Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. Dan MosherDr. Dan Mosher
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3203

  • Ed.D. Ball State University, Biology (cognate area: geology), 1982.
  • M.A. Ball State University, Biology, 1980.
  • B.S. Indiana Wesleyan University, Chemistry and Biology, 1975.
Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Biology, August 2000 to present.
  • Associate Professor of Biology, August, 1994-2000.
  • Professor, Division of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, August 1982 to May 1994.
Published Works and Presentations:
  • "Crinoid Assemblage from the Barnsdall Formation, Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Washington County, Oklahoma," (with Pabian, Lewis and Holterhoff). Geological Society of America, 1995; Oklahoma Geology Notes, August 1995.
  • "Taphonomy of a crinoid lagerstatte deposit, Barnsdall Formation (Upper Pennsylvanian), northeastern Oklahoma," (with Lewis, Holterhoff and Pabian). Geological Society of America, National Meeting, 1998.
  • "Prey-predator, Parasite, and Commensal Relationships with Late Pennsylvanian Crinoids and Associated Fauna from the Barnsdall Formation (Late Pennsylvanian, Missourian/Virginian) of Northeastern Oklahoma." Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 1997.
  • "An Immature Brachymetopid Trilobite From the Iola Formation (Late Pennsylvanian - Missourian) Near Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Nebraska Academy of Science, 1994.
  • Lewis, R.D., P.F. Holterhoff, D. Mosher, and R.K. Pabian. 1999. Taphonomy of a crinoid lagerstatte deposit, Barnsdall Formation (Upper Pennsylvanian), northeastern Oklahoma. Geological Society of America 1998 Abstracts with Programs v.30, no.7, p. A-31. Reprinted in Oklahoma Geology Notes v. 59, no. 4, p. 160, August 1999 issue.
Professional Organizations:
  • Columbus Astronomical Society
  • Kokosing Chapter of Ohio Archaeological Society
  • Mid-American Paleontological Society
  • Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association
  • Ohio Chapter of the Wildlife Society
  • Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Awards and Recognition:
  • Recipient of Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2002-2003 Presidents Award For Excellence in Teaching.
  • Recipient of Excellence in Education Award, and featured in December 2003 issue of Ohio Magazine as one of Ohios top 100 educators.
  • Ohio Environmental Education Grant, 1997
  • OEEF Grant "The Clear Fork River Project - An Environmental Education Project," 1997, was named as one of twelve statewide examples of outstanding environmental education.
Favorite Scripture Verse:

Ephesians 4:11-13

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