Dr. Jerilyn Swann became Associate Dean on July 1, 2019.
Swann joined the MC faculty in 1999 and has served as a professor of biology since 2016. Her areas of specialty include cell and tissue biology. Her most recent study organism is the ciliated protozoan, Tetrahymena pyriformis.
Prior to joining Academic Affairs in an administrative role, she served as chair of the Natural Sciences Division (2011-2017) and Faculty Chair (2017-2019).
Swann holds B.S. (1992), M.S. (1994), and Ph.D. (1998) degrees in Zoology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dr. Swann enjoys taking students to national and regional meetings of the American Society for Cell Biology to present their original research and network for graduate schools and job placements.
She also enjoys taking students to Costa Rica for experiences in life science and outdoor fitness. The next Study Abroad trip to Costa Rica is set for early 2018.