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Biology Faculty and Staff - Kerrie McDaniel

Kerrie McDaniel, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University

Kerrie McDaniel, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University

Assistant Professor

Office:  Skyteach 09


BIOL 113 General Biology 

BIOL 207/208 General Microbiology

BIOL 420 Introduction to Toxicology 

BIOL 493 Internship in Medical Technology

BIOL 579 Mechanisms of Toxicology


My current research interests focus on issues in STEM education. I am involved in identifying factors that lead students to pursue a career as a science teacher, and those factors that decrease attrition rates especially in high needs areas.  In addition, I am interested in bolstering the P-12 pipeline to the university by increasing the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of elementary, middle and high school teachers.  The goals of this research are to provide higher quality science instruction in the public schools and increase the quality and quantity of teachers that enter as STEM educators.


Ph.D. 2007 Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

M.S.  1990 Biology (Biochemistry emphasis), Western Kentucky University

B.S.    1988  Biology/Chemistry, Western Kentucky University

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