Aaron Coby, Ph.D.

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Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Professor, Biology and Environmental Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change
  • Student learning/metacognition
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Earth science


Ph.D., Indiana University
M.S.E.S., ibid
M.P.A., ibid
B.S., Saint Xavier University

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Aaron's research interests include anaerobic microbial ecology, bioremediation, and metal-microbe interactions. When he's not teaching or in the lab, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family camping, hiking and bike riding. He also enjoys experimenting with single-celled fungi in fermentation experiments at home (results vary). Most recently he has explored the scholarship of teaching and learning by exploring student metacognition and the learning experience.

American Society for Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE)