chrismurrayChris Murray

Assistant Professor

Biology

 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.