University of California< Berkeley (Paleontology)
University of California, Davis (Graduate Coursework)
University of California, Berkeley/University of Pennsylvania,PA (Other)
I have had numerous teaching assistant/teaching instructor jobs at a university level for over 30 years. This has included TA in comparative anatomy, TA in embryology at the University of California, Berkeley. Instructor in medical school human anatomy, Howard University, Washington DC and Instructor in veterinary anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. Almost all of these positions have included gross anatomy dissection laboratory instruction. I have a good library of anatomy textbooks for reference.
When in graduate school my research interests were evolution and biomechanics of high-speed locomotion in terrestrial mammals, especially dogs. I was in two different PhD programs but ended up not finishing my dissertation. Since then I have been a successful, useful resource for consoling various friends in graduate school on how to avoid the distractions I encountered. My biggest distraction was that I loved teaching and I was very good at it which drew me away from writing my dissertation. Currently I consult on matters of canine locomotion and biomechanics.
I would really enjoy being able to be involved in teaching anatomy and biology again on a college level. One of the things that I try to do in teaching is to teach a student how to learn. It is not just the things you learn now that are important to you, it is developing skills to continue learning. For example in medical anatomy, there a thousands of individual items to learn, you will never learn them all in one course. However as you go forward in your career, eith as a physical therapist, or a doctor, or a dentist, or a veterinarian - future specialization will cause you to focus on different aspects of anatomy and if you have the skills for observation and use of reference materials, you will be able to widen your knowledge as needed. I have had numerous teaching assistant/teaching instructor jobs at a university level for over 30 years. This has included TA in comparative anatomy, TA in embryology at the University of California, Berkeley. Instructor in medical school human anatomy, Howard University, Washington DC and Instructor in veterinary anatomy at the University of
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