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Dr. Ingold Is Installed as The Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professor of the Natural Sciences

INGOLDDanny J. Ingold, Ph.D., is the inaugural recipient of the Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professorship of Natural Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. in Zoology from Mississippi State University.

A respected teacher and scholar, Dr. Ingold shares his deep expertise and affinity for the natural world with his students. His research on the habitat behaviors and nesting fidelity of grassland birds is published extensively in leading journals such as The Wilson Bulletin, Journal of Field Ornithology, Ohio Journal of Science and others.

His colleagues elected him to the Guiding Council of the Wilson Ornithological Society and to membership in the prestigious American Ornithologists’ Union. He is frequently a featured presenter at the scientific meetings of those organizations and others including the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Association of Field Ornithologists, and the Ohio Academy of Science.

Since 1999, he has been a Research Associate at The Wilds, a 10,000-acre private conservation, education, and research center for endangered species, located on reclaimed strip-mine lands in Muskingum County. Through Dr. Ingold’s guidance, Muskingum students have had unique opportunities to participate in the scientific agendas of The Wilds, studying a variety of grassland bird species.

He has helped ensure the excellence of Muskingum’s science programs with his service to the College, through his work as Chair of the Biology Department, Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program, and faculty advisor to the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society.

In the Southeastern Ohio community, Dr. Ingold currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Eastside Community Ministry in Zanesville, Ohio, and is a prior board member of the Ohio Alliance for the Environment. His commitment to science education extends to elementary, middle, and high school settings, where he often judges student science fairs.

Dr. Ingold resides in Cambridge with his wife, Robin, and their son, Donny.