Roy Nagle came to Juniata College 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.Sc. from the University of South Carolina.
As Executive Director of Research Integrity and Environmental Safety, Nagle serves as chair of the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Campus Safety Committee. He also serves on the Academic Affairs Council and Sustainability Team, as well as an academic advisor for students in environmental science, environmental studies, and wildlife conservation.
Nagle's research includes long-term life history studies of turtles in Michigan and Pennsylvania, parental investment in amphibians and reptiles, and non-destructive methods of determining animal body composition. His research articles have been published in such journals as Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Ecology, and Chelonian Conservation and Biology.
Nagle serves on the Huntingdon County Emergency Planning Committee and was awarded a Pennsylvania Quality Initiative Environmental Award for his work to conserve a local population of Map Turtles. He has taught courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and college writing, and frequently lectures on responsible conduct in research, environmental safety, and the conservation and management of long-lived species.