Dr. Julia Schmitz

Julia Schmitz is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the QEP at Piedmont University. She received her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and did a post-doc with the SPIRE program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research centers around researchingE. coli in the wetlands as well as looking at different microbial concepts in the lab. She strives to provide opportunities for her students to become citizen scientists by participating in adopt-a-stream monitoring at Piedmont’s monitoring site.