Joan-Beth Gow, Ph.D.
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 Becker 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:
Biotechnology Research Methods
Anatomy and Physiology Labs
Case study teaching and engaging pedagogies for both science and non-science majors
Gow, J-B. and Christensen A.K. (2023). Medical terminology: Active learning through case studies. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Christensen, A.K. and Gow, J.-B. Rhabdomyolysis: a workout breakdown. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, published September 2019. https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1063&id=1063
Gow, J.-B. and Carpino, L. Skinny genes? An interdisciplinary look at a complex behavioral disorder. Journal of College Science Teaching 47(3): 46-51, 2018.
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. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=908&id=908
Associated video produced by the author available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX3_sRYXdsA
Carpino, L. and Gow, J.-B. Achieving scholarship goals with interdisciplinary case studies. NEFDC Exchange, 30:9-12, 2017.
Carpino, L., Ugalde, J. and Gow, J.-B. A photo journal assignment: Creating opportunities for transformative learning in the millennial classroom. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 6(2):1-9, 2014.
Nava-Whitehead, S.M. and Gow, J.-B. (2012). Salem’s secrets: On the track of the Salem witch trials. In C.F. Herreid, N.A. Schiller and K.F. Herreid (Eds.), Science stories: Using case studies to teach critical thinking (pp. 57-68). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.
Nava-Whitehead, S.M., Augusto, K.W., and Gow, J.-B. Bewitching ideas influence learning: An evaluation of an interdisciplinary teaching experience. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(6): 65-69, 2011.
Gow, J.-B., Nava-Whitehead, S.M., and Augusto, K.W. Josie: An interdisciplinary case study of madness. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, published June 2011. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=593&id=593
Nava-Whitehead, S.M. and Gow, J.-B. Salem’s secrets: A case study on hypothesis testing and data analysis. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, published Dec. 2008. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=307&id=307