VITA Mark Plonsky, Ph.D.
Last updated January 2013

General Information: Education:
Ph.D., Experimental Biopsychology, 1984, University at Albany, NY.
M.A., General Psychology, 1980, State University of New York at New Paltz.
B.A., Major - Psychology, Minor - Biology, 1978, State University of New York at New Paltz. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Professional Experience: Courses Taught/Teaching: Web Sites Grants Received:

Presentations: Publications Consultancies


I debated whether to include this section as part of my vita because it is not related to psychology. However, it is related to education. It is because I am a biopsychologist and an educator that I have included the section. I will limit the listing of items to those used for educational purposes. I should also note that if an institution requesting the image is nonprofit, I donate the image. Furthermore, my imaging website contains thousands of very detailed insect images that are used by scientists, educators, and artists the world over.

I became interested in imaging in 1989 when I began using a computer/projector to present my lectures in front of a classroom. I scanned images and learned how to edit them so they would look good on a computer screen. I took an interest in photography in 2001 with the goal of documenting canine behavior. While the early cameras I used made my goal difficult, they did enable me to discover that I have a unique ability to photograph very small things (e.g., insects).