Heather Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Dr. Heather Hill completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station with a minor in Oceanography in 1996.  She earned her master’s (2000) and doctoral (2003) degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi under the mentorship of Dr. Stan Kuczaj.  After 3 years working as a research assistant at the Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego, California, with Dr. Sam Ridgway, she returned to her hometown of San Antonio, TX.  Dr. Hill has been teaching psychology at St.

Tadamichi Morisaka, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Tokai University Institute of Innovative Science and Technology
Specialties: Bioacoustics, Ethology, Ecology, Cognition
Interests: Evolution of odontocetes’ acoustic communication

Odontocetes, or toothed whales, use various sounds to search their environments and to communicate with each other. How, when and why do they evolve such a variable sounds? This is my research interest. Predatory-Prey interactions are seems to restrict their sound variations and activities. Additionally, I am involving conservation of wild dolphins using several techniques.

Elizabeth Hawkins, Ph.D.

Director,  Dolphin Research Australia
Elizabeth Hawkins, PhD Since 2000, Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins has been researching the intricate and fascinating lives of dolphins. Elizabeth’’s research focuses on the behaviour, social dynamics and communication of dolphins. Her honours research, which was completed in 2002, examined the behaviour and acoustics of a group of provisioned dolphins at Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Australia. In 2007, Elizabeth completed her PhD research with the Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre.