Richard Schlesinger

Richard Schlesinger

Senior Associate Dean
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Biology PLV
Choate House
41 Park Row


Awards and Honors

  • ACGIH, 2006, Herbert E. Stokinger Award
  • Society of Toxicology, 1999, Career Achievement Award
  • International Life Sciences Institute, 1987, Kenneth Morgareidge Award
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1983, Research Career Development Award
  • AIHA, 1972, Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society Award

Licensures and Certificates

  • Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences Certification of expertise in the field of toxicology


BA, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York

PhD, New York University, New York, NY
Biology/Environmental Health Science

MS, New York University, New York, NY

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Recipient of 2005 Herbert E. Stokinger Award for contributions to field of industrial and environmental toxicology; Co-Author of textbook Environmental Health Sciences Oxford Univ Press 2003.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

BIO 113: Heredity, Genes and Society
BIO 121: The Biology of Everyday Life
BIO 125: Biological Aspect of Nutrition
BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 165: Intro to Microbiology of Foods
BIO 199: Comparative Biology of Cells
BIO 199: Tpc: Toxicology-SCI of Poisons
BIO 345: Introduction to Toxicology
BIO 346: Intro to Basic Pharmacology
BIO 395: Independent Study in Biology
BIO 396: Guided Study in Biology
BIO 480: Research in Biology
BIO 490: Intro to Rsrch in Biolgcl Sci
BIO 491: Internship in Biology
ENS 740: Envrnmntl Toxicology & Pthlgy
INT 298: The Blgy of Scnce Fiction Film
INT 298: The Blgy of Scnce Fiction Flm
LAW 802: Science for Env. Lawyers
MAT 102: Mathematics for Life
UNV 101: First-year Sem:unversity Commu
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
UNV 101: First-Yr Smnr: Unvrsty Commnty

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Society of Toxicology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society of Toxicology