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Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University

Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV/SM/MB(ASCP)CM received his Bachelor of Science (microbiology) and Masters (Biology, emphasis in virology) degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). Dr. Rohde received his Ph.D. in Education in 2010 (Adult Professional Community Education) with a focus on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Dr. Rohde is the Program Chair for the CLS Program, and holds the rank of Professor in the College of Health Professions. He served as Research Dean in his college for nine years and currently serves as Associate Director for the Texas State University Translational Health Research Center. Dr. Rohde is also a clinical assistant professor (joint appointment) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Laboratory Sciences & Primary Care, Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Additionally, Dr. Rohde continues to enjoy being an adjunct associate professor of biology in the nursing program for Austin Community College. He holds certifications as a Specialist in Virology, Specialist in Microbiology, and Molecular Biologist from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.



  • –present
    Professor Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University


The Pathologist’s Power List 2020; ASCLS Scientific Research National Award ((2020, 2016, 2014, 2007); Honorary Professor of International Studies; Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists; Global Fellow - Global Citizenship Alliance; Top 20 Professors of Clinical Laboratory Science You Should Know, Medical Technology Schools; Cardinal Health™ Laboratory Excellence List; J.V. Irons Award for Scientific Excellence