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Mary Blakefield

Interim Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support and Engagement
Associate Professor of Biology
Whitewater Hall 101D
(765) 973-8522


  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Kentucky, 1994
  • M.S., Biology, University of Kentucky, 1987
  • B.S. Biology, University of Kentucky, 1982

Current Research Interests

Assessment and Retention

Selected Presentations

  • 2008. Comprehensive Assessment: First Steps. The Higher Learning Commission annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2006. Interactive Microbiology Laboratory: Using Technology to Meet Students Needs. AT&T Leadership Forum, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2004. Creation of an Office of Community-Based and Applied Research at Indiana University East. Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, La Crosse WI.
  • 2001. Use of mag-fura-2 fluorescent stain to identify divalent cation accumulation in Pilobolus. Indiana Academy of Science.
  • 2000. The stimulation of Pilobolus spore germination after exposure to broad band UV-B wavelengths. International Congress on Photobiology, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Previous Employment Positions:

  • Chair, Natural Science and Math Division, Indiana University East, 2001-2004
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Northwest College, 1991-1997

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Chancellor’s Honor, 2005
  • SBC Fellow Award, 2003


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