a female Barbary macaque. FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA
Female choice in nonhuman primates. YEARBOOK OF PHYSICA ANTHROPOLOGY
Aberrant sperm and the evolution of human mating patterns.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 1989 38:544-546.
Female sexual behavior and conception; Are there really sperm to spare?
CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY 1989b 29:81-100.
Smith, D.G. and M.F. Small Mate choice by lineage in three captive groups of
rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL
ANTHROPOLOGY 1987 73:185-191.
Small, M.F. and S. Blaffer Hrdy Secondary sex ratios by maternal rank, parity,
and age in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PRIMATOLOGY 1986 11:359-365.
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith The influence of birth timing upon infant growth and
survival in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). INTERNATIONAL
JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1986 7:289-304.
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith Sex of infants produced by male rhesus macaques.
AMERICAN NATURALIST 1985 126:354-361.
Small, M.F., R. Stanyon, D.G. Smith and L. Sineo High-resolution
chromosomes of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PRIMATOLOGY 1985 9:63-67.
Small, M.F. Aging and reproductive success in female Macaca mulatta. In:
FEMALE PRIMATES; STUDIES BY WOMEN PRIMATOLOGISTS, M.F. Small
(ed.). 1984 Alan R. Liss Inc., New York, pp. 249-259.
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith Sex differences in maternal investment by Macaca
mulatta. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 1984 14:313-314.
Smith, D.G., M.F. Small, C.H. Alfors, F.W. Lorey, B.R. Stern and B.K. Rolfs
Paternity exclusion analysis and its application to studies of nonhuman primates.
In: ADVANCES IN VETERINARY SCIENCE AND COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith Chromosomal analysis of perinatal death in Macaca
mulatta and Macaca radiata. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1983
5:381-384.Females without infants; Mating strategies in two species of captive
macaques. FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA 1983b 40:125-133.
Small, M. F. Reproductive failure in macaques. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PRIMATOLOGY 1982 2:137-147.
Small, M.F. A comparison of mother and nonmother behaviors during birth season in two
species of captive macaques. FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA 1982 38:99-107.
Small, M.F. Comparative social behavior of female bonnet and rhesus macaques.
ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR TIERPSYCHOLOGIE 1982 59:1-6.
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith The relationships between maternal and paternal rank
in rhesus macaques. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 1982 30:626-627.
Smith, D.G. and M.F. Small Selection and the transferrin polymorphism in rhesus
monkeys (Macaca mulatta). FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA 1982 37:127-136.
Small, M.F. Body fat, rank, and nutritional status in a captive group of rhesus macaques.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1981 2:91-95.
The Nubian Mesolithic; A consideration of the Wadi Halfa remains. JOURNAL OF
HUMAN EVOLUTION 1981 10:159-162.
Small, M.F. and P.S. Rodman Primigravidity and infant loss in bonnet macaques.
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PRIMATOLOGY 1981 10:164-169.
Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith Interactions with infants by full siblings, paternal
half-siblings and nonrelatives in a captive group of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1981 1:91-94.
Smith, D.G., F.W. Lorey and M.F. Small Taste sensitivity to Phenylthiourea
(PTC) in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). PRIMATES 1981 22:404-408.
LiveScience.com, weekly columnist for anthropological issues, 2007-2009, 112 columns.
The Culture of Babies. CHILD magazine, Australia, September 2014. Introduction by Karen Miles, editor.
When It Comes To Breastfeeding, The West Has It Wrong. CHILD online, August 28, 2014.
Let Them Tend Cows. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary, June 12, 2011.
We Are What We Know. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary on Amy Chua. January 14, 2011.
Tradition vs Opinions. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary, March 12, 2010.
Daring to bare. Op/Ed THE NEW YORK TIMES October 10, 2005
Why my body? THE WASHINGTON POST April 19, 2005.
States of Mind. COSMOS 3:36, 2005.
Christmas cards as social networks. NEW SCIENTIST December, 2003.
Evolution of the meat-sex exchange, book review, THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 28, 2003.
Orangutans show signs of culture. DISCOVER 25:52, 2003.
Captivated. NATURAL HISTORY 112:80, 2003
How many fathers are best for a child? DISCOVER 24:54-61, 2003.
Mother’s little helpers. NEW SCIENTIST 181:44-47, 2002.
The happy fat. NEW SCIENTIST 175:34-37, 2002.
What you can learn from drunk monkeys. DISCOVER July: 41-44, 2002.
So near and yet so far. NATURAL HISTORY June:76-77, 2002.
The research at hand. CORNELL ENGINEERING MAGAZINE. Spring: 22-25, 2002.
String theory. NATURAL HISTORY 111:14-15, 2002.
Do animals have culture? SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 284:104-106, 2001.
Long live the !Kung. NATURAL HISTORY 110: 76-77, 2001.
Made to freeze. VERMONT MAGAZINE 13: 8-9, 2001.
Trouble in paradise. NEW SCIENTIST 168:34-38, 2000.
Island of the apes. NATURAL HISTORY 109:87, 2000.
Gut instincts. DISCOVER 21:34-37, 2000.
More than the best medicine. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 283:24, 2000.
Striking a balance. CORNELL ENGINEERING Summer 6-11, 2000.
Family matters. DISCOVER 21:66-71, 2000.
Aping culture. DISCOVER 21:52-57, 2000.
Kinship envy. NATURAL HISTORY 109:88, 2000.
Analyze this. NATURAL HISTORY 108:84-86, 1999.
Nosing out a mate. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN PRESENTS 3:52-55, 1999.
Floral arrangements. NATURAL HISTORY 108:46-47, 1999.
Are we losers? Putting a mating theory to the test. THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1999.
Bringing back baby. (cover story) NATURAL HISTORY 108:68-71, 1999.
A woman’s curse? (cover story) THE SCIENCES 39:24-29, 1999.
Love with the proper stranger. NATURAL HISTORY 107:14-19, 1998.
Living electronics. (cover story) CORNELL ENGINEERING Fall 4-8, 1998.
Making connections. AMERICAN SCIENTIST 85: 502-504, 1997.
Our babies, ourselves. NATURAL HISTORY 106:41-51, 1997.
Family values. THE SCIENCES (cover story). 37:40-44, 1997.
China’s mountain monkeys. NEW SCIENTIST 154:38-41, 1997.
Read in the bone. NATURAL HISTORY 106:14-17, 1997.
Writing about science. In: A FIELD GUIDE FOR SCIENCE WRITERS, D. Blum and
M. Knudson, eds. Oxford University Press, 1997 pp.57-64.
An anthropologist’s attic. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 275:82-85, 1996.
Paleontological Predictions. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 274:112-114, 1996.
These animals think, therefore. NATURAL HISTORY 105:26-31, 1996.
The jungle out there. (cover story) CORNELL MAGAZINE 96:24-28, 1996.
Rethinking human nature, again. NATURAL HISTORY. 104: 22-24, 1995.
The seven macaques of Sulawesi. PACIFIC DISCOVERY 48:24-27, 1995.
Bringing up baby. NEW SCIENTIST 146:36-39, 1995.
Making a monkey of human nature. NEW SCIENTIST 146:30-33, 1995.
When Mr. right is too much effort. NEW SCIENTIST 143:30-33, 1994.
Ay up, A chimp wi’an accent. NEW SCIENTIST 142:33-136, 1994.
Macaque see, macaque do. NATURAL HISTORY 103:8-11, 1994.
Closing the gap; chimpanzee multiculturalism. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION 96:16-23, 1993
The gay debate. AMERICAN HEALTH 12:70-76, 1993.
The bandit monkeys of Bali. CORNELL MAGAZINE 95:28-32, 1993.
Finback at 9:00 CORNELL MAGAZINE 96:35, 1993.
Female Choice in Mating. AMERICAN SCIENTIST 80:142-151, 1992.
What’s love got to do with it? DISCOVER 13:46-51, 1992.
A reasonable sleep. DISCOVER 13:82-88, 1992.
Return of the storks. BBC WORLD, 1992
BioBiz. TRAVEL HOLIDAY May :74-112, 1992.
Sperm wars (cover story). DISCOVER 12:48-53, 1991.
Lady hawk. PACIFIC DISCOVERY MAGAZINE 43:20-21, 1990.
Political animal (cover story). THE SCIENCES March: 36-42, 1990.
Ms. Monkey. NATURAL HISTORY January:10-12, 1989.
Babysitting and daycare among the Barbary macaques. FIELD MUSEUM OF
NATURAL HISTORY BULLETIN, CHICAGO 60:24-28, 1989.
Girls just wanna have choice. SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED June/July:28-32, 1988.
Various articles have been reprinted in following book collections of articles and essays: TODDLER; WRITING WITH CONTEMPORARY READINGS; THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS; THE PRIMATE ANTHOLOGY; ANNUAL EDITIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (every year from 1993 to present); ANNUAL EDITIONS IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (every year from 1993 present) and magazines including MOTHERING; CATHOLIC DIGEST; WEIGHT WATCHERS, THE BEST AMERICAN HUMOR WRITING, among others.
Commentator, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” 2000-2004.
Commentator, National Public Radio’s “Sounds Like Science,” 13 shows from 1998-1999.
Fresh Air, National Public Radio, interview for Our Babies, Ourselves, May 1998.
edTalk of the Nation, Science Friday, May 1999, invited by Natalie Angier of The New York Times to be interviewed with her on the biology of females.
Australian National Radio, December, 1999, Female Mate Choice.
Australian National Radio, Lifestyle Show; Our Babies, Ourselves, November 1999.
Various national radio interviews, summer 1998, to promote Our Babies, Ourselves.
Talk of the Nation, Science Friday, February 14, 1997, interview about female mate choice.
Various national radio interviews, 1995, to promote What’s Love Got to Do With It?
National Geographic TV, Taboo Series, commentator for show on cross-cultural childcare, 2003.
PBS series on Evolution, broadcast fall, 2001, interview and commentary for episode “Why Sex,” and consultant for show and website. WGHB and NOVA, Boston
The Today Show, interview with Ann Curry, Kids, April 17, 2001
The Today Show, interview with Katie Couric, Our Babies, Ourselves, May 8, 1998
Good Morning America, show on breast feeding, interview, May, 2000.
Channel 4, U.K., series on evolution, live televised roundtable discussion, March, 1998.
Channel 4, U.K. What Women Want, interview and commentary, London, 1996.
Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy by Melvin Konner.
Current Anthropology 2015 56:
Anthropology’s dynamic duo. Review of “Intertwined Lives” by Lois
Banning. THE COMMON REVIEW 2004 3:40-42.
Genes, Sex, Intelligence and the Meaning of Life. Review of “Lucy’s Legacy,” A. Jolly
“Why Sex Matters,” Bobbi Low. EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY
The Hunting Apes. C. Stanford. AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, 2000.
The good, the bad, and the ugly.” Essay/Review of “Demonic Males” by R. Wrangham and D. Peterson and “Good Natured” by F. DeWaal. 1997 EVOLUTIONARY
Chimpanzee Material Culture. W.C. McGrew. EUROPEAN SOCIOBIOLOGICAL
SOCIETY 1995 37:20-24.
Juvenile Primates. M. Pierera and L. Fairbanks. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1994 95:243-244.
Fatherhood; A Review of Paternity Testing. EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY
How Monkeys See the World. D. Cheney and R. Seyfarth. JOURNAL OF HUMAN
EVOLUTION 1992 22:157-159.
Human Reproductive Behavior; A Darwinian Approach. L. Betzig, M. Borgerhoff-
Mulder, and P. Turke, eds. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION 1991 21:227-
Peacemaking Among Primates, F. De Waal. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
Primate Visions, D. Haraway. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL
ANTHROPOLOGY 1990 85:527-528.
East of the Mountains of the Moon, M.P. Ghiglieri. AMERICAN SCIENTIST 1989
The Cayo Santiago Macaques, R.G. Rawlins and M.J. Kessler, eds. QUARTERLY
REVIEW OF BIOLOGY 1987 62:206.
Use of Time and Resources by Provisioned Troops of Monkeys: Social Behaviour, Time
and Energy in the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus L.) at Gibralter, J.E. Fa
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY 1987 62:107-108.
Primates in Nature, A. Richard. In :Primates in the classroom, M.F. Small, M.L. Boccia,
J.E. King, J. Loy, J. McKenna, and G. Ruppenthal. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PRIMATOLOGY 1987 12:111-123.
Primate Paternalism, D.M. Taub, ed. ZOO BIOLOGY 1986 5: 61-65.
Female Strategies, E. Shaw and J. Darling. ANIMAL KINGDOM 1986
Cry of the Muriqui and Monkey of the Clouds (films). AMERICAN
ANTHROPOLOGIST 1985 87:980-982.
Social Behavior of Female Vertebrates, S.K. Wasser, ed. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1985 66:98-100.
•The Nature of Weaning, Post-Graduate Seminar Presentation, LactApp, Barcelona, Spain, February and April 2021.
•Venetians Invented Everything. Class Lecture for “Visualizing Venice,” Architecture Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, July 2020
•Components of Baby Flourishing: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Moderator, Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, March, 2015
•Lactancia Materna, Barcelona, Spain, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, September, 2013
•Attachment Parenting, Masaryk University, Brno, The Czech Republic, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, October, 2012
•Panel Presentation, Our Babies, Ourselves, Prague, The Czech Republic, October 2012
•The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Keynote Speaker, Glasgow
•National Parenting Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, Keynote Speaker, Our
Babies, Ourselves, and Kids. September 2004
•Centre for Culture and Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Our
Babies, Ourselves, August 2004
•Point Park College, Symposium on Childhood in America, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, June 2003
•University of Rochester, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Our Babies, Ourselves, April, 2003
•University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 24th Annual Child and Family Development Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, April, 2003.
•Southern Connecticut College, Our Babies, Ourselves, March, 2003
•La Leche League International, Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, The Natural History of Children, September, 2002
• New York State Perinatal Association, 17th Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, June 2002
•Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents, Boston, MA, 25th Anniversary Meetings, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, November 2000
•International Lactation Consultants Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, July 2000
•American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meetings, Forefronts of Science, Our Babies, Ourselves, May 2000
•Department of Social Services, State of California, 6th Annual Family-Centered Services Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Child Welfare League of America, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Children’s Institute International, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
• Honor the Parent, Honor the Child, Evergreen Hospital, Keynote Speaker, Seattle WA, 1999
•Grand Rounds, Wilson Family Health, Johnson City, NY, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Breastfeeding in the New Millennium, Emory University Hospital, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Evolution and…. Speakers Series, State University of New York, Binghamton, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999
•Infant Sleep and Attachment Patterns, Notre Dame University, The Natural History of Babies, 1998
•Convocation Speaker, Centre College, Community in Evolutionary Perspective, 1997
•Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Monkeying Around With Birds, 1997
•Department of Biology, Hartwick College, The Evolution of Human Mating, 1996
•Departments of Biology and Anthropology, State University of New York, Geneseo, The Evolution of Human Mating, 1996
•Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Female Choice in Primates, 1994
•Department of Anthropology, Duke University, Female Choice in Primates, 1994
•Cornell Alumni Association, Class Officers Midwinter Meeting, 1994
•Asa Gray Biological Society, Utica College, Female Choice in Primates, 1994
•Minton Lecture Series, Cornell Club, New York City, 1993
•Science Technology and Society, Cornell University, Scientists Meet Historians, 1993
•Human Biology and Evolution, University of Michigan, Female Choice in Primates, 1993
•Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Program on Women in Science, Brown University, Female Choice in Primates, 1992
•Ithaca Press Club, Writing Science for the Popular Press, 1992
•Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, New York University, Female Choice in Primates, 1991
•The Center for Evolution and the Paleoenvironment, and the Journal for Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, State University of New York, Binghamton, Social Intelligence and the Evolution of the Primate Brain, 1991
•Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, Bucknell University, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1991
•Neurobiology and Behavior Colloquium Series, Cornell University, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1989
•Friends of the Zoo Guest Lectures, Burnett Park Zoo, Syracuse, 1989 Natal Attraction; Growing Up as a Barbary Macaque
•Primate Center Guest Lectures, Duke University Primate Center, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1989
•Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, Cornell University, Social Intelligence and the Evolution of the Primate Brain, 1989
•Spotlight on U.C.D. Women Scholars, University of California, Davis, Promiscuity and Female Choice in Barbary Macaques, 1988
• Principal Investigator, Speaking of Kids, 2014-2016, supported by Johnson&Johnson Baby Research and Development.
University of Pennsylvania
•Visiting Scholar 2016-present
•Associate Scholar, Wolf Humanities Center, 2018-2019
•Professor Emerita, 2015
•Professor of Anthropology, 1997-2014
•Associate Professor of Anthropology, 1991-1997
•Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 1988-1991
Courses include: Human Evolution, The Anthropology of Parenting, The Anthropology of Human Mating, The Evolution of Human Behavior, The Anthropology of Everyday Life, Seminars in Current Issues in Biological Anthropology
SERVICE TO THE FIELD
• Journal Reviewer: AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, AMERICAN NATURALIST, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, PRIMATES, HUMAN NATURE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
• Grant Applications Reviewer: The National Science Foundation, The National Geographic Society, Leakey Foundation
• University Press Reviewer: Harvard University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, Princeton University Press
•Advisory Board, Artgerechtprojekt
•Advisory/Editorial Board, Childhood Lost, Greenwood Publishing.
• Chair, Education Committee, American Society of Primatology, 1985-1986
Member, Education Committee, American Society of Primatology, 1983-1984
• Davis Representative, Primate Conservation Committee, International Primatological Association, 1985