Dr. Steffani Driggins is an Associate Professor of Biology at Allen University and currently serves as Division Chair of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Tennessee State University and a BA in English from Sewanee-The University of the South.
Prior to joining the Allen University faculty in 2012, Driggins conducted postdoctoral research at Vanderbilt University and taught at Belmont University and Nashville State Community College. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research included work in breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and brain cancer.
Driggins’ love of teaching is evidenced by her abilities to teach and reach different students across multiple platforms. She has taught biology, plant physiology, anatomy/physiology, immunology, and other related subject matters to traditional students, non-traditional students, and students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds via the traditional classroom, online classes, and hybrid classes.
Driggins is very active in research, as she currently serves as a Primary Investigator for two grants– the SC DHEC STI, STD, HIV/AIDS grant and the Truth Initiative grant. Both grants enable her to educate Allen students about their health and wellness.
Another passion for Driggins is developing labs for the biology courses that she teaches that are out of the box and activities in which the millennial generation can relate.