Mary Gribbon

Assistant Professor of Biology

Mary Gribbon

Office: Science Hall 221
Phone: 434-592-3704


  • B.S. Vanderbilt University
  • M.S.P.H. UNC-Chapel Hill
  • M.S. Creighton University Medical School


Mary Whittle grew up in Kentucky and Oak Ridge Tennessee. She became a Christian when she was 15. After she went to Vanderbilt University, she spent about one year learning Spanish in Europe. The following year she returned to the States to work in Washington University Children's Hospital during vaccine research. Two years later were spent completing a degree at UNC. Her family moved to Madrid, Spain for 10 years. She taught biology for Syracuse University during that time.
Upon the return to the U.S., she taught Anatomy and Physiology in nursing school, medical school, and PT settings. She has four children and is a trained Spanish Interpreter for medical hospitals.

Professional Memberships

  • Virginia Academy of Science
  • American Association of Anatomists
  • Nebraska Association of Translators and Interpreters
  • IMIA


Mary Whittle won a grant from Lancaster Medical Society as Master teacher in Lincoln NE to set up a medical camp for school aged children in her community.