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
kbackx@uwic.ac.uk
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
joy.branlund@swic.edu
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
breen@up.edu
Physics
University of Portland
Portland, OR

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


Shirley Bruce
bruce@morningside.edu
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
camerong@byui.edu
Mathematics
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
rscole@evergreen.edu
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
jconstan@bristol.mass.edu
Science
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
rdudek@wittenberg.edu
Chemistry
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
egolfd@marietta.edu
Chemistry
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
sellerton@qcc.cuny.edu
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
jfeenstr@nwciowa.edu
Psychology
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
ktfredricks@viterbo.edu
Biology
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
rgfiee@rit.edu
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
sghoshal@qcc.cuny.edu
Biology
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY

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


Ruth Ann Greuling
ragreuling@nnmc.edu
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
grimnes@alma.edu
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
wjhaas@mit.edu
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
jhutchison@cameron.edu
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
kozubows@bethanylb.edu
Biology
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
rleopard@monroecc.edu
Biology
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
tsligh@ship.edu
Biology
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
calite@rit.edu
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
mccain@muhlenberg.edu
Biology
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
jmerriam@sunyorange.edu
Biology
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
rmeyers@lcc.ctc.edu
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
frank.monteleone@hccs.edu
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
mnavarro@uga.edu
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
mparadie@sunyorange.edu
Biology
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
wpeterso@kutztown.edu
Mathematics
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
renfromh@jmu.edu
Biology
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
mshuster@nmsu.edu
Biology
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
m.sinclair@methodistcollege.edu
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
smithb@evergreen.edu
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
ksh@uts.cc.utexas.edu
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
stevens@email.wcu.edu
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
wmstorandt@viterbo.edu
Nursing
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
mtamas@qcc.mass.edu
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
tannerm@seattleu.edu
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
arlin@sg.inter.edu
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
ctrussell@kodiak.alaska.edu
Science/Biology
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
dtwidwel@usd.edu
Nursing
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

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


Edward Walton
edwalton@csupomona.edu
Chemistry
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
wells_p@cob.sjsu.edu
Psychology
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

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


Jean Yockey
jyockey@usd.edu
Nursing
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
ypzhang@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

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