amy erickson
Assistant Professor
Zurn 308C

Amy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Biology and Saint Vincent’s School of Medical Technology with a Medical Technology degree.  She later obtained her Master of Science from the State University of New York at Fredonia.  Her professional career as a licensed and board-certified Medical Technologist started at Saint Vincent Hospital and ended at the Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital.  Later she began her academic teaching career at Penn State Behrend, the Erie campus.  She decided to move back to the industrial field and worked as a Food Technologist in Research and Development, later returning to academics at Mercyhurst University to initially serve as the Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Technicians program and currently as an instructor of Chemistry.


  • Master’s Degree, Science, SUNY Fredonia, May 2012
  • Medical Technologist Degree, Saint Vincent School of Medical Technology, August 1999
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Courses Taught

  • BIO 294: Parasitology
  • CHEM 101: Chemical Principles
  • CHEM 102: Chemical Principles Lab
  • CHEM 120: General Chemistry Recitation
  • CHEM 121: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 122: General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 123: Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 124: Bio-Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 132: General Chemistry II Lab

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science: speak annually as the qualified microbiology scientist about biosafety and microbiology as well as assist with experimental design for the PJAS students.
  • ASCP – American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • ASCLS – American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Grants and External Funding

  • ASCP Educational grant June 2020
  • ASCP Educational grant June 2019

Awards and Recognitions

  • The National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence of Teaching Award, May 2018