Erica Suchman is a professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. Her research focuses on using active learning to augment undergraduate learning in large lecture microbiology courses. She has studied Densonucleosis viruses – parvo viruses that infect mosquitoes.
Suchman won the N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation in 2001 and is an inductee into the George H. Glover Distinguished Contemporary Faculty Gallery, was named as a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in 2010, and a Fellow in the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine 2013, and was awarded the American Society for Microbiology, Carski Undergraduate Educator Award in 2014.
Suchman served as chair of the Committee on Technology Enhanced Education for the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), and the Editor-in-chief of the MicrobeLibrary from 2003-2012. She was a member of both the ASM Education Board and the ASM Committee on International Education from 2003-2016 and co-chaired the ASM Leadership Grant for International Educators fellowship program and workshop 2009-2017.