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CURRICULUM VITAE

David L. Sparks, Ph.D.

ADDRESS:                     4005 Piedmont Rd.
                                          Pensacola, FL. 32503
                                          dlsparksgm@gmail.com
DATE OF BIRTH:          December 22, 1937
PLACE OF BIRTH:       Guntersville, Alabama
MARITAL STATUS:      Married, three children
EDUCATION:                 1959 B.A. University of Alabama
                                          1962 M.A. (Experimental Psychology) University of Alabama
                                          1963 Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) University of Alabama
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
 
2005 -            retired
                       Adjunct Professor
                       Department of Neuroscience
                       Baylor College of Medicine
 
1997 - 2004   Professor
                        Department of Neuroscience
                        Baylor College of Medicine
 
1989 - 1997   Trustee Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in Psychology
                        Department of Psychology
                        University of Pennsylvania
 
1987 - 1989   Senior Research Scientist
                        Neurobiology Research Center
                        Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1981 - 1989   Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1973 - 1981   Professor of Psychology
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1972 - 1973   Professor and Chairman
                        Department of Psychology
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1969 - 1972   Associate Professor and Chairman
                        Department of Psychology
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1967 - 1969   Assistant Professor
                        Department of Psychiatry
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1965 - 1967   Instructor in Psychiatry
                        University of Alabama in Birmingham
 
1963 - 1965   USPHS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
                        Department of Neurosurgery
                        University of Mississippi Medical School
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES; COMMITTEES; AWARDS
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Society for Neuroscience
Editorial Board:
         Behavioural Brain Research       
         Reviews of Oculomotor Research
         Journal of Neuroscience (1986-1992)
         Vision Research (1988-1991)
         Visual Neuroscience (1988-1990)
         Behavioral Neuroscience (1991-1995)
         Journal of Vision (2001 - 2004 )
         Journal of Neurophysiology (2002 - 2004)

Member, Bio-Psychology Study Section, NIH (1982-1986)
Chairman, Bio-Psychology Study Section, NIH (1986)
Member, Program Committee, Society for Neuroscience(1986-1988)
Recipient of Minerva Foundationís 1987 Golden Brain Award
Member, National Advisory Eye Council, National Eye Institute (1989-1994)
Member, National Task Force on the NIH Strategic Plan (1992)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Special Lecturer - Society for Neuroscience, 1992
Recipient of an NIH Merit Award: (5 R37 EY01189) 8-1-87 to 7-31-97
Ad-Hoc Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Eye Institute, June, 1994
Motor Commission, International Union of Physiological Sciences, 1994 -1995
Sprague Lecture, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Univ. Pennsylvania, 1996
Board of Trustees for the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 1996 -1999
Board of Scientific Advisors, Regional Primate Research Center,
      University of Washington, 1998-2003
Elliot Stellar Lecture, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Univ. Pennsylvania, 2001