2009 Workshop Roster

May 18–22, 2009

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



Kellie Aitchison
Science and Technology
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
aitchikm@flcc.edu

Courses:
Human Biology; General Biology I & II
Case Topics: Agrobacterium tumefaciens’ natural competitors; disease management in plants; plant natural defense mechanisms


Selim Araci
Science and Technology
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
aracis@flcc.edu

Courses:
Statics; Dynamics; Thermodynamics; Electric Circuits; Materials and Processes; Computer Programming; Machine Design; Introduction to Engineering
Case Topics: Materials and processes; introduction to engineering; thermodynamics


David Bybee
Biology
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, HI
david.bybee@byuh.edu

Courses:
General Ecology; General Biology; Marine Ecology; Marine Conservation; Senior Research
Case Topics: Marine organismal ecology (life history); marine conservation; traditional ecological knowledge


Lori Carris
Plant Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
carris@wsu.edu

Courses:
General Mycology (graduate course); Global Issues in Science (Honors College); Molds, Mildews and Mushrooms (for nonscience majors); Advanced Fungal Biology (graduate course)
Case Topics: Amphibian decline; the banana; organically produced food vs. conventionally produced food


Michelle Cawthorn
Biology
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
mcawthor@georgiasouthern.edu

Courses:
Mammalogy; General Biology; Environmental Biology
Case Topics: Population ecology; mammalian behavior; global climate change


Miquella Chavez
College of Pharmacy
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM
mkchavez@salud.unm.edu

Courses:
Attending teaching courses
Case Topics: Cellular biology; biochemistry; bioengineering


Bernadette Clabeaux
Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo: ERIE IGERT
Buffalo, NY
blm6@buffalo.edu

Courses:
None; I am a graduate student in the biological sciences. I have taught courses before, but won’t be this year.
Case Topics: Botany; ecology; phytoremediation


Karen Clark
Science
Davenport University
Grand Rapids, MI
karen.clark@davenport.edu

Courses:
Anatomy & Physiology I and II; Microbiology; Pathophysiology
Case Topics: Metabolic and respiratory acidosis/alkalosis; digestive enzymes; microbial metabolism
Marion Conti-O’Hare
Nursing
Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
mconti@wgu.edu

Courses:
Responsible for all nursing curriculum but major interests: Psychiatric Nursing; Introduction to Nursing; Research (Evidence Based Practice)
Case Topics: Clinical case in psychiatric nursing; crisis management; designing families to base case studies on
Lara DeRuisseau
Biology
Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY
deruislr@lemoyne.edu

Courses:
Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Case Topics: Respiratory physiology; muscular dystrophies; spinal cord injury
Nate Drag
American Studies
University at Buffalo: ERIE IGERT
Buffalo, NY
nwdrag@buffalo.edu

Courses:
Kayaking; Urban Ecosystems
Case Topics: Freshwater biology; Great Lakes ecosystems; lake sturgeon
Robert Earle
Philosophy
University at Buffalo: ERIE/IGERT
Buffalo, NY
rjearle@buffalo.edu

Courses:
Due to my ERIE/IGERT affiliation, I will not be teaching in the 2009/2010 year. However, I will be teaching a class in the UB Philosophy Department the following year, as I did the previous two years.
Case Topics: Stream restoration; ecology; survey on perceptions of aesthetic beauty in nature
Ben Gillespie
Geography and Geology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Marcusg@shsu.edu

Courses:
Foundations of Science; Weather and Climate; Introduction to Geography; Map Use and Map Interpretation
Case Topics: Astronomy vs. astrology; age of earth/earth history/dating and stratigraphy; need for double blind studies in evaluating alternative medicines
Joseph Hill
Department of Geology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
geojoe@shsu.edu

Courses:
At least one section of a new introductory non-majors science course entitled “Foundations of Science”
Case Topics: Plate tectonics; the geological record; “gaps” in the fossil record
Ally Hunter
Biology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
ahunter@wpi.edu

Courses:
Introductory Biology lab x 4—four courses that span from molecular to microbiology to organismal and ecology; Introductory Biology lecture for non-majors
Case Topics: Genetically modified papaya; meiosis/genetics of hybrids; a global health issue
James Jacob
Biotechnology
Tomkins Cortland Community College
Dryden, NY
jacobj@TC3.edu

Courses:
General Biology; General Genetics; Cell Biology; Molecular Genetics Techniques; Cell Culture Techniques; Intro to Biotechnology; General Microbiology; Biotechnology Seminar
Case Topics: Cellular respiration related to mitochondrial disease; epidemiology involving patient history and CDC data
Nancy Jacobson
Biology
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
jacobson@ithaca.edu

Courses:
Fundamentals of Biology (introductory biology course on evolution, biological diversity, and ecology)
Case Topics: Evaluating climate-change data using an historic perspective; population genetics of “race;” population ecology of humans: hot, flat, and crowded
Yun Ji
Chemical Engineering
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
jiyunserd@yahoo.com

Courses:
Transport
Case Topics: Undergraduate research
Susan Knoll
Biology
Riverland Community College
Austin, MN
sknoll@riverland.edu

Courses:
General Microbiology; Anatomy and Physiology; Forensic Science; Human Biology
Case Topics: Microbiology; forensic science; anatomy and physiology/human biology
Tracy Knowles
Chemistry and Environmental Science
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, KY
Tracy.Knowles@kctcs.edu

Courses:
General Chemistry I & II (with labs); Environmental Analysis; Air Pollution; Water Lab; Waste Management
Case Topics: Unit conversions related to caloric intake; solution chemistry; atmospheric chemistry
William Langston
Mathematics
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
langstwg@flcc.edu

Courses:
Lean Six Sigma; Business Math Statistics I and II; College Math; College Algebra
Case Topics: Product commercialization; Lean Six Sigma for manufacturing; Lean Six Sigma for service
Howard Lasker
Geology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
hlasker@buffalo.edu

Courses:
Ecology, Advanced Ecology, Marine Ecology
Case Topics: Connectivity among marine communities; coral mass spawning events; algal-coral interactions and the fate of coral reefs
Jasna Marjanovic
Basic and Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Louis, MO
jmarjanovic@stlcop.edu

Courses:
Pharmacodynamics and Drug Action: Pharmacology I; Pharmacodynamics and Drug Action: Pharmacology II
Case Topics: Cardiovascular pharmacology; nervous sytem pharmacology; drug discovery
Douglas Merrill
Life Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
dpmsbi@rit.edu

Courses:
Human Biology; Histology; Medical Ethics; Case Studies in Human Medicine
Case Topics: Autoimmune diseases; heart disease; Type 2 diabetes
Yuko Miyamoto
Biology
Elon University
Elon, NC
ymiyamoto@elon.edu

Courses:
Molecular & Cellular Biology; Global Studies; Intro to Cell Biology; Immunology; Sophomore Seminar
Case Topics: Cell signaling; immunology; cell motility
Cassandra Moe
Science Department
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN
cassandra.moe@dctc.edu

Courses:
General Biology; Anatomy and Physiology (I & II); Ecology Field Studies; Physiological Anatomy; Biology and Society
Case Topics: Physiology/biochemistry—protein structure; physiological ecology—protein structure; saltwater aquarium—artificial coral reef ecosystem
Joan Moon
Nursing/Health Professions College
Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
jmoon@wgu.edu

Courses:
Women’s Health Care; Professional Roles and Values
Case Topics: Women’s health care; leadership; ethic of care
Alicia Orta-Ramirez
Food Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
ao98@cornell.edu

Courses:
Food Microbiology Lab; Food Analysis
Case Topics: Food chemistry; food analysis; food microbiology
Kumkum Prabhakar
Biology
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY
prabhak@ncc.edu

Courses:
Principles of Biology (science majors); General Biology I & II (non-science majors); Plants & Society; Molecules & Medicine
Case Topics: Climate change; genetically modified foods or FDA and drug approvals; stem cell research or cloning
Latha Ramakrishnan
Chemistry
St. Coud State University
Saint Cloud, MN
lramakrishnan@stcloudstate.edu

Courses:
Biochemistry 1 (upper level, two semester long course); Basic Biochemistry (upper level for non majors); General Chemistry 1 (lower level for freshmen)
Case Topics: Biochemistry; molecular biology; general chemistry
Lori Rose
Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
bio_lah@shsu.edu

Courses:
All laboratory sections of our new non-majors undergraduate science course entitled “Foundations of Science”
Case Topics: Science vs. pseudoscience; good science vs. bad science; working with multiple hypotheses
Matthew Rowe
Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
rowe@shsu.edu

Case Topics:
At least two sections in both fall and spring of a new, non-majors science course entitled “Foundations of Science”
Courses: The peppered moth—science as a self-correcting process; Tail flagging in ground squirrels—who benefits? Anything to do with “the nature of science”—especially the distinctions between science and pseudoscience Prashanta
Samanta
Science & Technology
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
samantpg@flcc.edu

Courses:
Physics I & II; Programming for Engineers
Case Topics: Introductory physics; introductory mathematics; programming for engineering
Solomon Schneider
Computer Sciences
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
csc_sol@shsu.edu

Courses:
At least one section of a new non-majors science course entitled “Foundations of Science”
Case Topics: The social context of science; science vs. pseudoscience; interstellar space travel—doable?
Marsha Walton
Science & Technology
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
waltonmw@flcc.edu

Courses:
Engineering Graphics; Statics & Strength of Materials; Technology Freshman Seminar; Engineering Drawing III; 3D AutoCAD; 2D AutoCAD; Dynamics & Strength of Materials
Case Topics: Engineering manufacturing; quality control; engineering design
Kathy Zoghby
Biology
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
mailto:kzoghby@richmond.edu

Courses:
Genetics for non-majors; Genetics labs for majors
Case Topics: Human genetics—transmission of genes; teaching bioinformatics; ethics of biotechnology