Marissa Dickison, MS

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Research Interests

  • Molecular neuroscience
  • Biology education
Marissa Dickison

The Department of Biological and Molecular Sciences welcomed Marissa Dickison as a visiting assistant professor of biology in 2023. She arrived from Portland Community College, where she served as an associate instructor of biology since January of 2023.

In addition, in the previous year and a half, she worked as an associate instructor of biology at MiraCosta College, specializing in general biology courses for pre-health students. She also taught courses and served as a lab assistant while earning her master’s degree in general biology at Point Loma Nazarene University, from which she graduated in 2021.

Previously, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/human health and completed pre-medical studies at the University of California, San Diego, in 2017.

Academic Background

MS, General Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University (2021)
BS, Psychology/Human Health, Pre-Medical Studies, University of California, San Diego (2017)

Research Interests

Her research interests include molecular neuroscience and biology education.

Outside the Classroom 

Dickison lives in Dundee with her husband Mark and their three children, and attends Newberg Friends Church. She enjoys hiking, camping and watercolor.