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Professor Chris Ingersol

Associate Professor of Biology


School of Natural and Social Sciences


Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Biology, August 1986 to present.
  • Adjunct Instructor of Microbiology, Southern Nazarene University, January to May 1986.
  • Adjunct Instructor of General Biology, Oklahoma City Community College, June to August 1985.
  • Graduate Assistant, General Zoology Laboratories, Southwest Missouri State University, August 1979 to December 1981.
  • Undergraduate Lab Assistant in Zoology, Comparative Anatomy and General Biology, Southern Nazarene University, 1976-77, 1978-79.
  • Science Teacher, Oklahoma City Science Center located at Northeast High School, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Courses taught: Microbiology, Biology, Earth Science, and General Science, August 1982 to June 1986.
  • Cooperating Teacher, Northeast High School for Central State University teacher education students, 1985, 1986.

Professional Organizations:

  • Executive Committee of the Ohio Biological Survey Advisory Board, elected to a three year term, October 1995 to present
  • Ohio Biological Survey Advisory Board, Spring 1992 to present.
  • Ohio Academy of Science, 1986 to present.
  • National Science Teachers Association, 1986 to present.
  • Volunteer member, Ohio Odonata Survey project, (Project goal: collect and identify Ohio dragonflies and damselflies), 1991 to present.
  • Member, Oklahoma Academy of Science, 1984-86.
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Awards and Recognition:

  • Sea Grant Scholarship to attend Stone Laboratory (OSU), Summer, 1990
  • Mortar Board Membership, Drury College, 1978
  • Alpha Nu Honor Society, 1976-77, Southern Nazarene University
  • Outstanding Freshman in Biology, 1976, SNU

Published Works and Presentations:

  • Ingersol, C.A. (1991). Contributing author in: “Global Change in the Great Lakes scenarios.” (Series eds. B.K. Garrison and A.R. Rosser). R.W. Fortner, project director. The Ohio Sea Grant Education program at The Ohio State University.
  • Ingersol, Chris A. (1992) “Bio-111G, Principles of biology lab manual.” Revised edition in January, 1992.
  • Ingersol, Chris A., Robert F. Wilkinson, Chris L. Peterson, and Robert H. Ingersol. (1991)
    “Histology of the reproductive organs of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (Caudata: Cryptobranchidae) in Missouri.” Southwestern Naturalist, 36(1): 60:66.
  • Peterson, Chris L., Chris A. Ingersol, Robert F. Wilkinson. (1989) “Winter breeding of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi in Arkansas.” Copeia, 1989 (4):1031-1035.
  • Topping, Milton s. and Chris A. Ingersol. (1981) “Fecundity in the hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis.” Copeia, 1981 (4):873-76.



  • Continuing education at The Ohio State University.
  • M.S. in Biology, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri¬†(1982)
  • B.S. in Biology, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma (1979)

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