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Mike Mendel

Michael Mendel, PhD

Professor of Biology


Before joining the Cedarville biology faculty in 2016, Dr. Mike Mendel taught at a Christian University in central Ohio for 16 years.  Prior to that, he was employed for eleven years at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. At CU, Mike teaches zoology related courses and is interested in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Dr. Mendel serves as the co-advisor for Cedarville’s pre-vet student organization. Mike’s research interests include the study of environmental stressors on freshwater organisms as well as the distribution of black fly (Simuliidae) species in Ohio. Dr. Mendel is a member of the Society for Freshwater Science and the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono
  • M.S. (Interdisciplinary) in Experimental Statistics and Entomology, New Mexico State University
  • B.S. in Wildlife Management, Humboldt State University, California

Scholarly Works

  • An Investigation of the Effects of Feeding Inhibitors on Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), and Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) Larvae (Michael J. Mendel) Faculty Dissertations (1992)
  • The Effects of Temperature on Fertility, Longevity and Development of Anastatus Semiflavidus, an Egg Parasitoid of the Range Caterpillar, Hemileuca Oliviae (Michael J. Mendel) Science and Mathematics Faculty Publications (1984)
  • The Relationship of Citrus Limonoid Structure to Feeding Deterrency Against Fall Armyworm Larvae, Spodoptera Frugiperda (Michael J. Mendel, A. R. Alford, M. S. Rajab, et al.) Environmental Entomology (1993)
  • A Comparison of Natural Substrate vs. Artificial Substrate Sampling Devices for Periphyton and Biofilm Assessment (A. Valigosky, P. Anderson, Michael J. Mendel, et al.) 10th National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference (2016)  
  • Black Fly Species Inhabiting Northern Ohio Streams, Rivers and Natural Pond Outlets (Michael J. Mendel, P. H. Adler and R. J. Mendel) Society for Freshwater Science National Meeting (2014)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


Enjoying time with my family

Camping, Woodworking and Fly Fishing