UMAINE PRESIDENT PAUL FERGUSON
Dr. Paul W. Ferguson, a native of Southern California, earned a B.A. in Biology at Whittier College with Highest Honors in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of California, Davis in 1981. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as a Research Specialist for the Department of Pathology at Women's Hospital in the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center and as a Research Biologist for Pennwalt Corporation. Dr. Ferguson has been certified continuously as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology for the past 25 years.
Dr. Ferguson's professional scholarship has focused on relationships between metabolism and toxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals; curriculum development to further the understanding and communication of potential health risks from chemical exposures; and innovative programs and curricula to address manpower needs as well as defining professional standards in graduate and health sciences programs. With his student and professional colleagues, Dr. Ferguson has published extensively in the professional literature and has obtained substantial funding from state, federal, and private sources to support biomedical research and teaching programs as well to catalyze university growth and development.
Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Grace, have been married for 36 years and have three children.
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