Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 83



139 Stanley Hall

Office Hours
By appointment

Amy Mulnix

Professor of Biology; Associate Academic Dean


  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Office of the Academic Dean


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.S.S., Cornell College

Selected Courses

I teach across the biology curriculum, from our first-year course in genetics to a core course in cell biology to an upper-level course in molecular biology. Recently I taught a seminar on epigenetics in which we used the research literature. Epigenetics is an emerging area of biology that studies how the environment and experience writes itself on the DNA and is then inherited in future generations. I am also teaching a new course on the neuroscience of teaching and learning.


Amy Mulnix is a Professor of Biology and Earlham’s Associate Academic Dean. Amy studied insects for many years to earn her Ph.D. in Entomology. In her biology classes at Earlham, students look at even smaller things — cells, molecules, and DNA. Now as a veteran teacher, Amy’s primary interest is learning itself. She is teaching a new course on the neuroscience of teaching and learning, and conducting research with students on the mindsets that help faculty try new methods in the classroom. She says Earlham is an ideal place for her, because the College expects her to learn from students, not just teach them. 

Research Projects

I have a contract with a publisher to produce a series of exercises for use in an introductory cell and molecular biology course.

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Phi Beta Kappa

Adjunct faculty in the Forensics Science Program at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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