Faculty: Kevin Dodge

Professor of Wildlife and Biology
Director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology Program

Office: #CAOS-1010
Phone: 301-387-3328
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current Courses

BIO 120 (Docs)
BIO 150 (Docs)
BIO 214 (Docs)
NRW 101 (Docs)
NRW 103 (Docs)
NRW 180 (Docs)


Education and Awards
Southwest Missouri State University, B.S. - Biology
Michigan Technological University, M.S. - Biology


Kevin Dodge received his B.S. in Biology from Southwest Missouri State University in 1981 and his M.S. in Biology from Michigan Technological University in 1983. He pursued further studies in Wildlife Biology at West Virginia University from 1983 through 1987. Since 1987, Kevin has worked at Garrett College, in far western Maryland, where he is Professor of Wildlife and Biology and Director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology program. He has also taught classes at Frostburg State University and West Virginia University. Kevin teaches various courses in natural history and ecology, including Wildlife Biology, Dendrology, Herbaceous Plant Identification, Plant Taxonomy, Herpetology, Regional Songbird Identification, and General Ecology. Kevin’s courses emphasize field experience, and many classes include field trips to other parts of the mid-Atlantic/Central Appalachian region.

Kevin’s past research focused on habitat use by wood warblers on Isle Royale National Park and the impact of gypsy moth-induced habitat change on forest birds in eastern West Virginia. At Garrett College, Kevin and his students have studied the breeding biology, habitat use, and fall migration of northern saw-whet owls since 1991. He has also studied the impact of acid mine drainage and its mitigation on wetland plants and animals. Kevin participates in a number of bird surveys in Garrett County.

Kevin is actively involved in natural resources issues in Garrett County and the surrounding area. He is president of the Allegheny Highlands Conservancy (a local land trust), past vice president and current board member of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, and a member of the Savage River State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Board and the Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Committee. He is a frequent local consultant to The Nature Conservancy. He leads numerous hikes and presents programs for state parks, state forests, and The Nature Conservancy, as well as for local schools and other groups. He has presented his “Night Sounds of the Appalachians” program to many groups throughout the region.

Kevin has traveled extensively, studying the natural history of many locations and sharing his knowledge with others. He has taken his students on spring break trips to Florida, Louisiana, and Texas, and currently travels with students to southeast Arizona. He served as a leader on Towson University’s Alaska Travel/Study Ecotour from 1995 through 2004.

Kevin lives in Bittinger, Maryland with his wife, Carolina, and their daughter, Rhiannon.


Professional Memberships
Savage River State Forest Citizens' Advisory Board
Youghiogheny River Watershed Association
Allegheny Highlands Conservancy
Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Committee
The Nature Conservancy (consultant)
LiveZilla Live Chat Software