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Dr. Mark Parker

Dean and Professor of Biology - School of Science and Engineering

In Dr. Mark Parker's view, people can better appreciate God's awesome power and majesty by studying his creation. In this regard, reverently learning more about God and His creation is a form of worship.

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Welcome to the School of Science and Engineering. We are thrilled you are interested in pursuing an education at a Christ-centered institution with the highest standards of academic rigor. We believe your study of God’s creation will serve to strengthen and deepen your faith.

Our graduates are well prepared to move to the next chapter of their careers or educations. We have recent graduates not only in the workforce, but also attending graduate schools pursuing degrees in biology, nursing, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, pharmacy, and physical therapy, to name a few.

Our faculty are highly qualified professionals with outstanding academic credentials. They are devoted to educating and mentoring students in both professional areas and their Christian walk. Several of our faculty have active research projects allowing students to engage in research. Current projects include investigations into the of role of protein phosphorylation in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, the role of genetic polymorphisms in risk-taking behaviors, the potential to upregulate endogenous tumor suppressor genes to combat cancer, and determining the most effective methods for science education at faith-based institutions.

The unique balance of professional excellence, rigorous curriculum, and Christ-centered community makes CCU’s School of Science and Engineering an exceptional destination for students and faculty alike.

Regards,
Mark Parker, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science and Engineering