Joyce Underwood

Instructor
HR 213A
(859) 858-3511 ext. 2275

Joyce Underwood
MST 1972 University of Memphis; Microbiology
BS Rhodes College, Memphis; Biology

At Asbury University since 1992
Courses: Biology Labs for majors/non-majors; Micro Lab
Supervisor of lab TA’s, lab prep, supplies, safety checks


When I was a student, I had the opportunity of working on a project at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis. The work I did in the virology department with Varicella-Zoster was used to help immunosuppressed children to have reduced effects from chicken pox (which formerly was often fatal). It taught me that nothing in life is ever wasted when dedicated to the Lord’s use and His glory.

Professional Interests

I enjoy working with seniors who do microbiological research concerning herbal remedies, resistant staph, etc.

Joyce UnderwoodOther Interests

Music is another gift that I enjoy: playing flute in our church’s music team ministry, playing handbells and classical guitar. I also like to sing in the church choir.

My husband and I are involved in the Gideons International; I especially enjoy the Bible distributions. Also, we are blessed with two children and their families, which includes six grandchildren.

Growing flowers to share with family/friends is a special pleasure. Nature in general helps me appreciate its Creator more.


Publications and Science Fair Judging

  • Co-author with Mrs. Witherington of the lab manuals for Biology, General Biology and Microbiology at Asbury University.
  • Judge for the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, annually serve as a judge in local science expos.

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