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Aug 14, 2017 | General Info, News

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Welcomes New Biology Faculty Members


Elizabeth City, NC – August 14, 2017.  Last October, Mid-Atlantic Christian University was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (pre-professional) and Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science Education (teacher licensure).  SACSCOC assures the educational quality and effectiveness of its member institutions in fulfilling their mission.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that Dr. Gerald Woodworth has joined the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University and will serve full-time as Assistant Professor of Biology.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Woodworth completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In his doctoral program, he researched the effects of deer upon invasive plants in forests. Prior to his studies at UVA he completed a master’s degree in Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Professor Woodworth is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Ecological Restoration (National and Mid-Atlantic Chapter).

In addition to his academic preparation, Professor Woodworth will bring to the classroom prior experience teaching undergraduates, both as an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University and mentoring students in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA.

James Owens also will be joining the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year as an adjunct faculty member teaching Anatomy and Physiology in the new biology and science education programs.

Dr. Owens is a family physician in Jarvisburg, NC and the medical examiner for Currituck County (NC).  He earned his medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine. In addition to being a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force Reserves, Dr. Owens is a member at Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger, NC.

MACU alumni serve in 48 states, 1 territory, the District of Columbia, and 26 countries. MACU is an institution of higher learning that is committed to helping all, regardless of income and status, receive a high quality faith-based education that prepares them for service in the marketplace or in the church.