Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham is an Adjunct Professor here at Columbia College.
I am a retired National Park Ranger and have served for over 30 years as a National Registry Certified Paramedic, a Flight Nurse, as a Board certified (in Emergency Medicine), and as a Registered Nurse in Level One Trauma Center Emergency Rooms. I am a MICN (Mobile Intensive Care Nurse) and an EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Instructor. I served as a Search and Rescue Specialist (SAR) using High Angle Rescue, Swift Water, and Short Haul skills. I served as a Structural Firefighter, Engineer, and Fire Captain on Structural Fire Brigades. I also worked as a Wildland Firefighter and on an initial attack PTO Wildland Fire crew, and a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. I am a State of California Emergency Response Team Member.
I am also an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona University with a Ph.D. in Biology. I teach subjects in biology, anatomy and physiology and medicine, pathology, astronomy, and forestry and conduct research on Giant Sequoia ecology. My passion is teaching and when I was approached by Columbia College, welcomed the opportunity to teach locally.
I am a Fulbright Scholar, where I taught and conducted research in Siberia at Gorno-Altaisk State University. I did research in protected areas throughout Siberia, taught biology, pathology and medicine, and evolution. I taught a bilingual class in Astronomy for the community and created the very first Astronomy Club in the Altai of Siberia. I have also been the Biology Professor as a Visiting Lecturer for the Semester At Sea program where I taught Biology, Conservation, and Medicine around the world.
I have been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States to the Central California Resource Advisory Council for the Bureau of Land management for a three-year position in 2021.