I am an Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan. I primary teach histology but also contribute to gross anatomy in the dissection laboratory. I am in the beginning stages of research on medical histology education.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Anatomy from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and my Honors B.Sc. in Life Sciences and M.Sc. in Anatomical Sciences from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada).
While at The University of Western Ontario, I lectured in an undergraduate histology course and led microscopy laboratory sessions. I taught the course both in a traditional setting and in a novel, fully online format using videoconferencing software and the virtual microscope. I am also experienced in gross cadaveric anatomy, having taught medical and graduate students in the dissection laboratory at The University of Western Ontario. Between my graduate degrees, I was an Anatomy Laboratory Technician at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), and taught gross anatomy at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
My research interest is mixed methods instructional evaluation pertaining to anatomy education. My past work focused on the use of videoconferencing software and 3D anatomical computer models to offer an online version of an undergraduate gross anatomy course. I developed and implemented the online course, as well as assessed its effect on student performance measures and student perception of the learning experience.