I am a college-level biology/human anatomy & physiology instructor/lecturer, educated at UNCC. I use the Socratic method of dialogue asking questions and most importantly listening to what my students ask and say. Students say I am hard, but friendly; but it is the subject which can be rigorous! I have worked with students successfully for decades in collegiate environments, and my special areas of interest include pathophysiology, plant medicines, ecology, ethnobotany and systematics.
I have known Chris for years as an exemplary professor of science, a kind and generous person, and a fine poet. He is an excellent teacher: kind, caring, and motivating. I would heartily recommend him as a teacher or tutor.
Chris is extrenely knowledgeable about all kinds of biology-- microbiology, anatomy, physiology-- as well as other sciences. He is amazingly knowledgeable about geology throughtout not only the US but throughout the world. I have heard him teach, and he speaks to the student, making it interesting for each student and drawing the student into the class material. Chris also has a kind, loving heart and helps his students in any way he can
I have taught since the 1970s, and my class sizes have ranged from as few as five up to 100 students. My students have gone on for their advanced degrees, into research & industry as well as into many allied health fields.
Summer 2016-Summer 2017
Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), Craig, CO
Adjunct instructor of human anatomy & physiology, human diseases & medical terminology.
Spring 2014-December 2014
Front Range Community College (FRCC), Westminster, CO
Adjunct instructor of human anatomy & physiology.
Front Range Community College (FRCC), Longmont, CO
Tutor Human anatomy & Physiology.
Fall 2011-May 2013
Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), Craig, CO
Full-time instructor of human anatomy and physiology, introduction to chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, and pathophysiology; set-up of anatomy, chemistry, and microbiology labs, and supervising work-study students doing lab prep, inventory/audit of science supplies/ materials, and lab equipment maintenance. Additional work in massage therapy teaching anatomy and kinesiology.
Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2013.
Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC), Winston-Salem, NC
Full-time instructor of college classes, labs, and hybrid classes in introductory and general biology, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology; developed curricula, and advised students:
FIPSE Grant to develop on-line classes for Surry Community College; wrote "Forbs of North Carolina" for NC BioNetwork; talks on research for SciTech seminar series at FTCC. Spalding International Brain Trust, 2011 at WFU.
Wilkes Community College (WCC), Wilkesboro, NC
Full-time instructor of college classes and labs in human anatomy and physiology, introductory and honors biology, botany, microbiology, zoology, and local field flora; developed curricula, and advised students. Summers I worked as a park ranger at W. Kerr Scott Lake, a natural reservoir and recreational area.
Developed Virtual Learning Community human anatomy and physiology class; wrote "Workbook to Accompany Essentials of Immunology and Serology" to accompany text by Dr. Jacqueline Stanley; Summer 2000: attendance at phytomedicines course offered on a NSF Chautauqua grant at SMU-Taos, NM; started science seminar series at WCC; featured contributing writer for essays and chapters in Magill's Encyclopedia of Science.
Active in High Mountain Rare Plant Taskforce coordinated by Dr. Zack Murrell of ASU. Featured contributing writer for numerous essays/chapters in Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life, published by Salem Press. (Fall 2001)
Wrote the immunology lab book with special format test bank questions to accompany text written by Dr. Jacqueline Stanley for Delmar Press. (Spring 2002); active reviewer, question bank maker, editor, proofreader, writer for numerous small projects at Prentice-Hall, McGraw Hill, Salem Press, Delmar Press, and others. (Since 1998)
Brunswick Community College (BCC), Supply, NC
Adjunct instructor of plant identification, botany, medicinal/edible wild plants, natural wonders of the Cape Fear region, turfgrass management and introduction, weed and pest identification, general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, zoology, and general chemistry.
BCC Foundation Grant to study at Fairchild Botanical Garden, Miami, FL; Biotech Center Grant to study at Elon University.
Gypsy Moth Program, NC Department of Agriculture, Wilmington, NC.
Brunswick Community College Biology Instructor in College Transfer, Aquaculture, Health Information Technology, Turfgrass Management, and Continuing Education.
Active in horticulture and landscaping/greenhouse work at BCC.
Active with Master Gardeners of Brunswick County, NC.
Active in Brunswick Little Theatre and Cape Fear Shakespeare.
Invited speaker for Sertoma Club in Ocean Isle Beach, NC/March 1996, Wildfoods Weekend speaker in Reidsville, NC/April 1996, and Soil Conservation Service's Teacher Recertification Program instructor and facilitator/June 1996.
$1K Faculty Enhancement Fellowship (22-26 July 1996) at Elon College sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center in RTP, NC, and
NC Biological Supply in Burlington, NC.
Summer Ed-Venture Day camp Science Instructor, BCC (summer 1996).
SYETP/JTPA Landscape Maintenance Program Instructor (summer 1996).
Received a BCC Foundation mini-grant to attend a NSF Chautauqua short course in Tropical Dicots in Miami, FL, at the Fairchild Botanical Garden, (May 1997).
Ascertained the Botanical Impact of dredging Saucepan Creek for an Environmental Assessment/Dr. Brown and Dr. Holland (July 1997).
SYETP/JTPA Recruiter/Counselor, YWCA in Wilmington, NC (summer 1997).
UNCW Continuing Education Instructor (fall 1997).
Arboretum Advisory Committee Member for UNCW (summer-fall 1997).
Botanical Advisor/Editor for Will Hon's book-in-progress:
"The Local Flora of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC".
Team Leader for Blueline Proofreading in 2-color production/sales for Diversified Communications, Incorporated, in Bothell, WA.
Assisted, set-up, and implemented the Total Management Quality Control.
Lead Instructor for blueline proofreaders and point-of- contact/introduction for visitors.
Science tutor in-home.
Proofreader, Recruiter, and Supervisor at Craftsman Printing (Charlotte, NC), Andresen Typographics, and Headquarters Typographics (Phoenix, AZ).
Personnel Director for DialAmerica Corporation in Tempe, AZ, spearheading the 10-year record for personnel longevity and performance.
Professional Horticultural Consultant for plant care/ turfgrass management for country clubs, businesses, and private homes in Phoenix, AZ.
Science tutor in-home, and substitute Biology teacher in Livingston, MT.
Invited Lecturer in Zoology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Offered stipends for PhD work at USC-Columbia and ASU in Phoenix, AZ.
Instructor at Stanly Community College in Albemarle, NC. Taught Human Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Chemical and Physical Sciences for Respiratory Therapy Technician trainees.
Summer teacher, NC Marine Resources Center/Aquarium, Kure Beach, NC.
Science tutor for Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington, NC.
Original research referenced in Castanea 49(2):69; June 1984 and also in
Rare Plants of Virginia/1991.
Graduate courses in Tropical Biology and Nature Photography through UNCC in Yucatan, Mexico.
Travel throughout Western Europe (gardens, arboreta, herbaria).
Special graduate seminars on Compositae/Asteraceae, Fungi/ Basidiomycota, Advanced Horticulture, and Field Systematics UNCC.
Naturalist at Weymouth Woods/Sandhills Nature Preserve in Southern Pines after NC State Naturalist training at Camp Umstead in Raleigh, NC.
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Horticulture, Plant Systematics, Botany, Field Plant Systematics, Zoology, and General Biology as well as biology courses/tutorials/seminars at UNCC.
Assisted Dr. Mellichamp with greenhouses, Dr. Heckenbleikner with the Rhododendron gardens and the UNCC Arboretum, and Dr. Arvey with the Biology supply/animal room and departmental requisitions.
Student Government Association Graduate Representative for Arts and Sciences at UNCC.
Original thesis research on the species biology of the rare, Piedmont- endemic, plant species Nestronia umbellula Rafinesque.
Invited plant identification speaker for National Forestry Association's spring retreat at High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, NC.
Featured speaker on original graduate research work at the NC Academy of Sciences, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Participant at American Society of Biologists, Raleigh, NC.
Taught at Stanly Community College through UNCC's Continuing Education.
Wrote courses for Continuing Education at UNCC in Biology and Botany.
Received the Master of Science Degree in Biology, UNCC (1979).
Laboratory Technician in the Agrichemical Formulations Division of the multinational Ciba-Geigy Corporation in Greensboro, NC.
Field work in Botanical Systematics/Ecology with Dr. Jim Matthews
(The Mecklenburg County Flora Project), Dr."Rusty" Kologiski
(PhD dissertation on the phytosociology of the Green Swamp), and
Janet Hatley (Master's thesis/biology of Shortia galacifolia).
Field trips with Dr. Rogers of UNCG/Sierra Club to Roan Mountain, NC.
Bachelor Degree in Biology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC). Quality Point Average QPA) = 3.13/4.00 in 130 sem. hrs.
Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence 1972-1973.
NC State Department of Public Instruction Certificate #565499.
Ecology/Conservation Director at Camp Steere after receiving a Certificate in Ecology/Conservation from the Boy Scouts of America National Camp School at Camp Bert Adams in Covington, GA.
Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow recipient.
NC District Science Fair Certificate after selection/winning at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, NC.
Certificates of Scholastic Excellence each high school year.
High School Diploma with honors: National Honor Society, Math Club, Advanced Biology, French Club President.
Cabarrus County Medical Society Science Award winner based on outstanding academic performance in sciences and interview.
Invited to Boy Scouts of America Advanced Biology Summer Camp.
Selected as an alternate for the Bar Harbor Summer Biology Camp.
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