McHugh, Theresa

Portrait of Theresa McHugh, PhD

Assistant Professor - Microbiology

Theresa McHugh, PhD, joined the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2018. Theresa earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) from Northern Arizona University. She spent one year as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) in Flagstaff, AZ, studying microbial ecology through stable isotope probing. Theresa was also a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Moab, UT, where she examined the influence of atmospheric water vapor on soil carbon fluxes.

Theresa's research generally explores how environmental conditions impact the composition of soil microbial communities and the key processes that those microbes mediate.

Prior to coming to Carroll, Theresa spent two years on the faculty at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She enjoys science outreach and outdoor adventures of all varieties.