Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
:

profile

Forestry and Natural Resources > profile
Profile Image

Michael A Steele

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
715 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Wilkes University Faculty Website

Research Interests:
Evolutionary ecology; behavioral, population and community ecology of vertebrates; plant-herbivore interactions, foraging behavior, seed predation, and seed dispersal

Teaching Experience and Positions:
2005-P H. Fenner Chair of Research Biology (Endowed Research Chair), Wilkes University
2003-P Professor of Biology, Wilkes University, (Primary courses: Animal Behavior, Parasitology, Ecology, Evolution, Evol. Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions)
1996-03 Associate Professor of Biology, Wilkes University
1989-95 Assistant Professor of Biology, Wilkes University
1988 Visiting Lecturer in Biology (Zoology), Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
1986-87 Teaching Assistantship, Wake Forest University (General Biology, Organismal Biology, Ecology)
1985-86 Co-director of a graduate study group in Evolution Ecology, Wake Forest University
1985-89 Occasional lectures in Vertebrate Zoology and Ecology, Wake Forest University
1982-83 Teaching Assistantship, Wake Forest University
1979-82 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Millersville University of PA.

Research Experience and Positions:
2005-P Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
2005-P Research Associate, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1997-98 Fulbright Fellow, UNAM, Mexico City and BUAP, Puebla Mexico
1992-P Research Associate, Powdermill Biological Station, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
1988-89 Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.
1985-88 Research Associate, Wake Forest University
1983-85 Student Curator of Mammal Collections, Wake Forest University
1983-85 Research Assistantship, Wake Forest University

Awards:
2004 Innovative Teaching Award, (student nomination), Wilkes University
2003 Outstanding Teaching/ Research Award, Wilkes University (top 5% of faculty each year)
2002 Outstanding Teaching/ Research Award, Wilkes University
2001 Outstanding Teaching/ Research Award, Wilkes University
1997-98 Fulbright Fellowship to Mexico
1997 Outstanding Teaching/ Research Award, Wilkes University
1996 Outstanding Teaching/Research Award, Wilkes University
1994 Millersville University, Biology Department, Alumni Fellow Research Award
1994 Wake Forest University, Biology Department, Alumni Seminar Award
1994-95 Sigma Xi, President, Wilkes University Chapter
1994 Outstanding Teaching/Research Award, Wilkes University
1993 January, 1993 Commencement Address, Wilkes University
1992 Carpenter Outstanding Teaching Award (one-time only, university teaching award for
top faculty member among 153 faculty; selected by faculty committee)
1991 Outstanding Teaching/Research Award, Wilkes University
1990 Full Member, Sigma Xi Honor Society
1988 Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Award in Biological Sciences
1988 Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Biological Sciences, Benkman Scientific/
WFU Graduate Student Association
1985 Associate Member Sigma Xi Honor Society
1982 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1982 Outstanding Senior Biology Award (in dept. of 450 majors), The Assoc. of State
1982 College and University Biology Faculty