Rebekah (Bekah) Ward

Dr. Rebekah (Bekah) Ward

Associate Professor of Biology

School of Science and Tech
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An Atlanta native, Dr. Ward attended Georgia State University for her undergraduate degree in biology. She then traveled to Ithaca, N.Y. for her Ph.D. in microbiology at Cornell University. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University studying B. subtilis, she has devoted herself to teaching.


  • Doctorate – microbiology – Cornell University
  • Bachelor's – biology – Georgia State University

Academic Interests

  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Bacterial cell biology


  • DNA and Cell Biology, Young Scholar Award
  • Cornell University, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Georgia State University, W. G. Nolan Scholarship