Deborah Kristan
Deborah Kristan, Ph.D.

President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Service Leadership, 2017
San Marcos

A great joy of service leadership is the ability to develop and sustain bridges among a diverse set of colleagues as we work toward our collective goal to better serve the students of our campus community.

Teaching in the Biological Sciences has allowed Dr. Kristan to mentor numerous students, including first-generation and underrepresented individuals who share her interest and passion for physiology; many have gone on to earn their PhD, MD, or to work in the biotechnology industry.  Her service to students includes seven years as coordinator of the Master’s Degree program in Biological Sciences and her service to the campus includes more than ten years as a member of the Academic Senate which culminated in serving as Senate Chair.