Malcolm McCallum

Malcolm McCallum
Assistant Professor/ Aquaculture and Water Quality Research Scientist Langston
School of Agriculture and Applied Science
E.L. Holloway, Room 303; 217 Lab
(405) 466-6127

Dr. Malcolm L. McCallum currently serves as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in aquaculture and water quality. In addition to his research and academic appointments, he also has programmatic responsibilities in Langston University Cooperative Extension program. McCallum has national and international leadership experience, including invited consultations, presentations, and scientific exchanges with the United Nations, U.S. Congress, and several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

McCallum was born and raised in Illinois. He completed his B.S. degree with a double major in Biology and Agriculture at Illinois State University, an M.S. degree in Environmental Biology at Eastern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences with specializations in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Conservation Ecology from Arkansas State University.

Prior to his appointment at Langston University, McCallum served on the faculty at several universities, medical, dental and nursing schools, and as Director of Research and Grants for a nonprofit organization. From 2006 to present, McCallum performed a multitude of roles on the editorial staff and governing board of Herpetological Conservation and Biology. He was recognized for his leadership as this journal as it grew from a small startup to the largest herpetology journal in the world and the primary outlet for fellow scientists.

His research spans the conservation, management and aquaculture of amphibians, reptiles, fishes, and arthropods and has appeared in numerous outlets including: CNN, BBC, and David Attenborough’s Life in Cold Blood.

Other academic interests include environmental stress, natural history, sustainability, natural resources, conservation, and human dimensions. He has accumulated over 100 published manuscripts spanning various journals (e.g. Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecotoxicology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases).