Chris Murray is the newest member of the biology department at Tennessee Tech University. From anatomy to drumming, here are a few fast facts you should know about him.
Q: Where did you earn your degrees?
Chris: I earned my bachelor’s degree from Juniata College, my master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, and my doctorate degree from Auburn University.
Q: What have you previously taught?
Chris: Some things I have previously taught are comparative vertebrate anatomy, anatomy and physiology, herpetology, vertebrate zoology, ecology and the scientific method.
Q: Is there a specific reason you chose Tech?
Chris: I chose Tech because of the collaborative and supportive mentality of my department.
Q: What are your favorite things about your profession?
Chris: My favorite thing about my profession is the field work, as well as formulating relevant and creative questions to address within my research. I think this one of the hardest things to do, and teach, in academia and it’s critical in setting yourself and students apart in their career path.
Q: What skills do you believe set you apart?
Chris: I think my passion, collaborative loyalty and field versatility set me apart.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
Chris: I enjoy fishing, drumming and cooking.