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Faculty Profile: Joan-Beth Gow


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Joan-Beth Gow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: Science Building, Room 5
Office Hours: 
Monday 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 to 12 p.m., 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
And by appointment
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Clark University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Colby College
Joan-Beth Gow has spent many years in biological research including time spent as an electron microscopy technician and as a research associate working on various cellular processes. Immediately before coming to AMC she was the science learning specialist and an adjunct faculty member at JBGowBecker College. At Anna Maria she teaches a variety of courses in the Natural Sciences and has published case studies for science teaching as well as articles on case-based teaching and other engaging pedagogical strategies.
Courses Taught at Anna Maria:
General Biology
Medical Terminology
Biotechnology Research Methods
Senior Seminar
Chemistry Labs
Anatomy and Physiology Labs
Research Interests:
Case study teaching and engaging pedagogies for both science and non-science majors
Gow, J. (2014). "A Photo Journal Assignment: Creating Opportunities for Transformative Learning in the Millennial Classroom." Currents in Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 1-9.
Gow, J. (2011). "Josie: An Interdisciplinary Case Study of Madness." National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, State University of New York.

Gow, J. (with  J. Ugalde) (2012). "Creating Interactive and Experiential Assignments for Students Enrolled in the First-Year Experience." 31st Annual Conference on the FirstYear Experience, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, San Antonio, TX.

Gow, J.-B. and Carpino, L. Skinny Genes: an interdisciplinary look at a complex behavioral disorder. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, published June 2017.

Gow, J.-B.  We are not alone: The unseen world of the human microbiome.  National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, published April 2017.