The Alumni Master Teacher Award is presented to a faculty member nominated by the student body and selected by the Student Alumni Council (SAC) for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction. Due to COVID-19 the Student Alumni Council postponed the selection of the 2020 Master Teacher. This year, they selected two honorees: Vladimir Matic and Krista Rudolph.
Krista Rudolph is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Science in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences. Rudolph received her B.S. from Clemson in Science Teaching/Biological Sciences in 1990. She then received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Clemson in 2002. She has been an instructor at Clemson since 2007. Rudolph began her involvement in the Clemson community in 1993 as a graduate teaching assistant. She has served Clemson on the Clemson University Grievance Board, Faculty Senate Delegate, Faculty Senate Scholastic Policies Committee, and Faculty Research Committee. Her students recognize that her efforts during time on zoom have gone above and beyond.