Jenifer Walke, PhD

Associate Professor
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  • Microbiology
  • Ecology
  • Disease
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science


Dr. Jenifer Walke is a microbial and disease ecologist, studying the roles of beneficial and disease-causing microorganisms on their hosts. She earned her B.S. degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was a post-doctoral researcher at Virginia Tech in the Entomology and Biological Sciences departments. At EWU, Dr. Walke teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in general biology, microbiology, ecology and evolution, environmental science, and research methods. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Ecological Society of America, Entomological Society of America, and The Wildlife Society. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Walke enjoys engaging in K-12 community outreach and playing outdoors with her husband, two daughters, and dog. To learn more about Dr. Walke’s work, please visit

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