Print Header Logo

Faculty/Staff Directory

Back to Search


View All Faculty/Staff (By Name)


View All Faculty/Staff (By Department)

Clair Mellinger

DEPARTMENT: Biology Dept

POSITION: Professor Emeritus


POSITION: Ret Professor Emeritus/Biology

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SC 112


Dr. Mellinger taught botany, ecology, earth science and other courses. He chaired the biology department for a number of years. He is also an ornithologist, and his most recent research projects involved birds. In October and November he spends as many night hours as possible at Highland Retreat, banding migrating northern saw-whet owls.

In retirement, Mellinger enjoys bird watching, biking, camping and watching baseball and other sports.


B.S., Eastern Mennonite University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill