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Schnormeier Gallery
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Mount Vernon, Ohio


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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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2:00 p.m.
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7:50 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Dr. Jon Bossley

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School of Natural and Social Sciences
740-392-6868 Ext. 3201Email Dr. Bossley
Professional Experience:
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Environmental Science Program Coordinator, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Professional Organizations:
  • Entomological Society of America
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Society for Freshwater Science
Awards and Recognitions:
  • 4-time National Science Foundation fellow (2011 – 2014)
  • Inductee in the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Published Works & Presentations:
  • IN REVIEW: Bossley, J.P. and Smiley, P.C. 2017. Evaluating the impacts of resident outdoor education stream classes on stream quality and student educational experiences. Journal of Environmental Education.
  • IN REVIEW: Bossley, J.P. and Smiley, P.C. 2017. Effects of student trampling on aquatic macroinvertebrates in agricultural headwater streams. Water.
  • IN REVIEW: Bossley, J.P. and Smiley, P.C. Short and Long-term Disturbance Effects of Outdoor Education Stream Classes on Aquatic Macroinvertebrates. Journal of Environmental Protection.
  • Yoder, Jay A., Benoit, Joshua B., Nelson, Blake W., Main, Leighanne R., Bossley, Jon P. 2015. Behavioral correction to prevent overhydration and increase survival by larvae of the net-spinning caddisflies in relation to water flow. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:363-369.
  • Natural Areas Conference. October 2014. Poster presentation: “Developing an Index of Student-Induced Disturbance: Measuring the Environmental Impact of Outdoor Education Stream Study Classes.” Awarded 2nd place overall in the conference poster competition. Dayton, OH.
Favorite Subject-Related Links:
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
  • B.Sci. in Horticulture, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio