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Department of Biology

Niagara University

Niagara University, NY 14109



SoTL Areas of interest:

Case-Based Learning

Conceptual Change

Misconception Repair

Core Concepts in Biology

Teleological Thinking


Assessment Tools of interest:

Conceptual Diagnostic Tests

Concept Mapping

Structured Interviews


Biographical Sketch

I joined the faculty at Niagara University in 1992.  I am presently a professor in the Department of Biology.  I serve the Pre Health Advisor for the University, and have been the chairperson of the Committee on College Teaching and Learning, and the Taskforce on Active and Integrative Learning.  At Niagara University, I teach courses in human anatomy and physiology, comparative animal physiology, pharmacology, cell biology and natural history.  I am also an adjunct professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  I am a Carnegie Scholar of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  I am a member of the Faculty for the 21st Century sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope.  I contribute to the annual faculty workshop sponsored by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at the University of Buffalo.  I am on the editorial board of Advances in Physiology Education. 

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Proposed ideas for disciplinary specific activities of Biology Scholars in physiology
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Concept Mapping Power Point Presentation 2010
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Concept Inventory Bibliography
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Concept Inventories 101 Power Point Presentation 2011
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