FHU Professor Elected President of Microbiology Society

OCTOBER 25, 2013

Dr. Paul Fader, professor of biology at Freed-Hardeman University, was elected president of the Kentucky-Tennessee branch of the American Society for Microbiology. The election was conducted at a regional meeting Oct. 25-26 in Bowling Green, Ky.


The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization, plus a division for microbiology educators. The purpose of the Kentucky-Tennessee branch is to unify microbiology specialties and subspecialties within the two states.

Fader joined FHU’s biology department in 1993 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Mississippi. In addition to teaching courses in microbiology, general biology and plant taxonomy, Fader leads research on bacteria and plants at the FHU Research Center.