Kraig Adler is Professor of Biology at Cornell University. His research interests are in animal behavior (especially the sensory basis of orientation and navigation) and the evolution, systematics, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles. He has served two terms as chairman of his department, Neurobiology and Behavior, and from 1998 to 2005 was Vice Provost for Life Sciences. He has taught Introductory Biology for Majors for many years as well as advanced courses in his department. He is the author or editor of more than 150 titles, including nine books including "Current Research on Amphibians and Reptiles," "Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, and "Herpetology of China." He served during 1982 to 1989 at the founding Secretary General of the World Congress of Herpetology.