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Gail P Hollowell

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-6403
(919) 530-7773
2254 Mary M. Townes Science Building


Dr. Gail Hollowell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Hollowell's research interests include: i) infusing research modules in the undergraduate science curriculum, ii) the impact of technology in the science classroom, and iii) studying what motivates students to learn science.

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I currently serve as the co-director for our Institutional Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education grant. The overarching theme for this grant is to create more scientifically literate citizens. We are doing this by infusing research in the Biology curriculum and offering an interdisciplinary STEM course to non-STEM majors. I am also the PI on the HBCU as Leaders in STEM and Education grant from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. The goal of this grant is to utilize peer mentors for 2000 level BIOL and MATH courses to enhance student success.

TEACHING: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Biology Department (2006) & Award for Teaching Excellence, NCCU (2007)

SERVICE: Chair, Institutional Review Board & Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee


PhD Howard University 1998
MS Howard University 1996
BS North Carolina Central University 1990


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