Denise Herzing, Ph.D.

Class of:  2021

Denise Herzing, Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project, has been studying Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas every summer since 1985. She is a Ph.D., an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Biology at Florida Atlantic University, a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, and a fellow with the Explorers Club. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and a co-editor of Dolphin Communication and Cognition, author of Dolphin Diaries: My 25 years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas and The Wild Dolphin Project. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and on Nature, Discovery, PBS, ABC, BBC, NHK, and TED2013.