Dr Elica M. Moss earned her PhD in Microbial Ecology and Environmental Toxicology from Michigan State University, having previously conducted research at Purdue University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
She currently holds the position of Research Assistant Professor and Environmental Health Science Coordinator within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Alabama A&M University and has recently received a specialization in Epidemiology in Public Health Practice from Johns Hopkins University.
She has developed and teaches on a range of environmental science undergraduate modules and advises postgraduate students in addition to her research activities in environmental microbiology monitoring concentrations of indicator bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) to assesses the microbiological impairment of water and the metagenomic analysis of bacterial soil communities. Dr Moss has published her research in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has received multiple awards for her work, including in recognition of her community service in education.
Several of Dr Moss’s projects have directly improved the educational opportunities and outcomes for women and minority groups, both at Alabama A&M University, within her local community and through her involvement an NSF sponsored program in China and with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.
Dr. Moss is also the recipient of both a Global Thinking Teaching Fellowship and the Preparing Organizational Leaders in Agriculture (POLA) fellowship.