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Kody Kuehnl, PhD

Dean, CAST & Director, STEM

kody.kuehnl@franklin.edu

Profile

I serve as the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Technology, the Dean of Faculty for the Urbana Branch Campus, the Director of STEM, and the Program Chair for the B.S. Environmental Science Program and Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management. I also serve as Lead Faculty for several Natural Sciences courses, and courses at all academic levels. I teach a number of different science courses including biology, chemistry, environmental science, and general education science at Franklin and Urbana University. I received my PhD from the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University with an emphasis in molecular systematics, phylogeography, and conservation biology. Prior to joining Franklin University, I taught and developed a variety of science courses at several central Ohio universities and colleges with programs focused at both majors and non-majors. These courses include introductory biology, animal diversity, human biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, natural science, environmental science, science and society, ecology, evolution, and several organismal-based courses.

Education

2009
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Evolution Ecology + Biology
2002
Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
Master of Science, Zoology
1999
University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)
Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Biology

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Dean, CAST & Director, STEM
2017 - 2019
Franklin University, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology; Director, STEM
2012 - 2017
Franklin University, Department Chair
2009 - 2012
Franklin University, Lead Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Kuehnl, K. (2016, Dec. 31). Rethinking how we teach general education science: a focus on strengthening core foundational competencies while improving performance, perception, and understanding in science. The Learning Showcase, A Day of Discovery, Columbus, Ohio.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Feb. 20). Mitochondrial DNA Suggests Stonerollers (Campostoma anomalum) From Upper Shavers Fork Have Strong Genetic Similarities With the Recently Identified New River Form.. 2013 West Virginia/Ohio joint American Fisheries Society Meeting, Huntington, WV.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Nov. 17). ESTROGENS, GAMETOGENESIS, AND FIELD INVESTIGATIONS FOR SEVERAL UNIONID SPECIES INCLUDING THE FEDERALLY ENDANGERED PLEUROBEAM CLAVA. SETAC 34th Annual North American Meeting, Nashville, TN.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Sep. 25). Effects of 17β-Estradiol Exposure on Gamete Development and Viability in Freshwater Unionids. Franklin Forum on Scholarship, Columbus, OH 43215.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Sep. 25). Freshwater Mussels as Biological Indicators: Accumulation and Detection of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus. Franklin Forum on Scholarship, Columbus, OH 43215.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Sep. 25). Mitochondrial DNA Suggests Stonerollers (Campostoma anomalum) From Upper Shavers Fork Have Strong Genetic Similarities With The Recently Identified New River Form. Franklin Forum on Scholarship, Columbus, OH 43215.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Sep. 25). Molecular Assessment of Three Reproducing Populations of the Clubshell Mussel (Pleurobema clava) Reveals Historic Hybridization With Pleurobema cordatum. Franklin Forum on Scholarship, Columbus, OH 43215.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Sep. 25). Molecular, Conchological, Morphological, and Geographic Data Reveals Numerous Cryptic Taxa in the Freshwater Mussel Genus Villosa.. Franklin Forum on Scholarship, Columbus, OH 43215.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Mar. 13). Reintroducing a federally endangered species to Ohio-the northern riffleshell mussel.. Villosa 2.0: Elucidating relationships using morphology, biogeography, and molecular phyologenetic data, Guntersville, AL.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Mar. 12). Genetic structure and intraspecific phylogeography of three reproducing populations of the clubshell mussel (Pleurobema clava).. 8th Biennial Symposium entitled Recovery and Restoration: From Concept to Implementation, Guntersville, AL.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Mar. 12). Villosa 2.0: Elucidating relationships using morphology, biogeography, and molecular phyologenetic data.. 8th Biennial Symposium entitled Recovery and Restoration: From Concept to Implementation, Guntersville, AL.
Kuehnl, K. (2013, Mar. 11). Freshwater mussels as biological indicators: accumulation and detection of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus.. Reintroducing a federally endangered species to Ohio-the northern riffleshell mussel, Guntersville, AL.
Kuehnl, K. (2012, Oct. 3). Conservation of freshwater mussels: A dynamic problem requiring a holistic approach. 4th International EcoSummit on Ecological Sustainability, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2012, Apr. 12). Reimagining the Lab Experience Online. 2012 Innovate! Conference, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2012, Apr. 12). Innovative Education and How to Create Educational Materials That Inspire. Washington, DC.
Kuehnl, K. (2011, Jan. 20). Recent advances in health assessment of freshwater mussels.. Lake Erie - Inland Waters Annual Research Review, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2011, Mar. 9). Evaluating health and stress in hellbenders and freshwater mussels with cutting edge science.. Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2011, Apr. 15). Long term monitoring of hemolymph parameters in freshwater mussels in captivity.. 2011 FMCS Bienniel Sympositum: Managing your mollusks: Reflecting on the past, preparing for the future, Louisville, KY.
Kuehnl, K. (2011, Oct. 11). Sustainability and the Environment. MORPC's Summit on Sustainability and the Environment, COSI, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2010, Nov. 6). A state of some unionids address: Phylogenetic relationships in an imperiled group of freshwater mussels (Genus Villosa). Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologists Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2010, Jan. 27). A holistic approach to the conservation of freshwater mussels.. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2009, Nov. 17). Reassessment of the taxonomy of the genus Villosa throughout the Eastern United States: Implications for management and conservation. Ohio River Valley Mollusk Group Meeting, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2009, Sep. 15). A State of the Unionids Address: Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships in an Imperiled Group of Freshwater Mussels (Genus Villosa). Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Seminar Series, Museum of Biological Diversity, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2008, Oct. 11). The clam exam: clinical pathology of freshwater mussels.. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Los Angeles, California.
Kuehnl, K. (2008, Jun. 29). Phylogenetic analysis, species boundaries, and biogeography in the freshwater mussel genus Villosa (Frierson, 1927). American Malacological Society, Carbondale, IL.
Kuehnl, K., & Watters, G. (2008). Augmentation and reintroduction plan for the clubshell (Pleurobema clava) and northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana) in Illinois and Ohio..
Kuehnl, K. (2008, Nov. 19). Conservation efforts of a federall endangered mussel, the northern rifleshell (Epioblamsa torulosa rangiana) in Ohio. Ohio River Valley Ecosystem Team Annual Meeting, Crittendon, KY.
Kuehnl, K. (2008, Dec. 14). Recovering the riffleshell: Propagation and transplantation of an endangered freshwater mussel. 69th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2008, Dec. 14). Health and stress assessment in freshwater mussels folllowing translocation to a captive setting.. 69th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Columbus, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2007, Dec. 31). Intraspecific polymorphism in host attracting structures and simultaneous hermaphroditism in Toxolasma parvus (Barnes, 1823) (Unionidae): Adaptations for colonization. 2007 Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Kuehnl, K. (2007, Dec. 31). What's in a name? A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the genus Villosa using mitochondrial DNA. 2007 Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Symposium, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Kuehnl, K. (2007, Dec. 31). The utility of using phylogenetic analyses in the conservation of an imperiled fauna: an example using freshwater mussels.. Willi Hennig Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Kuehnl, K. (2006, Dec. 31). Criteria for selecting reintroduction sites: An example using the federally endangered Epioblasma torulosa rangiana and Pleurobema clava. 2006 Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Workshop, Captive Care and Propagation of Freshwater Mussels.
Kuehnl, K. (2006, Dec. 31). An intraspecific phylogeographic analyis of the rainbow mussel, Villosa iris (Bivalvia: Unionidae) throughtout the eastern United States. OSU.
Kuehnl, K., Wolf, T., Wolfe, B., Warmolts, D., Brittsan, M., Gustafson, L., & Watters, T. (2006, Mar. 5). Mussel maladies: disease and parasites of freshwater mussels. Propagation and Captive Care of Freshwater molluscs, FMCS Workshop, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, OH.
Kuehnl, K. (2005, Dec. 31). An overview of the Columbus Zoo and Acquarium freshwater mussel conservation facilitly. 2005 Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Kuehnl, K. (2005, Dec. 31). An intraspecific phylogeographic analysis of the rainbow mussel, Villosa iris (Bivalvia: Unionidae) throughout the eastern United States.. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Professional Service

2017
Board Member
Metro Governing Board
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Chairperson
Content Editor Search Committee - Department of SNS
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2012
Chairperson
Lead Faculty Math Search Committee - Department of CSM
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2014
2012
Chairperson
Math 215 ReDesign Task Force
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2012
Chairperson
Program Review Task Force
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2012
Chairperson
SV 20/20 Refocus: Academic Partnerships & Collaboration Subcommittee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2012
Committee Member
Curriculum Review Committee - Faculty Senate
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2016
2012
Committee Member
Department Chair Search Committee - College of Business
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2012
Committee Member
International Student Recruitment Taskforce
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Committee Member
Sabbatical Leave Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy Review Committee - Ohio Division of Wildlife
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
(Guntersville, Alabama) End Date: 2012
2011
Committee Member
Academic Advising and Faculty Communication Team
(Columbus, Ohio)
2011
Committee Member
Presidents Advisory Council
(Columbus, Ohio)
2011
Committee Member
University Administrators Meeting
(Columbus, Ohio)
2011
Committee Member
University Foundations Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2010
Board Member
Hilliard Girls Softball Association
(Hilliard, Ohio)
2010
Committee Member
Academic Technology Committee - Faculty Senate
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2010
Committee Member
Faculty Constitution Review Committee - Faculty Senate
(Columbus)
2010
Committee Member
Green Your Routine Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2010
Committee Member
Office of Teaching Effectiveness - Position Search Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2010
2010
Committee Member
Policy Review Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2009
Committee Member
Instructional Design Search Committee - Department of HCA
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2009
2009
Committee Member
Personell Committee - Faculty Senate
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2011
2009
Committee Member
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Advisory Committee (STEM-TAC)
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2010
2009
Faculty Advisor
National Society of Collegiate Scholars - Franklin Chapter
(Columbus, Ohio)
2008
Committee Member
Faculty Senate
(Columbus, Ohio)
2008
Committee Member
General Education Task Force
(Columbus, Ohio)
2008
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Molecular Ecology
2008
Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
St. Pius Catholic School
2007
Student Recruiter
Mathematical Biosciences Institute Graduate
2006
Committee Member
Communications Committee/OSU
2006
Workshop Organizer
Beechcroft High School
2005
Program Organizer
Columbus Public Schools
2005
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Conservation Biology
2004
Program Organizer
Museum of Biological Diversity Open House/OSU
2004
Workshop Organizer
Women in Science Day/OSU
2004
Admission Activity
Art and the Environment/OSU
2003
Committee Member
Graduate Evolution and Ecology Student Organization
2003
Guest Speaker
104th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society
2002
Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
St. Agatha Catholic School
2002
Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
St. Andrew Catholoic School
2002
Workshop Organizer
Freshwater Mussel Conservation
1997
Member
Environmental Educators and Naturalists Society
1997
Member
Fisheries Society
1995
Officer, Vice President
Residence Hall Executive Board
1994
Member
Aquatic and Marine Bilogy Association
1994
Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
The Wildlife Society