Rhoades, Rendell, 1914-1976
Rendell Rhoades (1914-1976) studied aquatic invertebrates, primarily crayfish. He was born on March 1, 1914. Rhoades earned a B.A. and B.S. in education from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He began his career as a fisheries technician for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, and in 1945 he joined the faculty of Wilmington College as a professor of Earth Sciences. He later served as Curator of Collections at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and as a professor in the Department of Zoology at The Ohio State University. In 1962 he joined Ashland College as a professor of biology, and remained until his retirement, eventually becoming chairman of the department.