||Ph.D., Louisiana State University,
M.S., Louisiana State University, 1992
B.S., University of West Florida, 1974
A.A., Pensacola Junior College, 1972
John McCall has been a member of the
UWA Biology faculty since 1992, and
served as chairperson from its inception
in 1994 until 2007.
Prior to completing his Ph.D. in
Zoology and a Master's of Applied
Statistics at LSU in 1992, Dr. McCall
taught and coached for a number of years
at Jay High School in Jay, Florida. At
UWA, he regularly teaches Evolution and
Systematics, General Zoology, Field
Zoology, and Applied Statistics, as well
as mentoring the department's seminar
offering. In addition, he periodically
offers courses in Ichthyology, Aquatic
Biology, and Subtropical Ecology. Dr.
McCall is also active in UWA's online
graduate biology program, offering
online classes in Evolution,
Biogeography, Conservation Biology, and
Teaching College Biology.
Dr. McCall's classes typically
include a significant amount of field
work, and he emphasizes student research
in marine and aquatic habitats. Dr.
McCall advises marine biology majors,
pre-forestry and pre-fishery students,
and a number of general biology majors.
Dr. McCall's research interests lie in
the area of evolutionary ecology, and
much of his field work focuses on
interactions between fish and their
invertebrate prey. He serves as the
University liaison to the Marine
Environmental Sciences Consortium
Program Committee. Dr. McCall is the
faculty advisor for the Beta Phi Chapter
of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor
In 1997, Dr. McCall received the
Gilbert Award recognizing outstanding
teaching, He received a second Gilbert
Award in 2009. In 2007 he was the
recipient of the Loraine McIlwain Bell
Trustee Professor Award.