Mary R Murnik

Professor of BiologyMurnik
Office: ASC 2117
Phone: (231) 591-2546
E-mail Address: murnikm@ferris.edu

Profile:
Professor Mary Rengo Murnik teaches Principles of Genetics, Genetics: Human Aspects, and Evolution. She chairs the Pre-dental Advisory Committee and is a Dental Admission Test Constructor, Biology Content Area, for the American Dental Association. Dr. Murnik's interests include mutagenicity and toxicity of compounds in our environment, and she mentors undergraduate student research in that area. She is a Bulldog Hockey fan. Dr. Murnik received the Distinguished Teacher Award from her academic colleagues in 2007. She was also honored with the Martin Luther King Social Justice Award in 2004, the Ferris Professional Women Woman of the Year award and the Michigan Association of Governing Boards' Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. 

Education:
Ph.D. in Zoology (Genetics), Michigan State University
B.S. in Zoology,  Michigan State University

Courses Taught:
BIOL 101: Genetics - Human Aspects
BIOL 340: Evolution
BIOL 375: Principles of Genetics
FSUS 100: Ferris State University Seminar

Awards and Achievements:
Ferris Distinguished Teacher Award - 2007
Ferris Faculty Merit Award - 2006, 2002
Dr. Martin Luther King "Social Justice Award" - 2004
Ferris Professional Women -  Woman of the Year - 1998
Michigan Association of Governing Boards' Award for Teaching Excellence - 1998

Employed at Ferris since 1980