CURRICULUM VITAE

Anthony L. Swinehart, Ph.D.
HILLSDALE COLLEGE
Department of Biology
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
(517) 607-2607
FAX (517) 607-2252.  E-mail:  aswinehart@hillsdale.edu


INTERESTS

Aquatic Ecology, Wetlands, Lakes, Palaeoecology, Ice-age Fauna, Palaeontology, Restoration Ecology, Natural History, Native
Species Inventories, Curation of Natural History Collections (plants and animals).

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 1997. Purdue University, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources.  Dissertation:  The development and ecology of
peatlands in Indiana, i - xx + 303 pp.

M.S. 1994. Central Michigan University, Department of Biology.  Thesis:  An ecological investigation of three Sphagnum-bogs in
Noble County, Indiana:  Remnant communities of a region in transition i - xvi + 224 pp.

B.A. 1992. Goshen College, Department of Biology.  Thesis A:  Ecology of the killifishes of Grassy and Long Keys, Florida, 59
pp.  Thesis B:  Paleoecology of an alkaline peatland in Elkhart County, Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 104: 143-146.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

East Germany, Friedrich-Schiller Universitaet, Jena:  Three month course of study on the language, culture, and natural history of
East Germany (1992).

Egypt, Ain Shams University, Cairo:  Two week bi-national research expedition into the deserts and desert oases of Egypt;
meetings with governmental and scientific organizations on the Toshka desert reclamation project (1998).

AWARDS & HONORS

* Certificate of Membership, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture (1997)
* Certificate of Membership, Sigma Xi Honor Society of Scientific Research (1997)
* Turner Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Purdue University (1994-97).
* Society of Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, Award of Merit (1996).
* Minter Conservation Biology Scholarship (1988).
* Lewis and Elizabeth Fidler Scholarship (1989-1992).
* Samuel W. Witmer Biology Scholarship  (1991).
* Dekko Internship in Environmental Education (1989).
* Achievement in Science Award, United States Marines (1987).
* Achievement in Science Award, United States Air Force (1987).
* Achievement in Science Award, South Bend Audubon Society (1987).
* Elkhart City-wide Science Fair, Best High School Project (1987).
* Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair, first place (1987).

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Professor of Biology, Hillsdale College (2012 to present)

Associate Professor of Biology, Hillsdale College (2005 - 2012)

Assistant Professor of Biology, Hillsdale College (1998 - 2005)

Director of the G. H. Gordon Biological Station, Hillsdale College (1999 - 2008)

Curator of the Daniel M. Fisk Museum of Natural History, Hillsdale College (1998 - present)

Faculty-Researcher (Summer 1998), Central Michigan University Biological Station

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Spring 1998; 2000 - 2005), Purdue University, Departments of Civil Engineering and Forestry &
Natural Resources.

Curator of the Arthur & Kriebel Herbaria (Jan. 1997 to Aug. 1998) Purdue University, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology.

Instructor (1996) Purdue University, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources.

Graduate Research Fellowship (1994-1997) Purdue University, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources

Graduate Research Assistant (1994) Central Michigan University, Department of Biology.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (1993) Central Michigan University, Department of Biology.

Fisheries Biologist Assistant (1991) Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Naturalist (1991-1992) Merry Lea Environmental Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Indiana.

Laboratory Assistant (1989-1992) Goshen College Biology Department.

Zoology Museum Curator (1989-1991) Goshen College Biology Department.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Swinehart, A.L.
& G.D. Starks. 1994.  A record of the natural history and anthropogenic senescence of an Indiana tamarack bog.
Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 103: 225-239.

Swinehart, A.L. 1995. Palaeoecology of an alkaline peatland in Elkhart County, Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 104: 43-46.

Swinehart, A.L. 1995. Subfossils of the boreal mosses Calliergon trifarium and Meesia triquetra in an Indiana peatland.  Ohio J.
Sci. 95:  278-280.

Wujek, D.E. &
A.L. Swinehart. 1995. Studies on silica-scaled chrysophytes from northern Indiana. Mich. Bot. 34: 59-66.

Swinehart, A.L. 1996. Bogs:  Time Capsules from Indiana’s Past.  Outdoor Indiana Magazine 61:  20-25.

Swinehart, A.L. 1996. Fishes of the inland waters of Beaver Island, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 105:
207-216.

Swinehart, A.L. & M.E. Jacobs. 1998. Natural History and conservation of the endangered Kankakee Globe Mallow (Iliamna
remota) in Indiana. Rhodora. 100 (901): 82-87.

Swinehart, A.L. & R.E. Andrus. 1998. New records for Sphagnum and other peatland bryophytes from Indiana.  Northeastern
Naturalist  5(3): 189-198.

Swinehart, A.L. & J.A. Holman.  1998.  Subfossils of the common musk turtle (Sternotherus
odoratus) from a Holocene peat deposit in northern Indiana.  Amer. Midl. Nat. 142: 191-193.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 2000. Palaeoecology and development of peatlands in Indiana. Amer. Midl. Nat. 143: 267-297.

Farlow, J. O., J. A. Sunderman, J. J. Havens,
A. L. Swinehart, J. A. Holman, R. L. Richards, N.G. Miller, R. A. Martin, R. M.
Hunt, Jr., G. W. Storrs, B. B. Curry, R. H. Fluegemann, M. R. Dawson, and M. E. T. Flint. 2001. The Pipe Creek Sinkhole Biota,
a diverse Late-Tertiary continental fossil assemblage from Grant County, Indiana. Amer. Midl. Nat. 145: 367-378.

Swinehart, A.L. & R. L. Richards. 2001. Palaeoecology of a northeast Indiana wetland harboring remains of the Pleistocene giant
beaver (Castoroides ohioensis). Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 110: 151-166

Swinehart, A.L., G.R. Parker & D.E. Wujek. 2001. The structure and composition of vegetation in the lake-fill peatlands of
Indiana.  Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 110: 51-78.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 2002. The relationship between glacial geologic processes and peatland distribution in Indiana.  
Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 111: 21 - 31

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 2002. The potential role of lake basin morphometry in the
formation and development of peatlands in Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 111: 32 – 44.

Swinehart, A.L. 2002. An illustrated catalogue of macroscopic subfossils from holocene wetland deposits in northern Indiana.  
Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 111: 117 - 139.

Swinehart, A.L., R.L. Richards, W.H.R. Petty, R.D. Hall, A.K. Anderson. 2005. Palaeoecological interpretation of pollen,
macrofossils, polygonal fissures, and taphonomy of the Shafer Mastodont Locality, Warren County, Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad.
Sci. 114: 83-104.

Swinehart, A.L., J. Napieralski & Nicole Geist. 2007. Middle Wisconsinan gravel and wood from a well-drilling in west central
Indiana. Amer. Midl. Nat. 159:  445-456.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Swinehart, A.L.
, J. Boardman & P. Cauley. Comparison of growth patterns of Perca flavescens in a northern Michigan kettle lake
between 6000 years ago and the present.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Courses Taught:

FNR 540 Wetland Ecology (Fall 1997, Purdue University).

FNR 598 Bog Ecology (Fall 1996, Purdue University).

BIO 620 Peatland Ecology (Summer 1998, Central Michigan University).

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

BIO 101 General Biology Laboratory (Fall 1993, Central Michigan University).

BIO 102 Biological Science (1999 – present, Hillsdale College)

BIO 200 Evolution & Biological Diversity (2003 - present, Hillsdale College)

BIO 287, 387, 487 Biology Seminar (Quaternary Palaeoecology (2000-2001 Hillsdale College) and The New Dinosaur (2001 – 2002
- Hillsdale College))

BIO 301 Invertebrate Zoology (2000 - Hillsdale College)

BIO 318 Historical Geology (2000 – present, Hillsdale College)

BIO 350 Conservation Biology (2006 - present, Hillsdale College)

BIO 364 Freshwater Biology (2003 - present, Hillsdale College)

BIO 365 Limnology (1999 - 2003, Hillsdale College)

BIO 366 Wetland Ecology (1998 - 2003, Hillsdale College)

BIO 368 Marine Biology (2001 – present, Hillsdale College)

BTNY 498 Research in Plant Science (Spring 1998, Purdue University).

GRADUATE COMMITTEE SERVICE

Spriggs, Thomas M. (M.S.) 1998:  Phytoremediation of Copper using Wetland Macrophytes, Department of Civil Engineering,
Purdue University

Guenther, Cameron B. (Ph.D.) 2005:  Fish assemblage structure, movement, and patch dynamics in small fragmented streams.  
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University

GRANTS RECEIVED

2004:  $3900.00.  Minihaha Foundation, Inc., for Palaeoecology of the Buesching Mastodont Locality, Allen County, Indiana (A. L.
Swinehart)

1998:  $10,000.00.  Global Initiative Faculty Grant, for Assessment of the biodiversity and environmental impact in the New Valley
‘Toshka’ Project land area in Egypt: Collaborative research with Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. (W.R. Chaney,
A.L.
Swinehart,
G. Shao & A.Y.M. Nour)

1997:  $9,750.00.  West Lafayette City Parks & Recreation Department, for study on palaeoecology and effects of agriculture on
Celery Marsh, West Lafayette (
A.L. Swinehart & J. Harbor).

1996:  $6,750.00.  Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory, for radiocarbon 14C dating of 30 peat samples
(A.L.
Swinehart).

1996.  $2,500.00.  Indiana State Museum, Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Shafer Mastodont Locality, Warren County,
Indiana  
(A.L. Swinehart).

1996.  $2,500.00.  Indiana State Museum, Palaeoecology of the Wilkinson Giant Beaver Locality, Kosciusko County, Indiana
(A.L.
Swinehart)

1994:  $67,000.00.  Basil S. Turner Foundation Research Fellowship, for Ph.D. on the Development
and ecology of peatlands in Indiana (
A.L. Swinehart & G. R. Parker).

1994.  $200.00.  Central Michigan University Presentation and Publication Grant, for Accelerated senescence following
anthropogenic disturbance in  Tamarack Bog, Noble County, Indiana (
A. L. Swinehart)

1993.  $250.00.  Central Michigan University Graduate Student Research Grant, for An ecological investigation of three Sphagnum-
bogs in Noble County, Indiana:  Remnant communities of a region in transition (
A.L. Swinehart).

1990.  $525.00.  Indiana Academy of Science Research Grant, for Palaeoecology of an alkaline
peatland in Elkhart County, Indiana  (
A.L. Swinehart).

CONFERENCE & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Swinehart, A.L.
2004. Recent notable discoveries on the palaeoecology of wetlands in the southern Great Lakes region.  American
Fisheries Society, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Swinehart, A.L. 2004. Recent notable discoveries on the palaeoecology of wetlands in the southern Great Lakes region.  Indiana
University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Department of Geological Sciences Seminar.

Swinehart, A.L. 2004. Recent notable discoveries on the palaeoecology of wetlands in the southern Great Lakes region.  Michigan
State University, Kellogg Biological Station, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Swinehart, A.L. 2003. The role of wetlands in reconstructing Late-Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoevironments.  Ball State
University, Biology Department seminar.

Cauley, Peter &
A. L. Swinehart. 2003. Application of fish operculum morphometry to palaeoenvironmental interpretation. 119th
Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana.

Cizek, Caroline &
A.L. Swinehart. 2001. Spatial and temporal migration patterns of microcrustaceans in a northern Michigan
kettle lake.  117th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, IPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Hall, Philip &
A.L. Swinehart. 2001. Two years of secondary succession of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Rockwell
Lake, Lake County, Michigan.  117th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, IPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Zeiler, Sarah &
A.L. Swinehart.  2001. The role of substrate type and forest canopy cover on the diversity and abundance of
macroinvertebrates in a northern Michigan headwater stream. 117th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, IPFW,
Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Swinehart, A.L. 2001. Rising from the bogs:  Prehistoric life in northern Indiana.  Elkhart County Historical Museum Lecture
Series, Bristol, Indiana.

Mandrelle, J. J. &
A. L. Swinehart. 2000. Palaeoecology and proposed diet of the Aker Mastodont, Marshall County, Indiana.
116th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Richmond, Indiana. pp. 37-38.

Baltzer, B. M. &
A. L. Swinehart. 2000. A limnological investigation of a northern Michigan kettle lake with special emphasis on
the ecology of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). 116th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Richmond, Indiana. pp.
36-37.

Guenther, C. B. &
A. L. Swinehart. 2000. Benthic macroinvertebrate diversity and abundance along environmental gradients in
Rockwell Lake, Lake County, Michigan. 116th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Richmond, Indiana, pp. 35-36.

Belsley, K. J. &
A. L. Swinehart. 2000. Population ecology of tamarack (Larix laricina) and northern white-cedar (Thuja
occiddentalis) in a forested peatland in northern Michigan. 116th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Richmond,
Indiana, pp. 35-35.

Swinehart, A.L. 1999. The germination of old seeds:  Application of the herbarium to conservation biology.  115th Fall Meeting of
the Indiana Academy of Science, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.

Swinehart, A.L., N.G. Miller, J.O. Farlow & J. A. Sunderman. 1999. Palaeoenvironment of the Pipe Creek Sinkhole (Tertiary:
Hemphilian) as indicated by plant fossils. 115th Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, University of Southern Indiana,
Evansville, Indiana.

Swinehart, A.L. 1999.  The development and ecology of peatlands in Indiana.  Hope College Biology Seminar Series, Holland,
Michigan.

Farlow, J.O., J.A. Sunderman, J.A. Holman,
A.L. Swinehart & J.J. Havens. 1998. Pipe Creek Jr. Sinkhole, a late-Tertiary
terrestrial biota from Grant County, Indiana.  Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Swinehart, A.L. 1998. Summary of the natural history and ecology of Egypt and recommendations for study of the New Valley
(Toshka) irrigation project. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Swinehart, A.L. 1997. The development and ecology of peatlands in Indiana. Biology Department Seminar Series, Ohio
University, Athens, Ohio.

Farlow, J.O., J.A. Sunderman, J.J. Havens, J.A. Holman,
A.L. Swinehart & M. Fortelius. 1997. The Pipe Creek Jr. Locality:  A
diverse pre-Wisconsinan terrestrial biota from Grant County, Indiana. Annual Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science,
Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana.
p. 115.

Swinehart, A.L. & R. L. Richards. 1997. Palaeoecology of the Wilkinson Giant Beaver Locality, Whitley County, Indiana. Annual
Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana. pp. 59-60.

Swinehart, A.L. 1996. Restoration of a degraded tamarack bog in northern Indiana:  An historical and palaeoecological approach.  
Fourth Annual Canadian Peatland Restoration Workshop, International Association of Bryologists, Universitè Laval, Quebec City,
Canada, pp. 49-50.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 1996. Palaeoecological reconstruction of Holocene peatland development in northern Indiana.  
Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, Purdue University, March 14, Abstracts Bulletin, p. 32.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 1996. The history and ecology of tamarack bogs in Indiana and prospects for the restoration of
degraded sites.  Annual Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, pp. 47-48.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 1996. Palaeoecological reconstruction of Holocene peatland development in northern Indiana.  
First Annual Forestry & Natural Resources Symposium, Purdue University, pp. 31-32.

Swinehart, A.L. & G.R. Parker. 1995. A preliminary analysis of the formation, distribution, and natural history of Indiana’s
remnant basin-type peatlands.  Annual Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis,  
p. 53.

Swinehart, A.L. 1995. The formation, distribution, and natural history of Indiana’s remnant basin-type peatlands. Central
Michigan University Biology Seminar Series.

Swinehart, A.L. 1994. An ecological investigation of three Sphagnum-bogs in Noble County, Indiana: Remnant communities of a
region in transition. Goshen College Biology Department Seminar Series.

Swinehart, A.L. & D.E. Wujek. 1993. Accelerated senescence following anthropogenic disturbance in a tamarack bog.  Annual
Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, p. 40.

Swinehart, A.L. 1991. Palaeolimnological report of a newly discovered alkaline bog. Annual Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy
of Science, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, p. 28.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Board of Directors, Saint Joseph River Watershed Initiative (1999-2001)

Chairman of the Education Outreach Committee, Department of Botany, Purdue University (1998).

Manuscript reviewer for the journal Wetlands (1996).

Manuscript reviewer for Madroño, the West American Journal of Botany (2002).

Manuscript reviewer for the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science (2001 to present).

Participated in a Bryophyte taxonomy seminar taught by Norton Miller at the Humboldt Research Institute in Maine (1997).

Participated in the Second International Symposium on the Biology of Sphagnum and the Fourth Annual Canadian Peatland
Restoration Workshop in Quebec, Canada (1996).


MEMBERSHIPS

•        Indiana Academy of Science
•        Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture
•        Sigma Xi Honor Society of Scientific Research
•        Beta Beta Beta Honor Society of Biology, Faculty Member
•        Sigma Zeta Honor Society, Faculty Member
•        Cincinatti Dry Dredgers Palaeontological Society
•        Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Alumni Member
Dr. Anthony L. Swinehart