Noble J. Dick Chair in Community Outreach

John F. Stolz, Ph.D.

The Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates—through teaching, research and service—exceptional achievement in community outreach.

Stolz's current research centers on the physiology and biochemistry of bacteria that transform metals and metalloids as well as microbial community structure.  He is involved in a number of outreach programs that promote science education and the use of microbiology as a teaching tool. These include the Pittsburgh Voyager Project, the Precollege Committee of the American Society for Microbiology, and Microcosmos.