Mann, Janet 1960-

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MANN, Janet 1960-

PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1960, in New York, NY; daughter of Irving and Joan Alice (Mann) Friedman. Education: Brown University, Sc.B. (with honors), 1983; University of Michigan, M.A., 1988, Ph.D., 1991.

ADDRESSES: Home—1523 Elliott Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20007. Office—Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057; fax: 202-687-5662. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, assistant professor, 1992-99, associate professor of biology and psychology, 1999—. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, fellow, 1994-95; University of Western Australia, honorary visiting research fellow in anatomy and human biology, 1992-2000, adjunct professor, 2000—; University of New South Wales, honorary visiting fellow in biological sciences, 1998-2000; University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, special member of biology department, 2000-03; guest lecturer at colleges and universities, including University of Maryland at College Park, 1993 and 2000, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Victoria, 1996, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998, Duke University, 2001, and University of Georgia. Dolphins of Shark Bay Research Foundation, member of scientific advisory board, 1995—; Dolphins of Monkey Mia Research Foundation, member of board of directors and director of scientific advisory board, 1999—; scientific adviser or consultant to West Australian Conservation and Land Management, Shark Bay World Heritage Committee, and National Institute of Marine Fisheries. Participant in the making of eight natural history films for British and American television programs; guest on Australian television and radio programs.

MEMBER: International Society for Human Ethology, International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior Society, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Marine Mammal Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Jacob Javits fellow, U.S. Department of Education, 1986-90; Research Award, Michigan Psychological Association, 1987; Woodrow Wilson grant, 1989-90; grants from American Cetacean Society, 1991, Eppley Foundation for Research, 1993, 1997-98, Helen Brach Foundation, 1994-95, National Institute for Marine Fisheries, 1996, and National Science Foundation, 1997-2001; citation for outstanding science book of the year, Choice, 2001, for Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales.


(Editor, with R. Connor, P. Tyack, and H. Whitehead, and contributor) Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2000.

Contributor to books, including The Adapted Mind, edited by J. Barkow, L. Cosmides, and J. Tooby, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1992; and The Biology of Traditions, edited by D. Fragaszy and S. Perry, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), in press. Contributor to periodicals, including Marine Mammal Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Family Systems, Ethology, Zoo Biology, Child Development, Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, and Behaviour.

SIDELIGHTS: Janet Mann told CA: "I've been studying wild bottlenose dolphin mothers and calves in Australia for thirteen years. My focus has been on maternal investment, calf development, and behavior. I have also studied mother-infant relationships in killer whales and primates."