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Joshua "Josh" Rudd


Instructor of Biology


College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: White Hall 210A

Office Phone:



Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.  - Marie Curie




As a child I was always curious about the world around me and never shied away from asking questions or taking a toy apart to see how it worked.  The more I learned, the more I began to appreciate the complex world around me, and saw the world's mysteries as an opportunity for growth both mentally and spiritually.  

I am a graduate of East Tennessee State University where I began teaching as a lab instructor for an experimental course called Symbiosis.  While at ETSU I received the Marcia Davis Research Award for my work on populations of the local Yonahlossee Salamander.  After ETSU I held adjunct positions at Virginia Highlands Community College and Northeast State Community College.  In January 2014 I came to the Biology Department at King University full time.  Here I teach Anatomy & Physiology as well as General Biology II.

I am a Bristol native and live here with my wife, daughter, and two dogs.  I enjoy hiking, movies, and traveling.


M.S. - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

B.S. - East Tennessee State  University, Johnson CIty, TN

Current research

I am currently interested in researching genetic differences between populations of a species, what causes those differences, and what impact those differences play in the conservation efforts of that species.

I have applied this research to populations of the locally rare Yonahlossee Salamander and would like to begin research on other extant and now extinct species native to the southern Appalachian mountains.

Courses recently taught

BIOL 1010 LAB Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL 1010 LECT Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 1020 LAB Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BIOL 3120 LECT Environmental Science
BIOL 3130 LAB Ecology Lab
BIOL 3130 LECT Ecology
BIOL 3310 LAB Human and Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 3310 LECT Human and Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 3600 LAB Human and Mammalian Physiology Lab
BIOL 3600 LECT Human and Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 4920 LECT Senior Thesis Research in Biology
IDST 4500 LECT Interdepartmental Science and Mathematics Seminar