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Mark Gathany

Mark Gathany,
Associate Professor of Biology


Dr. Gathany teaches introductory and advanced ecology courses, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Environmental Ethics. He also conducts research with undergraduate students investigating all things "ecological" including soil microbiology, habitat restoration, and animal populations. He is the campus representative to Au Sable Institute and serves as the faculty advisor to the student organization Earthwise. Through these organizations, he encourages environmental stewardship on campus and within the community using sound biblical principles and science.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Colorado State University
  • M.S. in Environmental Studies with a Certificate in Conservation Biology, Ohio University
  • B.S. in Science Education and General Science, Grace College


  • Favorite places to visit: Our family loves to visit new places. In particular we enjoying skiing in Colorado and hanging out at the beach.
  • Hobbies: Outside of work I enjoy camping, hiking, and playing and coaching sports. Recently I have developed a mild addiction to disc golf and had the opportunity to help develop a course on our campus.
  • Why I’m at Cedarville: I have chosen to work at Cedarville because of the opportunities that it gives me to pursue academic excellence in my discipline while embracing and spreading the Gospel by living a Christ-filled life.

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • Climate Change
  • Colorado
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disc Golf
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Fire
  • Grasslands
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Invasive Species
  • Missions
  • Nature Literature
  • Ohio
  • Old-Growth Forests
  • Swaziland
  • The Luke Commission
  • Wildfire