The most excellent teaching strategy is love.”

Chris’ Story

Teaching Discipline

Chemistry

Why Chemistry

“As a child, I was very curious about nature and biology. During my undergrad years, I eventually realized that chemistry helps form the foundation of these subjects—it was then that I decided to pursue it.”

Professional Experience

Chris’ doctoral research at the University of Mississippi was interdisciplinary with an emphasis in biochemistry. His research entailed developing a biodegradable, protein-based drug delivery system to safely deliver drugs for cases of chronic inflammation. His findings were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal known as Biomacromolecules.

While enrolled in the doctoral chemistry program, Chris spent six years teaching and tutoring students in general chemistry as a teaching assistant. He also worked as an organic chemistry and biochemistry private tutor.

He will begin his second year of teaching at Oxford High School during the 2021–2022 school year.

Publications

Fox, C. S., Berry, H. A., & Pedigo, S. (2020). Development and Characterization of Calmodulin-Based Copolymeric Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 21(6), 2073-2086.

Hobbies

Chris is passionate about creating art in many forms—drawing, painting, animation, and music production. He loves learning, especially about history, science, and art.

Academic Background

  • University of Mississippi (Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry)
  • University of Mississippi (Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry)
  • University of Mississippi (Master of Education in Secondary Science Education; anticipated graduation: May 2022)