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Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Ohio University

Waymon Holloway

Photo of Waymon HollowayAssistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Ohio University
M.S., Marshall University
B.A., Ohio University


(440) 826-2445,

Dr. Waymon Holloway earned a Master of Science in biology from Marshall University and a doctorate in biological sciences from Ohio University. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he worked in the paleobotany department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Before joining the faculty at Baldwin Wallace, he taught as a postdoctoral instructor of clinical gross anatomy at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. His current courses include: human anatomy and physiology, clinical gross anatomy, head and neck anatomy, and comparative vertebrate anatomy.

Dr. Holloway’s research uses morphological data from extinct and extant vertebrates to address ecological and evolutionary patterns in deep time. The projects he conducts are specimen-based, directly accessing, characterizing and evaluating data from biological and paleontological collections to test hypotheses about morphological evolution. His research experience can be coarsely organized into the following themes: functional ecomorphology, alpha taxonomy, and phylogenetic systematics. His methodological expertise is similarly broad and encompasses advanced visualization technologies (e.g., computed tomography and digital modeling), quantitative approaches such as comparative phylogenetics, and biomechanical modeling and analyses using tools such as finite element analysis (FEA). He has conducted paleontological fieldwork collecting fossils from Ordovician limestones near Cincinnati, Ohio; Devonian shales near Cleveland, Ohio; late-Cretaceous marine shales in southern Utah; and Triassic, late-Cretaceous, and Oligocene strata in the Rukwa Rift Basin of southwestern Tanzania.


Holloway, W.L., K.M. Claeson, H.M. Sallam, S. El-Sayed, M. Kora, J.J.W. Sertich, and P.M. O’Connor. 2017. A new species of the neopterygian fish Enchodus from the Duwi Formation, Campanian, Late Cretaceous, Western Desert, central Egypt. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62: 603–611.

Krause, D.W., J.R. Wible, S. Hoffmann, J.R. Groenke, P.M. O’Connor, W.L. Holloway, and J.B. Rossie. 2014. Craniofacial morphology of Vintana sertichi (Mammalia, Gondwanatheria) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34 (1, Supplement): 14–109.

Krause, D.W., S. Hoffmann, J.R. Wible, C.E. Kirk, J.A. Schultz, W. von Koenigswald, J.R. Groenke, J.B. Rossie, P.M. O’Connor, E.R. Seiffer, E.R. Dumont, W.L. Holloway, R.R. Rogers, L.J. Rahantarisoa, A.D. Kemp, and H. Andriamialison. 2014. First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism. Nature 515: 512–517.

Holloway, W.L., K.M. Claeson, and F.R. O’Keefe. 2013. A virtual phytosaur endocast and its implications for sensory system evolution in archosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 848–857.