2006 Workshop Roster

June 5–9, 2006

Please see the Case Study Teachers Directory for our latest contact information about participants who have chosen to be listed.

Karianne Backx
School of Sport
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Cardiff, UK

Courses: Exercise Physiology; Exercise & Sports Nutrition; Health & Physical Activity
Case Topics: Exercise and the metabolic syndrome; Female triad; Exercise and Type 2 diabetes

Joy Branlund
Physical Science
Southwestern Illinois College
Granite City, IL

Courses: Introduction to Earth Science; Physical Geology
Case Topics: Plate tectonics (evidence for the theory); Contamination of groundwater in St. Louis area’s karst landscape; Earthquake hazards in the metro east and mitigation issues

Barbara Breen
University of Portland
Portland, OR

Courses: Introductory Physics
Case Topics: Physics: linear or angular dynamics; Physics: conservation or energy or momentum; Biomechanics

Shirley Bruce
Biology and Chemistry
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA

Courses: Microbiology (for nursing students); Microbiology (for majors); Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology
Case Topics: Messenger RNA stability; Tri-nucleotide repeat expansion disease; ADHD and treatment with medications

Gregory Cameron
Brigham Young University—Idaho
Rexburg, IO

Courses: Quantitative Analysis (aka “Math for the Real World”); College Algebra; Statistics; Linear Algebra
Case Topics: Statistics; Quantitative literacy—financial math; Pre-calculus—exponential function applications

Robert Cole
Environmental Studies
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Courses: Introduction to Environmental Studies: Water, Energy and Forest Ecosystems; Sustainable Futures: Moving Into the Post-Petroleum Age
Case Topics: Oxygen depletion in Hood Canal; Makah whaling; Removal of dams on Elwha River

James Constantine
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA

Courses: Human Physiology; Human Anatomy & Physiology; Microbiology
Case Topics: Case studies for intro chapters for A&P (histology integuments); Case studies for skeleton / joints easy enough for intro A&P; Resources for writing case studies

Ray Dudek
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH

Courses: Introductory Chemistry; Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics and Kinetics); Physical Chemistry II (Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
Case Topics: Physical chemistry

Debra Egolf
Marietta College
Marietta, OH

Courses: Physical Chemistry I & II; Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis; General Chemistry I & II; First Year Seminar (a non-discipline specific course with instructor’s choice of content)
Case Topics: Ethics in science; Soil analysis (elemental) from sampling, to prep, to analysis, to report

Sharon Ellerton
Biological Sciences
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY

Courses: Anatomy & Physiology I; Anatomy & Physiology II
Case Topics: Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system—related to asthma; Anatomy and physiology of the connective tissues—related to abnormal collagens; Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system—related to cortisol imbalance

Jennifer Feenstra
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA

Courses: Introductory Psychology; Social Psychology; Adult Development; Senior Research Laboratory
Case Topics: Personality psychology; Prejudice (social psychology); Emotion or motivation

Kim Fredricks
Viterbo University
La Crosse, WI

Courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II; Development Biology; General Biology II; Comparative Anatomy
Case Topics: Cardiovascular disorders; Respiratory disorders; Neurological disorders

Ron Fulle
Electrical, Computer & Telecom Engineering Technology
Rochester Insitiute of Technology
Pittsford, NY

Courses: Introduction to Telecommunications Policy; Networking Technologies; Network Planning & Design; Next Generation Networks; Ethics, Economics & Planning for Engineers
Case Topics: Technical telecommunications; Telecom policy; Engineering economics

Samita Ghoshal
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY

Courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology; Microbiology
Case Topics: Cardiovascular physiology; Immune system; Muscular system

Ruth Ann Greuling
Math & Science (Environmental Science)
Northern New Mexico College
Espanola, NM

Courses: Environmental & Ecolological Restoration; Introduction to Environmental Science; Environmental Sciences Practicum
Case Topics: Introduction to biomimicry; Living sytems as methods for environmental education and water conservation at colleges; Defining and applying the circles of sustainability science: environment, economy, and culture

Kay Grimnes
Department of Biology
Alma College
Alma, MI

Courses: Introductory Biology; Developmental Biology; Teaching Methods in Secondary Education for Biology; Immunology and Research Methods in Biology
Case Topics: Immune system / disease involving immune system; Disease or syndrome related to developmental biology

William Haas
Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Courses: Darwin and Design; Bioengineering Projects Laboratory; Communicating about Technology: Colossal Failures in Engineering; Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory
Case Topics: Three Mile Island meltdown; Colombia space shuttle loss; Collapse of World Trade Center towers

Jessica Hutchison
Biological Sciences
Cameron University
Lawton, OK

Courses: General Biology (non-majors) lecture and lab; Principles of Biology I (majors)—lab sections; General Biology at Comanche Nation College (a non-accredited tribal college)
Case Topics: Microbial diversity; What is life? Characteristics, how do we recognize?; Genetics / pedigrees

Mark Kozubowski
Bethany College
Lindsborg, KS

Courses: Environmental Science; Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy; Introductory Biology II; Human Anatomy & Physiology; Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
Case Topics: Forensic science; Cheyenne bottoms; Multiple Sclerosis

Robert Leopard
Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY

Courses: Essentials of Life Science; General Biology I &I I; Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Case Topics: Calcium channel blockers; Prion-caused disease; Plant propagation using biotechnology

Theo Light
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA

Courses: Principles of Biology (1st year majors course); Aquatic Biology (4th year undergraduate); Problems of the Environment (non-majors, general education)
Case Topics: Reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park (effects on ecosystems/food webs); Dam removal in Pennsylvania; Lethal methods in invasive species removal

Carl Lundgren
Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Courses: Applied Fluid Mechanics; Freshman Seminar; Thermodynamics II; Composites; Thermo w/ Heat Transfer; Composites; Thermo-Fluids Lab; Alternative Energy Systems
Case Topics: A unifying case connecting 3 required freshman courses—manufacturing processes, solid modeling & design, and material science; Thermal fluids analysis/design for an industrial process; Alternative energy & sustainable design strategies for an actual design project

Elizabeth McCain
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

Courses: Developmental Biology (+ lab); First Year Seminar: The Nature of Science; Principles of Biology II; Histology (+ lab)
Case Topics: Embryology / developmental biology; Scientific method; Spatial / math ability in males and females—critical analysis of scientific data

Jennifer Merriam
Orange County Community College
Middletown, NY

Courses: General Biology II (majors); General Biology I (non-majors); Introduction to Biology (non-majors)
Case Topics: Ivory-billed woodpecker—The nature of science; Dredging the Hudson River: ecology; Performance enhanced drugs: Physiology, toad-licking—biochemistry / ecology

Rhonda Meyers
Natural Science
Lower Columbia College
Longview, WA

Courses: Microbiology; Human Biology; Nutrition; Human Anatomy & Physiology
Case Topics: Mad cow disease; Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Tuberculosis

Frank Monteleone
Economics, Sociology, Anthropology and Geography
Houston Community College (Southwest)
Houston, TX

Courses: Introduction to Sociology; Cultural Anthropology; Biological Anthropology
Case Topics: Gendex; Transsexualism; Chinese Americans (culture)

Maria Navarro
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Courses: Agricultural Science for Teachers; International Agricultural Development; Program Development for Agricultural Leaders; Reflections on Fighting World Hunger: Analysis of International Development Programs; Special Topics in Hunger and Extreme Poverty; World Hunger: Is There a Solution? (Honors seminar, taught exclusively in Spanish); Getting Involved in the War on Hunger: What is your Role?
Case Topics: International agricultural development; Strategies to fight hunger; Interaction between humans, animals & plants

Michele Paradies
SUNY Orange County Community College
Middletown, NY

Courses: Neurobiology; Human Anatomy & Physiology I; Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Case Topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Hypertension / kidney implications; Fluid / electrolyte imbalance

Winnie Peterson
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Green Lane, PA

Courses: Math Content and Methods to Pre-Service Elementary Education Majors
Case Topics: Mathematics—geometry; Mathematics—real life

Michael Renfroe
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Courses: Discovering Life (non-majors biology course); Human Uses of Plants (+ lab); Plants and Environment (for future math/science teachers); Teaching Science in Grades 4–6 (education majors)
Case Topics: Invasive species; Insect pollination of crop species; Evolution

Michele Shuster
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Courses: Cancer, A Human Perspective (non-majors); Cellular & Organismal Biology (majors); General Microbiology (majors); An Introduction to Cancer (majors); Human Biology (non-majors)
Case Topics: Antibiotic resistance; Media analysis of cancer reports or cancer myths; Poisoning of the mitochondrial ETC/ cellular respiration

Mary Sinclair
General Education
Nebraska Methodist College—Josie Harper Campus
Omaha, NE

Courses: Anatomy & Physiology I & II; Introduction to Pharmacology; Pathophysiology/Pharmacology (combined course); Medical Terminology
Case Topics: Pharmacology—autonomic nervous system meds & effects; Respiratory, cardiovascular, GI pharmacology; Action potentials in muscle vs. nerve cells

Barbara Smith
Enduring Legacies Reservation-Based Project
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Courses: I teach faculty and am primarily an administrator. I’m running a large project on developing Native American cases. When I do teach my fields are management and politics.
Case Topics: Health issues in Native Americans; Blood preferences in Native communities; Indian achievement levels in K–12

Kathrin Stanger-Hall
School for Biological Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Courses: Introductory Biology II (Genetics, Evolution, Physiology, Ecology)
Case Topics: Physiology; Biodiversity; Active learning

Christine Stevens
Health Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Courses: Immunology; Clinical Education; Molecular Diagnostics; Clinical Microbiology
Case Topics: Microbiology case studies; Forensic testing (DNA); Immunology

Wendy Storandt
Viterbo University
La Crosse, WI

Courses: Theory and Clinical for the Critically Ill Adult; Theory and Clinical for Leadership and Management in Nursing
Case Topics: Cardiovascular disorders; Respiratory disorders; Neurological disorders

Melissa Tamas
Social Sciences
Quinsigamond Community College
Paxton, MA

Courses: Abnormal Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Introduction to Psychology; Child Development
Case Topics: Andrea Yates—abnormal disorders for the legal system; Human development using Piaget, Kohlberg and Erickson; Conformity or compliance or obedience

Martha Tanner
Chemistry / General Science
Seattle University
Seattle, WA

Courses: General Chemistry; The Human Response to Science and Technology
Case Topics: Safety for organic chemistry lab; Fuel cells as alternative energy sources, or a general evaluation of alternative energy sources; General chemistry lab on preparing solutions, observing reactions (BZ oscillating reaction)

Arlin Toro
Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Inter American University of Puerto Rico
San German, PR

Courses: General Microbiology; Immunology; Environmental Microbiology
Case Topics: Microbiology; Biology; Immunology

Cindy Trussell
Kodiak College, University of Alaska Anchorage
Kodiak, AK

Courses: Introduction to Biochemistry (+ lab); Introductory Biology (+ lab); Medical Terminology; Biota of Alaska; Introductory Chemistry (+ lab); Introductory Microbiology for the Health Sciences (+ lab)
Case Topics: Microbiology; Physics; Nutrition

Diana Twidwell
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Courses: Caring for Persons with Restorative/Rehabilitative Needs
Case Topics: Cancer; Burns; Shock

Edward Walton
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Mt Baldy, CA

Courses: Chemistry for Future K–8 Teachers
Case Topics: Thalidomide and isomers; Lead in gasoline; Global warming

Pamela Wells
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Courses: Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Management
Case Topics: Conflict; Group process; Leadership

Jean Yockey
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Courses: I will teach students in their first and second semesters of a nursing program. This covers fundamentals, skills, and the first medical/surgical semester content
Case Topics: Fluid & electrolyte imbalance; Teaching / learning principles; Cognitive perceptual alteration

Y.H. Percival Zhang
Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Courses: Industrial (White) Biotechnolgy
Case Topics: Bioethanol production; Lignocellulose pretreatment; Ethanol fermentation