Texas Tech University

Ken Griffith, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

Email: ken.griffith@ttu.edu

Phone: +1 (806) 834-4865

  • Program Administrator – STEM Teaching, Engagement & Pedagogy (STEP) Program Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center (TLPDC)

  • Instructor – Human Anatomy & Physiology II (ZOOL 2404)


  • Ph.D., Biology, Texas Tech University (2015)
  • B.S., Biology, Texas Tech University (2008)
  • B.A., Psychology, Texas Tech University (1997)

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Ken Griffith

Research Interests

Ken's 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 Biology Education Research and 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).  Dr. Griffith is a member of the DBS A&P Curriculum Committee and is a Fellow in the TTU STEM Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM CORE).

Selected Publications

Howell, Eric K., Sergey P. Gaschak, Kenneth DW Griffith, and Brenda E. Rodgers. "Radioadaptive response following in utero low-dose irradiation." Radiation research 179, no. 1 (2012): 29-37.

Howell, Eric K., Sergey P. Gaschak, Kenneth DW Griffith, and Brenda E. Rodgers. "The effects of environmental low‐dose irradiation on tolerance to chemotherapeutic agents." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30, no. 3 (2011): 640-649.

Department of Biological Sciences

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    Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Box 43131 Lubbock, TX 79409
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