Neil Greenberg Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis
Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who


Neil Greenberg has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the ethology and education industries



KNOXVILLE, TN, December 15, 2020, Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Neil Greenberg with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Neil Greenberg celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With 45 years of professional excellence to his credit, Dr. Greenberg has been designated as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, where he has been working since 1978. At the beginning of his career, he found success as a research neuroethologist at the National Institute of Mental Health. Over the years, Dr. Greenberg has been a research associate at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, a senior lecturer at the Stokely Institute, Director of the Threshold Program established by the Howard Hughes Research Institute at the University of Tennessee and then Chair of the University Studies Program.

An expert in his field, Dr. Greenberg has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University in 1963 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1973. In order to remain aware of changes in the field and to share his research findings, he joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Animal Behavior Society, and the Society of Neurosciences. Throughout his career, Dr. Greenberg has received numerous grants, lectured all over the world, and has contributed his considerable knowledge to books and articles on ethology, neuroscience, and interdisciplinary topics such as “The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice in Higher Education,” “The Natural History of Truth,” “Exploratory Behavior and Stress in the Lizard, Anolis carolinensis” and “Sociality, stress, and the corpus striatum of the green anolis lizard.” In 2019 he was an author of The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning, integrating biology with phenomenology in the service of the theory and practice of higher education.

For his professional accomplishments, Dr. Greenberg has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is also the recipient of a major grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to establish a novel integrative biology program for honors students, both acknowledging his interdisciplinary disposition.  He has been further featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. Looking toward the future, Dr. Greenberg intends to continue interdisciplinary teaching and research at the University of Tennessee.