Dr. Kieran M. Clements

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Dr. Kieran M. Clements
Vice President for Academic Affairs kclements@tfc.edu


  • Ph.D. – North Carolina State University
  • B.S. – Saint Francis College (PA)


  • 2009 Professor of Impact Award, Toccoa Falls College Student Government Association
  • 2008 Professor of Impact Award, Toccoa Falls College Student Government Association
  • 2007 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award, Vulcan Materials Company Southeast Division and Georgia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc.
  • 2007 Professor of Impact Award, Toccoa Falls College Student Government Association
  • 1999 Outstanding Student Award, North Carolina Entomological Society
  • 1998 North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Scientific Literacy
  • Earth Science
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Introduction to Global Public Health
  • Genetics
  • Biology Senior Seminar
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
Publications & Research Interests

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Clements, K.M., B.M. Wiegmann, C.E. Sorenson, C.F. Smith, P.A. Neese, and R.M. Roe. 2000. Genetic variation in the Myzus persicae complex (Homoptera: Aphididae): evidence for a single species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 3146.
  • Clements, K.M., C.E. Sorenson, B.M. Wiegmann, P.A. Neese, and R.M. Roe. 2000. Genetic, biochemical and behavioral uniformity among populations of Myzus nicotianae Blackman and Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Homoptera: Aphididae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 95:269281.
  • Clements, K.M., C.E. Sorenson, B.M. Wiegmann, and R.M. Roe. 1999/2000. Insecticide resistance in the Myzus persicae complex (Homoptera: Aphididae) with emphasis on tobacco pest management. Reviews in Toxicology 3:123.
  • Cherrington, N.J., J.G. Falls, R.L. Rose, K.M. Clements, R.M. Philpot, P.E. Levi, and E. Hodgson. 1998. Molecular cloning, sequence, and expression of mouse flavin-containing monooxygenases 1 and 5 (FMO1 and FMO5). Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 12: 205212.
  • Falls, J.G., N.J. Cherrington, K.M. Clements, R.M. Philpot, P.E. Levi, R.L. Rose, and E. Hodgson. 1997. Molecular cloning, sequencing, and expression in Escherichia coli of mouse flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3): comparison with the human isoform. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 347: 9-18.
  • Keating, S.T., K.M. Clements, D. Ostrowski and T. Hanlon. 1996. Disinfectant Properties of Acid Mine Drainage: Its Effects on Enteric Bacteria in a Sewage Contaminated Stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 11:271282.
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Day hiking with my family
  • Running
  • Fishing
  • Singing in choirs
  • Watching sports

People might be interested to know:

  • I am a huge fan of opera and classical music in general.
Favorite Verse/Quote

Colossians 1:15-17 (NASB)
“And He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

“In every true searcher of Nature there is a kind of religious reverence, for he finds it impossible to imagine that he is the first to have thought out the exceedingly delicate threads that connect his perceptions.” -Albert Einstein


Exploring the relationship between science and faith and encouraging students to embrace the connections between these often dichotomized fields.