Dr. David Oetinger

DavieOetingerDr. David Oetinger, Professor Emeritus of Biology
(270) 852-3160
Faculty Office Building 11


  • Ph. D, Zoology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1977
  • M.S., Zoology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1969
  • B.A., Zoology, Houghton College, Houghton, NY 1967

Courses Taught

  • Concepts in Biology
  • Microbiology and II
  • Histology
  • Ichthyology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Principles of Medical Microbiology

Research Interests



  • Kingsolver, R. W. And D. F. Oetinger. 1998. Undergraduate research in biology: A developmental approach. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences 59(1): 15-19.
  • Oetinger, D. F. 1995. Ectopic Moniliformis moniliformis from a laboratory-infected rat (Rattus norvegicus). J. Helminthological Society of Washington 62(1): 98-102.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and R. L. Buckner. 1993. Morphology of the genital vestibule of Neoechinorhynchus carinatus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 79(6): 930-934.
  • Oetinger, D. F. 1991. Histological Analysis (p. 1299-1306) In: Magill’s Survey of Science: Life Science. Salem Press, Pasadena. 2,763p.
  • Oetinger, D. F. 1989. Book Review: Parasitology–The Biology of Animal Parasites, 6th Ed. J. Parasitol.
    75(6): 1008-1009.
  • Oetinger, D. F. 1987. Effects of Acanthocephalus dirus (Acanthocephala) on morphometrics and reproduction of Caecidotea intermedius (Crustacea: Isopoda). Trans. Amer. Microsc. Soc. 106: 240-248.
  • Buckner, R. L., D. F. Oetinger, and S. C. Buckner. 1984. Paulisentis missouriensis Keppner, 1974 (Acanthocephala) in creek chubs, Semotilus atromaculatus, of southeastern Nebraska. Trans. Nebr. Acad. Sci. 12: 1-4.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and B. B. Nickol. 1982. Developmental relationships between acanthocephalans and altered pigmentation in freshwater isopods. J. Parasitol. 68:463-469.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and B. B. Nickol. 1982. Spectrophotometric characterization of integumental pigments from uninfected and Acanthocephalus dirus-infected Asellus intermedius. J. Parasitol. 68: 270-275.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and B. B. Nickol. 1981. Effects of acanthocephalans on pigmentation of freshwater isopods.
    J. Parasitol. 67: 672-684.
  • Hutton, T. L. and D. F. Oetinger. 1980. Morphogenesis of the proboscis hooks of an archiacanthocephalan, Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser 1811) Travassos 1915. J. Parasitol. 66: 965-972.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and R. L. Buckner. 1976. Acanthocephalus tahlequahensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala, Echinorhynchidae) from the stippled darter, Etheostoma punctulatum (Agassiz) in northeastern Oklahoma. J. Parasitol. 62:237-241.
  • Buckner, R. L., S. C. Buckner, and D. F. Oetinger. 1976. Population dynamics of Paulisentis missouriensis in creek chubs, Semotilus atromaculatus, from southeastern Nebraska. The ASB Bulletin 23: 46.
  • Oetinger, D. F. and B. B. Nickol. 1974. A possible function of the fibrillar coat in Acanthocephalus jacksoni
    eggs. J. Parasitol. 60: 1055-1056.
  • Nickol, B. B. and D. F. Oetinger. 1968. Prosthorhynchus formosus from the short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) in New York State. J. Parasitol. 54: 456.


  • 1993 – President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership
  • 1988 – Animal Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) Scholarship
  • 1980 – Houghton College Student Senate Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching
  • 1977 – The School of Life Sciences of the University of Nebraska – Harold W. Manter Prize for 1977 for Outstanding Endeavor and Promise in the Fields of Life Science
  • 1975 – Rojick Memorial Fund for travel to national meetings – American Society of Parasitologists, 50th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Parasitologists
  • The Helminthological Society of Washington
  • The Kentucky Academy of Sciences Membership Committee Chair (1993-1995)
  • The Southeastern Society of Parasitologists