Murray State College Science Professor Terri Quinn was awarded the 2024 Oklahoma State Teachers Association Science Teacher of the Year for the college/university level.

Quinn joined Murray State College in 2011 as an adjunct instructor for medical terminology courses, then became a full-time instructor in 2018. In 2022, Quinn was promoted to Assistant Professor. She now teaches Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiology courses.

“I am grateful for this recognition,” Quinn said. “Teaching was not a career I ever thought about doing growing up, but life circumstances changed my path. I know I have found the career intended for me. I truly enjoy what I do.”

Before joining Murray State, she taught science and math in K-12 public schools. Quinn earned her associate degree from Western Oklahoma State College, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State College.

Quinn and her husband Brian have two boys, Tatum and Scout. On most days, she can be found chasing her boys from one sporting event to the other.

“Terri’s dedication to her students and their educational success makes her the perfect recipient for this award,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, Murray State College President. “She represents Murray State in excellent fashion.”