About Dr. Phelps

 

Harriette Longacre Phelps

Professor Emeritus

Biological and Environmental Sciences Department

University of the District of Columbia

Education

  • B.A. 1956 Carleton College
  • M.A. 1958 Mount Holyoke College
  • Ph.D. 1964 Ohio State University

Academia

  • 2004 - Present. Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • 1978 - 2004. Associate/Full Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 - 1978. Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Federal City College, Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 - 1968. Research Associate, NCI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

 


Memberships and Society Positions

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society
  • Estuarine Research Federation
  • National Shellfisheries Association
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

 

  • American Men and Women of Science: 1974-Present
  • Outstanding Young Women of the Year: 1964
  • Sigma Xi Science Honor Society: member 1964
  • Beta Beta Beta, Science Honor Society: member 1980
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1984.

Review Panals:

  • EPA (STAR Program)
  • National Science Foundation
  • USGS

Reviewer:

  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Associate Editor: Estuaries


Dr. Phelps is a senior professor of Biology at UDC, which has HBCU status and was founded in 1976 as the Land Grant University of the District of Columbia. In addition to teaching Dr. Phelps is engaged in research on estuarine and freshwater systems, mostly with studies related to molluscs as pollution biomonitors and environmental impact of exotic species (particularly the Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea).

Dr. Phelps' research ranges from lentic freshwater to tidal fresh (near the University of DC) to estuarine to marine. From 1997 to '98 Dr. Phelps was on sabbatical at the University of Sydney, Australia. Currently Dr. Phelps has research projects on Anacostia sediment toxic accumulation by clams and water toxicity in the lower Anacostia. All of Dr. Phelps' publications are listed in the Research Section. In addition, Dr. Phelps' Recent Publications are available for download.

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