Dr. Terry Gosliner Appointed New Provost of California Academy of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO (February 17, 2000) - California Academy of Sciences Executive Director Dr. Patrick Kociolek is pleased to announce that Dr. Terry Gosliner, the Academy’s Director of Research since 1997, will assume the new position of Provost. As Provost of the Academy, Dr. Gosliner will integrate the programmatic aspects of the Academy’s education, public program, and scientific research departments, and the Steinhart Aquarium. "Terry’s proven experience during his tenure as the Director of Research for the Academy, his ability to communicate with Academy staff, and his understanding of how we must advance the Academy’s mission today for future generations, make him uniquely qualified to fill this new position," said Dr. Kociolek.

Dr. Gosliner first joined the Academy as an Assistant Curator in 1982 and rose to Senior Curator, a position he continues to hold as Provost. Dr. Gosliner also currently serves as the Vice President of the California Malacozoological Society. His research has focused primarily on the evolutionary history of gastropod mollusks, particularly the Opisthobranchia (nudibranchs and other sea slugs). His field studies have taken him to southern Africa, the western Indian Ocean, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

Dr. Gosliner received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, his Masters of Science from the University of Hawaii in 1973 and his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1978.