College of Arts and Sciences
B.A., 1978, Taylor University
M.S., 1983, Purdue University
Ph.D., 1989, The Ohio State University
Studying the molecular biology of rotavirus, a virus that causes severe gastrointestinal infections in children, was Dr. Ginn’s focus when he earned his doctoral degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University.
In 1992, he joined Olivet’s faculty after working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Medical College of Toledo in Ohio.
At Olivet, Dr. Ginn is chair of the department. As a professor, he teaches microbiology, genetics, advanced genetics and developmental biology. In his advanced genetics class, students study current molecular genetic techniques. In his developmental biology course, students learn the scientific method by performing independent research projects. Many students work with him on laboratory research projects.
Dr. Ginn’s interests include adapting current biological laboratory research techniques to the teaching laboratory. He also enjoys working in the summer undergraduate research program at Olivet.
His wife, Denise, is a medical technologist at St. Mary's Hospital Laboratory. They have two sons, David and Brian, and attend College Church of the Nazarene.