Kira Bailey: Merrick Hall Classrooms

Kira Bailey’s academic comfort zone is the brain. As Ohio Wesleyan’s senior faculty member in neuroscience, the associate professor of psychology and neuroscience welcomes scores of students into the world of the brain as a space for them not to find comfort, but to spark fascination, curiosity, exploration, and maybe a lifelong career. OWU launched its neuroscience program in 1994, named the program in honor of former professor and provost David Robbins in 2005, and expanded the program with a 5-year, $5 million gift from George ’61 and Patricia Belt ’63 Conrades in 2011.

(Photo by Paul Vernon)

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