Educational Background:

Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1983. Plant Biology.
Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1978. Plant Biology.
Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Plant Biology, Ohio State
University, 1976. Plant Biology.

Teaching, Research and Administrative Experience:

Associate Professor, 1993 - present.
Coordinator, Biological Sciences. 1994 - 1995.
Assistant Professor, 1987 - 1993.
Visiting Professor/Consultant, Orto Botanico, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, Italy. 1986 - present.
Lecturer, Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. 1984 - 1987.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois State Museum, 1982 - 1984.
Research Associate, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh. 1996 - present.


Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor for the years 2001 – 2003, North Carolina State University.

Outstanding Teacher Award for 1998 - 1999, North Carolina State University.

Member, Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University. 1999 - present.

Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 1997-98, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University.

Honorary Botanist, Botanical Garden of the University of Naples, Italy. 1990.

Phi Kappa Phi (Honorary Fraternity), Ohio University. 1980.

Scholar-Athlete Award, Ohio State University. 1975, 1976.

Phi Eta Sigma (Honorary Fraternity), Ohio State University. 1974.

Professional Activities:

Botanical Society of America
Secretary/Treasurer, Paleobotanical Section 2004 – present
Chair, Teaching Section, 2003-2004
Member, Executive Committee, 2001 - 2003
Chair, Southeastern Section, April 2000 - 2003
Editorial Committee, Plant Science Bulletin 2000 - 2004

North Carolina Academy of Science
President, March, 1996 - March, 1997.
Immediate Past President, March 1997 - March 1998.
President-Elect, March, 1995 - March, 1996.
Webmaster, March 1997 - 2002.
Chair, 2000 Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee

Organizing Committee, Third International Congress of Ethnobotany, September 22-30, 2001, Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Courses and Curriculum Committee, Member, 1997 - present.

Education Committee, Association of Southeastern Biologists. Member, September, 1994 - 1996; Co-chair, 1995 - 1996.

Finance/Auditing Committee, Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. Member, March, 1996 – present

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Committee, 1991-1994, Member, 1991 - 1993; Chair, 1993 - 1994.

Participant, Research Triangle Science and Mathematics Partnership, Wake County Schools. 1989 - present. Numerous presentations as a scientist at area elementary schools on paleontology and Botany.

Committee Member and Presenter, High School Science Teacher's Workshop, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU. Yearly, 1990 - 1993.

Departmental Representative from Biological Sciences Interdepartmental Program, CALS Institutional Effectiveness Working Group. September 1992 - 1994

Field Reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services Conservation Project. 1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2005.

Biology Facilitator, Advanced Placement (AP) Training Workshop, College Board, for Department of Defense Dependent Services held at Tirrenia, Italy. May 20-21, 1991.

Undergraduate Student Projects Directed

Research Projects:
Laura Di Grande, A new seed from the Paleocene of Georgia.
Nancy Hulbert, Curation of a small collection of Mazon Creek nodules for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.
Kristen Liner, Possible annelid cocoons from the Eocene of Georgia.

Teaching Projects:
Tiffany Goins, Honors Teaching in BIO 105
Erin Bosher, Honors Teaching in BIO 105
Jennifer Frawley, Honors Teaching in BIO 105 and BIO 181
Korri Crandall, Honors Teaching in BIO 105
Jason Perrow, Honors Teaching in BIO 105
Javad Hadizadeh, Teaching in BIO 181
Kris Callas, Teaching in BIO 125
Josh Virgadamo, Teaching in BIO 125
Emily Kushner, Teaching in BIO 125
Jeannette McArthy, Teaching in BIO 183
Latoya Brown, Teaching in BIO 183
Alesia Carlucci, Teaching in BIO 183
Chidere Okereke, Teaching in BIO 183
Tyana Summers, Teaching in BIO 181
Jennifer Miller, Teaching in BIO 181
Kerianne Crockett, Teaching in BIO 181



Mickle, J. E. 1977. A comparison of cover and distribution of corticolous macro-epiphytes in three woodlots in and north of Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Jour. Sci. 77: 146-148.

Mickle, J. E. 1980. Ankyropteris from the Pennsylvanian of eastern Kentucky. BOt. Gaz. 141: 230-243.

Mickle, J. E. and G. W. Rothwell. 1982. Alethopteris from the Upper Pennsylvanian of Ohio and Illinois. Jour. Paleontol. 56: 392-402.

Rothwell, G. W. and J. E. Mickle. 1982. Rhetinotheca patens, n. sp.: a new medullosan pollen organ from the Upper Pennsylvanian of North America. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 36: 361-374.

Mickle, J. E. 1984. Taxonomy of specimens of the Pennsylvanian age marattialean fern Psaronius from Ohio and Illinois. Illinois State Museum Sci. Pap. XIX. 64 pp.

Mickle, J. E. 1984. Aspects of growth and development in the Pennsylvanian age marattialean fern Psaronius. bot. Gaz. 145: 407-419.

Mickle, J. E. and R. L. Leary. 1984. Aulacotheca collicola, n. sp. (Medullosaceae) from the Early Pennsylvanian of the Illinois Basin. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 43: 343-357.

Mickle, J. E. and G. W. Rothwell. 1986. Vegetative and fertile structures of Cyathotheca ventilaria, sp. nov. from the Upper Pennsylvanian of the Appalachian Basin. Amer. Jour. BOt. 73: 1474-1485.

Leary, R. L. and J. E. Mickle. 1989. Porostrobus nathorstii sp. nov.: new species of lycopsid cone from the Early Pennsylvanian of Illinois. Amer. Jour. bot. 76: 1638-1645.

Mickle, J. E. 1989. Notoschizaea is a synonym of Corynepteris Baily (Coenopteridales; Carboniferous). Jour. Paleont. 63: 690-693.

Mickle, J. E. 1990. A model for teaching mitosis and meiosis. Amer. Biol. Teacher 52: 500-503.

Mickle, J. E., M. R. Barone Lumaga, and A. Moretti. 1991-1992. La tecnica del peel usata in paleobotanica, una tecnica utilizzabile nell'insegnamento universaritario in Italia. Delpinoa, n. s., 33-34: 235-241. [Published 1996.]

Mickle, J. E., P. De Luca, and M. R. Barone Lumaga. 1991-1992. Development of the paleobotany section in the Museum at the Botanical Garden of Naples, Faculty of Sciences, University of Naples, “Federico II”, Italy. Delpinoa, n. s. 33-34: 193-209. [Published 1996.]

Mickle, J. E. and M. Barthel. 1992. Psaronius-Stämme im Oberkarbon des Kyffhäuser? Abhandlungen und Berichte des Museums der Natur, Gotha 17: 11-14.

Mickle, J. E. 1993. Cuticular micromorphology of Pagiophyllum bladenensis, comb. nov., from the Late Cretaceous of the North Carolina Coastal Plain, U. S. A. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 120(4): 387-391.

Mickle, J. E., P. De Luca, M. R. Barone Lumaga, and M. De Matteis Tortora. 1994. Development of a three-dimensional phylogenetic tree of the plant kingdom at the Orto Botanico, Facoltà di Scienze, Università di Napoli, Italy. Curator 37(4): 275-279.

Delevoryas, T. and J. E. Mickle. 1995. Upper Cretaceous magnoliaceous fruit from British Columbia. Amer. Jour. Bot. 82: 763-768.

Mickle, J. E. 1996. Grexlupus carolinensis, a new probable lauraceous fruit from the Late Cretaceous of North Carolina. Jour. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 112: 1-6.

De Luca, P., J. E. Mickle, M. R. Barone Lumaga, M. De Matteis Tortora, B. Menale, E. Pinto, and G. Vallariello. 1998. Le strategie espositive nell'Orto Botanico di Napoli e nel Museo di Paleobotanica ed Etnobotanica. Museologia Scientifica 14 , Suppl.: 415-421.

Barone Lumaga, M. R., B. Menale, and J. Mickle. 1999 (2000). Applicazioni dei principali sistemi tassononmici nell 'Orto Botanico di Napoli nel Museo di PaleoBOtanica ed Etnobotanica. Museol. Sci. 16 (1): 49 - 55. Suppl. Atti 11° Congresso A. N. M. S. Napoli 1996.

DeLuca, P., J. E Mickle, and M. R. Barone Lumaga. 1999 (2000). Allestimento della sezione di paleoBOtanica nel museo dell'Orto botanico di Napoli. Museol. Sci. 16 (1): 49 - 55. Suppl. Atti 11° Congresso A. N. M. S. Napoli 1996.

Barone Lumaga, M. R., S. Bravi, J. E. Mickle, and A. Bartiromo. 2005. Osservazioni paleontologiche sulle macroflore fossili del Cretacicodell’Appennino meridionale. Informatore BOtanico Italiano 37 (X): 1-2.

Mitra, M. and J. E. Mickle. Morphology and taxonomy of fungal palynomorphs from the Tar Heel Formation (Campanian) of of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Eastern United States. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. Submitted for review.

Short Notes

Mickle, J. E. and G. W. Rothwell. 1979. Bensoniotheca, a new name for Heterotheca Benson. Taxon 28: 591.

Mickle, J. E. 1993. A follow-up to “Science or Animism?” Creation/Evolution 13 (1) 42-44.

Barone Lumaga, M. R. and J. E. Mickle. 1995. Stomatal development in Psilotum nudum (L.) Beauv. Atti del XX Congresso di M. E., Rimini, p. 155.


DeLuca, P. J. E. Mickle, M. R. Barone Lumaga, A. Moretti. 1996. Museo di Paleobotanica ed Etnobotanica. Sezione di Paleobotanica. Orto botanico, Universitá di Napoli “Federico II”, Facultá di Scienze MM. FF. NN. 31 pp.

Laboratory Manual

Mickle, J. E. 1993. Biological Sciences 105 Laboratory Manual. Tailored Text, Raleigh, NC. [Updated each semester.]

Mickle, J. and M Niedzlek-Feaver. T. Johansson (ed.). 2006. A Lab Manual for Biology in the Modern World. Kendall-Hunt Publishers.

Textbook Ancillaries

Sundberg, M., A. M. Mickle, and J. E. Mickle. 1995. Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to accompany Mauseth's Plant Biology, An Introduction to Plant Biology. Saunders Publishing Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Educational Software

Faculty Consultant, LeafLab. A Research Simulation for the study of photosynthesis. Addison-Wesley Longman.

Mickle, J. E. Blood Lab. 1991. Developed for use with Hypercard on the MacIntosh computer. Freeware.

Popular Articles

Mickle, J. E. 1983. Psaronius, tree fern of the Coal Age. The Living Museum 45(1): 12-14.

Mickle, J. E. 1984. Medullosa, fern of the Coal Age. The Living Museum 46(3): 58-61.

Mickle, J. E. 1986. La storia dalle piante. Il Mattino (Naples, Italy), Jul. 4, p. 11.