|Michael V. Plummer, Ph. D.
Professor of Biology
Office: Pryor-England 161C
Teaching and Research Interests
I began teaching at Harding University in 1971 and have been involved in 15 different courses since that time. Current courses include Biostatistics, Herpetology, and Seminar. My research interests are in the population and physiological ecology of reptiles, particularly snakes and turtles. Field research methods include mark-recapture, radiotelemetry, and miniature data logging techniques. I have published regularly since 1975, including the 2004 book, "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas." I enjoy engaging undergraduate students in research projects and actively seek out promising students to work with me. Undergraduate researchers are expected to do professional quality work and coauthor manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for possible publication. Because Harding does not have a graduate program in biology, I also serve on graduate committees at other universities as an adjunct.