|Michael J. Klug|
Mike Klug received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from South Dakota State University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology from the University of Iowa, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Illinois.
He joined the faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Public Health (now Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and KBS in 1971. During his 33 year tenure at MSU, he served in a number of capacities beyond his role as a faculty member.
He was an Associate Director of KBS followed by serving as the KBS Director from 1996-2003. He was also involved in major building/restoration projects at KBS in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s and establishment of the LTER at KBS and the Center for Microbial Ecology at MSU. He taught Microbial Ecology on the MSU campus for over 30 years and contributed to the development and teaching in a Biogeochemistry course at KBS. He has also been involved in K-12 programs, making classroom appearances and leading teacher enhancement programs funded by the Kellogg Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
He now serves an important role on the Director's Advisory Board at KBS. Klug is married to Carol Klug, and has three married children and three grandchildren: Jen Klug (Tod Osier), Erin Klug (Mike Jischke), Jeff Klug (Sue Neimanis Klug). He and Carol have recently moved to an 80-acre wooded and grassland landscape in Barry County and plans to be involved compiling and writing the history of KBS with George Lauff.