Matt Tucker has been part of Stevenson University for several years but, this year, is joining the biology department this year as a full-time visiting assistant professor. Dr. Tucker comes to Stevenson with both master’s and doctoral degrees in the field of public health, specializing in microbiology and tropical infectious diseases. He is currently working on multiple research projects, including examining the molecular genetics of drug resistance in malaria. More recently, he has worked with national, state, and regional parks in Maryland to investigate parasite prevalence in deer and also developed collaborations with the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore and Drs. Johnson and Kim Tucker to investigate parasites in local waterways and oyster populations.

Currently, Dr. Tucker teaches General Biology, Microbiology, and Techniques in Molecular Biology. But, his favorite thing about teaching, though, is seeing the students from his classes develop into scientists and colleagues.

When he’s not in the classroom, you can find him playing disc golf or back-country hiking and camping. Welcome to SU, Dr. Tucker!