Ph.D. Science Education, College of Education & Human Development , University of Delaware
Dissertation: The biologist's apprentices: A role for undergraduate research in premedical science education
M.S. Animal Science, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Delaware
Thesis: Mutations in the S1 subunit of the attachment/fusion glycoprotein gene of avian infectious bronchitis virus are associated with attenuation
B.A. Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware
Dr. Philip Kudish is a specialist in science education. He joined the Department of Biology in 2006 and participates in a broad range of activities in his field of expertise. Dr. Kudish serves as a thesis advisor for interdisciplinary special majors in Biology & Educational Studies. He is engaged in pedagogical research, most recently as a Principal Investigator (PI) on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funded, A Critical Study of the Introductory Biology Curriculum at Swarthmore College (2012-2016). He teaches advanced biology student tutors in his Pedagogical Principles & Practices course and introductory students in team-taught Cellular & Molecular Biology and Organismal & Population Biology laboratory courses. As one of the three departmental administrators that includes the rotating Chair, he coordinates student information management and admissions and serves as liason to the offices of the Registrar, Dean and Institutional Research.
Before coming to Swarthmore, Dr. Kudish worked for over a decade as a biomedical research scientist in academic, hospital and pharmaceutical laboratories. Working primarily with human and avian viruses, he investigated the molecular attenuation mechanism of a live coronaviral vaccine, characterized drug-resistance mutations in HIV in clinical trials for AIDS patients and engineered retroviral vectors to study basic mechanisms of cancer and development. Inspired by his work with undergraduate researchers and the lecture courses he taught as supplemental faculty at the University of Delaware, he shifted his focus to establishment and evaluation of educational programs, curricula and technologies.
Publications & Presentations (Pedagogical)
Kudish P, Schlag E & Kaplinsky N (2015) An inquiry infused introductory biology laboratory that integrates Mendel's pea phenotypes with molecular mechanisms. Bioscene: The Journal of College Biology Teaching, 41(1), 10-15
Kudish P, Shores R, McClung A, Smulyan L & Siwicki K (2012) The Science Associates Program: Implementation and outcomes of Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL) at a selective liberal arts college. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Conference, Washington, D.C., October 6th
Kudish P (2009) The biologist's apprentices: A role for undergraduate research in premedical science education (Doctoral Dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Publication Number 3344041)
Siwicki K, Kudish P & Shores R (2008) The Science Associates Program. Diversity in Science Workshop, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, March 19th
Kudish P (2003) Engagement with scientific literature as Deweyan consummation of experience in a biochemistry course. Proc. 76th National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) International Conference, Philadelphia PA, March 23-26th
Mentored Student Theses (Pedagogical)
Camille Robertson '13: Biology & Educational Studies Special Major Thesis: A Place for Socioecological Justice: Proposal for a Crum Creek Watershed Center at Swarthmore College. Co-advisors: Diane Anderson & Philip Kudish
Kate Crowley '16 (expected): Biology & Educational Studies Special Major Thesis: Educating in the Midst of Controversy: A case study on GMOs. Co-advisors: Diane Anderson & Philip Kudish
Ariel Pearson '16 (expected): Biology & Educational Studies Special Major Thesis: [Title Pending]. Co-advisors: Lisa Smulyan & Philip Kudish
Grant-Funded Projects (Pedagogical)
Siwicki, K, (Grant Director) & Kudish, P, (Principal Investigator; 2012-2016). Geller, B, Machado, JL, Siwicki, K & Vallen, E (Co- Investigators). A Critical Study of the Introductory Biology Curriculum at Swarthmore College. Curriculum Equipment & Laboratory Development Section, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Grant: $1.1 million.
Machado, JL (Principal Investigator) & Kudish, P (Evaluation Consultant; 2010-2012). Stoichiometry of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum: a long-term ecological field-based curriculum for biology undergraduates. National Science Foundation. Course, Curriculum & Laboratory Improvement (NSF-CCLI) Grant: $150,000.
Siwicki, K (Grant Director) & Kudish, P (Coordinator; 2008-2012). Science Associates Program, Curriculum Equipment & Laboratory Development Section, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Grant: $421,152 allocation of $1.5 million
Siwicki, K (Grant Director) & Kudish, P (Coordinator; 2006-2008). Science Associates Program, Curriculum Equipment & Laboratory Development Section, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Grant: $32,973 allocation of $1.5 million
Publications & Presentations (Biological)
Adla S, Temburni MK, Patel V*, Yang M, Kudish P & Galileo DS (2006). Stimulation of glioma and breast cancer cell motility by proteolysis and release of the L1 neural cell recognition molecule. Proc. Amer. Assoc. Cancer Res., 47, 3450
Higdon L*, Kudish P & Galileo, DS (2005). The Role of Bcl-2 in the development of the chick optic tectum. Department of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark DE, August 10th
Lazzopina P*, Kudish P & Galileo DS (2002). The role of NgCAM in neuronal migration in brain. Department of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark DE, August 8th
Bacheler LT, Anton ED, Kudish P, Baker D, Bunville J, Krakowski K, Bolling L, Aujay M, Wang XV, Ellis D, Becker MF, Lasut AL, George HJ, Spalding DR, Hollis G, Abremski K (2000). Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 mutations selected in patients failing efavirenz combination therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 44, 2475-84
McGeady SJ, Kudish P, Beezhold D (2000). The relative allergenicity of natural latex (NRL) in an animal model. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 105, 1, 244
Kudish P (1996). Mutations in the S1 subunit of the attachment/fusion glycoprotein gene of avian infectious bronchitis virus are associated with attenuation. Proc. 68th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD), Penn State Univ., State College PA, June 10-12 (Awarded best graduate research presentation)
* Denotes undergraduate researcher
Grant-Funded Projects (Biological)
Galileo, DS (Principal Investigator) & Kudish, P (Research Associate; 2001-2005). NgCAM/L1 misexpression in developing brain. National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINDS/NICHD). $531,905.
Galileo, DS (Principal Investigator) & Kudish, P (Research Associate; 2002-2003). Invasive brain tumors. University of Delaware Research Foundation, Inc. (extramural). $30,000.
Industry-Funded Projects (Pharmaceutical)
DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company (Kudish, P, Associate Scientist) Sustiva (efavirenz). Approved Sept. 18th 1998. United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) New Drug Application (NDA) #020972 (capsule), NDA #021360 (tablet).