Ecological Microbiology – ENVR 412
Spring Semesters (2009 – 2014); Fall Semesters (2015 – present)

This is intended as an intermediate course for students with some background in microbiology who are interested in the role of microorganisms in environmental processes.  The course is process oriented rather than descriptive.  The student’s goal should be an understanding of how microbes contribute to driving global processes as well as human and environmental health.

ENVR 412 Syllabus 2012


One Health, Philosophy to the Practical Integration of Human, Animal and Environmental Health – PUBH 705-001/ENVR 890-003
Co-Instructor; Cross-listed with Duke and North Carolina State Universities
Spring Semesters (2017-present)


Water and Health Communication – ENVR 684
Spring Semesters (2013 – present)

Water and Health Research – ENVR 683
Fall Semesters (2012 – 2014)

This course will orient students who intend to undertake research in aspects of water and health. Students are introduced to a diverse range of approaches and tools that may be applied in water-related research. They also practice research conception, design, planning and implementation. Finally, students will gain the skills necessary to plan and write research proposals and scientific papers related to water and health.

Water Health Research Course Syllabus


Humans and their Microbiological Footprint – ENVR 296-01S Summer 2012 Study Abroad Program in Galapagos Islands

This course will familiarize the student with basic processes in coastal systems, with a focus on human impacts including waste disposal, onsite wastewater systems, wastewater treatment processes, and transport of microbial contaminants. The student will gain an appreciation for state-of-the-art methods for quantification of pathogens and monitoring of indicators. The student will gain an understanding of the impacts of anthropogenic processes that impact complex estuarine ecosystems, especially in heavily developed coastal and island environments.

ENVR 296-01S Syllabus