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Sheila S. Stiles Jewell, PhD

Sheila S. Stiles Jewell, PhD

Title: Research Geneticist, Marine Biologist

Company: U.S. Department of Commerce

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States




  • African American Women’s Summit (co-founder)
  • African Science Institute
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Fisheries Society
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Atlantic Fisheries Biologists (secretary-treasurer, 1973)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • East Coast Shellfish Growers Association
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Genetics Society of Canada
  • Greater New Haven African American Historical Society (charter member, secretary)
  • Hi-Tech Learning Center, New Haven, CT (chairperson, board of directors, 1990)
  • Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, New Haven, CT (former president, 1991)
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Genetics Working Group Committee (former member)
  • Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, 4th Degree Ladies, Knights of Peter Claver (head)
  • Ladies Guild, St. Martin DePorres (member)
  • National Council of Catholic Women, New Haven, CT (past president)
  • National Council of Negro Women, New Haven Section (past president)
  • National Shellfisheries Association
  • National Technical Association, Northeastern Region (regional director)
  • New Haven Public Library (mayor, appointed board member)
  • Sigma Xi
  • Sound (Aquaculture) School (member)
  • Stetson Library Book Club, New Haven, CT (co-founder)
  • Stetson Library, New Haven, CT (treasurer, board of directors, 1989-1991)
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Xavier University
  • Yale Peabody Museum (volunteer)
  • Yale Peabody Museum Associates Council (former president)
  • Yale University Scholars Program for Youth (collaborator)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Service Award for “54 Years of Exceptional Government Service and Advancing the Science of Genetics,” Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (2018)
  • Recipient, National Technical Association Achievement Awards (2012, 1997, 1996)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2003)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2001)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1998)
  • Recipient, Sustained Superior, Outstanding Performance and QSI Awards (1995, 1987, 1985, 1974)
  • Recipient, Best Poster Paper Award, “Crossability and genetic experiments on Long Island Sound and other oyster populations: Implications for transplantation,” Argopecten irradians, World Mariculture Society (1982)
  • Honoree, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Unit Citation, Environmental Studies (1974)
  • Recipient, Legendary Women’s Award, The Perfect Blend Organization; Humanitarian Award, Interfaith Ministries
  • Recipient, Minority Women in Science Award, National Technical Association
  • Recipient, AT Weathers Technical Award, National Technical Association
  • Recipient, New Haven Leadership Award


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