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Gloria Caddell, Ph.D.
Gloria Caddell, Ph.D., is currently the associate dean of the College of Mathematics and Science and a professor of biology. Her interest in nature was sparked as a child by camping and hiking in the forests of southern Alabama, canoeing the streams of the Mobile Delta and walking the Gulf Coast beaches. Caddell's B.A. and M.A. degrees are in anthropology from the University of Alabama, where she specialized in the analysis of archaeological plant remains. She earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation, on the population genetics and pollination ecology of camellia, is based on research she conducted as a research student in Japan for two and a half years. Caddell has taught biology at UCO since 1990 and chaired the Department of Biology for four years. She received the Provost’s Modeling the Way Award (2017), the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award (2010) and the Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award, College of Mathematics and Science (2006). Her research focuses on the flora of Oklahoma, particularly the native plant communities of gypsum outcrops of northwestern Oklahoma and the pollination of Oklahoma prairie plants. She is the managing editor of the Oklahoma Native Plant Record and a member of the Flora of Oklahoma Editorial Committee.
Plants and Life
Biology II for Majors
Introduction to Biological Research
Grass and Composite Taxonomy
Oklahoma Field Biology (Vascular Plants section)
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. in Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December, 1989
Research Student, Kyushu University, Japan, January 1983- August 1985
M.A. in Anthropology, The University of Alabama, 1979
B.A. in Anthropology, The University of Alabama, 1974
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Caddell, G. 2019. Roots, branches, flowers, fruits, and seeds: My transformation into a
botanist and teacher. Chapter 21, pp. 177-183 In Sims, Jeanetta, Ed Cunliff,
and Anna Doré (eds.). Inspired Learning: 50 Insights from Personal Transformative
Learning Journeys. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
Ryburn et al. Flora Oklahoma Editorial Committee. 2018. Flora of Oklahoma: Keys and
Descriptions, 2nd edition. Flora Oklahoma Incorporated.
Caddell, G. M., K. Chritoffel, C. Esqueda, and A. Smith. 2017. Vascular flora of E. C. Hafer
Park, Edmond, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Native Plant Record 17:53-68.
Caire, W., K. B. Ganow, R. S. Matlack, G. M. Caddell, and P. Crawford. 2014.
Loss of a significant Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) maternity
population in Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist 59(2):274-277.
Hites, R., G. M. Caddell, M. E. B. Stone, and P. A. Stone. 2013. Relationships of body size and
male melanism to biting propensity in red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta). Herpetological
Review 44: 46-49.
Caddell, G. M. and K.D. Rice. 2012. Vascular flora of Alabaster Caverns State Park, Cimarron
Gypsum Hills, Woodward County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Native Plant Record 12:43-62.
Butler, C., L. Pham, J. Stinedurf, C. Roy, E. Judd, N. Burgess, and G. Caddell. 2010.
Yellow Rail (Cortunicops noveboracensis) winters in Oklahoma. Wilson Journal of
Caire, W. and G. M. Caddell. 2006. Westward range extension of the eastern chipmunk,
Tamias striatus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in central Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma
Academy of Science 86:91-92.
Hoagland, B. W., A. Buthod, and G. Caddell. 2005. The occurrence of Cerastium pumilum
(Caryophyllacea) in Oklahoma. Sida 21(4): 2439-2440.
Buckallew, R. and G. Caddell. 2003. Vascular flora of the Selman Living Laboratory,
Woodward County, Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 83:31-
Nisbett, R.A., W. Caire, M.D. Stuart, G.M. Caddell, and C.H. Calisher. 2001. Serological
survey of Oklahoma rodents: evidence for the presence of a hantavirus and an arenovirus.
Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 81:53-66.
Caddell, G. M. 1986. A summary for a paleoethnobotanical study. pp. 468-470 in A. E.
Radford, Fundamentals of plant systematics, Harper and Row, New York.
Uemoto, S. and G. M. Caddell. 1985. The distribution of wild Camellia japonica in Japan and
South Korea. International Camellia Journal 17:73-76.
Caddell, G. M. 1983. Charred plant remains from the Cedar Creek and Upper Bear Creek
Reservoirs. Chapter 10 in E. M. Futato (ed.), Archaeological investigations in the Cedar
Creek and Upper Bear Creek Reservoirs. University of Alabama Office of
Archaeological Research, Report of Investigations No. 13, Tennessee Valley
Authority Publications in Anthropology No. 32.
Caddell, G. M. 1982. Plant resources, archaeological plant remains, and prehistoric plant-use
patterns in the central Tombigbee River Valley. Bulletin No. 7, The Alabama Museum of
Natural History, University, Alabama.
Smith, C. E., Jr. and G. M. Caddell. 1977. Plant remains. In The Bellefonte site: 1 Ja 300, by
E. M. Futato. Research Series 2, Office of Archaeological Research, The University of
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