Ken Griffith, Fellow
Dr. Ken Griffith serves as the Program Administrator for the STEM Teaching, Engagement & Pedagogy (STEP) Program in the Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center (TLPDC), and is an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS). Ken serves on the DBS Faculty Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum Committee, and is a contributing author for multiple textbook publishers. In addition to teaching courses that include: Cell Biology, Experimental Cell Biology, Genetics, Biological Pedagogy and Human Physiology, Ken is a frequent guest lecturer in the College of Human Sciences. He has also facilitated numerous instructional workshops in the TLPDC and across TTU.
Ken is a three-time Red Raider, holding a B.A. in Psychology, with a B.S. and Ph.D. in Biology. His training and early research focused on the impacts of environmental radiation on mammalian chromosomes and the cellular signaling processes associated with human addiction. His current research focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education research and specifically, how Evidence-Based Instructional Research (EBIR) can affect STEM student persistence. Ken was named a TTU/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Graduate Doctoral Scholar in 2011 and was recognized for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and 2014 by the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research (CISER). He is also a 2016 graduate of the TTU President's Leadership Institute.