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Charles F . Austerberry, PhD

Assistant Professor

Charles Austerberry

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Charles F . Austerberry, PhD

Assistant Professor

 DEGREES EARNED: 
  • B.A. in Biology, 1979, Kalamazoo College
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 1987, Washington University
 
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
  • Research Assistant, Michigan Cancer Foundation, Detroit MI, June 1979 to August 1981
  • Graduate Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA, December 1986 to July 1987
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Creighton University, Omaha NE, August 1987 to present
  • Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising, Creighton University, Omaha NE, August 2014 - present
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CONSULTATION
  • Achieve Inc., reviewer of Next Generation Science Standards
  • American Scientific Affiliation, member and reviewer of journal articles
  • National Center for Science Education, member
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, member
  • Nebraska Religious Coalition for Science Education, co-founder and public lecturer
 
FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS: 
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Kalamazoo College Delta Chapter of Michigan, 1979
  • National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship, 1981–1982
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1982–1985
  • Dean's Award for Professional Excellence in Teaching, 1995
  • Dean’s Award for Professional Excellence in Service, 2011
  • Spirit of Saint Ignatius Award, 2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Major Advising Award, 2014
   
TEACHING AT CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY:
  • Biology of the Protists (BIO 455) lecture and laboratory
  • Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIO 532) lecture and discussion
  • Cell Structure and Function (BIO 362) lecture
  • General Biology: Molecular and Cellular (formerly BIO 211, now BIO 202/206) lecture and laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Lecture (BIO 417/MIC 617)
  • Molecular Genetics Laboratory (BIO 419/MIC 619)
  • Pre-Health Professions Learning Communities (PHLC, PDDS, PMED)
  • Science and Religion (SRP/PHL/THL 420) lecture and discussion
  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Program, Health Sciences - Multicultural and Community Affairs (HS-MACA)

Teaching Interests

  • Molecular and cellular biology, biology of protists, science and religion

Department

Biology

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith
    Austerberry, Charles F. Clapping with One Hand
    65, p. 214-215 2013
  • Reports of the national center for science education
    Austerberry, C. F. Evolution and christian faith: reflections of an evolutionary biologists
    27, p. 49 2007

Publications

  • News Bank Access World News
    Austerberry, C. F. Evolving sequel to Bryan's last campaign 2005