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Dr. Annissa Furr

Dr. Annissa Furr is a full-time science faculty member at Kaplan University, and has been with Kaplan University for four years. She has been teaching science classes for 12 years and has taught online for 5 years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Furr also functions as a course developer for Kaplan University and serves on the General Education Conference steering committee. She works as a faculty mentor in the science department, and is the course lead for SC246: Microbiology.

Dr. Furr graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a master's in interdisciplinary studies. She holds a PhD in microbiology from South Dakota State University with a focus in medical immunology. Dr. Furr is also co-founder and director of the non-profit organization, Kids Play Safe, which raises awareness of the dangers of indoor children playlands.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Furr is also an active researcher. She recently co-authored a chapter in the book Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience to be published in 2014, and presented her playland research at the annual American Psychological Association conference in 2013. In addition, her doctoral research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.


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