Abigail Chitwood

Name: Abigail Chitwood

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Title/Position: Professor, Biological Sciences

Discipline: Biology

Year Hired: 2022

Education:

M.S. Biology - University of Central Oklahoma, 2023

B.S. Biology - Southern Nazarene University, 2020

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society

Area/s of Speciality:

Human Biology

Microbiology

Ecology

Courses Taught:

Biological Sciences

Introduction to Ecology

Office Location: LLC 234

Campus Phone Number: (405)-789-7661, Extension: 2212

Email Address: abigail.chitwood@swcu.edu

Office Hours: T/R 1:30-4:30, Friday 1:30-4:30

Research Interests: Pathogenic Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Entomology

Publications and Professional Presentations:

Distribution and Seasonality of Lone-Star Ticks (Amblyomma amercanum) at Lake Arcadia in Edmond, Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma, Tri-Center Symposium

Mission/Passion: To share the beauty of God and science with students

Favorite Bible Verse: "For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together." - Colossians 1:16-17

Personal Interests: Volunteering with special needs children, fostering kittens

Hometown: Oklahoma City