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Gail P Hollowell

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-6403
(919) 530-7773
2254 Mary M. Townes Science Building


Instructor: BIOL 1202 Principles of Biology: Molecules and Cells


Dr. Gail Hollowell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Center for Science, Math, and Technology Education.

Dr. Hollowell has served as the Principal Investigator on three major grants all which serve to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). She has co-authored several publications and has been recognized for her teaching as a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences and the NCCU Award for Teaching Excellence. Her greatest scientific accomplishment, presenting at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Her passion is encouraging youth to pursue STEM through 'Days of Discovery' in local middle schools, Summer Science Camps, and by conducting STEM activities for the Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee council.

Dr. Hollowell is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, and Triangle Women in STEM.


1) Hollowell GP, Anderson YB, Brooks RM ?Course Design, Quality Matters Training, and Student Outcomes: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric in an Online Biology Course?. (2017) The American Journal of Distance Education, 31:3, 207-216, DOI: 10.1080/08923647.2017.1301144

2) Mader CM, Beck CW, Grillo WH, Hollowell GP, Hennington B, Staub NL, Delesalle VA, Lello D, Merritt RB, Griffin GD, Bradford C, Mao J, Blumer LS, White SL (2017) "Multi-Institutional, Multidisciplinary Study of the Impact of Course-based Research Experiences". J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2017 Sep 1;18(2). pii: 18.2.44. doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v18i2.1317. eCollection 2017.

3) Staub NL, Blumer LS, Beck CW, Delesalle VA, Griffin G, Merritt RB, Hennington BS, Grillo WH, Hollowell GP, White SL, and Mader CM (2015) Diverse CREs for diverse students from diverse institutions CUR Quarterly Winter 2016, Volume 37, Number 2 36-46 doi: 10.18833/curq/37/2/11

4) Jordan TC, Burnett S, Carson S, Caruso SM, Clase K, DeJong RJ, Dennehy JJ, Denver DR, Dunbar D, Elgin SR, Findley AM, Gissendanner CR, Golebiewska UP, Guild N, Hartzog GA, Grillo WH, Hollowell GP, Hughes LE, Johnson A, King RA, Lewis LO, Li W, Rosenzweig F, Rubin MR, Caha MS, Sandoz J, Shaffer CD, Taylor B, Temple L, Vazquez E, Ware VC, Barker LP, Bradley KW, Jacobs-Sera D, Pope WH, Russell DA, Cresawn SG, Lopatto D, Bailey CP, and Hatfull GF. (2014) A broadly implementable research course for first-year undergraduate students. mBio, 5:1-13

5) DeLauder SF and Hollowell GP. (2012) Embracing Innovation and Broadening Student Engagement for STEM Majors. Peer Review Summer 2012 Association of American Colleges and Universities 18-21

Research Interests

TEACHING: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Biology Department (2006) & Award for Teaching Excellence, NCCU (2007)

RESEARCH: Course Based Research Experiences, Undergraduate Science Education, and Peer Mentoring


SERVICE: Institutional Review Board and College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee


PhD Howard University 1998
MS Howard University 1996
BS North Carolina Central University 1990
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