Past Featured Faculty

Photo of Kiley on hike in Oregon

Photo of Kiley & family on playground

Dr. Kiley Hicks

 - Featured Faculty Member


Joined Department: January 2013

Studies: Evolutionary and physiological impacts of mitochondrial dysfunction

Courses: BI100 Introduction to Biology, BI101 Introduction to Biology Lab, BI255 Human Physiology Lecture and Lab

Birthplace: Salina, KS

Hometown: Solomon, KS

Undergrad College: Washburn University (Go Bods!)

Favorite Food: Fried eggs, potatoes (all forms), chocolate, pork, cookies etc…

Favorite Activity: Dance parties with my family

Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski

Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock, Deadwood…and now True Detective

Favorite Thing About Washburn: The sense of community that the Biology Department cultivates.

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite color: Green

If I was not a professor, I would: design sets for Saturday Night Live.

One piece of advice that students should know: The only way to learn something new is to not know it in the first place. That’s why the smartest people are those who realize how much they don’t understand.

Color photo of north face of Stoffer Science Hall in autumn

Photo of Kiley with gingerbread house

Kiley and Joel with an ape foot

Photo of Kiley on the coast