Cathy Tugmon

Acting Assistant Chair

Cathy Tugmon

Acting Assistant Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Other Duties

Assistant Chair, Biological Sciences

Acting Associate Dean

Bio

Dr. Tugmon earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire in 1993 and a M.S. in Biology from the Midwestern State University in Biology in 1987. Areas of expertise include spider and insect identification, as well as other characteristics about spiders and the bacteria they commonly carry on their bodies. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the University Senate and Co-chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan Development committee.

  • (706) 667-4474
  • AH E323

Education

  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology University of New Hampshire, 1993

  • MS, Bio, General Midwestern State University, 1987

  • BA, Health and Physical Education, California State University, C, 1975

  • AA, Liberal Arts and Sci , General Allan Hancock College, 1973

Awards & Honors

  • College of Science and Mathematics Service Award College of Science and Mathematics, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOL 4950

    Selected Topics: Insects as Vectors of Disease
  • BIOL 1108

    Principles of Biology II

Teaching Interests

Principles of Biology I and II, Microbiology, and Insects as Vectors of Disease.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Proteases and protease inhibitors of the spider Argiope aurantia (Araneae, Araneidae), 1995
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Isolation of bacteria from spiders found in a variety of habitats, identification of the bacteria, determination of antibiotic sensitivities of the isolated bacteria, spider silk and spider proteases.

Department Service

  • Separation of BIOL 1108 Lab from Lecture 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pre-Tenure Review Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • General Education Assessment Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Strategic Planning Core Team 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Parking Leadership Team 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • President's Cabinet 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Executive Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • Cub Scouts of North Augusta 2017 - 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Seminar Talk on the Biology of Antarctica 2017 - 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker