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Richard Rhodes , PhD

  • Professor , Biology Department
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Biology
  • Health Professions Advisor
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kent Rhodes is the Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Biology and Health Professions Advisor. In the past he has served as Chair of the Biology Department, Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Director of the Core Program and Faculty President.  At Queens, he has been honored with the William S. Lee Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999 and 2008 and the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award in 2013.

A frequent study-tour leader for the John Belk International Program, Dr. Rhodes has led trips to Australia, Yap State in Micronesia, several countries in Europe, Costa Rica and Sierra Leone. The pre-med advisor, he teaches Introductory Biology, Developmental Biology and in the Core program. His research interests include the study of genetically distinct collagens and the role of the extracellular matrix in development. In his free time, Dr. Rhodes enjoys hiking, listening to classical music and spending time with friends and family.


  • PhD  - Developmental Biology; Emory University
  • B.S.  - Biology; Davidson College


  • Hunter- Hamilton Love of Teaching Award 2013
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Professorship in Biology
  • William S. Lee Distinguished Teaching Award 1999
  • William S. Lee Distinguished Teaching Award 2008
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