Dr. Denise L. Herzing

Research Director, The Wild Dolphin Project

Dr. Denise L. Herzing is the founder and Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project. Dr. Herzing received her B.S. in Marine Zoology from Oregon State University in 1979; her M.A. in Behavioral Biology from San Francisco State University in 1988; and her Ph.D. in Behavioral Biology and Environmental Studies from the Union Institute Graduate School in 1993. She began her unprecedented, long-term study of Atlantic spotted dolphins in 1985, and is the founder of The Wild Dolphin Project. Dr. Herzing is the author of numerous articles and papers and is currently a Research Faculty member of Biological and Psychological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Most recently Dr. Herzing has been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation as a 2008 Fellow.