Nancy Muleady-Mecham


Adjunct Professor 

Research/teaching interests:

  • general biology
  • natural history
  • field interpretation
  • anatomy and physiology
  • pathophysiology

Academic highlights

Fulbright Scholar - Russian Federation, Gorno-Altaisk State University, Siberia

Adjunct Professor of Biology NAU 2004
RN, Board certified in Emergency Medicine
PhD: Northern Arizona University - Biology
MA: California State University, Fresno - Biology and Paleontology
BA: University of California, Los Angeles - Biology

I enjoy making difficult subjects understandable to students and imparting enthusiasm. Field interpretation of natural history and in ecoscience and ecotourism are important realms of world educational participation.  I have kept two blogs from Semester at Sea and my Fulbright in Siberia, respectively: and

I worked over 25 years as Park Ranger for the National Park Service as a naturalist and protection ranger and teach anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, biology and vertebrate sciences, and lead field seminars in natural history. My PhD work was in fire ecology.

Selected publications 

Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham and Stephanie Schley. 2009. Ethnomedicine in Healthcare Systems of the World: A Semester at Sea Survey in 11 Countries, Global Health Action, DOI: 10.3402/gha.v2i0.1969.

A Public Opinion Survey on Wildland Fire in Grand Canyon National Park, 2004, Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Martha E. Lee, Brent D. Burch, The George Wright Forum, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 12-21.

Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Park Ranger, True Stories From A Ranger’s Career in America’s National Parks, 2004, Flagstaff: Vishnu Temple Press.

Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Paleourine Analysis of Packrat Amberat, 2004, in The Colorado Plateau, van Riper, C. and K.L. Cole, eds. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Differential Preservation of Fossil Elements in the Maricopa Brea, California, 2003, 102(2): 79-88. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.

Nancy E. Muleady Mecham, Catherine Wilcoxson Ueckert, Ivo Lindauer The Natural History of Giant Sequoias, 2002, American Biology Teacher, 64(8): 573-578.