Chris Korey

Christopher Korey

Professor, Associate Provost for Student Success


Ph.D. - Harvard University
B.S. - University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Student academic and social transitions during college. Invertebrate models of neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity, and human disease.


Neuroscience Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Courses Taught

BIOL 111: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 305: Genetics
BIOL 312: Molecular Biology
BIOL 412: Capstone in Molecular Biology
BIOL 446: Neuroscience Seminar in Germany
WGST 324 ST: (Re)/Deconstructing Genetics and the Good Society

Selected Publications

Chaffin, L. , C.A. Korey, C. Warnick, L. Wood (2019) Life So Far: A Grounded Theory Analysis of College Student Transitions Through the Sophomore Year. Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition 31 (2), 79-93.

Cooney, P., C.A. Korey, M. Hughes (2017) Autotomy and recovery in the snapping shrimp, Alpheus angulosus (Caridea: Alpheidae), Journal of Crustacean Biology 37 (6), 701-708.

Akhter, E., A. Pereira , M. Hughes, C.A. Korey (2015) Plasticity of External Setae During Claw Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosus Mcclure, 2002 (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 88: 893-910

Hales, K.G, C.A. Korey, A.M. Larracuente, and D.M. Roberts (2015) Genetics on the fly: a primer on the Drosophila model system. Genetics  201(3) 815-842; DOI: 10.1534/genetics.115.183392

Honors & Awards
Gordon E. Jones Distinguished Achievement Award, School of Sciences and Mathematics
William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, College of Charleston
EU Erasmus Mundus, Neurasmus Invited Scholar, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Educator of the Year Award, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience