Bogan, Michael 2004-06-28

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Michael Bogan talks about his life, especially about his family, growing up, going to college and the development of his interest in field biology. He also talks about field trips, specimen collections, and the places where he worked in the past.

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Interviewee Name: Michael Bogan

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Date: June 28, 2004

Location: Corrales, New Mexico

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:43:33


Introduction; His parents; Going to Baxter Springs; His extracurricular activities; His Dad; His dad’s view on his career choice; The outdoor activities; The Boy Scouts; The influence of their trips on becoming a biologist; Other influences to become a biologist; Field biology vs. genetics; University’s collections; Comparison among university’s tissues collections; Biology at Baker University; His decision to go to Fort Hays State University; First field trip at FHSU; His experience at New Mexico University; Professor Hardy and Professor Jones; Willow Creek bat pond; Field trip with Hardy; Crime in Albuquerque; Moving to Kansas; Transition to mammals; Becoming a bat expert; Guidance from his professors; Leaving his library and lecture notes to universities; Don Wilson; Going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Security concerns traveling to Mexico; Specimen collection at a Mexican university (UAM); Getting a job at the National Museum; Responsibilities at the National Museum of Natural History; Problems with other collections; His transition to the National Museum of Natural History; The application process to get jobs; The division of people in each collection at the National Museum; Clyde Jones; John Isenberg; Field work opportunities at the National Museum; Field trip to Nayarit, Mexico; Working in Denver; Clyde’s departure from Denver Center; Clyde’s arrival at Texas Tech; Bogan’s change of responsibilities after Clyde’s departure; Taking the collection to the University of New Mexico; Teaching and graduate students; His publications; Accomplishments.

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