Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

Ph.D in Environmental and Conservation Science, North Dakota State University

B.S. in Zoology (Wildlife, Ecology, and Management), North Dakota State University

Additional Information

Dr. Barnhart is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at Dickinson State University. He teaches courses related to organismal biology including ecology, zoology, animal behavior, animal physiology, general biology II, evolution, wildlife management, and anatomy and physiology I and II. He is also a committee member of the Writing Committee and Undergraduate Research Committee at Dickinson State University.

Dr. Barnhart is a chiropterologist and spends his summers researching the behavioral ecology of bats. This endeavor has lead him from the plains of North Dakota to the jungles of Costa Rica. Dr. Barnhart maintains an active publication record and his research has been highlighted in many news stories including segments in USA Today, The Associated Press, The Bismarck Tribune, KFYR-TV Bismarck, WDAY-TV Fargo, Grand Forks Herald, KSFY-TV Sioux Falls, KOTA-TV Rapid City, and KFGO radio Fargo. As a scientist, Dr. Barnhart has been invited to talk at many ecology conferences and actively attends the North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR). Dr. Barnhart currently is working on two state and federally funded projects for the North Dakota Army National Guard and North Dakota EPSCoR (NSF funded).