Research Interests: |
I do not have a research program, but teach a variety of microbiology courses and advise both microbiology students and those students interested in pursuing a career in clinical laboratory science. In addition, I advise the Microbiology Student Organization.
After being a clinical laboratory scientist for many years and working in clinical bacteriology and hematology labs, I received my Ph.D. in Dr. Ken Goodrum's lab here at Ohio University in 1994. His research and my interests are a good combination of immunology and pathogenic bacteriology – interests that continue up to today. I began teaching general microbiology the year that I graduated, and have subsequently added more and more courses to my resume. I love my job – it is stimulating and rewarding, and a continual learning experience.