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M.S.H.A.P.I. Faculty

Crocker, Robert A
Founding Dean & Director, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction/Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone: 516-513-5797
E-mail: rcrocker@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1976
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1975
- B.A., Boston College, 1973


Biosketch:

Dr. Robert Crocker graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1973, and practiced chiropractic on Long Island, NY for twenty-one years before beginning a second career as an Anatomy & Physiology educator. He has taught A&P in several colleges, experiencing the diverse academic environments of for-profit schools, two year community colleges, four year private liberal arts colleges, and four year public liberal arts colleges. He is a member of the full time biology faculty of Farmingdale State College, a campus of the SUNY system, where he is the course coordinator for all A&P courses. He has developed and introduced hybrid A&P courses into the Farmingdale curriculum. Dr. Crocker served on the New York Chiropractic College Board of Trustees from 2000-2009, ending his term as Chair. After leaving the board, he developed the MSHAPI curriculum in collaboration with Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli. He is currently the director of the program, and teaches HAP 5110 -Introduction to A&P; Chemistry; Cells; Histology, and ITP 5140-Employment in the College/University Setting.

Simolo, Amy M.
Director of Academy for Teaching Excellence/Adjunct Instructor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone: 315-568-3129
E-mail: asimolo@nycc.edu

- M.S., University At Albany, 2010
- B.S., Cazenovia College, 2001
- A.A.S., Cazenovia College, 1999


Biosketch:

Amy Simolo, M.S. graduated from SUNY Albany in 2010 with a Master of Science degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. In 2011, she began work as the Instructional Technologist at NYCC, where she supported faculty in their use of technology in online and face-to-face environments. Currently, Ms. Simolo serves as the Director of the Academy for Teaching Excellence, which supports NYCC faculty through Professional Development opportunities. Also through NYCC, Ms. Simolo is a part of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center Grant, where she supports and advises an online Chiropractic Geriatrics course offering. Ms. Simolo developed the curriculum for, and teaches, ITP5322 - Instructional Technologies on the Web: Web2.0 for Education. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education, which she anticipates completing in the Spring of 2016.

Bell, Frank B.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: fbell@nycc.edu

- D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1988


Biosketch:

Dr. Bell graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1988, and practiced in upstate New York for 25 years. In 1989, Dr. Bell began teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at Hudson Valley Community College. Shortly thereafter, he also began teaching Medical Terminology and introductory human biology and chemistry courses at Schenectady County Community College. In 1995, he temporarily left teaching to spend more time with his young children. In 2006, Dr. Bell returned to teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at Schenectady County Community College and this experience initiated his transition from practicing full-time to teaching full-time. Currently, Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor at SUNY Adirondack teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology. Also, he has instructed over 100 online undergraduate and graduate courses in biological and health sciences for multiple colleges/universities, such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Trends and Issues in Health Care, Medical Ethics, Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science, and Health Behavior. Dr. Bell was the first to join Dr. Crocker in forming the MSHAPI faculty. He currently teaches HAP 5120-Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems, HAP 5150-Lymphatic/Immune, Respiratory, Digestive Systems, Metabolism, ITP 5130-Designing and Developing for Lab and Online Learning Environments, and ITP 5140-Emplyment in the College/University Setting.

Bull, Karen Z.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: kbull@nycc.edu

- M.Ed., University of Maine, 2005
- B.S., Allegheny College, 2003


Biosketch:

In 2003, Prof. Bull graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Computer Science. In 2005 she graduated with a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine at Orono. Currently she is pursuing a doctorate from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. Her current work focuses on what community college faculty perceive as external barriers to teaching in the online environment. As the Assistant Director of Distance Learning at Onondaga Community College she works with faculty to transition from teaching in a face-to-face classroom to the online environment by teaching them the pedagogies to be successful. Prof. Bull teaches ITP 5110 - Foundations of the Classroom and ITP 5120 - Elements of Course Development.

Germano, William J.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: wgermano@nycc.edu

- MS HAP, New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1991
- B.A., Stony Brook University, 1988



Hollar, Jeffrey A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: jhollar@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- M.S., James Madison University, 1990
- B.S., James Madison University, 1987


Biosketch:

Professor Jeff Hollar graduated from James Madison University in 1987 and 1990 with degrees in Biology. His work focused on molecular genetics and physiology. Before that, however, he served four years in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. During this time his varied medical assignments exposed him to a wide range of medical experiences and instilled in him a lifelong desire to learn and teach. In 2012, he graduated with another degree: Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI). He is the first graduate of this program. After graduation from James Madison University in 1990, he decided to go to Japan. He taught English/science in public schools for the Japanese government from all levels, elementary through high school. He ultimately stayed in Japan for 14 years and also taught at Nantong University in China for a year before returning to the US in 2005. He began teaching human A&P at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA in January 2006 where he is currently associate professor and A&P Coordinator for the college. Professor Hollar teaches HAP 5160-Urinary System, Acid/Base Balance, Reproductive System, and Development/Inheritance.

Lancraft, Thomas M.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: tlancraft@nycc.edu

- M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977


Biosketch:

Professor Tom Lancraft graduated from the University of Santa Barbara, California (UCSB), in 1982 with a degree in Aquatic Biology. He began his studies of deep sea organisms as a Biological Oceanographer at UCSB in 1976 and continued his studies at the University of South Florida until 1990. During that time he published nearly 20 articles on deep sea ecology and physiology, made six research expeditions to Antartica, experienced three deep sea submersible dives and over 40 research cruises. During the late 80's he also taught part time at St. Petersburg College. In 1990, he began to wok full time teaching at St. Petersburg College specializing in Human Anatomy and Physiology. During the end of that decade he began to create online courses and is credited with creating the first online biology lab in Florida. Over the first decade of this century, he designed over a dozen online courses in anatomy and physiology. He also was the general editor for Interactions - a comprehensive media product covering all concepts usually covered in A&P courses - and an author of PowerPhys-laboratory simulation software allowing students to scientifically explore laboratory topics in A&P. He has taught Anatomy and Physiology for over 25 years and is presently teaching HAP 5140-Endocrine and Cardiovascular Systems and ITP 5140-Employment in the College/University Setting.

Martin, Carla A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: cmartin@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
- M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982
- B.S., New York State College of Arts and Sciences at Geneseo, 1976


Biosketch:

Dr. Martin graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985, with a doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, she has done research in the field of Innate Immunity in laboratories at Bostonís Brigham and Womenís Hospital, NY Winthrop University Hospital, the Northport VA and Farmingdale State College. At each institution she instructed a wide range of students in laboratory sciences, ranging from high school and undergraduate to hospital fellows. She began her classroom teaching experience in the Farmingdale Bioscience program in 2006, concentrating on laboratory based courses in Cell Biology, Medical Microbiology and Basic Laboratory techniques. Dr. Martin joined the MSHAPI faculty in 2012 and teaches HAP 5180- Essentials of Microbiology for A&P Instructors.

Patton, Kevin T.
Adjunct Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: kpatton@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 1987
- M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1984
- B.A., Saint Louis University, 1980


Biosketch:

Kevin Patton, Ph.D. has worked as an anatomy & physiology professor for several decades, having taught at high school, community college, and university levels. He is a founding faculty member of St. Charles Community College, where he established an undergraduate A&P program in 1987. He has won several teaching awards, including the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kevin is the author of several popular A&P textbooks and manuals, published by Mosby (Elsevier) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. He is a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and was the founder of HAPS Insitute, a continuing education program for A&P professors. Patton publishes several blogs and websites related to teaching and learning. Dr. Patton teaches HAP 5130 - Nervous System and ITP 5140-Employment in the College/University Setting.

 

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