Drew Ferrier

Drew Ferrier
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Professor of Biology

Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 151


I am a professor in the biology department and also direct a semester-long program in coastal studies. My teaching and research interests center on the ecology of aquatic systems—both freshwater and marine.

My students and I are currently investigating such diverse topics as the invasion ecology of freshwater crayfish, coral physiology, ultraviolet stress in cnidarians, and the feeding ecology of cownose rays in the Chesapeake Bay. We regularly present our findings at regional and national scientific meeting and publish them in peer-reviewed journals such as Hydrobiologia, Journal of Applied Phycology and Aquacultural Engineering.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., Miami University
  • B.A., Washington and Jefferson College