Colorado Christian University announces the addition of a new assistant
professor of biology, Dr. Angela Henderson. Dr. Henderson joins CCU after
earning her Ph.D. in microbiology from Colorado State University in 2011. In
2005, she graduated from Montana State University after earning a B.S. in
microbiology, as well as a B.S. in cell biology and neuroscience.
"Dr. Angie Henderson brings the needed additional expertise to round out our
biology department," commented Dr. Bill Saxby, dean of the School of Humanities and
. "We now have the faculty resources to support our expanding
biological sciences department, preparing students for a variety of vocations,
founded in Christian faith, and focused upon service toward others and the
Her appointment will enable the School of Humanities and
Sciences to launch a pre-medical
and a health
in the fall.
Henderson delivers a wealth of
research, publication, and teaching experience to CCU. Her postdoctoral
research has focused on protective effects of dietary intervention against
strains of the pathogens E. coli and salmonella. During her doctoral and
postdoctoral work, she has also published in a number of peer-reviewed
journals, including Vaccine and the Journal of Medicinal Food. Moreover, her
teaching experience expands beyond the traditional doctoral student duties --
such as lecturing and supervising undergraduate students -- as Henderson also
possesses a college teaching certificate. The program allowed for increased
reflection on and study of teaching, plus significant collaboration with other
faculty and staff.
Beyond the classroom, Dr. Henderson boasts time
as a wildland firefighter among her various pursuits. She and her husband
attend The Town Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.