Science and Technology

Our dedicated faculty and quality facilities prepare students for science-related careers and graduate studies. We emphasize basic and applied research, technological applications, and international experiences because our objective is not merely to accumulate knowledge, but also to develop commitment and take action.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mah-Rukh Anwar
  • Sandi Brenner
  • Kayla M. Cetrone
  • Jennifer Davis
  • Jaime Diego
  • Mark R. Gauvin
  • Katelynn Howard
  • David Huestis
  • Gerald John
  • Lucas Kang
  • Joseph Klinger
  • Christopher Neil
  • Keyana Roohani
  • Melissa Silva
  • John Stachelhaus
  • Andrew Whitman
Hokeness, Kirsten

Kirsten Hokeness

Professor, Science and Technology
Faculty Suite B
Ph D, Brown University
BS, University of New Hampshire

Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Immunology, Virology, Microbiology, Human health and disease

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • 2017, Volunteer of the Year
  • 2016, Merit Award
  • 2014, Merit Award
  • 2013, Top 40 Under 40 in Rhode Island

Mott, S. F., Reid, A., Langlois, G., Hokeness, K., Biology 1 Laboratory: Principles of Biology Investigations, Academx Publishing, 2015.

Hokeness, K., Bulldog Science Scope.

Hokeness, K., Chapter 5 Gene Expression and Biotechnology.

Hokeness, K., The Case of the Malfunctioning Neuron: A look at what happens when cellular processes go wrong, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

Miller, R., Gutellius, D., Holmes, G., Suter, Z., Jones, J., Reid, C., Hokeness, K., CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ENDO-ACTING N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINIDASE FROM.

Volkman, J., Hokeness, K., Viens, A., Attitudes, Beliefs and Knowledge of Vaccines: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy among Millennials, Science Communication.

Hokeness, K., Mott, S., Host-Pathogen Interactions: A Magnificent Battle in an Evolutionary Arms Race , National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, 2018.

Hokeness, K., The Case of the Malfunctioning Neuron: When Cellular Processes Go Wrong, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, 2017.

Volkman, J., Hokeness, K., Viens, A., Dickie, A., Vaccine Hesitancy among Millennials: Concerns, Beliefs and Attitudes, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, 2017.

Gutiellus, D., Logan, S., Reid, C., Hokeness, K., Functional Analysis of SleC from Clostridium difficile: an essential lytic transglycosylase involved in spore germination., Microbiology, 2014.

Kratch, J., Nadolny, C., Aicardi, K., Reid, C., Hokeness, K., The Effects of Fungal Volatile Organic Compounds on Bone Marrow Stromal Cells, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2014.