Congratulations to Edwin (Chip) Ferguson, PhD, for his appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs!
His research at the University of Chicago has primarily focused on embryonic pattern formation in the fruit fly Drosophila. Dr. Ferguson has been recognized for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and for serving as a dedicated and effective mentor not only to his own students but to those working in the labs of his colleagues. He is a recipient of the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Biological Sciences Division Distinguished Educator and Mentor Award. Dr. Ferguson’s service to the Biological Sciences Division community includes 11 years as a member of the Committee for Appointments and Promotions (COAP). In addition, he was one of the first two faculty co-chairs of COAP.
In the role of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ferguson will focus on appointment, re-appointment, promotion, and tenure recommendations of outstanding basic science faculty and other academic appointees.