(M.S. Biology - 2012)
MS Thesis Title: Geomicrobiology of Ferromanganese Deposits in Caves of the Upper Tennessee River Basin
Mary Jane received her Ph.D. in Biology from Wake Forest University in 2017, and is now an Assistant Professor of Biology at Hollins University.
She won Appalachian State University's 2013 Cratis Williams Thesis Award, and the American Association of University Women's 2016-2017 AAUW Dissertation Fellowship.