Terri Hamrick, PhD is the associate dean for research and professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Hamrick has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, and a doctoral degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Orndorff, where she began her studies on the pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes. She joined the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2001 as an assistant professor and then continued on as an associate professor, primarily teaching in the first professional year. She joined the school of medicine in 2012 initially as adjunct faculty, and then served as interim department chair in 2013 before transitioning into her current role. In addition to teaching medical microbiology and immunology in the medical school curriculum, she teaches research skills courses for masters degree students and clinical residents. In her role as associate dean, she helps to support research efforts within the medical school and at affiliated clinical sites.