POSITION: Professor Emeritus/Biology
Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science
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.
BS, Eastern Mennonite University
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill