Roy Nagle came to Juniata in 1998 from the University of Georgia, where he served as Research Coordinator for the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory's physiological ecology and wildlife toxicology program. He earned his B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and M.S. from the University of South Carolina.
Nagle has been Juniata's director of environmental health and safety and an instructor of environmental science since 2006. He serves as chairperson of the Campus Safety Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He is also Juniata's Chemical Hygiene Officer and a member of the Academic Affairs Council, Budget Team, Judicial Board, Strategic Planning Committee, and Sustainability Team.
Nagle additionally serves as an academic advisor for students in environmental science, environmental studies, and wildlife conservation. His research spans a range of environmental, evolutionary, and physiological ecology. For 20 years Nagle worked on a long-term life history study of freshwater turtles on the E.S. George Reserve, Michigan. Other research has included non-lethal methods of determining animal body composition, parental investment in amphibians and reptiles, and winter survivorship of hatchling turtles. He also has worked on studies examining the effects of nuclear production and coal combustion facilities on the environment. His research articles have been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals, including Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Experimental Gerontology and the Canadian Journal of Zoology.
Nagle serves on the Huntingdon County Emergency Planning Committee and was awarded the Pennsylvania Quality Initiative Environmental Award in 2001 for his work to conserve a local population of map turtles. He teaches Herpetology at Juniata's Raystown Field Station and frequently lectures on environmental health and safety topics, natural history of Pennsylvania's amphibians and reptiles, and the conservation and management of long-lived species.