Merrill Tawse, Professional Instructor
Merrill Tawse
Professional Instructor of Biology
323, Kettering Science Center
Merrill Tawse
Professional Instructor of Biology


  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as professional instructor of biology teaching Ecology and the Human Environment; Organisms, Adaptations and Physiology; Labs in Costa Rica; Entomology; Human Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing Students; and Environmental Science Seminar
  • Work with students in field research focuses on polyploidy in Ambystomid salamanders and projects via radio-telemetry in territoriality and site affinity of the secretive marsh birds, the Virginia Rails
  • Other student projects have included foraging and roosting behaviors of insectivorous bats in the Mohican Forest
  • Has conducted numerous Indiana Bat endangered species surveys throughout Ohio and surrounding states for USF&WS and ODNR


University of Nebraska, M.S. in Entomology
Ohio State University, B.S. in Zoology