Thiel College

Faculty


Michael Balas

Michael T. Balas, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology - currently on sabbatical

 mbalas@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2117
 Rhodehouse Science Building 213

Education and Experience

  • B.A. Biology, Swarthmore College, PA 1989
  • M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester, NY
  • Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, St. John’s University, NY 1996-2000
  • Professor of Biology, Thiel College, PA 2000-present
  • Chairperson of Department 2010-present

Teaching and Research Interests

Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Zoology, Entomology

Current Courses

BIO 118 Human Evolution, BIO 145 Foundations of Biology, BIO 125 Introduction to Ornithology, BIO 222 Entomology, BIO 262 Animal Systematics, BIO 272 Animal Behavior, BIO 342 Biostatistics and Research Methods, BIO 452/482 Independent Study, BIO 462 Senior Seminar