Biosketch:Amy Simolo, M.S., Ed.D. completed her doctorate in Teaching and Curriculum as well as a Certificate in Online Teaching from the University of Rochesterís Warner School of Education. Her Masterís of Science degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology was attained from SUNY Albany. Dr. Simolo has been serving NYCCís faculty through the Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE) since 2011, first as the Instructional Technologist, and currently as the departmentís Director. Dr. Simolo developed and teaches ITP5322: Instructional Technologies on the Web: Web 2.0 for Education for NYCCís MS Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction program and AST6520: Doctors as Teachers, for the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
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. Dr. Bell is also a graduate of the MSHAPI Program.
Biosketch:Karen Zannini Bull is the Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Online Programs at University College of Syracuse University. Professor Bull teaches ITP5110, ITP5120 and ITP5130 for the HAPS program. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse University, Bull served two roles at Onondaga Community College; the assistant director of distance education from 2010-2012 and the director of program evaluation from 2012-2013. Outside of Syracuse University, she promotes academic excellence and lifelong learning through her service on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo education committee, her role as chair of the board for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and her work as a board member for Literacy CNY. Bull holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from the School of Education at Syracuse University. She holds a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine at Orono and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Allegheny College.
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. 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 served as the director of the program until 2016, and now teaches HAP 5160 - Urinary System, Acid/Base Balance, Reproductive System, and Development/Inheritance and co-teaches ITP 5140 - Employment in the College/University Setting; Capstone Portfolio Project.
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.
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.
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.
Biosketch:Dr. Petrocco-Napuli graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree in Physiological Sciences. After completing her BS she served as a preceptor for the Teaching Teams program at the University of Arizona in a Biology lecture and lab to assist in implementing active learning. This sparked Kris's desire for teaching and learning in higher education. Following her childhood dream of becoming a chiropractor, she graduated from NYCC in 2003. With a continued passion for education Kris returned to Syracuse University for her Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. Currently, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli maintains faculty rank of an adjunct Associate Professor. Developing the MSHAPI curriculum in collaboration with Dr. Bob Crocker was one of her favorite projects since her background is based in Physiology and she has a strong passion for education. She has presented at numerous conferences such as The Teaching Professor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Professional and Organizational Development, The Lilly Conference on Higher Education and ACC/RAC. She currently teaches ITP 5120 - Elements of Course Development and ITP 5130 - Designing and Developing for Lab and Online Learning Environments.