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Chris Korey

Director of the First Year Experience

Chris Korey


As the Director of the First Year Experience (FYE), Chris Korey develops the academic and professional development programs associated with the College’s flagship First Year Experience.  Each year Chris recruits new and returning faculty to teach first year seminars or Learning Communities. In addition to the development and scheduling of these courses, he helps to develop faculty professional development programs to facilitate campus conversations about teaching and learning in the first year and beyond.  

In conjunction with his FYE responsibilities, Chris is also a Professor in the Biology Department where he teaches a variety of courses that range from freshman biology to genetics to neuroscience.  His research lab studies the development and plasticity of the nervous system in insects and crustaceans.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University.  Chirs has been part of the Academic Experience since 2012.