- National Academies (1921)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
Clyde Arnett Malott was born in Atlanta, Indiana on September 10, 1887. He completed his public school education in Jennings County and then earned his B.A. in 1913, M.A. in 1915, and Ph.D. in 1919, all from Indiana University. He became a tutor in geology in 1915, was promoted to instructor in 1916, assistant professor of geology in 1918, associate professor in 1920, and professor in 1924. From 1941 to 1945 he served as acting chairman of the Department of Geology and Geography. His only time away from IU was one semester as a visiting professor at Williams College and several summers when he served as geologist for gas and oil companies and as a consultant for the Sun Oil Company. Malott was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1921. He was active in the Indiana Academy of Science, serving as its president in 1944 and publishing 32 papers and three joint papers in the Proceedings of the Academy. He was a member of the National Speleological Society, the Geological Society of America, Sigma Xi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa. Malott was credited as the foremost authority on Indiana caves, underground streams and general geology of the state. Malott died in Bloomington, Indiana on August 26, 1950.