About Our Faculty and Instructors

The issuance of our doctoral degrees is necessarily reviewed and approved by PhD faculty.

As for day to day operations, we have moved away from the use of a part-time faculty panel to a few full time core faculty and instructors which serve as mentors and guides and monitor the students’ progress through the various programs. Upon completion of a degree program, and upon certification from a PhD faculty member that the student has successfully completed the program, a degree is issued in accordance with the program completed.

Blue Marble University and its included schools, the Panama College of Cell Science, and Blue Marble University Medical School, continue to refine and develop the model for a virtual university. We are writing the book on how to deliver educational programs online, which are both affordable and innovative.

Teaching Faculty

From time to time applicants inquire about our teaching faculty. While we do have some “in house” faculty members, we rely primarily on learned experts who have generously made their lectures and knowledge available to the world online. So, through the use of video lectures and other online resources, our courses are “taught” by world-renowned experts, lecturers, and authors. Our in-house faculty members serve in the roles of Mentors and Advisors, answer questions, and generally supervise the course content. Here is an example of a video lecture from our Stem Cell Biology doctoral program describing early human fertilization and embryonic development, conducted by Douglas A. Melton, Professor, Harvard University and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute:

Here is an example of video instruction in our Education Design and Technology doctoral program discussing the Unity Game engine, and presented by its creative engineers:


Each of our courses are carefully laid out for each student to follow, additional assignments are scheduled from time to time, and naturally exams are also in the mix. But in the main, our faculty and instructors are mentors and guides to the material presented.

(A) Permanent Staff

Dr. Walter P. Drake, DirectorBlue Marble University
J.D.,  University of Baltimore (USA); PhD , Panama College Of Cell Science 

A published scientist in the field of tumor immunology, with 25 lead author research reports in bio-medical journals, Dr. Drake covers some of our most important courses in the bio-medical sciences. Moreover, as an experienced attorney in medical malpractice cases and medical insurance matters, Dr. Drake is an instructor/mentor in our Law program, and guides medical students in the non-medical courses included in our online MD program involving negligence law, medical device regulations, medical insurance, and medical negligence. Dr. Drake’s CV can be reviewed here: WalterPDrakeCV2020

(B) Adjunct Staff: We have a volunteer corps of PhD faculty from all over the world that assist us without remuneration because they are interested as we are in the delivery of high class quality education at an affordable price. Many are seeking teaching and mentoring experience and additional teaching credentials.  Most volunteer for a short term. We have found this to be better than dealing with a panel of adjunct instructors whose schedules did not always match ours and vice versa. 

If you have a professional advance degree and would like to volunteer, please send  your expression of interest, degree, and field of endeavor to our main Email address found on our Contact page.


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