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P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Krista Rudolph

Biological Sciences

Senior Lecturer

864-656-2328
Long Hall 330E [Office]

krudolp@clemson.edu

Educational Background

B.S., Science Teaching/Biological, Clemson University, 1990
M.Ed., Secondary Education/Natural Sciences, Charleston Southern University, 1992
Ph.D., Microbiology, Clemson University, 2002

Profile/About Me

I grew up in Summerville, SC and graduated from Summerville High School in 1986. I earned a B.S. in Science Teaching/Biological Sciences (Clemson University 1990), a M.Ed. in Secondary Education/Natural Sciences (Charleston Southern University 1992), and a Ph.D. in Microbiology (Clemson University 2002). Before entering graduate school to pursue my Ph.D. in microbiology, I taught in the public schools (one year in middle school and two years in high school ). During my time as Ph.D. graduate student, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the introductory biology labs and tutored athletes. I returned to Clemson University as a temporary Lecturer in 2004 to teach the introductory biology labs. I was hired as a permanent Lecturer in 2007 to teach MICR 3050 General Microbiology and coordinate the corresponding labs. I was promoted to to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2013 and the rank of Principal Lecturer in 2022. I met my husband in graduate school here at Clemson, and we have now been married over twenty-five years. We have two adult children.

Research Interests

Food Microbiology
Genetic Engineering
Human Microbiome

Courses Taught

MICR 3050 General Microbiology

MICR 4930 Senior Seminar

MICR 4950 Service Learning

MICR 4940 Creative Inquiry

HON 4000 Honors Contract

BIOSC 847 Understanding Microbiology

Memberships

American Society of Microbiology
Omicron Delta Kappa

Honors and Awards

Clemson University Alumni Master Teacher Award (2021)
First Destination Survey Recognition (2019)
Nominated for the Clemson University Master Teacher Award (2019)
Nominated for the CAFLS Teacher Award of Excellence (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Nominated for the CAFLS Undergraduate Advising Award (2014, 2015)
Recognized on the National Educational Benchmarking Resident Assessment survey (2012, 2013, 2014)
Awarded the National Scholars Program Award of Distinction (2013)
Recognized as one of Clemson University’s outstanding professors by the student body (2010)

Contact Information

P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.