Dr. Kimberly G. Lyle-Ippolito is Professor of Biology at Anderson University. Dr. Lyle-Ippolito received her BS in Biology from Wright State University in 1980 and her MS and PhD in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 1985. She completed a post-doctoral research position at Case Western Reserve University in vaccine development before moving to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a virologist. She then accepted the position of Chief of Virology at the Dayton (Ohio) VA Hospital and taught as an adjunct professor for Wright State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lyle-Ippolito joined the AU faculty in the fall of 2000. She received the Nicholson Award for outstanding teaching (awarded by the students) in 2002 and again in 2004. She is currently completing an MTS at the Anderson University School of Theology.
She maintains an active undergraduate research program in genetics and microbiology, studying gut microflora in mice, anaerobic bacteria and spore formation, and bacterial/fungal alpha-amylase activity. Her students have presented their work at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference and at the national Alpha Chi Convention.
Dr. Lyle-Ippolito is the author of several best-selling textbooks, including Inquiry into Life, with McGraw-Hill. She currently serves as science editor for Wiley, Inc. working on microbiology textbooks. Dr. Lyle-Ippolito is married to Dr. Dan Ippolito, another professor in the biology department, and together they have five children. She is also a member of the Anderson Symphonic Choir and is the music director at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anderson.
B.S., Wright State University
M.S., Ph.D. The Ohio State University