Stephen C Nold

Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 234D Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2560
Email: nolds@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Motivated, engaging leader with a clear focus on improving the student experience. Through respectful and open communication, employs inclusive decision-making techniques that value personal strengths, build consensus, empower stakeholders, and inspire team success. Encourages faculty to take risks while pursuing their passions.

Teaching Interests: Innovative, award-winning educator who employs classroom approaches based on the current education and cognitive psychology literature. Uses and develops cooperative, problem-based, case study, and open-ended inquiry techniques to inspire student learning. My single-minded focus is on students, their learning and development. I derive my classroom practice from the educational literature and our understanding of cognitive psychology. I employ active, small group strategies to promote student learning in a supportive environment. I inspire students by encouraging them to make and share meaningful scientific discoveries. My teaching also includes efforts to improve the quality of science education. I regularly present faculty development workshops and study the impacts of research experiences on student learning and development. I win awards for my teaching.

Research Interests: Experienced scientist and discipline-based education researcher who provides outstanding opportunities for original, authentic student exploration and discovery. Studies bacterial biodiversity while measuring student learning and development in response to classroom-based research experiences. Continuously funded through extramural grants, the goal of my scholarship is to provide students with original, authentic research experiences. Together, we explore the genetic diversity and activity of microbes in nature. I employ apprenticeship and in-class training approaches, and compare these methods using scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) tools to better understand student learning and development in response to original, authentic research experiences

Professional Interests: Motivated colleague with a strong record of leadership in community building and research collaboration. Committed to sharing intellectual contributions through outreach and service. I serve many organizations, providing intellectual contributions at local, regional, and national levels. My overall goal is to improve the quality of science in my field and the quality of science education. For UW-Stout Collaborative grants: $1,550,954- Total External Funded Grants and Contracts $1,163,968- Total Internal and External Funded Grants and Contracts (to UW-Stout) $1,718,280- Overall Total Internal and External Funded Grants and Contracts

Education

    • Ph D Microbiology
      Montana State University, Department of Microbiology
      Bozeman, MT, 1997
    • BS Biology and Natural Science
      University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
      Stevens Point, WI, 1989

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Professor
        2009 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        2003 - 2008
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2000 - 2003
      • Michigan State University
        Research Associate
        1997 - 2000
      • Netherlands Institute of Ecology
        Research Associate
        Present

Intellectual Contributions

    In Press

    • Voorhies, A. A., Biddanda, B. A., Cavalcoli, J. D., Jain, S., Nold, S. C., & Dick, G. J. Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic insights into the partitioning of biogeochemical functions in a low-O2 cyanobacterial mat community (In Press). .

    Book, Chapter

    • Nold, S. C. Fecal Coliforms in Antarctica. IN Herreid, C. F., Schiller, N. A., & Herreid, K. F. (Eds.), Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies With Quantitative Reasoning in Biology National Science Teachers Association Press, 155-161, Arlington, VA.
    • Ferris, M. J., Nold, S. C., Santegoeds, C. M., & Ward, D. M. Examining bacterial population diversity within the Octopus Spring microbial mat community. IN Reysenbach, A. L., Voytek, M., & Mancinelli, R. (Eds.), Thermophiles: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution , 51-64, New York: Kluwer academic/Plenum Publishers.
    • Ward, D. M., Ferris, M. J., Nold, S. C., Bateson, M. M., Kopczynski, E. D., & Ruff-Roberts, A. L. Species diversity in hot spring microbial mats as revealed by both molecular and enrichment culture approaches - relationship between biodiversity and community structure. IN Stal, L. J., & Caumette, P. (Eds.), Microbial Mats: Structure, Development and Environmental Significance , 35, 33-44.

    Journal Article

    • Nold, S. C., Bellecourt, M. J., Kendall, S. C., Ruberg, S. A., Sanders, T. G., Klump, J. V., & Biddanda, B. A. Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Huron’s carbon. Biogeochemistry, 115, 235-250.
    • Voorhees, A. A., Biddanda, B. A., Kendall, S. A., Sunit, J., Marcus, D. N., Nold, S. C., Sheldon, N., & Dick, G. J. Cyanobacterial life and low O2: Community genomics and function reveal extremely low diversity and metabolic versatility of a benthic cyanobacterial mat. Geobiology, 10(3), 250-267.
    • Biddanda, B. A., Nold, S. C., Dick, G. J., Kendall, S. T., Vail, J. H., Ruberg, S. A., & Green, C. M. Rock, water, microbes: Underwater sinkholes in Lake Huron are habitats for ancient microbial life. Nature Education Knowledge, 3(3), 5.
    • Sanders, T. G., Biddanda, B. A., Stricker, C. A., & Nold, S. C. Benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities in Lake Huron are linked to submerged groundwater vents. Aquatic Biology, 12(1-11).
    • Steinman, A., Ogdahl, M. E., Wessel, K., Biddanda, B. A., Kendall, S. C., & Nold, S. C. Periphyton response to simulated nonpoint source pollution: local over regional control. Aquatic Ecology, 45(4), 439-454.
    • Nold, S. C., Zajack, H. A., & Biddanda, B. A. Archaeal and Eukaryal diversity in a submerged sinkhole ecosystem influenced by sulfur-rich, hypoxic groundwater. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36, 366-375.
    • Nold, S. C., Pangborn, J. B., Zajack, H. A., Kendall, S. C., Rediske, R., & Biddanda, B. A. Benthic bacterial diversity in submerged sinkhole ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, 347-351.
    • Biddanda, B. A., Nold, S. C., Ruberg, S. A., Kendall, S. T., Sanders, T. G., & Gray, J. J. Submerged sinkhole ecosystems in the Laurentian Great Lakes: A microbiogeochemical frontier. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 90, 61-62.
    • Ruberg, S. A., Kendall, S. T., Biddanda, B. A., Black, T., Lusardi, W., Green, R., Casserley, T., Smith, E., Nold, S. C., Sanders, T. G., Lang, G., & Constant, S. Observations of the Middle Island sinkhole in Lake Huron: a unique hydrologic and glacial creation of 400 million years. Marine Technology Society Journal, 42, 12-21.
    • Liu, X., Tiquia, S. M., Holguin, G., Wu, L., Nold, S. C., Devol, A. H., Palumbo, A. V., Tiedje, J. M., & Zhou, J. Molecular diversity of denitrifying genes in continental margin sediments within the oxygen deficient zone off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69, 3549-3560.
    • Grüntzig, V., Nold, S. C., Zhou, J., & Tiedje, J. M. Psuedomonas stutzeri nitrite reductase gene abundance in environmental samples measured by real time PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 67, 760-768.
    • Nold, S. C., Zhou, J., Devol, A. H., & Tiedje, J. M. Pacific northwest marine sediments contain ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in the beta subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66, 4532-4535.
    • Nold, S. C., Boschker, H. T., Pel, R., & Laanbroek, H. J. Ammonium addition inhibits 13C-methane incorporation into methanotroph membrane lipids in a freshwater sediment. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 29, 81-99.
    • Nold, S. C., Ward, D. M., Ferris, M. J., & Bateson, M. M. A natural view of microbial biodiversity within hot spring cyanobacterial mat communities. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 62, 1353-1370.
    • Boschker, H. T., Nold, S. C., Wellsbury, P., Bos, D., de Graaf, W., Pel, R., Parkes, R. J., & Cappenberg, T. E. Direct linking of microbial populations to specific biogeochemical processes by 13C labelling of biomarkers. Nature, 392, 801-805.
    • Zwart, G., Hiorns, W. D., Methe, B. A., vanAgterveld, M. P., Huismans, R., Nold, S. C., Zehr, J. P., & Laanbroek, H. J. Nearly identical 16S rRNA sequences recovered from lakes in North America and Europe indicate the existence of clades of globally distributed freshwater bacteria. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 21, 546-556.
    • Nold, S. C., & Zwart, G. Patterns and governing forces in aquatic microbial communities. Aquatic Ecology, 32, 17-35.
    • Ward, D. M., Santegoeds, C. M., Nold, S. C., Ramsing, N. B., Ferris, M. J., & Bateson, M. M. Biodiversity within hot spring microbial mat communities: molecular monitoring of enrichment cultures. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 71, 143-150.
    • Ferris, M. J., Nold, S. C., Revsbech, N. P., & Ward, D. M. Population structure and physiological changes within a hot spring microbial mat community following disturbance. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 63, 1367-1374.
    • Nold, S. C., Kopczynski, E. D., & Ward, D. M. Cultivation of aerobic chemoorganotrophic proteobacteria and gram-positive bacteria from a hot spring microbial mat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 62, 3917-3921.
    • Nold, S. C., Santegoeds, C. M., & Ward, D. M. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis used to monitor the enrichment culture of aerobic chemoorganotrophic bacteria from a hot spring cyanobacterial mat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 62, 3922-3928.
    • Steward, C. C., Nold, S. C., Ringelberg, D. B., White, D. C., & Lovell, C. R. Microbial biomass and community structures in the burrows of bromophenol producing and non-producing marine worms and surrounding sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 133, 149-165.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. Photosynthate partitioning and fermentation in hot spring microbial mat communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 62, 4598-4607.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. Diverse Thermus species inhabit a single hot spring microbial mat. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 18, 274-278.
    • Napolitano, G. E., Hill, W. R., Guckert, J. B., Stewart, A. J., Nold, S. C., & White, D. C. Changes in periphyton fatty acid composition in chlorine polluted streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 13, 237-249.
    • Lackey, L. W., Phelps, T. J., Korde, V., Nold, S. C., Ringelberg, D. B., Bienkowski, P. R., & White, D. C. Feasibility testing for the on-site bioremediation of organic wastes by native microbial consortia. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 33(1), 41-59.
    • Guckert, J. B., Nold, S. C., Boston, H. L., & White, D. C. Periphyton response in an industrial receiving stream: lipid based physiological stress analysis and pattern recognition of microbial community structure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 49, 2579-2587.

    Case Study

    • Nold, S. C. Fecal Coliforms in Antarctica. Center for Case Studies in Science Teaching.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Nold, S. C. (November, 2014). Democratizing Discovery. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Mcgovern, S. P. (July, 2014). Assessment of scientific thinking skills in research-intensive undergraduate classrooms. Society for the Advancement of Science Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Nold, S. C. (March, 2014). Using the VASI to assess scientific thinking skills in research-intensive and traditional classroom settings. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Network (CURENET) meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
    • Nold, S. C. (September, 2013). Effective approaches to group work. UW Women & Science Program, Wausau, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (July, 2013). Key Elements of Classroom-Based Research Experiences Vary Between Student Populations. Society for the Advancement of Science Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2013). Developing great ideas into a grant proposal: How do I get money to do the things I want to do?. Professional Development Week,, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2013). Classroom-based authentic research promotes student learning and development. Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program PI conference, Washington, DC.
    • Ruberg, S. A., Biddanda, B. A., Black, T., Baskaran, M., Green, R., Hawley, N., Johengen, T., Klump, V., Nold, S. C., Kendall, S. T., & Paddock, R. (February, 2012). Advances in the exploration of shallow and deep water submerged sinkhole ecosystems in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Ocean Sciences Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Nold, S. C. (2011). Engaging undergraduates in the research enterprise. New Instructor’s Workshop, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (June, 2011). Student learning and development is enhanced by research experiences in the classroom. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Baltimore, MD.
    • Gillette, M., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2011). Cyanobacteria in the Red Cedar watershed contain an extremely low diversity of Microcyctin genes. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zoua, K., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2011). Cyanobacterial mcyA and mcyB gene diversity in the Red Cedar Watershed. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Bryans, L. (April, 2011). Diversity of Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase genes in Lake Menomin, Menomonie, WI. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Lucchessi, J., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2011). Nitrogen fixation genes in a hypereutrophic lake. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Voorhies, A. A., Biddanda, B. A., Kendall, S. T., Nold, S. C., & Dick, G. J. (February, 2011). Metagenomic analysis of cyanobacterial mats performing metabolically versatile photosynthesis in low-oxygen sinkholes. , Ventura, CA.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2011). Stable isotopes and their use in microbial ecology. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Nold, S. C. (September, 2010). Introduction to small group learning in the college science classroom. UW Women & Science Program, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Knoxville, A. A., Biddanda, B. A., Horne, N., Kendall, S. T., Nold, S. C., Ruberg, S. A., & Dick, G. (June, 2010). Anoxygenic cyanobacterial mats from Lake Huron's sinkholes: Analogs of proterozoic ecosystems. Goldschmidt Conference 2010: Earth, Energy, and the Environment, Knoxville, TN.
    • Kendall, S. T., Biddanda, B. A., Ruberg, S. A., Nold, S. C., Green, R., Lusardi, T., Casserly, T., & Newman, S. (May, 2010). Production and Respiration of microbial mats in the groundwater layer of submerged sinkholes in Lake Huron. International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.
    • Nold, S. C., Bellecourt, M. J., Biddanda, B. A., Kendall, S. T., Ruberg, S. A., Sanders, T. G., & Klump, J. V. (May, 2010). Lacustrine submerged sinkhole sediments are a sink for organic carbon. nternational Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2010). Red Cedar watershed community of learners. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Biddanda, B. A., Ruberg, S. A., Kendall, S. T., Nold, S. C., & Hawley, N. (December, 2009). Rock, water, critters: Lake Huron’s groundwater-fueled submerged sinkhole ecosystems. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    • Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (July, 2009). rasshopper phylogeny: Bringing exploration to science education. 10th International Conference of the Orthopterist’s Society, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Nold, S. C. (July, 2009). Integrating Research into your Classroom: What Works?. Polytechnic Summit, Menomonie, WI.
    • Paddock, R., Baskaran, M., Biddanda, B., Nold, S. C., Ruberg, S., & Klump, V. (May, 2009). Sediment accumulation in the Middle Island Sinkhole, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Lake Huron. 52nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH.
    • Nold, S. C. (May, 2009). Integrating Research into your Classroom: What Works?. Best Practices in Science, Math, and Engineering Teaching Conference,
    • Nold, S. C., Biddanda, B. A., & Ruberg, S. A. (January, 2009). Karst sinkholes in Lake Huron are biologically diverse carbon sinks for pelagic production. Abstracts, American Society for Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice, France.
    • Nold, S. C. (November, 2008). Microbes and mud in Lake Huron sinkholes: hot spots of biogeochemical activity. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
    • Zajack, H. A., Biddanda, B. A., & Nold, S. C. (June, 2008). Lake Huron sinkholes display high archaeal and eukaryotic diversity. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.
    • Nold, S. C., Maier, N., & Biddanda, B. A. (June, 2008). Lipid profiles from Lake Huron sinkholes correspond to 16S rDNA and DNA-based community profiles. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.
    • Pangborn, J. B., Zajack, H. A., Biddanda, B. A., & Nold, S. C. (June, 2008). Photosynthetic mats and surface sediments in Lake Huron sinkholes contain cyanobacteria related to Antarctic clones and sulfate reducing Proteobacteria . General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.
    • Nold, S. C., Bellecourt, M. J., Biddanda, B. A., & Ruberg, S. A. (June, 2008). δ13C of sedimentary carbon in Lake Huron sinkholes suggests planktonic, not benthic production. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.
    • Sanders, T. G., Biddanda, B. A., Kendall, S. T., Strickler, E. A., Ostrom, N., Stricker, C., & Nold, S. C. (May, 2008). An ecological and stable isotope study of food web linkages in submerged vent ecosystems of Lake Huron. 51st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Peterborough,, Canada.
    • Biddanda, B., Scott, T., Kendall, T., Sanders, G., & Nold, S. C. (May, 2008). Submerged Sinkhole Ecosystems of Lake Huron: Insights into System Metabolism. 51st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Peterborough, Canada.
    • Maier, N., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2008). Characterizing Lake Huron Sinkhole Microbial Communities through PLFA Profiles. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, River Falls, WI.
    • Pangborn, J. B., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2008). Photosynthetic Mats and Surface Sediments in Lake Huron Sinkholes Contain Cyanobacteria Related to Antarctic Clones and Sulfate Reducing Proteobacteria. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, River Falls, WI.
    • Bellecourt, M., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2008). Source of Sedimentary Carbon in Lake Huron Sinkholes: Planktonic Production, not Benthic. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, River Falls, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (March, 2008). Microbes and mud in Lake Huron sinkholes. University of Minnesota-Duluth, Dutluth, MN.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2008). Integrating Research into your Classroom: What Works?. ntegrated Solutions Consortium Symposium, River Falls, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (May, 2007). Integrating Research into your Classroom: What Works?. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Buffalo, NY.
    • Nold, S. C. (May, 2007). Writing Case Studies. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Buffalo, NY.
    • Zemke, M., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Analysis of Muskegon River watershed samples by ARISA profiling. Analysis of Muskegon River watershed samples by ARISA profiling, Menomonie, WI.
    • Seeger, M., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). ARISA applications in freshwater studies. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Maier, N. (April, 2007). Effects of anthropogenic eutrophication on the Muskegon River watershed. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Pangborn, J. B., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Lake Huron Sinkhole Ecosystems. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Berkebile, J., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Membrane lipids of bacteria in the Muskegon River watershed. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zajack, H., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Microbial community composition in fresh water sinkholes of Lake Huron. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Webb, S., Dillon, A., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Photosynthetic bacteria in Lake Huron sinkhole ecosystems. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Bellecourt, M. (April, 2007). Stable carbon isotope analysis of Lake Huron sinkhole habitats. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Meier, C., Joshi, T., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2007). Study of genetic diversity in sediments of Lake Huron sinkholes. UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Menomonie, WI.
    • Biddanda, B. A., & Nold, S. C. (March, 2007). Lake Huron sinkholes-microbial hotspots. Microbial Observatories-Microbial Interactions and Processes Workshop, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
    • Nold, S. C., Taylor, J., Champe, J., & Riordan, D. (June, 2006). . , Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (March, 2006). Biotech tools in your classroom. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Convention, Wausau, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (December, 2005). When does diversity matter? Microbial species and ecosystem function in northern peatlands. Annis Water Research Institute, Muskegon, MI.
    • Bomar, C., Hurtgen, B., & Nold, S. C. (2005). Molecular analysis of the Red-Legged Grasshopper within relic and restored prairies. UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (Oshkosh, WI) and UW-Stout Research Day, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Stodola, L., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (2005). Morphometric analysis of Red-Legged Grasshoppers, Melanoplus femurrubrum (De Geer), population from relic and restored prairies. UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (Oshkosh, WI) and UW-Stout Research Day, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (October, 2005). Active learning strategies in the science classroom. University of Wisconsin Women in Science, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Hurtgen, B. J., Stodola, L. A., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (August, 2005). Molecular and morphological analysis of the red-legged grasshopper, Melanoplus femurrubrum (De Geer) within relic and restored prairies in Wisconsin, USA. 9th International Conference of the Orthopterist’s Society, Canmore, Canada.
    • Nold, S. C. (June, 2005). Engaging undergraduates in scholarly activities. Biology Department, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2005). Fall 2004 new instructor learning community facilitator. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Christie, D., Schultz, F. S., Fox, J., Springer, S. L., Asthana, R., Nold, S. C., Olson, D., & Amoapim, J. (January 19, 2005). How Will Nanotechnology Affect Me and My Course?. UW-Stout Professional Development Events, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Nold, S. C. (December, 2004). When is microbial diversity important?. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Zwolinski, M. D. (2004). Identification of methane oxidizing bacteria populations in acidic peatlands using stable isotope probing and phospholipid analysis. 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Cancun, Mexico.
    • Nold, S. C., Zwolinski, M. D., & Keller, J. (2004). When is microbial diversity important?. 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Cancun, Mexico.
    • Nold, S. C., & Zwolinski, M. D. (2004). Building small-group social skills in college classrooms. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, New Orleans, LA.
    • Holtan, Kane, J. B., & Nold, S. C. (2004). 13C Incorporation into nucleic acid links bacterial species to carbon source. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.
    • Zwolinski, M. D., Campbell, T. L., Miller, B. M., Holtan, M. D., & Nold, S. C. (2004). Stable isotope probing reveals type II methanotrophs are abundant and active in peat soil enrichment cultures. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.
    • Nold, S. C. (2004). Focusing on students at a smaller public institution. NSF Career Conference, Washington, DC.
    • Nold, S. C., Zwolinski, M. D., & Zimmerman, S. D. (October, 2004). Skill development in the science classroom: A website to promote student skills. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Inaugural Conference, Bloomington, ID.
    • Nold, S. C. (September, 2004). Bacterial abundance and diversity in northern peatlands. Science and the Northwoods Conference, Boulder Junction, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (June, 2004). Skill development in the college science classroom. University of Wisconsin Women in Science Curriculum Reform Institute, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Zwolinski, M. D. (May, 2004). Skill stations develop student skills in the science classroom. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, New Orleans, LA.
    • Nold, S. C., & Kane, J. B. (2003). Measurement of stable carbon isotope incorporation into nucleic acids from diverse bacterial genera. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.
    • Nold, S. C., Schultz, L. C., & Miller, B. M. (2003). Methane oxidizing bacterial species vary with nutrient status in Northern Peatlands. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.
    • Nold, S. C. (October, 2003). Bacteria can stop global warming? The improbable link between microbial community ecology and climate change. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.
    • Nold, S. C. (June, 2003). Cooperative learning for science students. University of Wisconsin Women in Science Curriculum Reform Institute,
    • Kane, J. B., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2003). Incorporation of 13C into chemoorganotrophic bacterial DNA is consistent among bacterial genera. UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity,
    • Nold, S. C., & Miller, B. M. (April, 2003). Trophic status determines methane-oxidizing bacterial community composition in northern peatlands. UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity,
    • Kane, J. B., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2003). Bacteria are what they eat. UW-Stout Student Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Schultz, L. C. (April, 2003). Comparison of protein profiles from different methane-oxidizing bacterial lineages. UW-Stout Student Research Day,
    • Campbell, T. L., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2003). Development of molecular tools to study the mobility of grasshopper populations. UW-Stout Student Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., Holtan, M., & Zwolinski, M. D. (April, 2003). Gas Chromatography to analyze methanotrophy in enrichment cultures. UW-Stout Student Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (March, 2003). Bacteria that limit global warming: The physics, biology, and chemistry of methane oxidizing bacteria from northern peatlands. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.
    • Miller, B. M., & Nold, S. C. (March, 2003). Community composition of methane-oxidizing bacteria in northern peatlands is determined by nutrient status. UW-Stout Student Research Day,
    • Nold, S. C., & Schultz, L. C. (2002). Sequence diversity of methane oxidizing bacteria in northern peatlands. 16th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Kane, J. B. (2002). Extraction of DNA from aerobic chemoorganotrophic and methane oxidizing bacteria. Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, La Crosse, WI.
    • Nold, S. C., & Schultz, L. C. (2002). equence diversity of methane-oxidizing bacteria in northern peatlands. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Nold, S. C. (October, 2002). Types of learning: problem based, activity learning, and cooperative learning. Lessons Learned Teaching Seminar Series, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (October, 2002). Cooperative case-based learning in the biology classroom. University of Wisconsin Women in Science, Madison, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (June, 2002). Skill building for science students. University of Wisconsin Women in Science Curriculum Reform Institute, Madison, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2002). Undergraduates in the research laboratory: Hands-on experiences at UW-La Crosse and UW-Stout. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (2001). Ethical issues in cloning human lives and tissues. Center for Ethics, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (November, 2001). Hands-on minds-on teaching techniques. College Teaching Seminar, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nold, S. C. (January, 2001). Who wants to be a millionaire? Successful grant writing. UW-Stout Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Grüntzig, V., Nold, S. C., & Tiedje, J. M. (2000). Quantifying functional genes in the environment using real time PCR. Department of Energy BI-OMP Project, Tallahassee, FL.
    • Large, T. M., Nold, S. C., & Tiedje, J. M. (2000). Community structure of nitrogen cycle bacteria in oxygen deficient marine sediments from the Mexican continental margin. Department of Energy Biological Inventory Ocean Margins Project Workshop, Tallahassee, FL.
    • Nold, S. C., Grüntzig, V., & Tiedje, J. M. (2000). Pseudomonas stutzeri nitrite reductase gene abundance in environmental samples measured by real time PCR. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, IL.
    • Nold, S. C., Large, T. M., & Tiedje, J. M. (2000). Distribution of nitrogen cycle bacteria in marine sediments. Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum,
    • Nold, S. C., & Tiedje, J. M. (1999). Beta- Proteobacteria Dominate marine sediment nitrifying communities. ASM Conference on Microbial Biodiversity, Chicago, IL.
    • Nold, S. C., Pel, R., Boschker, H. T., & Laanbroek, H. J. (1998). Ammonium inhibition of methane incorporation into methanotroph-specific membrane lipids. Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, Canada.
    • Zwart, G., Hiorns, W. D., Methe, B. A., van Agterveld, M. P., Huismans, R., Nold, S. C., Zehr, J. P., & Laanbroek, H. J. (1998). Cosmopolitan freshwater bacteria. hth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, Canada.
    • Nold, S. C. (April, 1998). Novel enzymes from thermophilic bacteria. American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY.
    • Nold, S. C. (December, 1997). Identifying microbial populations associated with microbial activity in a hot spring microbial mat community. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.
    • Nold, S. C. (November, 1997). Microbial community structure exposed: Associating biodiversity with physiology in aquatic habitats. University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.
    • Nold, S. C. (December, 1996). Hot water, photosynthesis, and carbon flow: Evidence for a highly active but slowly growing microbial community. Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, Bremen, Germany.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. (1996). Fate of photosynthetically fixed carbon in hot spring cyanobacterial mat communities. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.
    • Ferris, M. J., Nold, S. C., Santegoeds, C. M., Bateson, M. M., & Ward, D. M. (1995). Biodiversity in the Octopus Spring microbial mat community as measured by extincting-dilution enrichment culture and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes. Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution of Thermophiles in Yellowstone National Park: Overview and Issues, Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.
    • Santegoeds, C. M., Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. (1995). Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis reveals the effect of incubation conditions on the outcome of enrichment culture. Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution of Thermophiles in Yellowstone National Park: Overview and Issues, Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. (1995). Photosynthetically active hot spring cyanobacterial mat populations do not actively incorporate CO2 into ribosomal RNA. Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution of Thermophiles in Yellowstone National Park: Overview and Issues, Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. (1995). Photosynthetically active hot spring cyanobacterial mat populations do not actively incorporate CO2 into ribosomal RNA. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.
    • Nold, S. C., & Ward, D. M. (1994). Cultivation and characterization of aerobic chemoorganotrophic bacteria from a hot spring microbial mat. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Ward, D. M., Bateson, M. M., Ferris, M. J., & Nold, S. C. (1994). Small subunit ribosomal RNA analysis of the species composition of hot spring microbial mat communities. NASA Fifth Symposium on Chemical Evolution and the Origin and Evolution of Life, Palo Alto, CA.
    • Napolitano, G. E., Hill, W. R., Stewart, A. J., Guckert, J. B., Nold, S. C., & White, D. C. (1993). Changes in periphyton community structure, lipid and fatty acid composition in chlorine-impacted streams. 3rd International Conference, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and the Ecological Significance of Bioassay Techniques,
    • Steward, C. C., Nold, S. C., White, D. C., & Lovell, C. R. (1993). 1993. Microbial biomass and community structure in the burrows of three marine worms by phospholipid fatty acid analysis. General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA.
    • Nold, S. C., Lackey, L., Ringelberg, D., & White, D. C. (1992). Changes in community structure and physiological status of a bacterial consortia during degradation of trichloroethylene (TCE). General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Biology (Menomonie, WI)
      (2000 - Present)
    • Michigan State University, Center for Microbial Ecology (East Lansing, MI)
      (1998 - 2000)
    • Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Limnology (Nieuwersluis, The Netherlands)
      (1996 - 1997)
    • Montana State University, Department of Microbiology (Bozeman, MT)
      (1992 - 1996)
    • Fort Lewis College, Department of Biology (Durango, CO)
      (1990 - 1992)
    • University of Tennessee, Center for Environmental Biotechnology (Knoxville, TN)
      (1990 - 1992)
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division (Oak Ridge, TN)
      (1990)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Nold, S. C. 2014) REU Site: RUI: Creating interdisciplinary research opportunities in phosphorus sustainability (CROPS). Sponsored by NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates, $281994.
    • Nold, S. C. 2012) TUES: Classroom Research to Invigorate Undergraduate STEM Education (CRIUSE). Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, $176818.
    • Kuchta, M. A., Paulson, N., & Nold, S. C. REU: Linking Applied Knowledge and Environmentals Studies (LAKES). Sponsored by NSF-REU, $300000.
    • Nold, S. C., Paulson, N., Ferguson, C., & Little, A. M. Phosphorous in the Red Cedar Basin: Establishing an interdisciplinary community of undergraduate scholars. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Incubator Grant Proposal, $10000.
    • Nold, S. C. Viral Diversity in Lake Menomin. Sponsored by UW-Stout Student Research Grant with Lauren Bryans, an undergraduate student, $1873.
    • Paulson, N., Nold, S. C., & Little, A. M. Phosphorus in the Red Cedar Basin: An interdisciplinary approach to a more sustainable community. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Incubator Grant Proposal, $10000.
    • Nold, S. C. 2008) Exploration of Shallow and Deep Water Submerged Sinkhole Ecosystems in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Lake Huron: Habitat and Life. Sponsored by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean Exploration, $17029.
    • Nold, S. C. 2006) RUI: Collaborative Research: MIP: Lake Huron Sinkholes – Microbial Composition and Processes in Biogeochemical Hot Spots. Sponsored by NSF Microbial Interactions and Processes, $126865.
    • Nold, S. C., Pickart, M., Miller-Rodeberg, M., & Deckelman, S. M. 2005) Bringing bioinformatics to UW-Stout through collaboration and industrial outreach. Sponsored by Chancellor’s Curriculum Improvement Grant, $25000.
    • Nold, S. C., & Bomar, C. 2005) What remains of the original diversity in relic prairie ecosystems?. Sponsored by Faculty Research Initiative Grant, $8083.
    • Nold, S. C. 2001) Capture probing to link methanotrophic species with ecological function in acidic northern wetlands. $532903.
    • Nold, S. C. UW-Stout Laboratory and Classroom Modernization Grant. $88670.

    Contract

    • Nold, S. C. Molecular microbiological analysis of Muskegon River periphyton. Sponsored by Grand Valley State University, $10000.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Academic Peer

    • American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators

      Abstract Review Committee. (2012 - 2014)

    • Microbiology Department External Program Reviewer

      At Weber State University. (March 2013)

    Reviewer, Grant(s)

    • Council for International Exchange of Scholars peer reviewer for the Fulbright Specialist Program in Biology Education (2011 - 2013)
    • National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (July 2008)
    • National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, Microbial Interactions and Processes Program (February 2007)
    • Special Assessment of Broader Impacts in National Science Foundation Proposals, Biogeochemistry Program

      Spring of 2003 and 2004. (2003 - 2004)

    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Panel, Exploratory and Developmental Research Program (2003)
    • National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, Ecology Program (2002)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Outstanding Teaching Award, (2011)
    • Merle Price Faculty Award for Excellence, (2008)
    • Nelva G. Runnalls Research Support Recognition Award, (2008)
    • Nominee, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), (2001)

    Honor

    • Tenure to the University of Wisconsin- Stout, (2005)
    • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, (2003)
    • UW-Stout Top Federal Grant Awaredee, (2002)

    Fellowship

    • Molecular and Cellular Biology Program Fellowship, Montana State University (1993)
    • Science and Engineering Research Semester Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy (1990)

    Scholarship

    • Presidential Scholarship, Montana State University (1992)

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)
  • International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
  • American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology
  • American Soceity of Microbiology

Service

    Department / School

    • Department Chair, Biology Department (2014 - Present)
    • Tournament Director, National Science Olympiad 2016 (2014 - Present)
    • State Tournament Director, Wisconsin Science Olympiad (2010 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Biology Department Access to Learning Committee (2006 - Present)
    • Interim Department Chair, Biology Department (2013 - 2014)
    • Coordinator, Biotechnology (2004 - 2013)
    • Faculty Associate, Sponsored Research Office (2010)
    • Committee Chair, Biotechnology Hiring Committee (2008)
    • Coordinator, Applied Science Learning Community (2006 - 2008)
    • Committee Chair, Biology Department Hiring Committee (2007)
    • Coordinator, Applied Science E-portfolio Project (2005 - 2006)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Termination of Employment Committee (2013 - Present)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2010 - Present)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (August 2010 - Present)
      • Full member, Graduate Faculty (2001 - Present)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2014 - December 2014)
      • Regional PULSE network coordinator, STEM education reformers from UW-Stout (2014)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2013 - May 2014)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2013 - December 2013)
      • Committee Member, Emerging Research Institution Committee (2013)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2013 - May 2013)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2012 - December 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2012 - December 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - December 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - December 2012)
      • Committee Member, Research Misconduct hearing Committee (2012)
      • Alternate, Termination of Employment Committee (2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - June 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - June 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - May 2012)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2012 - May 2012)
      • Committee Member, College Level Promotions Committee (2011)
      • UW-Stout Graduate Student Supervisor, (September 2009 - August 2011)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (August 2010 - March 2011)
      • Committee Member, Educational Activities Committee (2008 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, Learning Community steering Committee (2006 - 2010)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - December 2009)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - May 2009)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - December 2008)
      • Faculty Senator, (2005 - 2008)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2008 - May 2008)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2008 - May 2008)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2007 - May 2008)
      • Co-director , New Instructor’s Workshop (2005 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, Research Advisory Council (2004 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, Program Assessment Institute (June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2007 - June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2007 - June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2006 - June 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2007 - May 2007)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2006 - January 2007)
      • Committee Member, Interdisciplinary Science Think Tank (2006)
      • Committee Member, New Science Building Visioning Committee (2006)
      • Committee Member, Provost Search and Screen Committee (2006)
      • Committee Member, E-Scholar Assessment Council (2005 - 2006)
      • Committee Member, Polytechnic Definition Committee (November 2006)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2006 - June 2006)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2005 - May 2006)
      • Committee Member, Nanotechnology Committee (2004 - 2005)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2004 - December 2005)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2002 - December 2005)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2001 - December 2005)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (September 2002 - May 2005)
      • Committee Member, NSSE Review Committee (2004)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2004 - June 2004)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2001 - May 2003)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2001 - May 2003)
      • UW-Stout Graduate Student Supervisor, (September 2001 - January 2003)
      • Team Member, Indirect Cost Recommendation Team (2002)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (August 2001 - June 2002)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (June 2001 - June 2002)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2001 - February 2002)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (2001)
      • Committee Member, College Level promotions Committee (2000)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2000 - August 2000)
      • UW-Stout Undergraduate Research Student Supervisor, (January 2000 - August 2000)

      Mchigan State University

      • Student Research Supervisor, (January 1999 - December 1999)
      • Student Research Supervisor, (1998)
      • Student Research Supervisor, (1998)

      Montana State University

      • Student Research Supervisor, (1994 - 1995)

    Professional

    • Editorial Board, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (2012 - Present)
    • Advisory Board Member, Wisconsin Science Olympiad (2004 - Present)
    • Co-director, National Science Olympiad national Tournament (2016)
    • Biology Scholars Research Residency Course Facilitator, American Society for Microbiology (July 2013)
    • American Society for Microbiology (July 2012 - June 2013)
    • American Society for Microbiology (August 2010 - June 2011)
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Microbiological Methods (2002 - 2006)
    • Coordinator, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, and Geocaching Event Coordinator, Wisconsin Science Olympiad (2001 - 2006)
    • National Summer Institute on Learning Communities (June 2006)
    • American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (May 2006)
    • Participant, National Center for Case Studies (June 2002)
    • Judge, North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology 61st Annual (October 2001)
    • Participant, Cooperative Learning Institute (August 2001)
    • Participant, Cooperative Learning Institute participant (July 1999)

    Community

    • Assistant Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 103 (2007 - Present)
    • St. Joseph’s School (2007 - 2010)
    • Member, St. Joseph’s Parish Folk Singing Group (2001 - 2004)