John C. Morse

Title:  Professor Emeritus of Entomology

Company:  Clemson University

Location:  South Carolina, United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Awardee, Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship, Emeritus College, Clemson University (2018)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Clemson University, College of Agriculture, Forestry, & Life Sciences Alumni Association (2017)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Alumni Association of The Children’s Home, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2015)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Society for Freshwater Science (2015)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Research Leadership Award, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2012)
  • Appointed, Guest Professor, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China (2012)
  • Awarded, Honorary Member, Hydrobiological Society of Russia (2012)
  • Named, Best Scientist for Nature and Environment in Mongolia, Mongolian Ambassador, Mongolian Embassy, Washington, DC (2011)
  • Named, John C. And Suzanne E. Morse Endowed Chair in Arthropod Biodiversity, Entomology Faculty, Clemson University (2008)
  • Awarded, Lifetime Membership, Florida Association of Benthologists, (2008)
  • Recipient, Cochran Award for Distinguished Career in Entomology, South Carolina Entomological Society (2005)
  • Appointed, Guest Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China (1996–present)
  • Recipient, Award of Merit, Clemson University Chapter, American Association of University Professors (1996, 1998)
  • Recipient, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary Leadership Society Membership, Clemson University Circle (1994)
  • Recipient, Godley-Snell Research Award, Clemson University Chapter, Gamma Sigma Delta (1991)
  • Awarded, Outstanding Research Scientist, Clemson University Chapter, Sigma Xi (1989)
  • Recipient, Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (1981)
  • Eponym, 19 Species of Insects in Four Orders


  • PhD in Entomology, University of Georgia
  • MS in Entomology, Clemson University
  • BS in Biology, Davidson College

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