Professional Activities and Accomplishments


Professional Societies:

  • Member: Federation of Societies of Experimental Biology
  • Member: American Physiological Society
  • Member: American Association of Anatomists
  • Member: Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
  • Member: AsiaNetwork
  • Member: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Member: American Association of Clinical Anatomists

Grants funded:

  • 2008: NSF CCLI Type 1 Grant (Award Number 0834873) (2009–2012)
  • 2008: Eli Lilly Summer Research Fellows Grant (2008–2009)
  • 2005: Eli Lilly Summer Research Fellows Grant (2005–2008)
  • 1998: ASIANet China Seminar
  • 1997: ASIANet China Seminar
  • 1996: Johnson Wax Corporation Scientific Equipment Grant
  • 1995: Modern Woodman Insurance Company Research Grant (1996–1999)
  • National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1995–1998
  • 1993: Modern Woodman Insurance Company Research Grant 1993–1995
  • 1992: National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1992–1995
  • 1991: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1991–1993
  • 1989: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1989–1991
  • 1988: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate
  • Augustana Research Foundation Award
  • Augustana Faculty Research Committee Award
  • 1987: Augustana Faculty Research Committee Award
  • 1985: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1985–1987
  • 1982: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1982–1984
  • 1980: Augustana Faculty Research Committee Award
  • 1979: Mellon Research Award for Untenured Faculty
  • 1977: Lilly Teaching Growth Award Program/Research Tutorial Program
  • 1976: American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1976–1978
  • 1975: Augustana College Faculty Research

Research Positions Held Since Joining Augustana Faculty

  • Reviewer, Problem-Based Learning House Electronic Journal, 2004 – present
  • Invited Participant (one of only 500 biologists invited nationwide), American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference: “Transforming Undergraduate Education in Biology: Mobilizing the Community for Change,” Washington D.C., July, 2009
  • NSF CCLI Grant Reviewer, 2009
  • NSF CCLI Grant Reviewer, 2007
  • Presidential Research Fellow, Augustana College, Summer, 2007
  • NSF CCLI Grant Reviewer, 2006
  • NSF CCLI Grant Reviewer, 2005
  • Visiting Senior Foreign Expert, College of Biological Science, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, PRC, February, 2003–April, 2003
  • Member, Research Policies and Allocations Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1995–1997
  • Chair, Research Fellowship Application Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1995
  • Chair, Research Fellowship Application Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1994
  • Member, Research Policies and Allocations Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1992–94
  • Vice Chair, Grant–in–Aid Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1992–94
  • Member, Grant–in Aid Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1990
  • Member, Grant–in Aid Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1987
  • Member, Grant–in Aid Review Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate, 1984
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins College of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland. May 1982–September, 1982
  • Career Development Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Gerontology Research Center, National
  • Aging Institute, Baltimore Maryland, May 1982–September, 1982

Lectures and Talks Given Recently:

Invited presentations:

  • Problem-Based Learning Consultant and Talk, University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus, 25–28 May, 2009
  • Strategies for Teaching Success, sponsored by Benjamin Cummings, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 7–9 November, 2008
  • Strategies for Teaching Success, sponsored by Benjamin Cummings, Ohlone College, San Jose, CA, 7–9 March, 2008.
  • Keynote Address: Illinois Association of Community College Biologists, 28–29 October, 2006
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society National Meeting, Austin Texas, 27 May–1 June, 2006
  • Strategies for Teaching Success, sponsored by Benjamin Cummings, College of DuPage, 21–22 April, 2006.
  • AGENTS Network (Alverno Global Education Network for Teachers)
  • Alverno College International and Intercultural Center: Keynote Speaker, 28 April, 2006
  • Strategies for Teaching Success, sponsored by Benjamin Cummings, Monroe Community College, Monroe Michigan – 8 November, 2003.
  • Keynote Speaker, Southeastern Association of Biologists, Appalachian State University, Boone N.C., 11 April, 2002
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, California State University – Sacramento, 5 April, 2002
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, University of California : Northridge, 20 April, 2001
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, University of West Florida, 30 March, 2001
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 23 March, 2001
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, University of Florida – Valencia Campus, 9 February, 2001
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Oklahoma State University, 6 October, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Cleveland Ohio, 11 February, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Austin, Texas, 25 February, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Baltimore Maryland, 24 March, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Kansas City, 31 March, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Denver, Colorado, 7 April, 2000
  • National Sundance “Technology Think Tank for Anatomy and Physiology” (Sundance, Utah), 10 April, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 18 October, 2000
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Ypsilanti Michigan, 29 October, 1999
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Teaching in the New Millennium. Friday, 19 March, 1999, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Teaching in the New Millennium. Friday, 26 March, 1999, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Teaching in the New Millennium. Friday, 16 April, 1999, Glen Ellen, IL.
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Teaching in the New Millennium. Friday, 22 October, 1999, St. Louis, MO. Key
  • Note Address entitled “What do you teach, how do you teach it, and why?”
  • Prentice Hall Bioforum, Teaching in the New Millennium. Friday, 29 October, 1999, Detroit, MI.

PANEL MEMBER

  • American Physiological Society Teaching of Physiology Section presentation, American Physiology National Meetings, 1995.
  • AsiaNetwork National Meetings, 1999.