Christopher Korey

Associate Provost for Student Success

As Associate Provost for Student Success, Christopher Korey, Professor of Biology, leads the Office for the Academic Experience, which provides students with educationally purposeful activities that lead to deep learning, integrated social and intellectual development, and engagement with local and global communities. In this role, Dr. Korey leads eight units and multiple programs, including the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the Center for Academic Performance and Persistance, the Center for Excellence in Peer Education, the Center for Student Learning, First-Year Experience, REACH, Veteran and Military Student Services, and New Student Programs, which includes iCharleston, Orientation, and Parent and Family Services. 

Korey joined the College of Charleston's Department of Biology in 2003. Most recently, Korey served as Associate Dean for the School of Sciences and Mathematics, a role he has served since 2020. Korey was a faculty fellow for the Center for Academic Performance and Persistance from 2018 to 2020. He also served as the director for the First-Year Experience from 2012 to 2017 and as co-director of the Program in Neuroscience from 2010-2011. 

An accomplished educator, Korey has received numerous awards and recognitions including Faculty Member of the Year ExCEL Award for the School of Sciences and Mathematics, the William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, the SC Governor's Distinguished Professor Award, the Faculty Member of the Year ExCEL Award for the Honors College, and the Gordon E. Jones Distinguished Achievement Award for the School of Sciences and Mathematics. 

Korey earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University. An active scholar, his past research focused on the development and plasticity of the invertebrate nervous system and model systems for studying human genes associated with neurodegenerative disease. Currently, he is part of an interdisciplinary research team that studies student experiences of college transitions.


Ph.D. Harvard University, Cell and Developmental Biology

B.S. University of Notre Dame, Biochemistry