Derek Kendig, Ph.D.
Derek Kendig says he found his passion for teaching after he was awarded an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award post-doctoral fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he enhanced his research skills and spent a semester as an adjunct professor at Virginia State University. Dr. Kendig, who holds a B.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of the Sciences and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from Drexel University College of Medicine, was drawn to Loyola to teach because of small class sizes and the breadth that a liberal arts education offers students. “I am happy to be part of a community constantly striving for improvement, and I relate that value to the way scientists constantly improve their techniques to provide better evidence for or against hypotheses in their field,” he says. “It is great to be part of a university that values all of these ideas.” In addition to his teaching, Dr. Kendig’s research focuses on how food affects the digestive system.
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