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Kimberly Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Center for Natural Sciences, Room 155
(434) 582-2540


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.S., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Liberty University


Originally from Michigan, Dr. Mitchell moved to Virginia to attend Liberty University. After completing her undergraduate studies in Biology, she pursued her doctorate in Physiology at the University of Virginia. She is currently studying Public Health Promotion to enhance her volunteer summer teaching in Togo, West Africa. Her research is fueled by her interest in exercise physiology and involves developing and optimizing female-specific strength-training programs. Dr. Mitchell is enthusiastic about demonstrating to her students the incredible intricacies of the human body and enjoys leading student teams overseas to gain firsthand knowledge of healthcare in developing nations.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (online)
  • BIOL 213/214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 215/216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 225 General Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 385 Advanced Human Physiology
  • BIOL 400 Biology Seminar
  • BIOL 415 Cell Biology
  • BIOM 515 Human Physiology

Research Interests

Dr. Mitchell’s research interests include exercise physiology related to strength training; nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK), a protein involved in many cellular functions and linked to cancer; and primary cilia, cellular organelles involved in development and kidney disease.

Professional Memberships

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society



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