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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

Biology Faculty and Staff - Blaine Ferrell

Blaine Ferrell, Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Blaine Ferrell, Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Professor and Director, ARTP

Office:  POH 301
Phone:  (270) 745-4033


BIOL 321 Comparative Anatomy


My research interests are related to circadian rhythms in insects and birds.  As an ornithologist in transitional retirement, I plan on doing some field research on birds.


Other activities:

PI on a USDA/ARS cooperator agreement for $833,000 per year.
PI on a NIST MEP grant for $488,000 to help manufacturers.


Ph.D., Zoology and Entomology – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

M.S. Biology – Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY                                                   

B. A. Biology – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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