Fisher College Faculty
- Assistant Professor
- Program Director, General Studies Program at Brockton Hospital
- A.B., Biology, Emmanuel College
- Post baccalaureate work, Biology, Bridgewater State College
- Post baccalaureate work, Framingham State College
- Office: Brockton Hospital
- Tel. 508-941-7652
- E-mail: email@example.com
The first time I saw the double helix of the DNA molecule - I was hooked. Science became my passion. As an undergraduate student, I studied both biology and chemistry as a double major. I had every intention of pursuing a career in medical research until I discovered that I enjoyed sharing my passion for science as much as I enjoyed pursuing it! My desire to teach has led me on a remarkable journey. My adventures have included sharing my passion for biology and physical science with high school students, zoology and botany with kindergarteners and anatomy and physiology and microbiology with nursing students. My philosophy of teaching has been shaped by these diverse classroom experiences. I believe that if you teach with passion, your students will want to learn. I believe that if you show your students that they matter - to you, the class and the College community - they will develop the confidence to become lifelong, self-directed learners.
I came to Fisher College in 1990 to help develop and teach a microbiology course at the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. Since my previous experiences in teaching involved curriculum development and my graduate work concentrated on cellular biology, this was a dream assignment. My work at the nursing school site has been challenging and fulfilling as my role has evolved from adjunct instructor to Program Director/Assistant Professor.
After 36 years of teaching, my passion for sharing science continues. I can't imagine reading an article in ‘Infection Control Today' and tucking that knowledge away. Enthusiasm is contagious and there is no greater joy than when a student "gets it"!