Associate Professor and Department Co-Chair

Undergraduate Departments

  • Animal Biotechnology and Conservation


  • B.A. (cum laude) in biology, Nasson College, Springvale, Maine,1977
  • M.A. in museum science and biological sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1979
  • Biology post-graduate course work, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1979-1980
  • Ph.D. student, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1990-1992, no degree conferred


Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor/Dept. Co-Chair 2007-present: Animal, Biotechnology & Conservation, Delaware Valley University; Doylestown, PA; Assistant Professor 2007-present; tenured 2013
  • Lecturer: Animal, Biotechnology & Conservation, Delaware Valley College; Doylestown, PA; 2006-2007
  • Adjunct: Animal, Biotechnology & Conservation, Delaware Valley College; Doylestown, PA; 2005
  • President/CEO: Forest Partners International; Flourtown, PA; 2003-present
  • Senior V.P./Conservation & Science: Philadelphia Zoological Society; Philadelphia, PA; 1996-2003
  • Program Director: Marine Environmental Research Institute; Brooklin, ME; 1995-1996
  • Co-Founder:  C-Tek Associates; Bangor, ME; 1994-1996
  • Curator of Collections: The Phoenix Zoo; Phoenix, AZ; 1992-1994
  • Curator of Mammals: The Phoenix Zoo; Phoenix, AZ; 1988-1992
  • Curator of Wisner Children’s Village: Audubon Zoo; New Orleans, LA; 1982-1988
  • Curator of Education & Research: Central Texas Zoo; Waco, TX; 1980-1982

Professional Activities

  • Mammal Atlas (of PA Game Commission) Steering Committee—2013-present
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo Board of Directors 2012-present; Conservation and Research Committee 2011-present
  • Precarious Alliance Conference Steering Committee 2011-present.  Champion of “The Land” break-out
  • sessions and session moderator 2012; Champion of Environmental Impact and Climate Change sessions
  • for 2014 meeting
  • Pennsylvania Biological Survey/Mammal Technical Committee Co-Chair: 2012-present, member 1997-
  • present/Important Mammal Area Project member 1998-2002
  • Smart Conservation Initiative/Mammal Committee Chair 1997-2000
  • The Wilderness Club of Philadelphia Board of Directors 1999-present
  • Delaware Valley College/Animal, Biotechnology & Conservation/Curriculum Advisory Committee 2002-2005;
  • on PA Dept. of Education inspection committee for approval of Zoo Science as a new major
  • American Zoo and Aquarium Association; Field Conservation Committee 2002-2004, Research Coordinator’s
  • Scientific Advisory Group 2002-2003; Chiropteran TAG co-chair 1991-93, North American CAP Steering Committee 2002-2003, Paraguay CAP Steering Committee, 1999-2003; Antelope, Xenarthra, & Small Mammals Advisory Groups; MesoAmerican/West Indian, Brazil and Madagascar Conservation Action Partnerships)
  • Zoo Conservation Outreach Group/Board of Directors 2002-2003
  • Bushmeat Crisis Task Force/Steering Committee 2001-2003, 2005-2009, Executive Committee 2005-2009
  • American Society of Mammalogists/Life Member; ad hoc Committee on Anatomy and Physiology, 1984;
  • Committee for the Conservation of Land Mammals, 1990-1993 & 1998-2002; Public Education Committee, 2011-present
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN)/Lagomorph Specialist Group 2000-present, Pholidota Specialist Group 1990-
  • present, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) member 1988-present, Rodent Specialist Group 1990-1994,; participant in Riverine Rabbit Population Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA), Mexican Wolf PHVA, Caprinae Conservation Assessment and Management Plan, and Cervid Global Action Plan Workshop
  • Society for Conservation Biology/organized symposium “The Role of Living Collections in Conservation” for
  • 1993 Annual Conference at Arizona State University; Member Delaware Valley Chapter & Conservation Committee 1999-present; Member 1999-present; Member of Africa Section; Member of North America Section; Member of Social Science Interest Group
  • Institute of Library and Museum Services/Field reviewer-General Operating Support & Conservation grants, numerous years
  • Guest lecturer-a number of colleges and universities


t: 215.489.2943
e: reginald.hoyt@delval.edu

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