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Kathleen Jagger

Professor of Biology Health Professions Chief Advisor

Brown Science Center 321
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8172
e-mail Kathleen Jagger


Academic History

  • MPH, Harvard University, 1992
  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1979
  • BA, DePauw University, 1975
Areas of Research/Specialization
  • Efficacy of Reforms in Science Teaching/SOTL in Microbiology
  • Development of Case Studies for Teaching Science
  • Women's Health in Developing Nations
  • Women and Other Underrepresented Groups in Science
  • Impact of Aging on the Immune Response to Vaccines
  • Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Courses Taught at Transylvania
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Biology and Human Concerns
  • Genetics
  • Women in Science Seminar
  • Health Studies Seminar
  • Senior Seminar in Biology
Additional Information
  • Travel course to Philippines in May 2004 where students conducted an environmental health survey of 3200 households (with local health workers)
  • Public health experience in Guatemala, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Immokalee (FL), St. Croix (USVI)
  • FIRST II (Faculty Institutes Reforming Science Teaching) Team member
  • Presentation: “The Liberal Art of International Service Learning”, ACAD-Phi Beta Kappa Conference on Liberal Education in America and the World, 2005
  • Poster presentation: “Lab Intensive Microbiology: Can Lectures be Substantially Eliminated without Loss of Affective and Cognitive gains in a Microbiology Course?” ASM Undergraduate Education Meeting, 2006
  • ASM Scholar in Residence, American Society for Microbiology
  • Registered 2nd degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do


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