Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Elizabeth B. Sudduth

Georgia Gwinnett College

School of Science and Technology

1000 University Center Lane, A1370

Lawrenceville, GA 30043


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  • Duke University, Durham, NC, 2011, Ph.D., Ecology
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2004, M.S., Ecology
  • St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, 1999, B.A., Liberal Arts

Professional Experience:

  • 2017-present Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA
  • 2011-2017 Assistant Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA
  • 2009 Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies Department, Elon University, Elon, NC
  • 2008-2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2005-2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2005 Associate in Research, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2001-2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 1999-2000 Chesapeake Bay Restoration Crew, Maryland Conservation Corps AmeriCorps, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD


  1. Hassett, B.A., E.B. Sudduth, K.A. Somers, D.L. Urban, C.R. Violin, S-Y Wang, J.P. Wright, R.M. Cory, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2018. Pulling apart the urbanization axis: patterns of physiochemical degradation and biological response across stream ecosystems.  Freshwater Science 37(3): 653-672. doi:10.1086/699387
  2. Wolpe, P.R., K.S. Rommelfanger, and the Delegates of the BEINGS Working Groups. 2017. Ethical principles for the use of human cellular biotechnologies. Nature Biotechnology. 35: 1050-1058. doi:10.1038/nbt.4007
  3. E. Russell, A. R. D’Costa, C. Runck, D.W. Barnes, A.L. Barrera, J. Hurst-Kennedy, E.B. Sudduth, E.L. Quinlan, and M. Schlueter. 2015.  Bridging the Undergraduate Curriculum Using an Integrated Course-Embedded Undergraduate Research Experience (ICURE). CBE—Life Sciences Education.  Vol. 14, 1–10.  doi:10.1187/cbe.14-09-0151
  4. Sudduth, E.B., S.S. Perakis, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2013. Nitrate in watersheds: Straight from soil to streams? Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.  118, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20030
  5. Somers, K.A., E.S. Bernhardt, J.B. Grace, B.A. Hassett, E.B. Sudduth, S. Wang, and D.L. Urban. 2013. Streams in the urban heat island: spatial and temporal variability in temperature. Freshwater Science. 32(1):309-326. doi:
  6. Sudduth, E.B., A. Hassett, P. Cada, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2011. Testing the Field of Dreams Hypothesis: Functional responses to urbanization and restoration in stream ecosystems. Ecological Applications 21(6):1972-1988
  7. Violin, C.R., P. Cada, E.B. Sudduth, B.A. Hassett, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2011. Effects of urbanization and urban stream restoration on the physical and biological structure of stream ecosystems. Ecological Applications 21(6):1932-1949
  8. Wang, S-Y, E.B. Sudduth, M.D. Wallenstein, J.P. Wright, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2011. Watershed urbanization alters the composition and function of stream bacterial communities. PLoS ONE 6(8):e22972
  9. Wenger, S.J, A.H. Roy, R. Jackson, E.S. Bernhardt, T.L. Carter, S. Filoso, C.A. Gibson, W.C. Hession, S.S. Kaushal, E. Martí, J.L. Meyer, M.A. Palmer, M.J. Paul, A.H. Purcell, A. Ramirez, A.D. Rosemond, K.A. Schofield, E.B. Sudduth, and C.J. Walsh. 2009. Twenty-six key research questions in urban stream ecology: an assessment of the state of the science.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):1080-1098
  10. Sudduth, E.B., J.L. Meyer, and E.S. Bernhardt. 2007.  Stream restoration practices in the southeastern US.  Restoration Ecology 15(3):573-583
  11. Bernhardt, E.S., E.B. Sudduth, M.A. Palmer, J.D. Allan, J.L. Meyer, G. Alexander, J.J. Follstad Shah, B. Hassett, R. Jenkinson, R. Lave, J. McFall, and L. Pagano. 2007.  Restoring rivers one reach at a time: Results from a survey of U.S. river restoration practitioners. Restoration Ecology 15(3):482-493
  12. Sudduth, E.B. and J.L. Meyer. 2006. Effects of bioengineering on bank habitat and macroinvertebrates in urban streams. Environmental Management 38(2): 218-226.
  13. Bernhardt, E.S., M.A. Palmer, J.D. Allan , R. Abell, G. Alexander, S. Brooks, J. Carr, S. Clayton, C. Dahm, J. Follstad Shah, D.L. Galat, S. Gloss, P. Goodwin, D.H. Hart, B. Hassett, R. Jenkinson, S. Katz, G.M. Kondolf, P.S. Lake, R. Lave, J.L. Meyer, T.K. O’Donnell, L. Pagano, E. Sudduth. 2005. River Restoration in the United States: A national synthesis.  Science 308:636-637.
  14. Palmer, M.A., E.S. Bernhardt, J.D. Allan , P.S. Lake, G. Alexander, S. Brooks, J. Carr, S. Clayton, C. Dahm, J. Follstad Shah, D.L. Galat, S. Gloss, P. Goodwin, D.H. Hart, B. Hassett, R. Jenkinson, G.M. Kondolf, R. Lave, J.L. Meyer, T.K. O’Donnell, L. Pagano, P. Srivastava, E. Sudduth. 2005. Standards for Ecologically Successful River Restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 42: 208-217.


2011-present Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA

  • Biological Science II, Principles of Biology II, Ecology, Evolution, Introduction to Environmental Science: Natural Science, Limnology

2008-2011 Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Genetics and Evolution, Terrestrial Field Ecology, Aquatic Field Ecology, General Microbiology, Organismal Diversity

2009 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies, Elon University, Elon, NC

  • Ecosystem Restoration
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