Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Dean

(812) 866-7246


Glené Mynhardt grew up in South Africa, where she developed a deep passion for nature. After her family settled in the United States, she pursued several avenues in biology, but fell head-over-heels for entomology. She has a fondness for beetles, particularly those that live in dung, in ant nets, and under decaying animals. She came to Hanover in 2013 where she enjoys teaching a variety of courses that aim to bridge the gap between "big" and "small" biology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and macrophotography. 


B.S. University of Texas at Austin (Biology)

M.S. Texas A&M University (Entomology)

Ph.D. The Ohio State University (Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations

Courses taught:

Ecology & Evolution, Cell & Molecular Biology, Concepts of Biology (Non-Majors), Entomology, Principles of Systematics, Comparative Anatomy & Physiology, Tropical Biology

Areas of expertise:

Taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, insect biology, invertebrate evolution, general biology


Mynhardt, G.2015. Looking at the tip of an iceberg: Surveying for insects in the 2014 Ecoblitz of the Morgan-Monroe Back Country Area. The Forest Defender, Summer 2015 Issue. [Invited Contribution]

 Stant, J. Hobbs, F. C., Kerner, R., Russell, S., Bishop, S., Mynhardt, G., Brattain, M., Holland, J., Belth, J., Carlson, R., Goforth, R., Brodman, R., and J. Sheets. 2014. Reportback, 2014 Ecoblitz: Morgan-Monroe/Yellowwood Back Country Area. [Formal Report of the Indiana Forest Alliance]

 Mynhardt, G., Alejandrino, A., Serb, J., Corrales, J., and Puslednik, L.. 2014. A review of the swimming scallop genus Amusium Röding and description of a new genus based on molecular, morphological, and morphometric data. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80:400-411.

 Linenberger, K.J., Slade, M.C., Addis, E., Elliott, E.R., Mynhardt, G., & Raker, J.R. 2014. Training the Foot Soldiers of Inquiry: Development and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Graduate Teaching Assistant Learning Community. Journal of College Science Teaching 44:78-88.

 Mynhardt, G. and Philips, T.K. 2013. A third new genus and species of spider beetle, Okamninus annae, n. gen., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Ptinidae), from Dominican amber. Palaeodiversity 6:23-28.

 Mynhardt, G. 2013. Declassifying myrmecophily in the Coleoptera to promote the study of ant-

beetle symbioses. Psyche: Article ID 696401, 8 pages [Invited Review Paper]

Mynhardt, G. 2011. Growing into teaching: A graduate student’s journey. Talking about Teaching  5:26-29. [Invited Essay, Ohio State Academy of Teaching]

 Philips, T.K. and Mynhardt, G. 2011. Description of Electrognostus intermedius, the first spider beetle from Dominican amber with implications for spider beetle phylogeny (Coleoptera Ptinidae). Entomapeiron 4:37-51.

 Mynhardt, G. and Wenzel, J.W. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis of the myrmecophilous  Cremastocheilus Knoch (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) based on external adult morphology. Zookeys 34:129-140.

 Mynhardt, G. and Wenzel, J.W. 2009. Voyages of discovery: Journey through scientific inquiry. [Educational Booklet]

Abbott, J.C. & G. Mynhardt. 2007. Description of the larva of Somatochlora margarita (Odonata: Corduliidae). International Journal of Odonatology 10(2):129-136.

 Mynhardt, G., A. I. Cognato & Marvin K. Harris. 2007. Population genetics of the pecan weevil, Curculio caryae Horn (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), based on mitochondrial DNA data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100(4):582-590.

Glene Mynhardt