Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn U., 1958
  • Doctor of Philosophy, U. Notre Dame, 1963

Professional Activities, as a…


  • Research Areas: include brainstem mechanisms of behavior, alcohol, learning/memory, chemical signals, human cognition and EEG, educational research. neuro-education
  • Discoveries: (range from membrane biochemistry to human cognition)
    1. radiation induces an adrenal stress response,
    2. at a time when scientists thought ruminants did not sleep, proved that they not only sleep but also dream,
    3. ethanol selectively acts on certain neurons,
    4. opiates selectively act on certain neurons,
    5. rhythmic activity in the hippocampus reflects a widespread activating influence of the brainstream reticular formation that is not necessarily associated with movement.
    6. ethanol displaces hydrogen bonded water on membrane lipid,
    7. freeze behavior (“animal hypnosis”) is a brainstem-mediated reflex,
    8. neuronal spike trains contain sequential interval codes in certain clusters of impulses (i.e., they can act like a “byte” processor)
    9. acetaldehyde in body fluids is a biochemical marker for estrus and ovulation
    10. sex hormones promote memory consolidation
    11. multiple areas of cerebral cortex become synchronized at various frequencies during memory recall and “eureka” phenomenon.
  • In-demand peer reviewer of scholarly manuscripts: ~ 1,000 papers for 45 journals
  • Editorial Board Member: twelve scholarly journals. Over 500 publications , which have been formally cited about 4,000 times


Texas A&M University (1966-present)

  • College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M Univ. (1980-present): taught Introductory Neuroscience. a Drug and Substance Abuse Seminar, Science and Technology Practices and Policies, and graduate neuroscience courses.
  • College of Science (1966-1980): taught animal physiology, animal behavior, introductory biology, graduate neuroscience courses

College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University (1963-1966)

  • Taught pharmacology and graduate physiology courses.


21 books, including Triune Brain, Triune Mind, Triune Worldview; Learning Skills Cycle; Mental Biology; Atoms of Mind;  Core Ideas in Neuroscience; Memory Power 101; Better Grades, Less Effort; Improve Your Memory for a Healthy Brain. Memory Is the Canary in Your Brain’s Coal Mine; Animal Electroencephalography; Applied Electronics in Veterinary Medicine & Animal Physiology; Science, The Brain, and Our Future; Discovery Processes in Modern Biology; Brainstem Mechanisms of Behavior; Understanding Neuroscience; Global Peace Through the Global University System; ‘Dillos. Roadkill on Extinction Highway; Blame Game, How To Win.

See for reviews and sources.


  • Hundreds of presentations to clubs, cruise line, workshops, professional meetings.
  • Currently speaking on: Improve Learning and Memory, Teaching How to Learn, Neuroscience and Religion, Mental Biology


  • Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves (Ret.) – Research and development planning, Human Systems Division
  • Company President – co-founder of Forum Enterprises, Inc., maker of collaboration software
  • Consultant – clients have included U.S. Air Force, A. H. Robbins Co., Dow Chemical Company, RCA, The Fielding Institute, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Vinson & Elkins Attorneys, Int. Flavors & Fragrances Co.
  • Project Director for educational outreach grants (NIH, NSF) to middle schools, community colleges, and post-graduate animal-health professionals. Awards in excess of $7.5 million.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus, Auburn University, 2011
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (500 chapters, 60,0000 members)
  • Distinguished Member, Sigma Xi, 2011
  • President’s Award, TAMU Sigma Xi, 2011
  • Marquis” Who’s Who in the World, 2009
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2008
  • Board of Directors and SW Regional Director, 1997-2000, Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society; Assoc. Director, Research & Doctoral Constituency, 2001-2006 . Board of Directors and SW Regional Director, 2007-2010.
  • Selection to 12 Editorial Boards of scholarly journal, plus Texas A&M University Press. Six of the journals are scientific and five are educational technology journals. (see “Editorial Boards” below for details).
  • Merck Creativity Award, 1997
  • Selected As Series Editor, Biomedical Science Principles, C.V. Mosby Co. 1995
  • Fellow, International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, 1995
  • Chairman, Regional Nominating Committee, Sigma Xi 1994-1995
  • Outstanding TAMU Science Communicator, 1994, Sigma Xi, Texas A&M
  • Co-founder and President, educational software company, Forum Enterprises, Inc., 1994 to present
  • International Advisory Board of Directors, Telemedicine Training Institute, 1994
  • FIRST PRIZE, international contest, for best new concept for electronic distance education, Centre Informatique Pedagogique, Geneva, Switzerland (1993 – shared with J. R. Snell)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Alcoholism & Drug Research Communications Center, 1990-1992
  • Distinguished Achievement in Research, 1979, from Association of Former Students, Texas A&M
  • Distinguished Member Award for Research Achievement, 1971, Sigma Xi, Texas A&M Chapter
  • Meritorious Service Medals (2), U.S. Air Force, 1980-1988
  • Outstanding Mobilization Augmentee Nomination – FOUR times, U.S.A.F. Human Systems Division. 1975-1986
  • President (1990-91), Vice President (1989-90), Treasurer (1986-88), Sigma Xi, TAMU
  • “Book of the Month” Award, for Animal Electroencephalography. Presented by Medical Electronics and Data magazine, 1971
  • Sigma Xi (Notre Dame Chapter), 1963)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Auburn Chapter), 1956
  • Phi Zeta (Veterinary scholastic honorary, Auburn chapter), 1956

Editorial Boards/Editorships, Scholarly Journals

  • Associate Editor and Board member, Communications in Behavioral Biology, 1970-1973
  • Associate Editor and Board member, Journal of Electrophysiolog­ical Techniques, 1978-1988
  • Board Member, Psychopharmacology, 1980-1985
  • Board Member, Prog. Neuropsychopharm. Biol. Psychiat., 1988-current
  • Board Member,.Neuropsych Arch. Clin Neuropsychology, 1992-current
  • Board Member, American Journal of Veterinary Research, 1995-1999
  • Board Member, Texas A&M University Press, 1997 to 1999
  • Board Member, The Technology Source, 1999-present
  • Board Member, Innovate, 2004 – present
  • Board Member, International Journal of E-learning, 2004 – present
  • Board Member, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2005 – present
  • Board Member, Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 2005 -present

Biographical listings (and year first selected)

  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Education, 2007
  • International Who’s Who in Distance Education, 1996
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 1994
  • Men & Women of Distinction 1990
  • Who’s Who in Veterinary Science & Med. 1987
  • Who’s Who in Veterinary Medicine, 2006
  • Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement 1985
  • Personalities of America, 1984
  • Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology, 1983
  • Contemporary Authors, 1980
  • International Who’s Who in Education, 1979
  • America’s Names and Faces, 1977
  • Men of Achievement, 1975
  • Who’s Who in Texas, 1975
  • Who’s Who in the South & Southwest, 1972
  • Personalities of the West & Midwest, 1972
  • Dictionary of International Biography, 1972
  • Personalities of the South, 1970
  • Who’s Who Among Students in Amer. Colleges & Univ, 1957

Employment History

  • Present: Texas A&M University, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences:Professor of Neuroscience
  • Date of Original Appointment at TAMU:September, 1966 (College of Science)
  • Date promoted to Assistant Professor: March, 1963 (Iowa State)
  • Date promoted to Associate Professor, with Tenure: June, 1964 (Iowa State)
  • Date promoted to Professor: September, 1970 (TAMU)

Administrative/Leadership Experience

  • Officer-in-Charge, USAF Hospital Laboratory, 1958-1960
  • Graduate Council (TAMU) — elected, at-large member, 1979-82 , Faculty Representative, 1990-93
  • Academic Council (TAMU) — elected, at-large member, 1979
  • Interim Department Head, Dept. Biology (A&M’s largest dept. at the time), 1979-1980
  • Directorate of Development Planning, Headquarters Aerospace Medical Div., U.S. Air Force Systems Command, ’81-’89
  • Provost/Vice President’s Task force (TAMU) for re-organization of life-science depts., 1980
  • Co-organizer, TAMU Chapter, Society for Neuroscience
  • Treasurer, Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1986-1988; Vice President,1989; President, 1990
  • Secretary-Treasurer, TAMU Soc. Neuroscience, 1992-1995
  • Chairman, Educational Outreach Committee, Texas A&M Sigma Xi, 2005 to present
  • Board of Directors, Brazos Valley Museum, 1992-1998
  • Board of Directors, Brazos Valley Technology Association, 1997-1998
  • Chairman, TAMU Committee for Biomedical Sciences (1600 majors), 1992-1995
  • President, Forum Enterprises, Inc. (software company, 1993 to 2003
  • Chairman, Regional Nominating Committee, national Sigma Xi, 1995-1996
  • Nominating Committee, Research University Division, Sigma Xi, 2000
  • Associate Director, Research & Doctoral University Division, Sigma Xi, 2000-2003, 2007-2010
  • Board of Directors and SW Regional Director, Sigma Xi, 2000-2003, 2007-2010
  • President, Amer. Assoc. Advancement of Science, SW & Rocky Mountain Region, 2007-2008
  • Board of Directors, Brazos Valley Museum, 1992-1998
  • Board of Directors, Brazos Valley Technology Association, 1997-1998
  • Chairman, TAMU Committee for Biomedical Sciences (1600 majors), 1992-1995
  • President, Forum Enterprises, Inc. (software company, 1993 to present
  • Chairman, Regional Nominating Committee, national Sigma Xi, 1995-1996
  • Board of Directors and SW Regional Director, Sigma Xi, 1997 to 2000
  • Nominating Committee, Research University Division, Sigma Xi, 2000
  • Associate Director, Research & Doctoral Univ., Sigma Xi, 2000 to 2006 .
  • Committee on Meetings, Sigma Xi, 2004
  • Associate Director, SW Region, Sigma Xi, 2006 to present
  • President, Amer. Assoc. Advancement of Science, SW & Rocky Mtn. Region, 2007
  • Board of Directors, Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 2014 to present

Special Invitations

  • Invited Contributor, numerous books (see publications)
  • Invited contributor, Biology Data Book, Fed. Amer. Soc. Exp. Biol., 1971
  • National Acad. Sci. Exchange Scientist to Hungary, 1973
  • U.S. State Department Exchange Scientist to Spain, 1980
  • National Acad. Sci. Exchange Scientist to Czechoslovakia, 1982
  • U.S.D.A. Exchange Scientist to France and West Germany, 1987
  • Keynote speaker, Learning and Brain Conference, San Francisco, 2015

Professional Organizations and Service

  • American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, 1993-
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1966-
  • AAAS, Southwest & Rocky Mountain Division, 2005-
  • American Chemical Senses Society, 1984-1990
  • American Institutes of Biological Science, 1966-1978
  • American Physiological Society, 1965-1991
  • American Society of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacolo­gists, 1964-1978
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, 1958-61, 1967
  • American Veterinary Neurology Group, 1966-1972
  • Brazos Valley Technology Alliance, 1994-1999
  • Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education, 1994 –
  • International Council on Information for Sustainable Development, 1995-
  • National Science Teachers Association, 2005
  • Sigma Xi, 1963 –
  • Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1965-1971
  • Society for Neuroscience, 1972-
  • Texas Computer Education Association, 1996-
  • Texas Distance Learning Association, 1997-
  • Texas Middle School Association, 2004-
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Association, 1967-1972, 1989-
  • Texas Academy of Science, 1969-1980


Teaching Experience

Formal Courses: My most recent teaching experience has been as the sole instructor in three formal courses at Texas A&M. All were created by me and I teach all of each course without assistants. I created the Web sites used in two of the courses, and one of the courses is the College’s first and only Internet course.

  1. Neuroscience. VAPH 451. (3 credit hours). I taught an Honors course in neuroscience principles. The text is one that I wrote (Understanding Neuroscience, Mosby, and a Second edition is now being produced as an e-book). The course emphasizes theoretical aspects across the whole spectrum of neuroscience. Class periods featured slide show and VCR presentations, plus discussion of original ideas generated by the students in a computer conference (I co-developed the software in 1994, a precursor of today’s “Wiki’s). Special learning activities included electronic flash cards, crossword puzzles, and “brain bingo.” A significant portion of the course involved collaborative learning in groups of 4-6 students.
  2. Drug and Substance Abuse (VAPH 489) (1 credit hour). I taught a Senior seminar that begins with a lecture on addiction and tolerance and continues with student presentations throughout the semester. Presentations were formally evaluated by me and by students.
  3. Biomedical Research (BIMS 470) (3 credit hours). This is a distance education course, taught via the Internet, although many of the students were campus residents. The course is for science and non-science majors who want to know more about science as a profession, the “art” of scientific investigation, communication in science, technological research and development, and science and technology policy at national, state, and local institutional levels. The themes in the course did include the sociology of science, but the principle thrust was to explain what science and the life of a scientist is all about, how research is done, why and how research is necessary in a modern economy, and what is required to nurture scientific and technological enterprise.
  4. CURRENT: Core Ideas in Neuroscience. An on-line course surveying the basic principles of neuroscience at all levels, from molecular to cognitive.
  5. CURRENT: Neuroscience and Religion. A writing/discussion course aimed at learning how these two world views should inform each other. See TedX video.

Middle School Curriculum

I am Project Director for two NIH grants and two other grants from NSF, all aimed at developing science curricula for grades 6-8. A Web site that provides access to all the curriculum materials is at .

We have just been awarded a second NSF GK-12 grant, aimed at training science and math graduate students to act as consultants to local public schools. We help graduate students improve their communication skills, to develop age-appropriate instructional materials, and to be a source of expertise for public school science and math teachers.

In a seven-year grant from NIEHS, our interdisciplinary faculty and teacher team is designing instructional units that can be integrated into the main course areas of middle school: social studies, English, math, science. We have completed 16 of 18 projected units. Both grants involve teacher training workshops, and I participate in those.

In a grant from NHI SEPA, I have completed 5-unit Web curricula in cell biology, organ systems, and ecosystems. Each module contains instructional material, learning activities, tests, and teacher guide. Unique pedagogical features include an emphasis on why middle schoolers should be interested in the topic, how the key ideas were discovered, biographies of scientists involved, and related toxic and public health hazards. These modules are delivered as Web sites, each of which I created except for the header graphic and navigation bar.

In an earlier grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board , I helped professors to develop distance education courses. The first courses were delivered in 2001 in the topics of Food Safety, Immunology, Biomedical Research, and Medical Geography.

Undergraduate Research

I Chaired the TAMU Sigma Xi Task Force on Undergraduate Education. Our policy recommendations have reached the highest levels of the TAMU administration and are being implemented in stages. Along with Dr. Ray Sis, I supervised two Summer Research Internship programs for 34 upper-division undergraduate students.

P-16 Outreach and Partnerships

I created and Chaired the Committee for Educational Outreach and partnerships for the TAMU Chapter of Sigma Xi. Our Committee has prepared a report that outline why and how the university should institutionalize P-12 outreach and partnerships. I am spearheading lobbying efforts with the President, Provost, Deans, and the TAMU System to get our plan implemented not only in TAMU, but also in the TAMU System universities.

Special Teaching Initiatives

  • Created the College’s FIRST Internet course (BIMS 407)
  • Series Editor, Mosby-Year Book Co. basic science textbooks in biomedical science
  • 11 book reviews
  • Co-developer of FORUM, a new computer conferencing environment for teaching , and FORUM Matrix, an original”Wiki”
  • Co-developer of Get Smart, an interactive, Internet-based instructional assistant
  • Textbook, Understanding Neuroscience, Mosby Co., 1990
  • Consultant to TAMU faculty on distance education, Web courses, asynchronous conferencing
  • Organized and obtained funding for college televideo suite
  • Provide teacher-training lectures and workshops on how to help students remember
  • Created public lectures on improving memory for use in Lifelong Learning Institute, Texas A&M

New Courses Created

  • History of Neuroscience (VIBS 2101)
  • Core Ideas in Neuroscience (VIBS 407)
  • Neuroscience and Religion (VIBS 408)
  • Neurobiology (VAPH 640, graduate course)
  • Introductory Neuroscience (graduate/undergraduate Honors course, VAPH 640/451H)
  • Biomedical Research, Science Policies and Practices (BIMS 470)
  • Neuroanatomical Systems (VAPH 606)
  • Principles of Animal Physiology (Biol. 388)
  • Regulatory and Behavioral Physiology (Biol. 434)
  • Drug and Substance Abuse VAPH 489 Spring
  • Biomedical Research (BIMS 451)
  • Introductory Neuroscience (VAPH 451)
  • Behavioral Physiology (Biol 434)
  • Animal Physiology (Biol 343)

Courses Taught at College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State U.

Feb. 1963 to July 1966

  • Taught 2/3 of a pharmacology course that was offered each quarter (a year’s course, divided into 3 divi­sions)
  • Taught all of a graduate neurophysiology course that was offered once in this period
  • Taught 1/2 of a graduate medical physiology course that was offered twice in this period

Courses Taught, College of Science, Texas A&M

Sept. 1966 to 1980

  • Taught all of freshman biology course on several occasions, and team taught for several more semesters
  • Developed the departmental program in physiology teach­ing, including the syllabus for a general principles course, a medically oriented mammalian physiology course, and a behavioral physiology course.
  • Taught all of a comparative physiology course that was offered each semester (a year’s course, divided into 2 divisions).
  • Taught all of a behavioral physiology course every year
  • Taught all of a graduate neurobiology course on several occasions
  • Taught all of a graduate neuropsychopharmacology course on several occasions
  • Taught all of undergraduate and graduate seminar courses on many occasions

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M

Sept. 1980 to present

  • VA 305, Gross Anatomy of the Dog, Professor-in-charge, two semesters, assisted five semesters
  • VA 414, Surgical Preparation, assisted, two semesters
  • VAPH 490 Biomedical Research, Science Policies & Practices (taught also as part of Study Abroad Program in Germany, 1997)
  • VA 485H, Honors Student research supervisor, 12 students
  • VAPH 485 – supervised research projects of numerous students
  • VA 906, Neuroanatomy, assisted
  • VA 606, Neuroanatomical Systems in Laboratory Animals, created the course, taught four times, unassisted.
  • VAPH 640, Neurobiology; created the team-taught course, supervised and taught five times, unassisted
  • VAPH 681, Graduate Seminar, taught twice
  • VAPH 690, Theory of Research, taught three times
  • VTPP 689, Neurophysiology, created this 1-hr modular course and taught once
  • EE 689, Neural Networks, co-taught with three other profes­sors
  • VAPH 420 – Computer Applications (assisted)
  • VAPH 490 – Biomedical Research (created course, in charge)
  • VAPH 606 – Neuroanatomical Systems (created course; in charge)
  • VAPH 640/VAPH 451 – Neurobiology (created course; in charge)
  • VAPH 906 – Neuroanatomy (assisted)
  • VAPH 690 – Theory of Research (co-teacher)
  • VTPP 689 – Neurophysiology (created course, in-charge)
  • EE 689 – Neural Networks (co-teacher)
  • BIMS 470 (489) – Science and Technology Practices and Policies in Biomedical Research
  • VAPH 451 – Introductory Neuroscience
  • VAPH 489 – Drug and Substance Abuse
  • VIBS 407 – Core Ideas in Neurosciene
  • VIBS 408 – Neuroscience and Religion
  • … numerous special problems and undergraduate research courses (485 and 685)

Subject Areas in Which I Feel Competent to Teach

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology (veterinary medical students)
  • Neuroscience
  • Science Policy
  • Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Learning and Memory
  • Undergraduate and Professional Student Counseling
    Veterinary Medicine students, 1963-1966; Biology majors, 1966-1980 Biomedical Science majors, 1981-

Honors student or undergraduate research sponsor

  • Teacher intern, 1992, 1995
  • TAMU Honors Student Mentor, 2001

Graduate Students, Chair or Co-Chair

  • W. Ma (96)*
  • G. Rivard (91)*
  • S. Lutes (95)*
  • J. LeCavelier (90)*
  • A. Hsu (89)
  • N. Acevedo (88)
  • J. Connelly (84)*
  • D. Stevens (82)
  • E. Forney (81)
  • A. Rakshit (80)*
  • J. Mikeska (78)*
  • C. Mallari (77)
  • M. Palmer (76)
  • W. Folger (76)
  • J. Noll (75)
  • A. Prudom (74)
  • R. Stevens (72)
  • R. McBride (71)*
  • M. Thompson (71)
  • T. Webb (71)
  • C. McGraw (69)*
  • K. DeGinder (69)
  • R. McBride (68)*
  • *Ph.D. recipients (all others M.S.)

Post-Docs Supervised

  • Z. Huang
  • J. Mathew
  • L. Cherian
  • N. Sukul
  • P. Hradecky
  • R. Peters
  • J. Merker
  • J. Verlander

Undergraduate Student Research Projects

  • R. Agarwal
  • G. Bearden
  • M. Benjamin
  • R. Boyles**
  • H. Block**
  • R. Burnett
  • R. Chatelain
  • P. Chenevert
  • E. Derrick
  • J. Douglass**
  • S. Dowden
  • C. Dowdy
  • J. Friedrick
  • N. Gilmore**
  • D. Gonzalez
  • G. Hawkins**
  • H. Hoang
  • B. Holland
  • Heather Johnson
  • H. Jones
  • C. Keel
  • J. Lawrence
  • L. Lieb
  • Joy Marshall
  • Randy Miculik
  • K. Mohazzab
  • K. Oeffinger
  • A. Ouchley
  • E. Oxley
  • S. Roper
  • D. Royall**
  • A. Saint
  • Kelvin Shaw
  • W. Singleton
  • G. Smith**
  • Amy Southerland
  • A. Waxman
  • Tana Wheeler
  • Jennifer Williams
  • W. Wooten**

**Student was first-author on refereed paper

Graduate Program Administration

  • University Graduate Council — elected, at-large member, two terms: 1­979-1982, 1992-
  • Graduate Committee, THREE Colleges: Agriculture, Science, Vet. Med. (Secretary)
  • Graduate Committee Chairman, Dept. Biology, Dept. VAPH (twice)
  • Graduate Instruction Committee, 3 departments in 2 universi­ties
  • Chairman, Graduate College Awards Policy Committee, 1984
  • Long-range planning committee for graduate education, 1986


Research Areas

  • radiation biology
  • alcohol effects on hydrogen-bonded water
  • alcohol effects on neurons
  • narcotic mechanisms
  • behavioral arrest (animal hypnosis, catalepsy)
  • brainstem mechanisms of arousal
  • information carrying mechanisms in neurons
  • limbic system (hippocampal) functions
  • physiology & behavior of bovine estrous pheromone
  • estrous markers in cattle and horses
  • memory consolidation
  • opiate actions on neurons
  • pain mechanisms in humans
  • human cognition
  • pedagogical innovations in computer conferencing
  • collaborative learning, telematics, telemedicine


  • Radiation induces an adrenal stress response
  • Ethanol selectively acts on certain neurons
  • Opiates selectively act on certain neurons
  • Ethanol displaces hydrogen bonded water on membrane lipid
  • Freeze behavior (“animal hypnosis”) is a brainstem-mediated reflex
  • Acetaldehyde in body fluids is a biochemical marker for estrus and ovulation
  • Sex hormones promote memory consolidation
  • Multiple areas of cerebral cortex become synchronized at various frequencies during memory recall and “eureka” phenomena


  • Grants Awarded As PI: over $2 million; as Co-PI: > $6 million
  • U.S. Air Force, State of Texas
  • drug companies, various foundations
  • National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

Publications Summary

  • Abuty 1000 publications.
  • Senior or sole author on over 80% of all publications.

*Survey by Citation Index in 1972 showed that only 2.3% of all cited authors were cited more than 30 times in any one year since 1966. Many of my papers, in different fields, are in the top 1.5% of most-cited world literature.

Patents and Related Activities

  • #3,513,832 (1970), Respiration and Cardiovascular Monitoring Apparatus (with F. B. Hembrough)
  • # 5,721,142 (1998). Body-fluid volatile compounds as biochemical markers and predictors of estrus and ovulation
  • Assigned to Texas A&M University. World patents pending in Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand (1998).
  • FORUM, a new computer conferencing system (Copyrights 1993, version 1.0; 1995, version 2.4; version 3.0, 1998), assigned to Texas A&M Univ.
  • Get Smart, an interactive, computer-based instructional assistant, 1998 (shared with Jim Snell)
  • MATRIX, an Internet based conferencing system in which users share and annotate documents using their Web browser. Co-developed in 2001, with Jim Snell.
  • ICAMS (Idea Creation and Management System), under development.

Manuscript Reviews For Book Publishers

  • Appleton-Century-Crofts
  • Delmar Publishers
  • Harper & Row
  • Holt-Rinehart & Winston
  • Macmillan
  • C.V. Mosby
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Worth

Manuscript Reviews for 47 Journals (multiple disciplines)

  • Alcoholism: Clin. Exp. Res.
  • Amer. Assoc. Computers in Education
  • American J. of Physiology
  • American J. Veterinary Research
  • Animal Learning & Behavior
  • Applied Neuropsychology
  • Archives Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Behavioral Biology
  • Behavioral Brain Research
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Processes
  • Biology of Reproduction
  • Brain Research Bulletin
  • Chemical Senses
  • Communications in Behavior Biology
  • Educational Technology & Society
  • Electroenceph. Clin. Neurophysiology
  • European. J. of Physiology
  • European J. of Pharmacology
  • European J. Neuroscience
  • Experimental Neurology
  • General Pharmacology
  • Innovate
  • Inernational Journal on E-learning
  • J. Chemical Ecology
  • J. Comparative & Physiol. Psychology
  • J. Comparative Physiology
  • J. Educational Technol. & Society
  • J. Learning Disabilities
  • J. Neurophysiology
  • Learning & Individual Differences
  • Life Sciences
  • Nature
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacol., Biochemistry, & Behavior
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychobiology
  • Radiation Research
  • Science
  • Society for Exp. Biology & Medicine
  • Success in Distance Learning
  • Synapse
  • The Technology Source
  • Veterinary Research Communications

Other Scholarly Activities


Several every year, including:

  • National Security Agency
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Society for Neuroscience, most years for the last 25 years
  • FASEB, about 15 annual meetings
  • American Physiological Soc., about 10 annual meetings
  • Ramon y Cajal Center, Madrid, Spain
  • Czechoslovak Academy of Science
  • Hungarian Academy of Science
  • Coll. Vet. Med., Toulouse, France
  • Fed. Agric. Center, Fed. Rep. Germany
  • multiple research seminars at universities in U.S.A., Australia, Canada
  • multiple seminars on collaborative learning, computer conferencing
  • multiple teacher-training workshops

Special Invitations

  • Invited participant, symposium on Cortical Activation & Active Inhibition, Winter Brain Research Conference, 1968
  • Chairman, Session on Behavior, Federation Meetings, 1970
  • Invited participant, symposium on EEG in Disorder of Man and Animals, Fort Collins, Colo., 1971
  • Invited participant, symposium on Animal Hypnosis, Blacksburg, Va., 1972
  • Invited participant, symposium on Veterinary Neurology, Amer. Vet. Med. Assoc. convention, 1973
  • Invited participant, symposium on Hypnosis, Montreal, 1974
  • Invited participant, Gordon Conference on Alcohol, Ventura, 1982
  • Chairman, session on Behavioral Pharmacology, Federation Meetings, 1983 and 1986.
  • Invited speaker, conference on “Neuroadaptive Mechanisms of Ethanol, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 1989
  • Invited speaker, conference on “Temporal Coding in the Brain”, Paris, France, 1989
  • Invited participant, N.I.H. NIDCD workshop on “Olfactory
  • Event-Related Potentials”, Sarasota, Fla., April, 1992
  • Invited contributor, Gordon Conference on Alcohol, Oxnard,California, January, 1993
  • Invited speaker, American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Dallas, Texas, November, 1993
  • Invitation to consult at Neurope Lab, Archamps, France, 1994
  • Invited speaker and co-founder, Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education, Knoxville, TN, 1995
  • Numerous invitations to speak on using computer conferencing in education, 1994-to present
  • Invited Co-chair, Symposium on “Glycoconjugates in Alcoholism”, Stockholm, 1997
  • Invited participant, Gordon Conference on Water, Holderness School, New Hampshire, 1998
  • Speaker, 1999 annual convention of the Texas Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers, Lubbock, Texas
  • Invited Banquet speaker, Sigma Xi @ Corpus Christi/Kingsville, 1999
  • Invited guest speaker, NSF GK-12 training program, U. North Texas, 2007
  • Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectures, multiple universities, 2012-2014
  • Invited keynote speaker, Learning and Brain Conference, San Francisco, 2015

Other Activity

Major Committee Assignments (& year first assigned)


  • Organizing Committee, Consortium for Affordable and Access­ible Distance Education, 1994
  • Chairman, Regional Nominating Committee, Sigma Xi, 1995
  • Planning Committee, Free University, 1996
  • Committee on Regions, Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society, 1997
  • Nominating Committee, Research and Doctoral University Division, Sigma Xi, 2000
  • Program Committee, Sigma Xi, 2000
  • Undergraduate Research Taskforce, Sigma Xi, 2007


  • Academic Council – elected-at-large member
  • Advisory Council, TAMU Center for Mathematics & Science Education
  • Biomedical Sciences Committee, Chairman
  • Distance Education Committee (Faculty Representative)
  • Executive Committee, Texas A&M Sigma Xi
  • Fringe Benefits Committee
  • Graduate College Research Awards Policy Committee (Chairman)
  • Graduate Council – elected-at-large member
  • Graduate Council – Graduate Faculty representative (two terms)
  • Graduate College Research Awards Selection Committee (Chairman)
  • Honors Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Research Committee, Texas A&M Sigma Xi
  • Laboratory Animal Care Committee
  • Planning Committee, TAMU Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Series and Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
  • Provost’s Task Force on Distance Education
  • Provost’s Task Force on Intellectual Property
  • Search Committee, Director of Texas A&M University Press
  • Sigma Xi Executive Committee
  • Society for Neuroscience Chapter, (Co-founder))
  • Task force for reorganization of life-science departments
  • Undergraduate Research Committee, Chairman, Sigma Xi
  • University Lectures Committee, Chairman
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Texas A&M University Press
  • K-12 Educational Outreach & Partnerships Committee, Sigma Xi (Chairman)

College of Science

  • Graduate Instruction Committee
  • Department of Biology Head Search Committee
  • Manager, Laboratory Animal Facility

College of Agriculture

  • Graduate Instruction Committee
  • Distance Education Committee

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Graduate Instruction Committee
  • Research Advisory Committee
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine Committee
  • Graduate Education Committee
  • Instructional Technology Committee
  • Learning Resources Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Problem-based learning Task Force
  • Innovative Curriculum Committee, Chairman, Sub-group I
  • Post-tenure Review Committee, Chairman
  • Professional Student Technical Standards Committee
  • Continuing Education Advisory Committee
  • Computer Facilities Committee
  • BIMS Committee for Undergraduate Research

National Professional Society

  • Regional Nominating Committee, Sigma Xi
  • Research & Doctoral University Nominating Committee, Sigma Xi
  • Program Committee, Sigma Xi