Dr. Marne Bailey

Assistant Professor, Director of Scholars Program

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
B.S., Lewis University, 1997

Exceptional Service:
President, Honors Council of the Illinois Region

Board of Directors, Will-Grundy Medical Clinic

Content expert docent, Outbreak! Epidemics in a connected world exhibit, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

Lab Safety, Biotechnology, Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms

Celebration of Scholarship Mentor:
Gene Therapy to Treat Tachyarrhythmias in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

A Novel Vaccine Against Common Biological Weapons
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Chemical Hygiene Officer, National Registry of Certified Chemists.

Partner Instructor — Small World Initiative, Yale University Center for Scientific Teaching
Volunteer — Bioterrorism Response Team, Will County Medical Reserve Corps


Pifer, J., & Bailey, M. (2018, June). Optimizing sample treatment and data analysis methods to maximize the impact of classroom-based research in the undergraduate microbiology laboratory. Poster accepted to the ATCC pizza and posters event at the American Society forMicrobiology Microbe 2018 meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Camp, H., Van Nort, A., Bailey, M., & Bleil, R.(2018, November). Slow honors: Challenging theculture of speed in our programs and profession.Presentation at the annual meeting of the NationalCollegiate Honors Council, Boston, MA

Bailey, M. J. (2014, November). Teacher, scholar, entrepreneur, counselor, leader: Honors director as poster child for stress management. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Denver, CO.


  • National Science Foundation Grant, (2018-2023). Biology Transitions.  $961,151
  • Grant from Bio-exploration, Ingredion, Inc.

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