Dr. Annissa Furr

Annissa FurrDr. Annissa Furr is a full-time science faculty member at Kaplan University, and has been with Kaplan for five years. She has been teaching science classes for 15 years and has taught online for six years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Furr also functions as a course developer for Kaplan and serves on the General Education Conference steering committee.

Dr. Furr graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from South Dakota State University with a focus in medical immunology. Dr. Furr is also co-founder and director of the non-profit organization, Kids Play Safe, which raises awareness of the dangers of indoor kids playlands.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Furr is also an active researcher. She recently co-authored a chapter in the book Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience to be published in 2014, and presented her playland research at the annual American Psychological Association conference in 2013. In addition, her doctoral research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.