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Murad Odeh

Dr. Murad Odeh is an Associate Professor of Biology at South Texas College (STC) where he continued to devote his career to help students of the Rio Grande Valley succeed since 1999. He became the Chair of the Biology department (2014-2016) and Interim Administrator of the Curriculum & Student Learning since 2017. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His doctoral research was focused on the role of curved DNA in Bacillus subtilis RNA polymerase-promoter interactions. Murad quickly came to love the challenges and rewards of working with students. He worked as an adjunct faculty at the McAllen Branch for the University of Phoenix (2012-2014) and as an online instructor for Excelsior College in Albany, NY (2014-2017). Murad is a digital faculty consultant with McGraw Hill education since 2014 and a frequent contributor and presenter in local, regional, and international conferences. Murad enjoys working cooking, travel, and staying fit. His favorite quotation is, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”