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Claris Eugene Jones Jr.

Jones, ClarisOccupation: Botanist; Educator (Retired)
Born: Columbus, Ohio, December 15, 1942

Education:
PhD in Botany, Indiana University (1969)
BS in Biological Science and History-Government, Ohio University (1964)

Certifications:
Distinguished Faculty Member, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Career:
Professor Emeritus, Botany, California State University, Fullerton (2005-Present)
Member, Fullerton Arboretum Commission (2005-2015)
Vice President, Fullerton Arboretum Commission (2006-2008, 2013-2015)
President, Fullerton Arboretum Commission (2008-2013)
Director, Fay A. MacFadden Herbarium, California State University, Fullerton (1969-2010)
Professor, Botany, California State University, Fullerton (1977-2005)
Chair, Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton (1989-2004)
Chair, Fullerton Arboretum Advisory Board (1993-1996)
Founding Director, Fullerton Arboretum, California State University, Fullerton (1970-1980)
President of the Board, Arboretum Board of Directors, Arboretum Society, Inc., California State University, Fullerton (1972-1978)
Associate Professor, Botany, California State University, Fullerton (1973-1977)
Assistant Professor, Botany, California State University, Fullerton (1969-1973)

Career Related:
Consultant, MAui Kaanapali Landscape Committee (2020); Member, Hale Kaanapali Board of Directors (2008-2020); Chair, Hale Kannapali Landscape Committee (2008-2020); Secretary, Hale Kaanapali Board of Directors (2011-2015); Advisor, The Forgotten Pollinators Campaign, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ (1995); Member, Animal Care and Use Committee, Southern California College of Optometry (1991-1995); Member, Board of Directors, Southern California Botanists (1980-1987); Editor, Crossosoma, Southern California Botanists (1982-1986);  First Vice-President, Board of Directors, Southern California Botanists (1983-1985); Visiting Colleague, Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1979); Visiting Assistant Professor, Botany, University of Michigan (1972); Faculty Member, Organization for Tropical Studies (1970, 1972); Lecturer, Botany Department, Indiana University (1968, 1969); Member, Teaching Staff, Botany Department, Indian University (1967); Graduate Teaching Assistant, Botany Department, Indiana University (1964-1966)

Civic:
Board of Director, Maui Kaanapali Villas (2001-Present)

Creative Works:
Editor, “Handbook of Experimental Pollination Biology” (1983); Author, “A Dictionary of Botany” (1980); Contributing Author, Articles, Professional Journals; Contributing Author, Numerous Technical Reports and Abstracts; Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Evolution, American Journal of Botany, New Phytologist, Madrono, Southern California Academy of Sciences, Crossosoma

Awards:
Recipient, Outstanding Service to Students Recognition Award (2000-2002); Honoree, Outstanding Faculty Recognition in Scholarly and Creative Activity (2001); Honoree, Faculty Marshal, School of Nature Science and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton (2000); Honoree, Distinguished Faculty Member, School of Natural Science and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton (1999); Recipient, Lynne K. McVeigh Award for Exceptional Service to Students (1997); Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, Faculty Academic Advisor Recognition Program, California State University, Fullerton (1991, 1993); Recipient, Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award (1985, 1987); Recipient, Faculty Research and Meritorious and Professional Promise Award (1984); Recipient, Outstanding Service Recognition Award for “Enhancing Learning Beyond the Classroom”; Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honor Society (1999); Member, American Institute of Biological Science; Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member, Botanical Society of America; Member, American Society of Plant Taxonomists; Member, International Association for Plant Taxonomy; Member, Orange County Beekeepers Association; Member, Society for the Study of Evolution; Member, American Society of Naturalists; Member, Southern California Botanists; Member, Southern California Academy of Sciences; Member, The Systematics Association; Member, Society for Economic Botany; Member, Ecological Society of America; Member, California Botanical Society; Member, Western Apicutural Society; Member, Kansas Entomological Society; Member, Pacific Coast Entomological Society; Honorary Member, Golden Key National Honor Society; Member, Sigma Xi; Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Member, Chi Psi Omega; Member, Pi Gamma Mu; Member, Phi Beta Delta

Religion:
Methodist

Family:
Son of Claris Eugene Jones Senior and Clara Elizabeth (Elliott) Jones
Married: Teresa Diane Wagner (06/26/1966)
Children: Douglas Eugene; Philip Charles; Elizabeth Lynne Weise
Five Grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in the West – 2011, 38th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the West – 2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the West – 2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the West – 2008, 35th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the West – 2007, 34th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the West – 2006, 33rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the West – 2005, 32nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the West – 2004, 31st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the West – 2003, 30th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the West – 2002, 29th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the West – 2001, 28th Edition (pub. 2000)

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