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Sue Merkel

Senior Lecturer

171 Roberts Hall
(607) 254-5418

I am the Associate Director of the CALS Office of Academic Programs. In addition, I am a senior lecturer in Microbiology, where I co-teach Public Health Microbiology (BioMi 2500).

Research Focus

My research focuses on scientific teaching-- how do we know our students are learning? Working with graduate students in the department, we have developed and evaluated new teaching tools.

Teaching Focus

As a senior lecturer in Microbiology, my current professional focus is on incorporating student-centered learning into our many different classroom environments, and assessment of that learning. Through my role as Associate Director of the CALS Office of Academic Programs, I provide support for teaching and learning across the college.

Awards and Honors

  • Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (2015) American Society for Microbiology
  • Innovative Teaching Award (2011) Cornell CALS

Selected Publications

Journal Publications