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 in Environmental Science and Studies since 2006. He is chairperson of the Campus Safety Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and serves on the Academic Affairs Council, Institutional Review Board, Judicial Board, and Sustainability Team. He also serves 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, Experimental Gerontology, and the Canadian Journal of Zoology.
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 teaches Herpetology at Juniata's Raystown Field Station as well as College Writing, and lectures on environmental health and safety, natural history of Pennsylvania's amphibians and reptiles, and the conservation and management of long-lived species.