Kevin N. Pennington, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Sciences
Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Mayo Graduate School

103 Moye Science Hall
knpennington@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6467

Dr. Kevin Pennington comes to Barton College from Vanderbilt University where he completed a post-graduate fellowship in microbiology and immunology.  His previous research focused on the post-translational modifications of proteins in the IKK/NF-kB signaling axis in both cancer and immune cells.  His current work focuses on identification of stress-induced transcription factors in tetrahymena, a ciliated protozoan.  He leads many of the cellular and sub-cellular biology courses including Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Biochemistry.

Recipient of the 2008 Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Member of the Year Award, Dr. Pennington currently serves as Dean of the School of Sciences.