- PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- BS, North Park University, Chicago, IL
I received a BS in Biology from North Park University (Chicago, IL) in 2002. After working for 2 years at Northwestern University studying Alzheimer's Disease, I entered graduate school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) and graduated with a PhD in Microbiology in 2008. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Microbiology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). After a year and a half at U of M, I realized that teaching and working with students were my passion and began teaching at Concordia University Ann Arbor in the fall of 2010. In July 2016, I moved back to Lincoln and started working at Bryan College of Health Sciences as the Biomedical Sciences Program Director. I love college students and enjoy teaching, academic, and career advising. I love seeing students realize what they are passionate about and helping them pursue those passions through internships, graduate school, research, etc.
Notable publications authored/co-author:
1) Johnston LB, Cox GM, Skov NM, Anderson, KL. Evaluation of the effectiveness of essential oil-based cleaners against Staphylococcus aureus. BIOS. 2016; 87(3):110-116.
2) Morrison J, Anderson KL, Beenken KE, Smeltzer MS, Dunman PM. The Staphylococcal accessory Regulator, SarA, is an RNA-Binding Protein that Modulates the mRNA Turnover Properties of Late-Exponential and Stationary Phase Staphylococcus aureus cells. Front Cell Infect Microbial. 2012;2:26.
Professional Service and Recognition:
- Professor of the Year; 1st Annual Cardy Awards; Concordia University Ann Arbor - 2016
- Concordia Intramural Research Grant; Concordia University - 2015
- Faculty Member of the Year: Teaching Excellence/Campus Leadership; Concordia University Ann Arbor - 2012