Dr. Pruden is the W. Thomas Rice Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research program at Virginia Tech focuses on applied environmental microbiology. Pruden serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
At Virginia Tech, Dr. Pruden teaches CEE 5194 Environmental Engineering Microbiology and an IGEP Course on Interdisciplinary Research, GRAD 5134. She is a core faculty member in three interdisciplinary graduate education programs, Water for Health, Sustainable Nanotechnology, and Interfaces of Global Change.