THE UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
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University Deans and Faculty

List of University Deans

Dean of Willemstad School of Theology , Philosophy and Religion


UOA Faculties

DR. LASISI LAWLENCE A


Ph.D. degree in INTERCULTURAL STUDIES from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasedena, California, USA, in 2001 MA Div Acadia University Canada

MA.Islamic Studies, Hartford Seminary CONNECTICUT. USA , TH.B, Christ Int. Divinity college,IBADAN

SOHBU LONG BEACH CAMPUS PRESIDENT . LECTURER ISLAMIC STUDIES, MISSIOLOGY, INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY EXPERIENCE;

Dr. Lawrence Adeniyi Lasisi was a Muslim convert who has received the grace and mercy of God to spread the gospel message worldwide. In 1990 he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christ International Divinity College, Erinmo, Nigeria. Following this, between 1991 and 1994 he went to Canada to complete his Masters of Divinity with honors at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, subsequently, he completed another Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, in 1998. Later he earned a Ph.D. degree in intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasedena, California, USA, in 2001. Dr. Lasisi has ministered in Nigeria, USA, UK and Canada, and many lives and homes have been transformed through his down-to-earth gospel message of hope and deliverance. Presently, he is the founding pastor of springs of hope Christian ministries in southern California of usa. he is married to grace, and they have been blessed with three promising children. Senior lecture theology and comparative religion.


UOA Faculties

Dr. Gary B. Leon


Ph.D. Dean of Albert Einstein Department for Engineering , Mathematics and Computer Science

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; Math: Probability and Statistics (1975);

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Math/ Physics (1971)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: * I was teaching assistant (T.A.) in the U.C.B. Mathematics Department while working on the doctorate. I taught Calculus, primarily (1971-1974). * After completing the degree, I was hired as lecturer by the U.C.B. Statistics Department (1975-1980). I taught the department's very first course offered in Probability and Statistics for Engineers. * For approximately a decade (1999-2010), I was an adjunct faculty member of the California Community College system, where I taught Statistics and Mathematics to a wide range of students, from working professionals (e.g., teachers, engineers & nurses) to future high school valedictorians. I am also experienced and proficient in the use of computer-based learning tools such as Pearson MyMathLab, and I have developed technical content for online classes.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS EXPERIENCE: The beauty of Mathematics and especially Statistics lies in the fact that they are applicable to all fields of human endeavor.Here is a simple random sample from personal experience (1975-2014): * Analysis of health, nutrition, and morbidity data collected by a few major hospitals. * Analysis of radioisotope data collected for performing geologic time calculations.* Analysis of train deceleration data for the purpose of calculating safe separation distances between high-speed mass-transit vehicles. This project made use of applied Calculus in precisely calculating safe separation distances based on train deceleration rates. * Design and analysis of surveys for business marketing and consumer research purposes. * Design and analysis of experiments for determining reliability of "high-tech" electronic devices; also, investigations into the use of statistical methods for maintaining quality in manufacturing. I am published in these endeavors

COMPUTER LANGUAGES AND SKILLS: S.A.S., S.P.S.S., Excel, D.D.X.L., Stat Crunch, R, basic C and C++.

AST PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: I served as President and Program Director of the System Safety Society California Chapter from 1980-1982. The S.S.S. is a national professional society that deals primarily with safety and quality assurance issues relevant to engineering systems including military; I have been a reviewer and a referee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E.) journals; held Sigma Xi honorary society membership, personally published in a number of professional journals etc.


UOA Faculties

Dr. Mathew Collins


PhD Virginia Tech, Dean World School of Economics and Business


UOA Faculties

Dr Maria Georgiou. PhD


Dean School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education and Experience : Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Durham University, UK. Her doctoral thesis examined Attachment influences on understanding of self and others.

Accredited Psychotherapist of the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy and has been awarded the European Certificate of Psychotherapy.

Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society.

M.A in Psychology, University of Indianapolis, USA with her Master’s dissertation examining the effects of divorce on children.

B.A. in Psychology, Regents College, now known as Excelsior College, New York State University, USA. Dr Maria Georgiou is presently the tutor for the Psychology and Human Behaviour course, as well as a counselor to any students who may require psychological and emotional support. She is also a part-time lecturer in psychology at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus In addition, she is responsible for the background administrative duties of the college that involve academic policy decisions. She is also part of the Doctoral Thesis committee.

Research and Publications:

"Georgiou, M., & Meins, E. (2010). Relations between peer attachment, self-esteem and perceived parental bonding in Cypriot and British young adults. Cyprus Review. Vol. 22, 1, pp 61-67."

Georgiou, M. 2014. The Brief Systemic Dialogical Therapy Approach (BSDT) in Person-Centered Psychotherapy: new life stories in the process of “becoming”. Proceedings (RX30) of the Joint WPA-INA-HSAPRS Congress (30 October, Athens)

Constandinou, C., Georgiou, M. & Perdikogianni, M. 2017 – A Comparative Method for Themes Saturation (COMETS) in Qualitative Interviews. Qualitative Research. 1-17 DOI: 10.1177/1468794116686650

Constandinou, C., Georgiou, M. & Perdikogianni, M. Medical students’ attitudes and beliefs towards psychotherapy: A mixed research methods study. Behavioral Sciences Journal, 7, 55, 2017.

Georgiou, M. Relations between Peer Attachment and perceived parental bonding in Cypriot and British young Adults.Conference for Developmental Psychology organized by The British Psychological Society. University of Edinburgh, UK. Poster Presentation. Sept 2005.


UOA Faculties

Dr. Christine Baker


5.Dean of School Education and Letters


UOA Faculties

Dr. O.C. Barbara


Dean of Department of Biomedical Sciences

MD. St George University School of MD

PhD In Neuroscience /Biology University of Iowa 2018

Sc. Biological Science Norfolk State University 2014 NASA Research Fellow

Fulbright Scholar


UOA Faculties

Prof. Princess Shullam


Chief Medical Officer and Provost of UoA College of Natural Health Sciences

Rank: Associate Professor

Awards and Recognitions

1. Excellence Award from Board of Regents and Faculty Senate of The University of America November 2018.

2. Associate Professor Rank from the Faculty Senate of UoA 2018

3. The U.S. President`s Award from President Donald Trump 2020

4. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State House of Assembly 2018.

5. The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Gold Medal for Academic in Education from President Obama .2016.

6. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State Senate 2014

Education and Experience

Over 30 years of experience in the health field.

MD. Naturopathic Medicine) UoA CNHS Curacao

PhD. Rel, Pol. &Pol. Philosophy. UoA USA 2012

NBBS. Bachelor of Naturopathic Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery UoA CNHS Curacao

Bachelor of Health Sciences and Social Care. U.K

M.Ed. Salt Lake Baptist College. Utah. U.S, B.Litt. Salt Lake Baptist College. Utah. U.S

Dip. Nursing. Radiance College. W.DC. U.S.1997

Monitor Technician Certificate. Howard Community College. Maryland.U.S. 1994

Certified Geriatric Aid Certificate. Prince George's Community College 1994

Other Experience/ Licensing and Certifications

Director of Staff Development (DSD) since May 2008 Working as DSD,ADON for Las villa del Norte Palomar Vista Healthcare Center. Charge Nurse. 2007-2010 Licensed Vocational Nurse CA since 2004 Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant by the State Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Licensed Practical Nurse MD/VA/CA since 1997

Research and Publication

  1. Bachelor Project,
  2. Master Dissertation,
  3. PhD Research thesis.

Author and Co- Author of Five books

Research and thesis Supervision

Supervised and mentored over 20 projects and theses at undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels.

Professional Memberships

  1. American Naturopathic Medical Association
  2. American Board of integrative Medicine
  3. yprus Naturopathic Association.

Fellow International Board for Physicians and Practitioners Of Integrative and Complimentary Medicine (FIBPICOM)


UOA Faculties

Dr. Agozie A. Jude


Dean of The University of America Law School

Experience

1994- 2020. 26 years experience as a licensed attorney with practice in 3 continents in the following areas:

International Business Transactions

Commercial Law

Due Diligence

Contracts

Mass Torts

Mediation

Education
University of Birmingham

Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law

GradeTutored by Dr. Frank Wooldridge, supervised by Prof. Robert Pennington

Dates attended or expected graduation1984–1987 . Legal Aspects of Multi-National Corporate Investment

London Metropolitan University

Degree Name: Master of Law. LL.M Degree

Field Of Study : Business Law

Dates attended or expected graduation1982–1983

Nigerian Law School, Lagos

Degree Name: Barrister at Law . BL

Field Of Study: Course of Legal Education, (Call to Nigerian Bar)

Dates attended or expected graduation1980–1981

University of Nigeria

Field Of Study : Law

Grade : LL.B, (Bachelor of Laws)

Dates attended or expected graduation1976–1980

Licenses & Certifications

Mediator, Strausse Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Skills

Lawyer, International Trade, Business Intelligence


The University Faculty List

Our university faculty are drawn from the finest institutions in the USA and around the globe.

1. The University of America Divinity School

Department of Theology and Philosophy


1. Dr. Robert Bob Morey Los Angeles CA DLitt et Phil DMin Westminster Theological Seminary US M.DiV. Westminster Theological Seminary BA. Philosophy Covenant College

UOA Faculties

Dr. Lasisi Lawlence A.


Ph.D. degree in INTERCULTURAL STUDIES from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasedena, California, USA, in 2001. MA Div Acadia University Canada MA. Islamic Studies, Hartford Seminary CONNECTICUT. USA TH.B, Christ Int. Divinity college, IBADAN. SOHBU LONG BEACH CAMPUS PRESIDENT. LECTURER ISLAMIC STUDIES, MISSIOLOGY, INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY .EXPERIENCE Dr. Lawrence Adeniyi Lasisi was a Muslim convert who has received the grace and mercy of God to spread the gospel message worldwide. In 1990 he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christ International Divinity College, Erinmo, Nigeria. Following this, between 1991 and 1994 he went to Canada to complete his Masters of Divinity with honors at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, subsequently, he completed another Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, in 1998. Later he earned a Ph.D. degree in intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasedena, California, USA, in 2001. Dr. Lasisi has ministered in Nigeria, usa, uk and Canada, and many lives and homes have been transformed through his down-to-earth gospel message of hope and deliverance. Presently, he is the founding pastor of springs of hope Christian ministries in southern California of usa. he is married to grace, and they have been blessed with three promising children.Senior lecture theology and comparative religion


UOA Faculties

Dr. Skelton kenneth A Sr.


Degree obtained: Doctor of ministry,Houston Graduate school of theology,major church GROWTH. senior pastor at spirit of life church


UOA Faculties

Pastor Dr Muriithi James K.


BA.TH. Global University MO USA, TH.M. Fuller Seminary USA MA. PhD. Intercultural Studies Fuller Seminary Pasadena CA USA, EXPERIENCE Assistant pastor at JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH CHURCH MURRIETA CA. 10 years of multicultural ministry and teaching experience Lecturer Comparative Religion, Missiology and Intercultural Studies. Married with three adult children


UOA Faculties

(Mrs.) Grace A. Lasisi


DIP . TH .Acadia Divinity College, Canada, BSc. Philadelphia Biblical University MA. SP ED. . Califonia State University. SOHBU LONG BEACH CAMPUS.Assistant pastor for 12 years Lecturer Theology/Women ministry


Faculty List

Benjamin Franklin School of Economics and Business



UOA Faculties

Dr. Matthew Collins


PhD Public Administration & Management 1998 – 2003 ,Virginia Tech Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) 1996 – 1998, Virginia Commonwealth University Bachelor Of Philosophy 1992 – 1996 Marshall University


UOA Faculties

Jerome Roberson, PhD


PhD in Organization and Management, specialization in Leadership 2016 Capella University, Minneapolis, MN ,MS in Management, specialization in Human Resource Management 1987 Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY BS in Management, minor in Human Resource Management 1986 ,New School University, New York, NYAAS in Maintenance Production Management Air University – Community College of the Air Force


UOA Faculties

Dr. Jim Duncan


PhD, Human Resource Management 2018 Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
MBA, Management 2008 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
BSBA, Human Resource Management 2002 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO


UOA Faculties

Dr. Ogoi Henry Jefferson


DBA Walden University 2016

MBA Saint Leo University 2013

B.Sc. BA Colorado Technical University 2012

B.Com. Dr Ambedka Marathwada University India 1989

Courses Taught-BBA1000 INTRO TO BUSINESS


UOA Faculties

Lt. Clydea (Connie) Allaire


M.B.A US Army (Ret)

MBA) University of Phoenix 2004-- 2006

Masters Certificate SecurityLeadership Center for Development of Security Excellence

Certification in Security Leadership

Psychology and Biology 1978 – 1982, Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois, Graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College,


UOA Faculties

DR. C. OPARAH


Nationality: USA

PhD Economics University of America

TH.D University of America(Moral Theology and Canon Laws)

M.SC Economics University of Ibadan

B.Sc Economics University of Jos

Experience

15 year of working in banking and corporate sector. 5 year of ministry experience as the Pastor in charge Redemption Christian Church Riverside CA USA. Lecturer Economics, Business Administration, Moral Theology and Canon Laws


UOA Faculties

Dr. Joseph Addison


Nationality: USA

Education : Juris Doctor law and intellectual property, Whittier Law School

CA. USA M.DIV. San Francisco Theological Seminary CA USA

M.A. Counseling Psychology National University CA USA

M.B.A Finance National University CA USA

BA. Applied Science Architecture. The University of Louisiana

BA. Urban Planning. The University of Louisiana

Experience : 30 years of working for LA. County Regional Planning And Public Works.
Dr Addison is married with four children.
Hobby; reading, listening to music


UOA Faculties

Dr. N.O.MARCEL.


Ph.D. Mgt Information system/Bus Admin.M CSA. CCNA M.Sc, B.Sc Business Information System Management Bowie State University MD USA


Americas College of Social Science and Humanities


UOA Faculties

Prof Timothy Whelan


Ph.D. Professor of English Georgia Southern University

PhD., English, University of Maryland AT College Parks MD 1989, M.A University of Missouri- Kansas City, Kansa City MO.1981. B.A, English, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga , TN. Professor of English and Baptist History and Culture. With over 30 years of teaching experience in the field of Early American Literature (I completed my Ph.D. in American Puritanism), my research and publications exploring the intersection of religious nonconformity (mostly Baptists) and British culture and literature, 1650-1850, with an expertise in creating and teaching online courses. Dr Whelan began his teaching college career in 1981 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and have been teaching at his current institution since 1989, where he teaches World Literature, American Literature, Southern Literature, American Romanticism, and Colonial American Literature. Dr Whelan currently live in Jacksonville, FL, and attend First Baptist there, as well as the Chinese Christian Church


UOA Faculties

Pamela J Edwards


MA, Psychology, with a Health Psychology Specialization

Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ, 2013

BA, Health Care Administration Ashford University, Clinton, IA, 2010

BA, Psychology,Ashford University, Clinton, IA, 2010

Undergraduate courses assigned to teach: Introduction to Psychology; Health Psychology; Biopsychology; Social Psychology; Community Psychology; Perspectives in the Social Sciences; Applied Social Sciences.


UOA Faculties

Dr. George Gonzales


Rev. Fr. George Gonzalez has been in the field of pastoral ministry as a catholic priest for twenty five years. His responsibilities have varied during these years from pastor, board president, hospital chaplain, college professor, clinical therapist and chaplain to the prisons/jails. Thus, his wonderful Hispanic background lends itself to his joyful sense of humor and serene personality. Amongst his many gifts he brings to our fine University the gift of academia. He has several college degrees from a B.A. in Spanish, B.A. in Humanities, Master of Theology, Master of Counseling and Religion, Ph.D. in Psychology and D. of Sacred Music., PhD Philosophy. He has also been listed in one of the yearly editions of International Who's Who of Professionals in the past. He has received several awards for being the outstanding pastoral musician and leader. In the joy of everyday life his motto is "Soli Deo Gloria", for the "Glory of God".


UOA Faculties

Dr. Dana-Marie


Seepersad PhD Public Policy and Administration

Walden University,Minneapolis, MN 12/ 2014

Master of Science International Relations
University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago 2009

Post Graduate Diploma International Relations
University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago 2008

Bachelor of Arts Communication & Literature
University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago 2007

Certification in Managing and Facilitating Online Instruction
University of the West Indies, Open Campus 2012 Senior Editor George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington D.C. (2011-2012)

Lecturer University of the West Indies, Open Campus (2011-present). Efficient and quality teacher, writer and PhD with 6+ years' teaching and writing experience. Hands-on experience in face to face and online education. Manages a team of 27 students per semester in an online environment, and a team of 100 students per semester, face to face. Proven results in managing, stimulating progress and development in students, as well as cultivating a climate of higher education and life-long learning. Exceptional leadership and effective communication skills, solid personal management skills. Prolific academic writer. Graduate work completed in International Relations and Public Policy & Administration


UOA Faculties

Dr. JOHN WILSON FORJE


PhD (Science and Technology Policy) 1986 University of Salford

Fil dr. (Political Science (1982) University of Lund – Sweden

M.A. (European Politics and International Relations (1976) University of Hull – United Kingdom

Fil Kand. (B.A.) Political Science (Economic History – Minor) 1972
, University of Lund – Sweden . Diploma, Public Management (1998) Advanced School of Public Management – (ISPM) Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon. Certificate: Commonwealth Science and Technology Certificate (1986) Commonwealth


UOA Faculties

MRS.) JANIE AKIN-AGBAJE


M.ED ( GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 1987, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN               B.ED (HONS) GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING,UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN 1985     EXPERIENCE; 25   years of experience in Education   Lecturer in  Counseling and Education



Department of Engineering Science & Technology

UOA Faculties

Dr Modesto Alejandro Torres Rivas


PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology NJ/The UA USA

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering University of the State of New York Polytechnic University 06/03/1993

MBA Florida Institute of Technology  USA , 12/1994
B.Sc. Electrical  Engineering –Electrical/Electronics Engineering Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico  06/13/1989. Assistant Professor


UOA Faculties

Dr Ifemidayo. Akinmoladun Andrew


DBA  Business Education ,Entrepreneurship and Marketing 2013- 2015.

California Intercontinental University /The UA USA

PhD. Higher/ Adult Education Administration .1997-1999 Berne University, St Kitts WI

M.Sc. Technology Education. City College of City of The City University of New York 1994-1998.  Meritorious Award in Student Research  2005.

B.Engr. Tech. in Electro- Mechanical Engineering. City College of  City University of New York 1993-1994,  Dean list.

AASc. Electronics Technology. Bronx Community College of The City University of New York  1989- 1993. Adjunct faculty un the Department of Physics Technology  at Bronx Community College of The City University of New York, 10/  2013- presen


UOA Faculties

Dr. Gary B. Leon, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; Math: Probability and Statistics (1975);

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Math/ Physics (1971)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: * I was teaching assistant (T.A.) in the U.C.B. Mathematics Department while working on the doctorate.  I taught Calculus, primarily (1971-1974).  * After completing the degree, I was hired as lecturer by the U.C.B. Statistics Department (1975-1980).  I taught the department's very first course offered in Probability and Statistics for Engineers. * For approximately a decade (1999-2010), I was an adjunct faculty member of the California Community College system, where I taught Statistics and Mathematics to a wide range of students, from working professionals (e.g., teachers, engineers & nurses) to future high school valedictorians. I am also experienced and proficient in the use of computer-based learning tools such as Pearson MyMathLab, and I have developed technical content for online classes.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS EXPERIENCE: 

The beauty of Mathematics and especially Statistics lies in the fact that they are applicable to all fields of human endeavor.  Here is a simple random sample from personal experience (1975-2014):  * Analysis of health, nutrition, and morbidity data collected by a few major hospitals.  * Analysis of radioisotope data collected for performing geologic time calculations.  * Analysis of train deceleration data for the purpose of calculating safe separation distances between high-speed mass-transit vehicles. This project made use of applied Calculus in precisely calculating safe separation distances based on train deceleration rates. * Design and analysis of surveys for business marketing and consumer research purposes. * Design and analysis of experiments for determining reliability of "high-tech" electronic devices; also, investigations into the use of statistical methods for maintaining quality in manufacturing. I am published in these endeavors.

COMPUTER LANGUAGES AND SKILLS: S.A.S., S.P.S.S., Excel, D.D.X.L., Stat Crunch, R, basic C and C++

PAST PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: I served as President and Program Director of the System Safety Society California Chapter from 1980-1982. The S.S.S. is a national professional society that deals primarily with safety and quality assurance issues relevant to engineering systems including military; I have been a reviewer and a referee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E.) journals; held Sigma Xi honorary society membership, personally published in a number of professional journals etc.


UOA Faculties

DR. JAMES O` CLOCK


(COMMANDER) NOAA RETIRED USA .

B.sc. Electrical. Engineering SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES, M.sc. Mgt, Regis University, MA Ethics Trinity International university. EXPERIENCE; (COMMANDER) NOAA RETIRED.

10 years experience in teaching Bioethics. Lecturer in Bioethics. Married with children


UOA Faculties

Mrs. Tessy C. Ude


CA CTC Teacher Credential, 2004, MSC. Engineer. US , 2002, M.Sc. Computer Science University of Lagos 1998, M.Ed.Computer Science University of Lagos 1994, PGDip. Computer Science. University of Jos 1989 ,B.Ed University of Jos 1987


UOA Faculties

Dr. Wen Zhang


PhD Computational Analysis and Mathematics, Shanghai University,2009.

M.Sc Applied Maths/Computational; Math Simulations. Michigan Tech. Univ., 2012.

M.Sc Software Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 2005.

B.Sc. Computational/Calculation Maths and Applied Software. Shanghai Normal University, 2002.

Postdoctoral research Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Research area: Mathematical/Computational Bioinformatics applied to tumor and signaling pathway identification.

Service: RNA Sequence & Gene expression Analysis.

UA Faculty of Mathematics Computational Bioinformatics: M. Sc & PhD levels. Computational Analysis and Mathematics: M. Sc and PhD levels. Software Engineering. Computational Maths and Applied Software Technology. Engineering Mathematics.

Articles and publications

Article: Targeting the biophysical properties of the myeloma initiating cell niches: a pharmaceutical synergism analysis using multi-scale agent-based modeling.

  • ing Su, Le Zhang, Wen Zhang, Dong Song Choi, Jianguo Wen,Beini Jiang, Chung-Che Chang, Xiaobo Zhou
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  • PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(1):e85059. 3.73 Impact Factor
  • Wen Zhang, Ying-Wooi Wan, Genevera I Allen, Kaifang Pang,Matthew L Anderson, Zhandong Liu
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  • BMC Genomics 01/2013; 14 Suppl 8:S7. 4.40 Impact Factor
  • Jing Su,Dong Song Choi, Wen Zhang,Le Zhang,Chung-Che Chang,Youli Zu,Xiaobo Zhou
  • Biophysical Journal 01/2012; 102(3):731-. 3.67 Impact Factor
  • Wen Zhang, He-ping Ma
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  • Journal of Shanghai University (English Edition) 13(2):113-118.
  • Beini Jiang, Le Zhang, Wen Zhanget al
  • The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; 07/2011
  • Article:Molecular pathway identification using biological network-regularized logistic models.
  • Article:Modeling the Biomechanical Roles of Cancer Stem Cell Niche in Myeloma Development
  • Article:Chebyshev-Legendre method for discretizing optimal control problems
  • Conference Paper:Employing Graphic Programming Unit Technology to Accelerate Numerical Diffusion Solver in 2D Multi-scale, Multi-resolution Agent-based Brain Cancer Model
  • Tetralogy of Fallot Associated Gene Sets Identifications through Whole-exome Sequencing Data Technologies by Laplacian Graph Network-regularized Logistic Regression Methods
  • Wen Zhang1, Jhin-rong Lin1, Rubén Nogales Cadenas1, Zhengdong D. Zhang 1, § et al, Submitting.

UOA Faculties

Prof. Engr. Gamaliel O. Prince


Nationality: USA

Professional Skills

Academic Research · Additive manufacturing · AutoCAD · Automotive engineering · CAD/CAM · CAE· Computer programming · Higher education · Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering · Mechanical Engineering · Modeling and simulation · Scientific computing · Scientific Research · Administrative skills, higher education Administration, Scientific rigor, undergraduate , graduate and post graduate Class teaching . Research and thesis supervision, Quality assurance and accreditation. Curriculum design, Science Education , Mathematics Education, Engineering and Technology Education, Fios, Fiber-optics VoIP, Telecommunication and Microwave Technology

Work Experience

Vice-chancellor & President· 2016 to present, The University of America. Temecula, California

Provost · 2012 to 2016 The University of America. Murrieta, California

Rector Magnificus· 2015 to present The University of America College of Science and Technology· Isuofia, Anambra,

Proctor. 2011 to present University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.North Carolina .

Professorship: Albert Einstein Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Engineering and Philosophy · 2007 to Present · Temecula, California. The University of America

Research and Publications

  1. Bachelor Project,
  2. Master Dissertation,
  3. PhD Research thesis.
  4. D.Sc Postdoctoral Research thesis
  5. Author and Co Author of Numerous Published Research and Articles in various Research Journal and scholastic domain
  6. Author of over 21 books recognized and Encyclopedias in various fields

Research/thesis Supervision: Supervised and mentored over 500 theses at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels .

Research Grants Attracted: Have attracted over 41 Million dollars in grants from Siemens for UoA Engineering Department.

Scientific and Technological inventions: Vertical Take-off and Vertical Landing (VToL)

  1. Gamaliel Onyeka (VToL) Air Car Model
  2. Gamaliel Onyeka (VToL) Air Bus Model
  3. Gamaliel Onyeka (VToL) Air Bike Model
  4. Gamaliel Onyeka Watercraft – Flying Shark 1 Model

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Ph.C. Chancellor of Philosophy degree award from Board of Regents and Faculty Senate of The University of America November 2018.
  2. Distinguished Professor Rank from the Faculty Senate of UoA 2014
  3. The U.S. President`s Award from President Donald Trump 2020
  4. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State House of Assembly 2018.
  5. The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Gold Medal for Academic in Science Education from President Obama .2016.
  6. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State Senate 2014.

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

  1. Fellow International Association of Engineers (FIANG) Hong Kong
  2. Member International Association of Engineers (MIANG) Hong Kong
  3. Member Society of Automotive Engineers (MSAE) Unites States. sae.org
  4. Member Society of Manufacturing Engineers (MSME) Unites States .sme.org
  5. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME) asme.org
  6. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . ieee.org
  7. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
  8. Member American Astronautical Society , astronautical.org ,
  9. Member National Space Society.space.nss.org,
  10. Member Sigma Gamma Tau honor Society sgtnational.org
  11. Member Vertical Flight Society . vtol.org
  12. Member Experimental Aircraft Association.eaa.org etc

Education / Training / Awards

D.Sc. Doctor of Science with Distinction Class of 2009 · Mathematics, Science, Engineering & Technology Education · Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, CAM, CAE, ·

PhD Mathematics with Distinction 2006 · Computational Engineering and Mathematics Education · Mathematics Education ·

M.Sc. Mathematics Education and System Engineering with Distinction, 2003 ·Automotive and Aerospace System Design and Manufacturing Engineering ·

B.Sc. Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics First-class Honors · Computer Engineering, Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering · Engineering Mathematics, Further and Advanced Maths. Class of 2001

BA. (Hons) English and Administration · Class of 2013 · Cambridge International College, Britain, Jersey, Channel Islands

Diploma in Business Administration Cambridge International College, Britain, Jersey, Channel Islands

Diploma in Computer and Information Technology ,Cambridge International College, Britain, Jersey, Channel Islands

High School Attended

HSD. Century High School Santa Monica, California High School diploma

St. Peter's Special Science School Achina

The University of America College of Natural Medicine & Health Sciences Curacao Faculty.
And he gave herbs for the healing of the nations


UOA Faculties

Prof. Princess Shullam


Nationality: USA

Position : Chief Medical Officer and Provost. UA Temecula Natural Health Centre. UoA College of Natural Health Sciences

Rank: Associate Professor

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Excellence Award from Board of Regents and Faculty Senate of The University of America November 2018.
  2. Associate Professor Rank from the Faculty Senate of UoA 2018
  3. The U.S. President`s Award from President Donald Trump 2020
  4. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State House of Assembly 2018
  5. The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Gold Medal for Academic in Education from President Obama .2016.
  6. Recognition of Academic Excellence Award from California State Senate 2014

Education and Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience in the health field.
  • NMD.( Naturopathic Medicine) UoA CNHS Curacao
  • PhD. Rel, Pol. &Pol. Philosophy. UoA USA 2012
  • NMBBS. Bachelor of Naturopathic Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery NBBS. UoA  CNHS Curacao
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Social Care. U.K
  • M.Ed. Salt Lake Baptist College. Utah. U.S
  • B.Litt. Salt Lake Baptist College. Utah. U.S
  • Dip. Nursing. Radiance College. W.DC. U.S.1997
  • Monitor Technician Certificate. Howard Community College. Maryland.U.S. 1994
  • Certified Geriatric Aid Certificate. Prince George's Community College 1994

Other Experience/ Licensing and Certifications

Director of Staff Development (DSD) since May 2008, Working as DSD,ADON for Las villa del Norte, Palomar Vista Healthcare Center. Charge Nurse. 2007-2010, Licensed Vocational Nurse CA since 2004, Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant by the State Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Licensed Practical Nurse MD/VA/CA since 1997

Research and Publication

1. Bachelor Project,

2. Master Dissertation,

3. PhD Research thesis.

4. Author and Co- Author of Five books

Research and thesis Supervision

Supervised and mentored over 20 projects and theses at undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels.

Professional Memberships

American Naturopathic Medical Association, American Board of integrative Medicine, Cyprus Naturopathic Association.

Fellow International Board for Physicians and Practitioners Of Integrative and Complimentary Medicine (FIBPICOM)


UOA Faculties

Mrs. Gracia Lynne Roemer,


M.Ed.. BA.Phil .. ASB , Nationality: USA

Position 1 : University Registrar

Position 2 : Lecturer in Philosophy

Education :

  1. M.Ed . Salt Lake Baptist College Utah
  2. BA (Hons) Philosophy/Religion Minor; business administration,
  3. Northeast Missouri State University
  4. ASB. Court Reporting Truman State University
  5. Experience : 20 years of court reporting, education.

UOA Faculties

Prof. Andreas Nicolaou


Rank :Adjunct Professor

Education :

35 years of practice, theory and practice, safety and efficacy in Natural Medicines prevention and treatment methodologies. Andreas Nikolaou is the Founder and pioneer of the Health Sciences (Physiopathic) Neocropate in Greece and Cyprus who after many studies, observations and experience adopted many of the basic ideas and perceptions of Hippocrates and other Hippocrates and after linking all of this to the 2,500 years of vast knowledge and experience in the biological sciences, he established his own system of prevention, treatment and education.

NMD in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine. UoA College of Natural Health Sciences , HND in TCM. College of Oriental Medicine London . U.k., Diploma Naturopathy/ Herbal Medicine . CNM College of Natural Medicine . UK.

Experience :

Studied in many of the traditional areas of Natural Medicine and acquired many titles. Too many studies and proving of naturopathic, herbal and homeopathic medicines to myself and thus gained not only knowledge but also personal experience of natural therapeutic powers.

I   practiced and continue to practice Naturopathy over 35 years by devoting all of my forces to the revival and implementation of new-Hippocratic perception of medicine.

I am  the founder and Director of Neo-Hippocrates school  and also  founder and president  of three alternative therapies Associations in Cyprus .

I am  also representative of the ANME -European Association of natural medicine for Cyprus/Greece. After a long-term process and action in the field of unified Natural Care system have managed to create my own therapeutic model that has proved beneficial to the sick and healthy.

Member : Cyprus Naturopathic Association


UOA Faculties

Andreas Axentiou (Paphos-Cyprus):


Dr. Physiopathy-Acupuncture-Kinesiopathy. Graduate CNM College of Naturopa thic Medicine U.K & University of AMERICA (USA). Andreas Aksentiou is a distinguished-enthusiastic health scientist who performs amazing therapeutic applications always making a positive impression on his visiting patients. Personal responsibility for health - prevention and treatment is the central idea of Andrea Auxentiou.

It is always the opinion that each person separately owes good or not. state of his health, except for events that are beyond our will. He is impressed with his passion for his ideals of working towards a unified therapeutic system that serves the human being and not the commercial interest. Contact telephones: 00357-99699141


UOA Faculties

Paschalis Iliopoulos (Drama-Greece):


Dr. Physiopathy - Nutrition-Orthopedics. Graduate of Neo-Hippocratic School, CNM-College of Naturopathic Medicine U.K. & University of AMERICA USA. It is a dynamic presence in the field of natural non-drug prevention & treatment in Thessaloniki, Greece where it maintains a Drama Center for Physiopathic Approaches and Practices in Drama. He is a scientist with specialized knowledge and clinical experience. He believes in anthropocentric orientation - he is primarily concerned with restoring the health of the patient by naturally harmless means and considers and considers any other ethics of commercializing good health as rejectable and condemnable. He is of the opinion that the physiopathic physician should seek to find out what loads the patient's defense and mental system and after identifying them prescribe in the ill self-treatment instructions - corrective actions, such as the elimination of harmful toxins from the body with appropriate nutrition, orthopathic application and at the same time guides the patient himself to feel responsible for his problems and to participate in holistic self-therapy.
Contact telephones: 2521030665, 6944531010


UOA Faculties

Prof. George Georgiou


Rank : Adjunct Professor and Dean UoA Larnaca

Cyprus Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine as well as the Founder Director of the Da Vinci Holistic Health Center, a cutting-edge holistic centre specializing in the treatment of chronic diseases.

Education and Experience: Prof. George Georgiou, born 14th December 1956, has over 25 years Clinical and teaching experience

Fellowships and Charters

  1. Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, USA (FAACS)
  2. Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, UK (AFBPsS)
  3. Chartered Psychologist, UK, BPS (C.Psychol),Registered Clinical Psychologist, Health Professions Council, UK
  4. Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, USA (Dipl.ABS),Registered Sex Therapist with ABS, USA
  5. NMD. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the UoA USA Curacao 2019NMD. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the UoA USA Curacao 2019
  6. D.Sc. Doctor of Science degree in Alternative Medicine from the International Open University of Alternative Medicine – his main research interests are studying the use of natural compounds in the detoxification of heavy metals (inventor of HMD), oral immunotherapy for chronic diseases and finding novel approaches to eradicate microorganisms using bioresonance.
  7. Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Sexology from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, USA.
  8. M.Sc. Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey, Guildford, England,
  9. B.Sc. Bachelor of Science honors degree in Biology/Psychology from Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, England. He also holds diplomas (all with distinction) in Clinical Nutrition (Dip.ION) from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION), London, England; Diplomas in Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism (M.H.) and Iridology (R.Ir.,MRNI) from the Holistic Health College, London, UK; and a Diploma in Electronic Impulse Therapy (Dip.E.I.Th) from the Euro College of Complementary Medicine, UK. He has also been awarded a Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine (DIHom.) from the British Institute of Homeopathy, Middlesex, England. He has a Licentiate Diploma in Chinese Acupuncture
  10. (L.Dip.Ac.,aM.A.C.Ac.-TCMI) from the College of Oriental Medicine, UK and the Cyprus Acupuncture Institute; and is a qualified Su Jok Acupuncturist. He is also a Hellinger Family Constellations facilitator.

Prof. George Georgiou has also been a clinician most of his life and is the Director of the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Larnaca, Cyprus which specialises in many aspects of Holistic Medicine such as naturopathy, herbal medicine, thermography, colon hydrotherapy, iridology/sclerology, homeopathy, VEGA allergy testing, Bio-resonance therapy, Live Blood Analysis, Biological Terrain Analysis, Rife technology, PAPIMI, Hyperthermia, Infrared and ozone sauna, MRT, HRV, ART, Orgone Accumulator, Psychotherapy and Naturopathic Sexology and others.

The Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre specializes in the treatment of chronic diseases, heavy metal toxicity and Candidiasis, along with many other health problems. His patients come from all walks of life with more than half his patient population coming from abroad. Research and Publications:

On the research front, which is one of his loves, he has been the Principal Investigator for the World Health Organization in studies on AIDS and Drug Use, as well as other research involving alcoholism, drug abuse and sexual dysfunctions. He is also the Director and Founder of the Da Vinci BioSciences Research Centre, equipped with a PE 3000XL Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) and a PSA Mercury Analyzer for research in heavy metal toxicity and detoxification. His research has led him to develop a unique, natural heavy metal detox agent that has been thoroughly tested using a a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 350 people – he is the IP rights owner of this discovery which is called HMD™ (www.detoxmetals.com).

He has lectured to Masters students in Psychology at an external campus for Indiana University, USA, and has been a prolific writer of health articles for the general public. He has written 23 books and had his own radio program for 2 years entitled Human Sexuality on the island of Cyprus, and is the Editor for the chapter on Cyprus in the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Volume 4.

This wealth of knowledge and clinical experience is now being transformed into the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine, of which Dr. Georgiou is the Academic Director. There are Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine, accredited by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA. Wearing other hats, he has also been an Aviation Consultant/Human Factors (Aeronautical Medicine) and Crew Resource Management Program Developer and Facilitator Trainer (Crew safety) for a number of years to Cyprus Airways and EuroCypria Airlines, given that he is also a keen Private Pilot himself.

Professional Memberships

On a professional front, he is a Member of the following Associations/Institutes:

  • Member of the Society of Biology, UK (MSB)
  • Chartered Biologist, UK (C. Biol)
  • The Royal Microscopy Society, UK
  • The General Council and Register of Naturopaths, UK (GCRN)
  • The Register of Naturopathic Iridologists, UK (M.R.N.I.)
  • The British Association of Nutritional Therapists, UK (BANT)
  • The Association of Master Herbalists, UK. (AMH)
  • Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy, UK (FBIH)
  • The American College of Clinical Thermology, USA
  • The International Su Jok Therapy Association, Russia
  • The Institute of Complementary Medicine, UK (ICM)
  • The American College of Sexologists, USA (ACS)
  • The World Association for Sexology (WAS), USA

Member Cyprus Naturopathic Association


UOA Faculties

Dr Ralph Wilsonu


Dr. Ralph Wilson is an active tutor for the Naturopathic Medicine course and the NM402 courses. He is also an active advocate for widespread study of the many aspects of natural medicine. Below follows a brief biography of his many achievements:

Rank : Senior Lecturer

Education and experience :

M.Sc. Acupuncture, Bastyr University (www.Bastyr.edu). 1995. Certificate Spirituality, Health & Medicine, 2000. University of Michigan Medical School (www.med.umich.edu/medschool/) Enrolled 1970 in Class of 1974 for doctorate in medicine. Took leave of absence after successfully completing the first year of school and ended up going on what became his personal journey of healing.
B.Sc. Two Majors: Basic Science and Life Sciences (pre-medicine). US. AirForce Academy (www.USAFA.af.mil) Graduation 1969. Senior year project: Algae as Oxygen Generation Source in a Closed Environment (for living in space or on the Moon). Dr. Wilson

Type of Practice : Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, and Therapeutic Education to support the natural self-healing power (called theVis medicatrix naturae).

Licenses : Naturopathic Physician: Washington DC, USA. Bastyr University (www.Bastyr.edu). Naturopathic Physician, 1989.

Academic Enrolments (most recent first):

Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology (www.AcademyOfFunctionalMedicine.com). Currently. Capital University of Integrative Medicine (www.CUIM.edu). Audited classes 2002-2004

Educator Experience:

Adjunct Faculty: Bastyr University, Clinical Laboratory Procedures (incl. IV therapy, neural therapy): 2000

Physical Examination: 1996-1998

Adjunct Faculty: Capital University of Integrative Medicine Iridology: 2002-2004

Adjunct Faculty: Washington Institute of Natural Medicine’s associated school

Classical Homeopathy clinical practice review supervisor: 2008

Academic Planning Committee: The DaVinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca, Cyprus. 2003-present.

Associations — Member:

International Association for Biologically Closed Electric Circuits in Medicine and Biology: IABC. Formed in 1993 by Bjorn Nordenstrom, M.D. (www.IABC.readywebsites.com) Canadian Neuro-Optic Research Institute: Board of Directors. (www.CNRI.edu)
Institute of Noetic Sciences (www.Noetic.org)

Associations — Not Currently Dues-Paying Member:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.Naturopathic.org)

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.WANP.org)

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (www.AAPB.org)

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians: (www.ONCANP.org)

National Capital Lyme Support Group (www.NatCapLyme.org)

Center for Frontier Sciences (www.Temple.edu/CFS)
Int’l Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (www.issseem.org)

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (www.EnergyPsych.org)

DC Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists , (www.BodyPsychotherapy.org)

International Iridology Practitioners Association (www.IridologyAssn.org)

Mensa (www.Mensa.org) Joined in 1982.

Independent Study Currently Underway: Ph.D. in Energy Medicine. Thesis: “Human Energy Anatomy: Scientific Groundwork for Clinical Practice.” (2007 to present)

Selected Workshops Produced or Assisted:

Vibrational Medicine Seminar (1989): Richard Gerber, M.D.; Jacques Benveniste, M.D.; Jacqueline Wilson, N.D.; Robert Milne, M.D.; Tom Kruzel, N.D.; Mitchell Stargrove, N.D.; Jane Heimlich. Produced w/ help of Burton Goldberg, who spoke at the banquet.

Dental and Health Interactions: 1) Scientific Symposia (1990s). Featuring Hal Huggins, DDS; Mark Gignac, ND and others. 2) DAMS coordinator, planned guest speakers (1990s).

Well Mind Association Conferences (1990s). Autonomic Response Testing, Applied Psycho-Neurobiology: NIHA, Washington DC 2004 onward
Cranial Bio-Dynamics workshop: Craniosacral Therapy & integrative medicine. 1988-onward

Selected Learning Experiences and Workshops Attended:

Neuro Science, Inc.: Educational presentations. 2010. [www.NeuroScienceInc.com] Integrative Homeopathy: Hahnemann College for Heilkunst & Homeopathy (www.Homeopathy.com) Enrolled for the DHHP diploma (Doctor of Homeopathy & Heilkunst Practice).Withdrew for financial reasons 2009 Autism Support: Collaborations with Andrew Moulden, M.D. 2008. www.BrainGuardMD.com Certificate in Post-Combat Behavioral Health. Support for veterans. www.giveanhour.org American Academy of Neural Therapy, Workshops: Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D. Autonomic Response Testing I, and II: Applied Psycho-Neurobiology I and II Healing the Brain 2000 and 2008 Autism 2008  Now: www.KlinghardtNeurobiology.com Hypnotherapy training: Evergreen Center Institute, Seattle: 1983. Bastyr University, Seattle: 1988. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Online: 2007-2009. Family Constellation Work Workshops: Multiple events, 2000-2009. Darkfield Microscopy: Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Robert Bradford. Met the “Microscopy Blood Assessment Training and Certification requirements for the International Metabolic Research And Development Project, 2005.” EAV/EDS: Vegatest training (1988), and Computron training workshops, 1987-1994. SCENAR training: John Hache, N.D. 2002. Tennant Biomodulator (SCENAR technology): www.senergymedicalgroup.com 2004-2008. PAPIMI: Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy certification. 2001. Auriculotherapy: needle-free ear acupuncture point therapy. Michael Adams. 1990s. Body psychotherapy workshop, “Pelvic-Heart Integration” with Jack Painter, 2005. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Klinghardt’s Mental Field Therapy. Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger style); Cranial Fluid Dynamics (Solihin Thom, D.O.) Integrating Dentistry and Medicine: Hal Huggins, DDS, M.S. 1994. Past President, the Association of Health and Dental Awareness Professionals. 2004. Developmental Movement Therapy: Treating neural dis-integration from trauma. 1992-1998. Acupuncture: China study (two months, 1993). Nine-day preceptorship on mountain w/ Taoist temple physician. Made presentations on dental mercury dangers, Cranio-Sacral therapy. Eagle Mountain Lodge training and First Nations experiences; including Carole Conlon, founder of www.AyniLifeweaving.com: Gave appreciation for shamanic wisdom. 1990s. Fetzer Foundation Dedication: Met Richard Gerber and others in energy medicine. 1988.


UOA Faculties

DDr Michalis Koutsoulis


Rank : Adjunct Professor

Department : Education, Philosophy, Sports Science , Physical Education, Management

Education and experience :

D.ED. in Instructional Leadership. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, USA, In 1995
MBA in Management at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. 2010
Master of Sciences in Education, Concentration in Physical Education at the St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, USA. 1992.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Sports Science from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in 1988.
Diploma in Sociology and Journalism in 1987.
Centre for Humanistic Studies & Social Sciences, Thessaloniki, Greece has held a number of positions such as:
9/2008 – Today Secondary schools: Position: Physical Education and Sports Science teacher. First Aid teacher
9/2008 – Today University of Nicosia: Position: Adjunct Professor
9/2004-6/2008 University of Nicosia: Position: Assistant Professor
5/2000-7/2000 & 5/2004-7/2004 St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, Exchange visiting Professor
9/2001-6/2004 Department of Education, Intercollege Lefkosia
9/1999-6/2001 Department of Education, Intercollege Lemesos
9/1996-6/1999 Department of Education Program Coordinator, Intercollege Larnaka
9/1995-9/1996 AMER/NIELSEN Research company, Researcher, Data analysis
9/1990-7/1993 Corona Greek Parochial School, New York. Physical Education teacher

Areas of Concentration/ Research Interests
Current Research: Teaching of Physical Education and Sports in school. Physical Education and racism Vs. acceptance. Student’s wellbeing in secondary schools
Previous Research: School effectiveness, Teacher teaching characteristics

Professional Associations
Cyprus Educational Society, Special Interest Group – Physical Education Member
Greek Educational Society
American Educational Research Association

Funding obtained
KOA: Young athletes in Cyprus (2003-04)
IPE: The Cypriot family (2003-04)
IPE and Family Association: One-parent families (2005-06)
Ministry of Justice: Youth delinquency (2006-07)
European Project NETTLE (2007-08)
IPE: Citizenship (2007-09)

Other Scholarly Activities
MERA, IPE supervisor: European Project with Paliometocho Elementary school, Archangelos Technical School, Junior high school Latsia
Research by students, University of Nicosia: Agios Dometios and Latsia secondary school
Topics: Addiction to Internet (2010), Human relations at school (2011). Friendship among students in Physical Education (2013), Physical education and racism (2014)
Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (ANAD) registered instructor of SPSS seminars
Coordinator of students’ seminar in Agios Dometios Junior high school. Topic: Co-intuition equals Co-existence: Athleticism as a tool for acceptance
Participation in the 24th Pancyprian theatrical school competition: Choreography
Coordinator of the Physical Education department at Latsia Junior High School

Experience

Administrative : Senate, Intercollege (2002-2005)
Research committee, Intercollege (1997-1999)

Advisory
Advisor of Physical Education and Dance activities in the Kindergarten school Felicita
Student teaching supervision
Student final year projects supervision (MBA and Education)
Board member for the Pancyprian Examinations in Physical Education and Sport Science
Reviewer for the book: Growing a soul for a social change by Tonya Huber-Warring

Teaching
Dance Teaching (Sports Science)
Foundation of Teaching and Pedagogy in Physical Education (Sports Science)
Decision Making and Tools (SPSS) (MBA program)
Educational Research and Statistics (Education)
Research Methods in Business (Business Administration)
Coaching
Ethnikos Latsion Pan-korasides Volleyball team, Latsia 2011-2013
Gymnasio Agiou Dometiou Basketball team 2008-2011
Gymnasio Latsion Basketball team 2013-2014
High school Cyprus Dance Competitions 2008-2011

Voluntary work:
Teaching dance at Ethnikos Athletic team, Latsia, Volunteer in Games of the Small States of Europe 2009. Blood donor

Hobbies:
Playing football. Dancing (Greek and Cyprus dances, Zoumba). Outdoor activities. Gardening and Construction. Poetry

Research and publications

Doctoral Dissertation:

Dr Michalis Koutsoulis (1995). Home environment and its relationship to self-concept, attitude toward school, educational aspirations, career expectations, and achievement of high school students in Cyprus.Doctoral Dissertation, St. John’s University, New York.

Chapters in Books

Koutsoulis, M. (2007). Teacher Evaluation through Inspection: The Point of View from High School Teachers in Cyprus In K. Mutua & C. S. Sunal (Eds.), Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Mid East, The University of Alabama (pp. 337-357). Greenwich, CN: Information Age Publication.
Dr Michalis Koutsoulis . (2004). Teacher and teaching characteristics for acceptance: A unique synthesis. In K. Mutua & C. S. Sunal (Eds.), Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Mid East, The University of Alabama (pp. 283-308). Greenwich, CN: Information Age Publication.
Campbell, J. R. & Koutsoulis, M. (2004). Cross-cultural Instrumentation: Overriding Frameworks. In J. R. Campbell, k. Tirri, Ruohotie, P & H Walberg (Eds.), Cross-cultural Research:  Basic Issues, Dilemmas, and Strategies (pp. 15-26). Hameenlinna, Finland: Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tampere.
Dr Michalis Koutsoulis & Makrides, Gr. (2001). Classroom culture and math achievement. In A. Gagatsis (Ed.) Learning in mathematics and science and educational technology (pp. 337-347). Nicosia, Cyprus: Intercollege press.
Koutsoulis, M.  (1999).  SES and family processes.  In J. R. Campbell (Ed.), Equity studies on the international scene:  Studies from the United States, Europe and Asia.  Jamaica, NY:  Center for Global Studies St. John’s University.
Referee publications
Dr Michalis Koutsoulis & Avraamidou, L. (2010). High school students’ perceptions of their physics teachers in Cyprus.  Education, Knowledge & Economy, 4:2, 89-102.
Koutsoulis, K. Μ. (2008). How high school students evaluate their physics teacher. Epistimes tis Agogis. Greek Educational Science, 3, 195-224.
Koutsoulis, K. Μ. (2008). In the eyes of the students: How Lyceum students evaluate their Physics teacher. Epistimes tis Agogis, 3, 195-224 (Educational Sciences, Greek).
Koutsoulis, K. M. (2007).  Teachers aggressive verbal behavior: The other side of violence in the classroom. Paidagogiki Epitheorisi, 43, 105-120 (Educational Review, Greek).
Koutsoulis, M. & Campbell, J. R.  (2001). Family processes affect students’ motivation and achievement in Cypriot high schools. Structural Equation Modeling: A multidisciplinary Journal, 8(1),  108-127.
Koutsoulis, K. M. (1998).  The definition of the mechanism of the home environment that influence students’ achievement. Paidagogiki Epitheorisi (Educational Review, Greek), 28, 83-99.
Referred Publications
Koutsoulis, M. (in press).Physical education at school and physical activity. Parousia.
Koutsoulis, M. (2011). How high school teachers perceive inspection at schools. Parousia, 20, 51-59.
Koutsoulis, M. (2005). Deciding for the future for high school students: Ability or social destiny? Journal of Business and Society, 18(1&2), 187-201.
Koutsoulis, M. (2003). The characteristics of the effective teacher in Cyprus public high school: The students’ perspective. Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators. (ERIC Eric Document Reproduction Service No. 478 761
Koutsoulis, M. & Epiphaniou, D.  (2000).  Family environment, parents’ educational aspirations and socioeconomic status of preschool children. New Peadea, (Greek) 95, 134-154.
Koutsoulis, K. M. & Campbell, J. R. (1997).  Behavioral home environment and its relation to motivation and achievement: gender, place of residence and socioeconomic status differences. Cyprus Review, 9, 65-87.
Koutsoulis, Μ.  (1997). The organizational climate of the elementary schools in Cyprus and its relation to perceived effectiveness. Journal of Business and Society, 10, 283-291.
Koutsoulis, K. M., & Tarter, C. J.  (1997). Organizational health of the elementary school and its relation to perceived effectiveness. Cyprus Educational Review, 5, 65-71.
Koutsoulis, K. M.  (1996).  Students’ aspirations and achievement: Empirical data and observations from Cyprus Lyceums. New Peadea, (Greek), 79, 25-39.
Editorial
Gagatsis, Α., Evaggelidou, Α., Ftiaka, Ε., Kiriakides, L., Tsaggaridou, Ν. & Koutsoulis, Μ. (2004). Proceedings of the 8th Pancyprian Symposium of the Cyprus Educational Society. New trends of the educational research and practice.
Gagatsis, Α., Ftiaka, Ε., Kiriakides, L., Tsaggaridou, Ν. & Koutsoulis, Μ.. (2002). Proceedings of the 7th Pancyprian Symposium of the Cyprus Educational Society. The educational research in the era of globalization.
Conference Presentations Koutsoulis, M. (2014/October). Teaching Physical Education at Junior High school: Effects on students’ physical activity. Presented at the 13th Meeting of the Cyprus Educational Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. (2014/October). Teaching Physical Education at Junior High school: Effects on students’ physical activity. Presented at the 13th Meeting of the Cyprus Educational Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. & Davarouka, Ch. (2014/October). Racism in Physical Education. Presented at the 13th Meeting of the Cyprus Educational Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. (2014). Physical activity and its relationship with Physical Education at school. Presented at the 17th symposium of Physical Education Teachers Association of Northern Greece. Thessaloniki. Greece.
Koutsoulis, M. (2010/May). Attitude toward school: Age differences. Paper presented at the 2nd meeting of the Hellenic Developmental Psychology, Alexantroupoli, Greece.
Koutsoulis, M. (2008/March). Behavioral home environment and its relation to motivation and achievement. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2008/July). Delinquent Juveniles and the School. Paper presented at the meeting of XXIX International Congress of Psychology. Berlin, Germany.
Koutsoulis, M. (2007/May). School effectiveness: An opinion from the stakeholders (teachers, students and parents). Paper presented at the International Sociological Association, Lefkosia, Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. (2006/Sep.). Teacher evaluation in the high school: students’ opinion. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the European Educational Research Association, Geneva: Switzerland.
Varnava, M. & Koutsoulis, M. (2006/Oct.). Teacher inspection and in-service training as means for teacher and school improvement. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management. Lefkosia: Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M., Petrou, S. & Hatzikyprianou, P. (2006/Oct.). Effective school management: Synthesis of research studies in Greek schools. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management. Lefkosia: Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. (2005/April). High school students’ evaluation of their teacher’s effectiveness in Cyprus. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montréal, Canada.
Koutsoulis, Μ. (2005). The family and how delinquent students understand it. Article presented at the 1st symposium of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece. Ioannina: Greece.
Koutsoulis, M. & Michailidou, M. (2004/April). Teacher verbal behavior: The other side of aggressiveness in the high school classroom. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2004/August). Aggressive verbal behavior of teachers in the high school in Cyprus. Paper presented at the XXVIII  meeting of International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.
Koutsoulis, M. & Charalambous, M. (2004). The problems that high school students face and their suggestions for improvement. Paper presented at the 4th meeting of the Greek Educational Society, Alexantroupoli, Greece.
Koutsoulis, M. & Charalambous, M. (2004). Juvenile delinquency and the school. Paper presented at the8th meeting of the Cyprus Educational Society, Lefkosia, Cyprus.
Koutsoulis, M. (2003/Nov). Quality in education: from the student perspective. Paper presented at the symposium from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. Lefkosia. Cyprus
Koutsoulis, M. (2003/April). The characteristics of the effective teacher in Cyprus public high school: the students’ perspective. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2002/April). Teacher characteristics, classroom culture, and teacher evaluation from students. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2002/April). Teacher characteristics, learning environment and teacher evaluation from students: The case in Cyprus lyceums. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2001/April). Teaching and production in the classroom: The case in Cyprus lyceums. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. Campbell, & J. R. (2000/April). The effects of home environment and student motivation in shaping the achievement of high school students within three SES groups. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, USA.
Koutsoulis, M. (2000/June). The classroom climate and its’ relation to family environment and achievement. Paper presented at the XXVII International Congress of Psychology. Stockholm, Sweden.
Koutsoulis, M. (2000/March). Family environment, classroom culture, the student and school achievement. Paper presented at the 5th meeting of the Cyprus Educational Society at Lefkosia.
New submissions
Koutsoulis, M. Ioannou, A. (2018/April). Students’ wellbeing in secondary schools. To be presented at the 3th Meeting of the Greek Sociological Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Dr Michalis Koutsoulis is part of the faculty for Research Methods and Biostatistics.


UOA Faculties

Dr Benjamin Ajufo


DR AJUFO, BENJAMIN C, AMLSCN, HMD, MPC, Ph.D (AM), IPA, FAISM

Dr Benjamin Ajufo is:

Fellow African Institute Of Strategic Managers – 2019

IBAM Academy, Kolkata, India – 2011-2017

Federal College of Veterinary & Medical Laboratory Science NVRI Vom, Plateau State – 1998-2000

School of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City – 1995-1998

Nnobi Boys Community Secondary School, Nnobi, Anambra State – 1992-1993

Christ the king Seminary Nnobi, Anambra State – 1986-1992

Umejei Primary School, Igbuzo, Delta State – 1980-1986

Qualifications

FELLOW, AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC MANAGERS – 2019

D.NHM. UoA Curacao 2020

PhD Alternative Medicine Ph.D (AM) – 2016-2017

MastersIn Psychotherapy & Counseling (MPC India) – 2013-2015

HMD -Doctor of Holistic Medicine– 2011-2013

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science UoA Curacao 2000

Associate of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN CHEMPATH 2000) – 2000

Certificate Poultry Production & Management – 2000

Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) – 1992/1993

First School Leaving Certificate – 1986

Working Experience

Assistant Chief Medical Laboratory Scientist FMC Asaba, Delta State – 2016 -till date

Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist, F.M.C. Asaba, Delta State – 2013-2015

Senior Medical Lab Scientist: Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State – 2010-2013

Lecturer: School of Health Technology Jega, Kebbi State – 2001-2002

Medical Lab Scientist: Immaculate Heart Clinic Asaba, Delta State – 2003-2004

Medical Lab Scientist: Nova Specialist Hospital, Ogwashi-Uku – 2004-2005

Medical Lab Scientist: St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital & Maternity Issele-Uku – 2005-2006

Medical Lab Scientist I: Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State – 2006-2009

Bio-fortification Project/Nutritionist Survey Delta State

Medical Lab Scientist (NYSC/CORPER) Medical Laboratory Department, General Hospital, Jega Kebi State – 2001-2002

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan – Nov-Dec 2010

President/ Founder, Ethnomedicine Advocate International

President/Founder Ethnomedicine Enrichment Club International

Founding Member, International Association of Ethnomedicine Nigeria CHIEF ADMIN Ethnomedicine Advocate International Group on Facebook

CHIEF ADMIN Ethnomedicine Enrichment Club International Group on Whatsapp

Founder/Initiator Gilead Healthcare Services Ibusa, Nigeria – 2003 till date

Founder/Initiator, Gilead Holistic Medical Centre Ibusa, Nigeria

Founder/Initiator International Academy Of Ethnomedicine Ibusa, Nigeria

Founder/Initiator World Ethnomedicine Day Celebration every 31st August- September 3 – 2018 till date.

MEMBERSHIP & CERTIFICATION

Fellow African Institute of Strategic Managers

Member Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria.

Registered Life Member Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata India.

Registered/Licensed Medical Practitioner (RMP) Government of West Bengal India.

Registered/Licensed Associate Member Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria

Registered/Licensed General Practitioner/Physician of Traditional Medicine by Delta State Traditional Medicine Board Nigeria.

Registered Traditional Medicine Practitioner (RTMP) Nigeria.

AWARDS

Fellow, African Institute of Strategic Managers, 2019

Integrity in Professionalism Award (IPA) winner Selected from the Nigerian Health Sector by Institute of Human & Natural Resources, Abuja 2017

Igbuzo Modern Town Developer Award by Igbuzo Media Practitioners, 2015

Indian Board of Alternative Medicine Health Excellence Award Winner, 2014

HOBBIES

Reading, Swimming, Research, Travelling, writing, and publications.

PUBLICATIONS

Have over 25 publications on Health Matters

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

AMLSN Conference 2007 – Theme – Evolving A Sustainable Heath System In Nigeria: Medical Laboratory Science Priorities

AMLSN Conference 2008 –Theme – Improving Primary Healthcare Delivery through Medical Laboratory Services In Nigeria.

Federal College Of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Nigeria Conference 2009-Theme – The Role Of CAM In Achieving The Seven Point Agenda And Millennium Development Goals.

AMLSN Conference 2010 -Theme – Translational Medicine

AMLSN Conference 2011 – Theme – Challenges Of Dwindling Life Expectancy in Nigeria.

AMLSN Conference 2013 – Theme – Modernizing the Medical Laboratory Science Profession

India Board of Alternative Medicine kolkata Intl. Conference 2014 – Theme – Alternative Medicine a Holistic Approach.

Word Accreditation Day Conference – 2015 – theme: Accreditation supporting the delivery of health and social care.

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Conference organized by USAID, MSH and K4Health – 2016 Theme – Resource Mobilization Workshop.

AMLSN Annual Public Health Lecture – 2017 – Theme – Effective Management And Control Of Malaria Parasite Infestation

AMLSN CPD Lectures – 2018 – Theme – Manpower Development as a Tool for Efficient Service Delivery: A case study of the Nigerian Health Sector.

He is the tutor of the Intro to Medical Diagnostics Lab and other courses.


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DR. AJIBADE JESSICA . Ukrainian


BOARD CERTIFED GENERAL PRACTIONER

UKRAINIAN LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE LUGASNK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY UKRAINE

REGISTERED NURSE MEDICINE LUGANSK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY UKRAINE

EXPERIENCE : OVER 5 YEARS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN AND PEDIATRICIAN.

LECTURER IN MEDICINE AND NURSING


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Dr. Ferdinand A. Ikeji.


Fellow Medical and Dental Council of Nig . (FMDCN)

Licensed General Practice Physicianwith over 40 year experience in health field.

Diploma of Family Medicine UNN

MPH. Master of Public Health University of Lagos

MBBS. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. University of Lagos 1978.

Founding Medical Director, Messiah Foundation Hospital


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Dr. Okay Obiagwu.


Licensed Physician General Practice with MDCN

Founding Medical Director of a private hospital with 32 years of experience.

MPH. Master of Public Health Nnamdi Azikiwe University

MBBS. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The University of Jos 1986.


UOA Faculties

Dr. Obioha Kingsley C. Episteme


Licensed Physician and Board Certified Consultant Physician with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, as well a visiting Consultant OB/Gny Physician to UNN Medical Center Nsukka with a 16 years of medical practice.

FCGYN. American Aesthetic Association/American Board of Cosmetic Gynecology ( ABCG) U.S.A. 2020

Cosmetic Gynecology/woman beautification.

FIV/FART. Universitat Klinikum Schleswig-Holstein ( UKSH) Germany. Assisted Reproduction . 2020

FICS- International College of Surgeons 2018

FMCOG. Medical College of Ob/Gyn National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria 2015

FWACS. West African College of Surgeons Postgraduate Medical College 2014 in Obstetrics and Gynecology

AFMCOG 2006.Basic Medical Sciences.

MWACS 2010. Ob/Gynecology

MMCOG 2011. Obgny.

M.Sc. Human Reproduction and Women Health. Institute of Maternal and Child Health University of Nigeria Enugu Campus 2019.

M.Ed. Science Education. National Open University of Nigeria. 2018

MPA. Master of Public Administration National Open University of Nigeria.2015. Administration.

MPH.Master of Public Health University of Nigeria. 2014. Community Medicine.

P.G.D.E. in Education National Open University of Nigeria. 2013

M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine: Bachelor of Surgery. University of Port Harcourt. 2004.


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DR. MIKE AGBOOLA Ukrainian


BOARD CERTIFED SURGEON

UKRAINIAN LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE LUGASNK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

UKRAINE REGISTERED NURSE MEDICINE

LUGASNK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY UKRAINE

EXPERIENCE ; OVER 5 YEARS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN AND PEDIATRICIAN.

LECTURER IN SURGERY , MEDICINE AND NURSING


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DR. CONSTANCE MBAGWU Nationality: USA


BOARD CERTIFED PEDIATRICIAN

CALIFORNIA LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

TH.D. (RELIGION AND MEDICINE) THE UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

MBBS UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA –UNN

EXPERIENCE : OVER 25 YEARS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN AND PEDIATRICIAN. C.E.O. MEDICAL DIRECTOR LA SIERRA MEDICAL CLINIC RIVERSIDE CA USA . LECTURER IN MEDICINE


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DR. CHINWE ANYANWU Nationality: Biafran


BOARD CERTIFED GENERAL PRACTIONER

CALIFORNIA LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

MB.BS UNIVERSITY OF PORTHARCOURT

FELLOW WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

EXPERIENCE : OVER 5 YEARS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN AND PEDIATRICIAN.

LECTURER IN MEDICINE


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PHARMACIST KINSLEY C. OKOLI . RPH. Nationality: Biafran


BOARD REGISTERED PHARMACIST

B. PHARM. UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

EXPERIENCE. LECTURER IN PHARMACY AND PHARMACY MANAGEMENT


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MS. Suzie Williams RN. Nationality: USA


Registered Nurse in CA, Alabama, GA.

BSN Nursing Auburn University. Alabama USA

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing .

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Faculty of English , Linguistics and Communication

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Professor Anne Curzan, Ph.D.


University of Michigan

I love this chance to share my passion for exploring the history of language and the dynamics of everyday talk. It allows us to see and hear the language around us in entirely new ways.

Dr. Anne Curzan is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan. She earned a B.A. in Linguistics from Yale University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Professor Curzan has won several awards for teaching, including the University of Michigan's Henry Russel Award, the Faculty Recognition Award, and the John Dewey Award. Her research interests include the history of English, language and gender, corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, pedagogy, and lexicography. In addition to writing numerous articles, reviews, and edited volumes, Professor Curzan is the author of Gender Shifts in the History of English and the coauthor of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction and First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching. Beyond her teaching and research interests, she is a member of the American Dialect Society and sits on the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary. She can also be found talking about language in her column, Talking About Words, in Michigan Today and on the segment, That's What They Say, on Michigan Radio.


*The Great Courses Professor of English Grammar Bootcamp

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Professor James Pfrehm, PhD


Ithaca College

University of Wisconsin, Madison

James Pfrehm is an Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Ithaca College. He received a master’s degree in German Literature from the University of Washington and a doctorate in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr. Pfrehm’s teaching and research areas include the German language; the literature and culture of German-speaking countries; and several subfields of linguistics, primarily sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistic anthropology, and technolingualism. He has taught at universities in Heidelberg and Münster, has written and presented his research at numerous academic conferences, and has led several workshops at universities across the United States on teaching foreign languages with technology.

Dr. Pfrehm has received recognition from the Student Governance Council at Ithaca College for his outstanding teaching and commitment to his students, and he has earned various institutional grants to take students abroad for short-term study experiences.

Dr. Pfrehm is the author of Technolingualism and Austrian Standard German. In addition, he is the author or coauthor of two foreign language textbooks: Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben and Textures. He is also a published playwright and has had multiple plays produced by theaters in the United States and Canada.


*The Great Courses Professor of German Language and Culture

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Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black, Ph.D.


St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Ohio State University

Each of us has the capacity to write meaningful essays that tap into the heartbeat of humanity.

Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black is Professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college. She graduated summa cum laude from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a dual degree in Music and English. She studied under Jane Smiley for her M.A. in Fiction and Essay Writing at Iowa State University and received her Ph.D. in 19th-Century British and American Literature from The Ohio State University.

Among her awards for teaching and writing, she was named a Fulbright Scholar to Slovenia, where she taught the American novel and creative writing. She was the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award and was twice the recipient of the Faculty Student Life Award, the most prestigious teaching award at St. Mary’s, selected by the students themselves. She was awarded Mellon Foundation grants on three separate occasions, and she won a gold medal in the national 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest for an anthology she edited. Nebraska Wesleyan University has named her a Distinguished Alumna and an Outstanding Graduate.

Professor Cognard-Black’s publications are extensive and eclectic, reflecting her intellectual background as both a writer and a literary critic. She is the author of numerous books, has published her essays and short fiction in a number of journals, and she has appeared on NPR.


*The Great Courses Professor of Fiction

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Professor James Scott Bell, JD


University of Southern California Gould School of Law The tools and techniques you learn can be applied at any stage of your writing and will serve you the rest of your writing life.

James Scott Bell is an award-winning novelist and writing instructor. He is a winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and the author of the #1 best-selling book on writing, Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish. He received his BA in Film Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied writing with Raymond Carver, and his JD with honors from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. A former trial lawyer, Mr. Bell now writes and speaks full time.

Mr. Bell is a prolific author. His works include the Mike Romeo thriller series (Romeo’s Rules, Romeo’s Way, Romeo’s Hammer, and Romeo’s Fight), the Ty Buchanan legal thriller series (Try Dying, Try Darkness, and Try Fear), and the novels Your Son Is Alive, Don’t Leave Me, Blind Justice, and Final Witness. He has written several popular writing books, including Just Write: Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life; Conflict and Suspense; and The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises. Mr. Bell has also published How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: The Fastest Way to Improve Any Manuscript; Write Your Novel from the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between; Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story; How to Write Pulp Fiction; and How to Make a Living as a Writer.

Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black is Professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college. She graduated summa cum laude from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a dual degree in Music and English. She studied under Jane Smiley for her M.A. in Fiction and Essay Writing at Iowa State University and received her Ph.D. in 19th-Century British and American Literature from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Bell served as a fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest. He has taught novel writing at Pepperdine University as well as in writing seminars across the United States and many parts of the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


*The Great Courses Professor of FICTION. NOVEL AND WRITING

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Professor Mark G. Frank, Ph.D.


University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Cornell University

Nonverbal communication has similar but not identical features to verbal communication. It is in those differences where we glean maximum insights.

Dr. Mark G. Frank is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, as well as the Director of the Communication Science Center at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Frank received his B.A. in Psychology from the University at Buffalo and received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University.

Dr. Frank’s work has examined the behaviors associated with real versus falsified emotions, behaviors that occur when people lie, and the factors that make people better or worse judges of emotion and deception. His work has been funded by The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the intelligence community. He has used these findings to lecture, consult with, and train U.S. federal law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, local and state agencies, and selected foreign agencies. He has presented briefings on deception and counterterrorism to the U.S. Congress and the National Academies of Sciences.

In 2005, Dr. Frank won The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award for his uncompensated work with law enforcement and other professionals. He has also won a Visionary Innovator Award from the University at Buffalo for being a co-inventor of patented software that reads facial expressions in real time. Dr. Frank has also received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Frank has published numerous research papers. He has also coedited two books. He has appeared more than 100 times in print, radio, and television outlets.


*The Great Courses Professor of COMMUNICATION SCIENCE

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Professor John McWhorter, Ph.D.


Columbia University

Stanford University

Far from being a language in decline, we have reason to believe that English, with all its beauty and quirks and illogicities, will be carried far into the future.

Dr. John McWhorter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He previously was Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his B.A. from Rutgers University, his M.A. from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University. Professor McWhorter specializes in language change and language contact. He is the author of The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language; The Word on the Street, a book on dialects and Black English; and Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music in America and Why We Should, Like, Care. A Contributing Editor at The New Republic, he has also been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Time, and The New Yorker. Frequently sought after by the media, Professor McWhorter has appeared on Dateline NBC, Politically Incorrect, Talk of the Nation, Today, Good Morning America, The Jim Lehrer NewsHour, Up with Chris Hayes, and Fresh Air.


*The Great Courses Professor of Linguistics

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Professor Michael Carasik, Ph.D.


University of Pennsylvania

Brandeis University

Reading the Bible in Hebrew is like traveling back in time. You can hear voices from 2500 years ago speaking directly to you.

Dr. Michael Carasik has taught Biblical Hebrew since 1991 and is currently adjunct assistant professor of Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 2000. He earned his PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from Brandeis University.

A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Faculty Working Group on Recovered Language Pedagogies, Professor Carasik has also taught at Hebrew College, Northeastern University, the University of Delaware, Gratz College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, he has taught adults in the Kerem, Melton, and Me’ah/ConText programs.

Professor Carasik is the creator, editor, and translator of The Commentators’ Bible (The JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot), an English-language version of the traditional Jewish Bible commentaries dating from the 11th to the 16th centuries. He also is the author of Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel, a description of the Israelite understanding of psychology as revealed in the Bible, and The Bible’s Many Voices, a layperson’s guide to what the human authors of the Bible meant by their writing. Professor Carasik’s other publications include numerous articles, reviews, reference book entries, and translations.

Professor Carasik has worked for the National Hebrew Proficiency Guidelines Committee, has been a columnist for Jewish Ideas Daily, and has spoken at synagogues around the United States. He has served the Philadelphia Jewish community as vice president of the Center City Eruv Committee and president of the Center City Kehillah, and has hosted the weekly Torah Talk podcast since 2009. He is the weekday Torah reader at historic congregation Kesher Israel in Philadelphia and blogs as The Bible Guy on WordPress.com.


*The Great Courses Professor of Biblical Hebrew

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Professor Bill Worden, Associate Professor of Spanish


The University of Alabama

Brown University

The ideal language learner is a motivated student who is unafraid to make mistakes. Motivation leads to a high level of engagement with the language, and accepting errors as a natural part of the language learning process helps students keep working toward proficiency even when things get difficult.

Dr. Bill Worden is an Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of Alabama. He received his A.B. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University.

Since 2002, Dr. Worden has taught a wide variety of courses at The University of Alabama, ranging from Introductory Spanish and Advanced Grammar and Composition to undergraduate and graduate courses in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish literature.

Dr. Worden’s main area of research is the work of Miguel de Cervantes, especially his novel Don Quixote. Dr. Worden has published in the fields of early modern Spanish literature, colonial Cuban theater, and 19th-century Spanish literature. He has also published on pedagogical topics, including how to teach Spanish at the middle school and high school levels, and has lectured on approaches for helping beginning language students become comfortable speaking Spanish.

Dr. Worden was awarded the David and Ruth Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching by the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, as well as the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Graduate School at Brown. In 2013, the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers selected Dr. Worden as the winner of the annual Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher Award for Postsecondary.


*The Great Courses Professor of SPANISH

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Professor Angus Fletcher, Ph.D.


The Ohio State University

Yale University

If you want to learn more about stories and the incredible things they can do, there’s no better place to start than screenplays.

Angus Fletcher is a Professor of English and Film at The Ohio State University and a core faculty member at Project Narrative. He has previously taught at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale.

Professor Fletcher’s academic research into story science has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has received teaching awards from Yale and the University of Southern California, and he was listed as one of Hollywood’s top educators by Variety magazine.

Professor Fletcher is the author of more than a dozen feature screenplays and television pilots, including a J. R. R. Tolkien biopic for the producers of The Lord of the Rings series, an adaptation of The Longest Journey for the estate of E. M. Forster, and an adaptation of The Variable Man for the estate of Philip K. Dick. He has also published several academic books and more than two dozen articles. His most recent book is Comic Democracies: From Ancient Athens to the American Republic.


*The Great Courses Professor of Fiction & Screen Writing

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Professor Gary K. Wolfe, Ph.D.


Roosevelt University's Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies

University of Chicago

SF has become so diversified in the last several decades that I don’t think any one theoretical approach can account for what it does in all its varieties.

Dr. Gary K. Wolfe is a Professor of Humanities in Roosevelt University’s Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies. He earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Wolfe has earned many awards, including the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, the Eaton Award from the Eaton Science Fiction Conference, the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Non-Fiction, the Locus Award for Non-Fiction, and the World Fantasy Award for criticism and reviews. He has been nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Convention, twice for his nonfiction and three times for the podcast he co-hosts with Jonathan Strahan.

A reviewer for Locus magazine since 1991 and the Chicago Tribune since 2013, and author or editor of a dozen books, Dr. Wolfe also edited the 2012 Library of America ‘s American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s and edits a series of monographs on science fiction authors for the University of Illinois Press.

Science fiction can take us places in time and space where no other art can. It has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life—and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre.


*The Great Courses Professor of SCIENCE FICTION AND HUMANITIES

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Professor Hannah B. Harvey, Ph.D.


Professional Storyteller

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Storytelling is core to the human experience - you shape your identity through stories. Who we are, where we come from, why we’re here - these are all life-shaping stories. If you don't know your story, you don't know yourself.

Dr. Hannah B. Harvey is an award-winning teacher, an internationally recognized performer, and a nationally known professional storyteller. She earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies/Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was also a teaching fellow. While teaching at Kennesaw State University, she received an Honors Program Distinguished Teacher award and an Alumni Association Commendation for Teaching Impact. As a performance ethnographer, Dr. Harvey develops oral histories into theatrical and solo storytelling works that highlight the true stories of contemporary Appalachian people. Her ongoing fieldwork with disabled coal miners in southwest Virginia culminated in a live ethnographic performance of their oral histories, Out of the Dark: The Oral Histories of Appalachian Coal Miners, earning her a directing award from adjudicators at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2007 and three year-end awards from professional critics in 2005. Her written research has been honored by the American Folklore Society and been featured in Storytelling, Self, Society, of which she is managing editor. Dr. Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and has conducted workshops at festivals and universities in the United States and around the world. She has performed as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee; received accolades for her performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland; and led intercultural workshops at the University Hassan II, Ben M'Sik, in Casablanca, Morocco.


*The Great Courses Professor of Children Fiction

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Professor Ann Williams, Ph.D., DEA


Metropolitan State University of Denver

Université Lyon 2

I suspect that as you discover more about French-speaking cultures in this course, you will find all kinds of reasons to learn this beautiful language.

Ann Williams is a Professor of French at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches courses in language, literature, and culture. She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and earned a Diplôme d’études approfondies from the Université Lyon 2. In May 2016, the French Ministère de l’Éducation nationale named her Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques, an order of distinguished academics. She received the 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year Award for baccalaureate colleges from the Council for Advancement of Support and Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Professor Williams has coauthored four college-level French textbooks. She regularly presents conference papers and writes on contemporary France and the teaching of French. Professor Williams has been involved professionally with the Educational Testing Service, including work as a test developer. Throughout her career, she has received several awards from her university and from foreign-language professional organizations. Since 1990, Professor Williams has been an actor with L’Alliance & Co., a French-language theater company in Denver.

Professor Williams is an energetic supporter of foreign-language learning and international studies, often using her own trajectory to show students how they can benefit from the experience provided through contact with languages and cultures that are different from their own. In her teaching and research, she focuses on life skills gained through language study: intercultural communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and flexibility.

*The Great Courses Professor of Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...


Faculty of Philosophy & Intellectual History

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Professor Joseph H. Shieber, PhD


Lafayette College

Brown University

The study of knowledge is as old as philosophy itself.

Joseph H. Shieber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Lafayette College, where he has taught since 2003. Before arriving at Lafayette, he taught philosophy at Brown University, Connecticut College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Shieber earned a BA in Literature from Yale University, studied mathematics and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin, and earned AM and PhD degrees in Philosophy from Brown University.

Dr. Shieber has published numerous articles in epistemology, philosophy of language, and the history of modern philosophy in some of the top journals in the field of philosophy. He is also the author of Testimony: A Philosophical Introduction as well as a monthly Monday columnist for 3 Quarks Daily (www.3quarksdaily.com).

Dr. Shieber is a recipient of the Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Lecture Award in recognition of excellence in teaching and scholarship from Lafayette College. He regularly teaches courses in theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, history of 20th-century philosophy, logic, and metaphysics as well as a first-year seminar on propaganda.

*The Great Courses Professor of Theories of Knowledge: Epistemology and Formal Logic

Delve into the exciting world of knowledge, belief, and truth in Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know. Taught by acclaimed Professor Joseph H. Shieber of Lafayette College, these 24 mind-bending lectures take you from Plato to Hume to contemporary neurobiologists, and from wide-ranging social networks to the deepest recesses of your own brain


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Professor David Kyle Johnson, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma


King's College

University of Oklahoma

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We can always take comfort in the fact that we can find and do embrace answers to metaphysical questions.

Dr. David Kyle Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.

At Oklahoma, he won the coveted Kenneth Merrill Graduate Teaching Award. In 2011, the American Philosophical Association’s committee on public philosophy gave him an award for his ability to make philosophy accessible to the general public.

Professor Johnson regularly teaches classes on metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and logic, as well as courses on critical thinking and scientific reasoning. He has published papers on human freedom, the problem of natural evil, the multiverse, the existence of souls, and many related topics in such journals as Religious Studies, Sophia, Philo, Philosophy and Literature, and Think. He also maintains two blogs for Psychology Today.

Professor Johnson also publishes prolifically on the intersection of pop culture and philosophy. One of his books, Inception and Philosophy: Because It’s Never Just a Dream, inspired an authors@Google talk with more than half-a-million YouTube views. He also has written numerous articles that explore the relationship between philosophical questions and such pop cultural phenomena as The Hobbit, Doctor Who, Batman, South Park, Johnny Cash, Quentin Tarantino, and Christmas.

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"Professor David Johnson presents, difficult to understand content, clearly and excitedly. The information is in a logical sequence and leads to a modern metaphysical theory that literally changes my perception."

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Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

David Kyle Johnson

In Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King’s College, takes you on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction allows us to consider immense, vital—and sometimes controversial—ideas with a rare combination of engagement and critical distance.

The Big Questions of Philosophy

We have all pondered seemingly unanswerable but significant questions about our existence: Why are we here? What is knowledge? Does God exist? There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world’s greatest minds have analyzed these questions and reasoned out potential solutions. The final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.

Exploring Metaphysics

What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries. Now you can take a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge in Exploring Metaphysics. Professor David Kyle Johnson identifies our...


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Professor Patrick Grim, Ph.D.


State University of New York, Stony Brook

Boston University

In the end, imagining a world of fact without value is quite nearly impossible for creatures like us. Our lives are woven in terms of the things we value.

Dr. Patrick Grim is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He graduated with highest honors in anthropology and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was named a Fulbright Fellow to the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, from which he earned his B.Phil. He earned his Ph.D. from Boston University. Professor Grim is the recipient of several honors and awards. In addition to being named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Dr. Grim has been awarded the President and Chancellor's awards for excellence in teaching and was elected to the Academy of Teachers and Scholars. The Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan in 2006, Professor Grim has also held visiting fellowships at the Center for Complex Systems at Michigan and at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Grim, author of The Incomplete Universe: Totality, Knowledge, and Truth; coauthor of The Philosophical Computer: Exploratory Essays in Philosophical Computer Modeling; and editor of the forthcoming Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions, is widely published in scholarly journals. He is the founder and coeditor of 25 volumes of The Philosopher's Annual, an anthology of the best articles published in philosophy each year.

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"Professor Grim blends intellect, imagination and creativity, not only as he presents his lectures, but he teaches how to connect with those tools, through practical examples and thought experiments throughout the course."

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Mind-Body Philosophy

How is it that our very physical brain creates the very subjective experience we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of SUNY Stony Brook leads an exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life’s greatest conundrums. What is consciousness and how does it arise? Can we really rely on our perceptions of the...


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Professor Steven Gimbel, Ph.D.


Gettysburg College

Johns Hopkins University

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Scientists give us new accounts of how the universe works, and philosophers unpack those theories to see what they tell us about what is real.

Professor Steven Gimbel holds the Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Humanities at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Chair of the Philosophy Department. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University, where he wrote his dissertation on interpretations and the philosophical ramifications of relativity theory. At Gettysburg, he has been honored with the Luther W. and Bernice L. Thompson Distinguished Teaching Award.

Professor Gimbel’s research focuses on the philosophy of science, particularly the nature of scientific reasoning and the ways that science and culture interact. He has published many scholarly articles and four books, including Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion; and Einstein: His Space and Times. His books have been highly praised in periodicals such as The New York Review of Books, Physics Today, and The New York Times, which applauded his skill as “an engaging writer…[taking] readers on enlightening excursions…wherever his curiosity leads.”


*The Great Courses Professor ofFormal Logic

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Professor Mark Berkson, Ph.D.


Hamline University

Stanford University

Religious traditions should be approached not merely as objects of analysis, but also as challenges to be experienced subjectively. A deep encounter with another religion engenders intellectual and spiritual exploration and growth.

Dr. Mark Berkson is Professor of Religion at Hamline University. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, an M.A. from Stanford University in East Asian Studies, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Religious Studies and Humanities. He has twice received Faculty Member of the Year awards and has received multiple fellowships for his work in Asian religions. A world traveler, he has lived in China and visited religious and pilgrimage sites in countries such as India, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Greece. Professor Berkson has given well over 100 presentations at conferences, universities, community meetings, and churches, and he has also appeared on radio and television news shows in segments dealing with religious issues. His scholarly work has addressed topics such as comparative religious thought, religious ethics, death and dying, and interfaith dialogue and has appeared in books and in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Religious Ethics, Teaching Theology & Religion, and Buddhist-Christian Studies.

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"Professor Berkson's enthusiasm for the subject matter and skill as a speaker hold your attention throughout the series."

*The Great Courses Professor of Philosophy of Religion- Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.

*The Great Courses Professor of Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

Mark Berkson

When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Who are Vishnu and Shiva? What are Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know is your chance to experience the breadth and depth of the world’s religions from all angles—historical, theological, and cultural. Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, award-winning Professor...

*The Great Courses Professor of Introduction to the Qur’an

Gain a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, Islam and other faiths from around the world in this two-course set. First, take a multifaceted approach to the Qur’an and its 1,400-year history, from its origins as a revelation to Muhammad to its role in the establishment of Islam as a world religion, in Introduction to the Qur’an. Then, gain fresh insights into the history, theology, and culture of...


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Professor Steven Gimbel, Ph.D.


Gettysburg College

Johns Hopkins University

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Scientists give us new accounts of how the universe works, and philosophers unpack those theories to see what they tell us about what is real.

Professor Steven Gimbel holds the Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Humanities at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Chair of the Philosophy Department. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University, where he wrote his dissertation on interpretations and the philosophical ramifications of relativity theory. At Gettysburg, he has been honored with the Luther W. and Bernice L. Thompson Distinguished Teaching Award.

Professor Gimbel’s research focuses on the philosophy of science, particularly the nature of scientific reasoning and the ways that science and culture interact. He has published many scholarly articles and four books, including Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion; and Einstein: His Space and Times. His books have been highly praised in periodicals such as The New York Review of Books, Physics Today, and The New York Times, which applauded his skill as “an engaging writer…[taking] readers on enlightening excursions…wherever his curiosity leads.”

*The Great Courses Professor of Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science

No subject is bigger than reality itself and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality has been undergoing continual revision for centuries. The quest to pin down what’s real is both philosophical and scientific. Redefining Reality , presented by award-winning Professor of Philosophy Steven Gimbel, shows that separating the real from the illusory is an exhilarating intellectual...


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Professor Dorsey Armstrong, Ph.D.


Purdue University

Duke University

Every turning point in the medieval world discussed in these lectures shifted the flow of the river of history, bringing us ever closer to the modern world.

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University, where she has taught since 2002. The holder of an A.B. in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Duke University, she also taught at Centenary College of Louisiana and at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include medieval women writers, late-medieval print culture, and the Arthurian legend, on which she has published extensively, including the 2009 book Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript and Gender and the Chivalric Community in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur, published in 2003. In January 2009, she became editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana, which publishes the most cutting-edge research on the legend of King Arthur, from its medieval origins to its enactments in the present moment. Her current research project-Mapping Malory's Morte-is an exploration of the role played by geography in Malory's version of the story of King Arthur.


*The Great Courses Professor of English, Medieval Philosophy and Literature

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Professor Lawrence Cahoone, Ph.D.


College of the Holy Cross

Stony Brook University

The Great Courses deeply challenged my skills in teaching philosophy, while making it fun too.

The Great Courses deeply challenged my skills in teaching philosophy, while making it fun too.

Dr. Lawrence Cahoone is Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he has taught since 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A two-time winner of the Undergraduate Philosophy Association Teaching Award at Boston University who has taught more than 50 different philosophy courses, Professor Cahoone is not only a skilled teacher, but also an author. With a background in recent European, American, and social and political philosophy, as well as interests in postmodernism, metaphysics, and the latter's relation to the natural sciences, he has written:

The Orders of Nature

Cultural Revolutions: Reason versus Culture in Philosophy, Politics, and Jihad

Civil Society: The Conservative Meaning of Liberal Politics

The Ends of Philosophy: Pragmatism, Foundationalism, and Postmodernism

The Dilemma of Modernity: Philosophy, Culture, and Anti-Culture

He edited From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology and his play, Wise Guys: A Philosophical Comedy, is available at HeartlandPlays.com

*The Great Courses Professor of Political Philosophy


Faculty of Mathematics

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Professor John Keyser, Ph.D.


Texas A&M University

University of North Carolina

Just as language helps us organize and describe ideas for people, programming languages help us organize and describe ideas for the computer.

Dr. John Keyser is a Professor and the Associate Department Head for Academics in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina. As an undergraduate, he earned three bachelor’s degrees—in Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Applied Math—from Abilene Christian University.

Dr. Keyser’s interest in computing, physics, and math steered him into a career in computer graphics, allowing him to combine all three disciplines. He has published widely on geometric modeling, physically based simulation for graphics, and a variety of other graphics topics.

Dr. Keyser’s teaching ranges from introductory undergraduate courses in computing and programming to graduate courses in modeling and simulation. Among these, he created a new Programming Studio course that has become required for all Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors at Texas A&M. He has been honored three times with Texas A&M’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching—once at the university level and twice from the Dwight Look College of Engineering. As an Assistant Professor, he was named a Montague Scholar by the Center for Teaching Excellence. He also won the Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award and the Theta Tau Most Informative Lecturer Award.

*The Great Courses Professor of Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Applied Math, and Programming Languages


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Professor Francis Su, PhD


Harvey Mudd College

Harvard University

Linear algebra is about seeing the world visually in a completely different way. It’s about growing in your ability to recognize the hidden mathematical structures that underlie the everyday problems we encounter.

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and he has held visiting professorships at Cornell University and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. In 2015 and 2016, he served as president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Professor Su’s research focuses on geometric and topological combinatorics and their applications to the social sciences. He has published numerous scientific papers, and his work on the rental harmony problem (the question of how to divide rent fairly among roommates) was featured in The New York Times. He also wrote the book, Mathematics and Human Flourishing.

Professor Su’s teaching and writing are nationally renowned. The MAA has recognized his work with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award and the Henry L. Alder Award for exemplary teaching, as well as the Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award and the Merten M. Hasse Prize for distinguished writing. He is the author of the popular Math Fun Facts website; has a widely used YouTube course on real analysis; and is the creator the math news app MathFeed,. Professor Su’s notoriety as a popularizer prompted WIRED magazine to call him, “the mathematician who will make you fall in love with numbers.”

*The Great Courses Professor of Linear Algebra and Geometry


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Professor Talithia Williams, Ph.D.


Harvey Mudd College

Rice University

To truly appreciate statistical information, we have to understand the language of statistics, the assumptions of statistics, and how we reason in the face of uncertainty.

Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Spelman College, a master’s degree in mathematics from Howard University and her Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the National Security Agency.

Renowned for her popular TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” Dr. Williams takes sophisticated numerical concepts and makes them understandable to a wide audience. She won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, which honors faculty members whose teaching is effective and extraordinary, and extends its influence beyond the classroom.

In her research, Dr. Williams develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data. She has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a model to predict the annual number of cataract surgeries needed to eliminate blindness in Africa.

Dr. Williams is cohost of the PBS series NOVA Wonders, and she has delivered speeches around the country on the value of statistics in quantifying personal health information.


*The Great Courses Professor of Statistics

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Professor James S. Tanton, Ph.D,


The Mathematical Association of America

Princeton University

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Our complex society demands not only mastery of quantitative skills, but also the confidence to ask new questions, to explore, wonder, flail, to rely on ones wits, and to innovate. Let's teach joyous and successful thinking.

Dr. James Tanton is the Mathematician in Residence at The Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University.

A former high school teacher at St. Mark's School in Southborough and a lifelong educator, he is the recipient of the Beckenbach Book Prize from the MAA, the George Howell Kidder Faculty Prize from St. Mark's School, and a Raytheon Math Hero Award for excellence in math teaching.

Professor Tanton is the author of a number of books on mathematics including Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs, The Encyclopedia of Mathematics, and Mathematics Galore!

Professor Tanton founded the St. Mark’s Institute of Mathematics, an outreach program promoting joyful and effective mathematics education. He also conducts the professional development program for Math for America in Washington, D.C.


*The Great Courses Professor of Geometry

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Professor Bruce H. Edwards, Ph.D.


University of Florida

Dartmouth College

I love mathematics and tried to communicate this passion to others, regardless of their mathematical backgrounds.

Professor of Multivariable Calculus: I and II Precalculus and Trigonometry

Dr. Bruce H. Edwards is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Florida. Professor Edwards received his B.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. After his years at Stanford, he taught mathematics at a university near Bogota•, Colombia, as a Peace Corps volunteer. Professor Edwards has won many teaching awards at the University of Florida, including Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Teacher of the Year, and the University of Florida Honors Program Teacher of the Year. He was selected by the Office of Alumni Affairs to be the Distinguished Alumni Professor for 1991-1993. Professor Edwards has taught a variety of mathematics courses at the University of Florida, from first-year calculus to graduate-level classes in algebra and numerical analysis. He has been a frequent speaker at research conferences and meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has also coauthored a wide range of mathematics textbooks with Professor Ron Larson. Their textbooks have been honored with various awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

*The Great Courses Professor of Calculus, Algebra and Numerical Analysis.


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Professor James A. Sellers, Ph.D.


The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University

If you are shaky on basic math facts, algebra will be harder for you than it needs to be. Spend every day reviewing flashcards of math facts, and you will be surprised at how much better at math you are!

Dr. James A. Sellers is Professor of Mathematics and Director of Undergraduate Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Penn State. In the past few years, Professor Sellers has received the Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award from the Penn State Department of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America Allegheny Mountain Section Mentoring Award. More than 60 of Professor Sellers's research articles on partitions and related topics have been published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Professor Sellers has enjoyed many interactions at the high school and middle school levels. He has served as an instructor of middle-school students in the TexPREP program in San Antonio, Texas. He has also worked with Saxon Publishers on revisions to a number of its high-school textbooks. As a home educator and father of five, he has spoken to various home education organizations about mathematics curricula and teaching issues. Algebra I and II . Fundamental of Mathematics Professor.


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Professor Robert L. Devaney, Ph.D.


Boston University

University of California, Berkeley

The field of differential equations has changed remarkably because of computer graphics. It is now fascinating to see how solutions of these equations evolve visually, especially those that are chaotic.

Dr. Robert L. Devaney is Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His main area of research is dynamical systems, including chaos. Professor Devaney's teaching has been recognized with many awards, including the Feld Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and the Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence, all from Boston University; and the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished University Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America. In 2002 he received a National Science Foundation Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, as well as the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics Award for Excellence and Innovation with the Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. In 2004 he was named the Carnegie/CASE Massachusetts Professor of the Year, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame. Since 1989 Professor Devaney has been director of the National Science Foundation's Dynamical Systems and Technology Project, leading to a wide array of computer programs for exploring dynamical systems. He also produced the Mandelbrot Set Explorer, an online, interactive series to introduce students at all levels to the mathematics behind the fractal images known as the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. In addition to writing many professional papers and books, Professor Devaney is the coauthor of Differential Equations, a textbook now in its 4th edition, which takes a fundamentally visual approach to solving ordinary differential equations.

*The Great Courses Professor of Differential Equation, College Mathematics


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Professor Arthur T. Benjamin, Ph.D.


Harvey Mudd College

Johns Hopkins University

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As a professor, I have always wanted to bring math to the masses. The Great Courses has helped make that wish come true.

Dr. Arthur T. Benjamin is Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1989. Professor Benjamin's teaching has been honored repeatedly by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). In 2000, he received the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo National Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The MAA also named Professor Benjamin the 2006-2008 George Pólya Lecturer. In 2012, Princeton Review profiled him in The Best 300 Professors. He is a professional magician, whose techniques are explained in his book Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks. Professor Benjamin also served for five years as coeditor of Math Horizons magazine. An avid games player, Dr. Benjamin is a past winner of the American Backgammon Tour and has written more than 15 papers on the mathematics of games and puzzles. Professor Benjamin has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs and has been featured in publications, including Scientific American, People, and The New York Times. In 2005, Reader's Digest called him America's Best Math Whiz.


*The Great Courses Professor of Discrete Mathematics

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Professor William Dunham, Ph.D.


Muhlenberg College

The Ohio State University

Mathematics is perhaps the most useful of subjects, but my interests are not utilitarian. Rather, I look to the great landmarks from the history of mathematics and present them as creative achievements that are a joy to behold.

Dr. William Dunham is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Ohio State University. Before his current appointment at Muhlenberg, Dr. Dunham taught at Hanover College in Indiana, receiving teaching awards from both institutions as well as the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching from the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America. He was a Visiting Professor at Ohio State and at Harvard University, where he was invited to teach an undergraduate course on the work of Leonhard Euler and to deliver the Clay Public Lecture in 2008. Dr. Dunham's great theorems approach to teaching mathematics was fostered by a 1983 summer grant from the Lilly Endowment, which also led to his first book, Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics-a Book-of-the-Month Club selection that has been translated into five languages. Other books followed in addition to articles on mathematics and its history, earning him numerous awards from the Mathematical Association of America and other organizations. He has presented popular talks on mathematics throughout the United States and has appeared on the BBC and NPR's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday.

*The Great Courses Professor of Mathematical Theorems


Faculty of Physics

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Professor Richard Wolfson, Ph.D.


Middlebury College

Dartmouth College

Physics explains the workings of the universe at the deepest level, the everyday natural phenomena that are all around us, and the technologies that enable modern society. It's an essential liberal art.

Dr. Richard Wolfson is the Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College, where he also teaches Climate Change in Middlebury's Environmental Studies Program. He completed his undergraduate work at MIT and Swarthmore College, graduating from Swarthmore with a double major in Physics and Philosophy. He holds a master's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Physics from Dartmouth.

Professor Wolfson's published work encompasses diverse fields such as medical physics, plasma physics, solar energy engineering, electronic circuit design, observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, nuclear issues, and climate change. His current research involves the eruptive behavior of the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, as well as terrestrial climate change and the sun–Earth connection.

Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics,and Energy, Environment, and Climate. He is also an interpreter of science for the nonspecialist, a contributor to Scientific American, and author of the books Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology and Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified.

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Faculty of Chemistry , Organic Chemistry and Molecular Chemistry

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Professor Ron B. Davis Jr., Ph.D.


Georgetown University

Pennsylvania State University

I hope this will be a lifelong journey exploring and appreciating the rich and beautiful chemistry which breathes life into our planet, the chemistry of molecules based on carbon.

Dr. Ron B. Davis, Jr. is an Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry at Georgetown University, where he has been teaching introductory organic chemistry laboratories since 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, Professor Davis spent several years as a pharmaceutical research and development chemist.

Professor Davis’s research focuses on the fundamental forces governing the interactions of proteins with small organic molecules. His research has been published in such scholarly journals as Proteins and Biochemistry and has been presented at the Annual Symposium of The Protein Society. He also maintains an educational YouTube channel and provides interviews and content to various media outlets, including The Discovery Channel.

At The Pennsylvania State University, Professor Davis received a Dalalian Fellowship and the Dan Waugh Teaching Award. He is also a member of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.

*The Great Courses Professor of General College Chemistry .


Faculty of Astronomy, Cosmology , Astrophysics & Space Science

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Professor Alex Filippenko, Ph.D.


University of California, Berkeley

California Institute of Technology

Perhaps the next time you go out to the countryside, you will ponder the magnificence of the Universe and its contents—and the fact that, through careful experiments, observations, and thought, humans are coming to a good understanding of what makes it all tick.

Dr. Alex Filippenko is Professor of Astronomy and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Filippenko's research accomplishments, documented in more than 500 scientific publications and 600 abstracts and astronomical circulars, are among the most highly cited in the world. Science magazine credited two international teams of astronomers (on which he was the only coauthor contributing to both teams) with the top "Science Breakthrough of 1998" for research on exploding stars (supernovae), which shows that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, propelled by mysterious "dark energy." Professor Filippenko received a share of the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize for this discovery, work that went on to receive the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Filippenko also leads the world's most successful robotic search for exploding stars.

Dr. Filippenko was elected in 2009 to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to a U.S. scientist. He has also been recognized with several major awards, including the 2010 Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the 2007 Richtmyer Memorial Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the 1997 Robert M. Petrie Prize of the Canadian Astronomical Society, and the 1992 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001 and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in 2002.

In 2006, he was honored nationally as the "Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

At UC Berkeley, Dr. Filippenko's teaching awards include the Donald S. Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences and the Distinguished Teaching Award. He was also voted the Best Professor on Campus nine times in student polls.

Dr. Filippenko is coauthor of The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium, now in its 4th edition (2013), and winner of the 2001 Texty Excellence Award for best new textbook in the physical sciences. He has played a prominent role in numerous television documentaries, including about 40 episodes spanning six seasons of The Universe on The History Channel.

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"Alex Filippenko sets the standard of what great teaching is all about. May we all be willing to learn with the same level of enthusiasm he shows us in these lectures."

"Professor Filippenko is a master of this information, and his enthusiasm is contagious! Highly recommended!!"

"Professor Alex Filippenko delivers the lectures with passion, honesty and he uses helpful visual aids in understanding complex theories. By the end of the course, he is a close friend."

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Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Get an unparalleled visual guide to nature's most mysterious and beautiful offerings with Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. With these twelve 45-minute lectures, award-winning astronomer and Professor Alex Filippenko has crafted a visually stunning tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, including clouds, sunsets, stars, planets, meteors, and solar eclipses. One of our most intensively...

Black Holes Explained

Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe. Black Holes Explained finally makes this awe-inspiring cosmological subject graspable—in just 12 lavishly illustrated lectures. You'll discover the secrets of photon spheres, event horizons, Einstein rings, and other concepts involved in the study...

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

In 96 richly illustrated half-hour lectures you will survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy—from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System and the most recent images offered by telescopes probing the farthest frontiers of space and time. While updating this course, Professor Alex Filippenko added hundreds of images,...


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Professor David M. Meyer, Ph.D.


Northwestern University

University of California, Los Angeles

I have found no better way to communicate the joy of discovery in astronomy than through the beautiful cosmic images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dr. David M. Meyer is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Dearborn Observatory and Co-Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. He earned his B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his studies as a Robert R. McCormick Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi Institute before joining the Northwestern faculty. Professor Meyer's research focuses on the spectroscopic study of interstellar and extragalactic gas clouds-work carried out over the past 15 years with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Along with his collaborators, Professor Meyer has conducted 20 research projects with Hubble, resulting in 25 peer-reviewed publications. He has also served five times on the committee that annually selects the most deserving proposals for Hubble observing time. During his career at Northwestern, Professor Meyer has specialized in designing and teaching introductory undergraduate courses in astronomy, cosmology, and astro-biology for non-science majors. His many teaching awards include the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence, Northwestern's highest teaching honor. Beyond campus, Professor Meyer has delivered popular talks on Hubble to young and old in settings as far-flung as a transatlantic crossing.

*The Great Courses Professor of Introductory Undergraduate courses in Astronomy, Cosmology, and Astro-Biology


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Professor Sabine Stanley, PhD


Johns Hopkins University

Harvard University

I’m here to lead you through the solar system; back in time and even to planets around other stars in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Sabine Stanley, Ph.D., is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She received a HBSc degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Toronto and then completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics from Harvard University. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Professor Stanley was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a professor at the University of Toronto. At Johns Hopkins, she also holds appointments in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Exploration Sector, and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute.

Professor Stanley has received several honors and awards for both her research and teaching. Her research honors include the American Geophysical Union’s William Gilbert Award for her major theoretical contributions to the study of planetary magnetism, and her teaching awards include the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Toronto.

Professor Stanley’s research includes studies of the magnetic fields of Earth, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets. She is also a coinvestigator on NASA’s Mars InSight mission. In addition to her research work, Professor Stanley has served as the editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets and has chaired the Women in Physics Canada Conference.

*The Great Courses Professor of Geophysics, Physics and Astronomy


UOA Faculties

Professor Joshua Winn, Ph.D.


Princeton University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There are so many reasons to study exoplanets, including exploration, the search for life, the rich physics problem of planet formation, and the technological challenge.

Dr. Joshua N. Winn is the Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. After earning his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, he held fellowships from the National Science Foundation and NASA at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Dr. Winn’s research goals are to explore the properties of planets around other stars, understand how planets form and evolve, and make progress on the age-old question of whether there are other planets capable of supporting life. He was a member of the science team of NASA’s Kepler mission and is the Deputy Science Director of a future NASA mission called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 scientific articles on the subject of exoplanetary science.

At MIT, Dr. Winn teaches physics and astronomy and has won several awards for his dedication to his students, including the Buechner Faculty Teaching Prize in 2008 and the School of Science Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 2013. His talent for communicating science to the general public was honed during graduate school, when he wrote for the science section of The Economist.

*The Great Courses Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, physics and astronomy


UOA Faculties

Professor Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D.


Principal Scientist at the Green Bank Observatory

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Astronomy, by looking outward, leads us to questions that reflect upon ourselves in very deep ways.

Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D., is the Green Bank Telescope Principal Scientist at the Green Bank Observatory, a facility of the National Science Foundation. He did his undergraduate work at Drexel University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Lockman’s area of research is the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, with a special emphasis on radio observations of neutral hydrogen. He was project scientist for the Green Bank Telescope during its construction phase and then moved to the Green Bank Observatory, where he was the site director for six years.

Dr. Lockman’s research has involved studies of the ionized, neutral atomic, and molecular gas in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and edited several books, including Gaseous Halos of Galaxies and But It Was Fun: The First Forty Years of Radio Astronomy at Green Bank. Dr. Lockman’s 1990 review article on hydrogen in the Milky Way, coauthored with Dr. John M. Dickey of the University of Tasmania, is the most cited publication in the history of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. In 2013, he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his significant studies of neutral hydrogen in our galaxy and others, and for his service to U.S. radio astronomy.

*The Great Courses Professor of Radio Astronomy.


UOA Faculties

Professor Mark Whittle, Ph.D.


University of Virginia

University of Cambridge

Creating my course on cosmology required me to see ourselves and our world as true cosmic citizens. I hope those who watch my course will also begin to see themselves from this new cosmic perspective.

Dr. Mark Whittle is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia, where he has been teaching since 1986. He teaches on the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and observing techniques. He also gives frequent public lectures, and he is committed to community outreach on all areas of astronomy, particularly cosmology. Professor Whittle's research centers on various aspects of nuclear activity in galaxies, a phenomenon that arises from gas falling onto supermassive black holes. His most recent work focuses on the properties of jets that emerge from Seyfert galaxies and the role they play in energizing the central few thousand light-years. Professor Whittle uses both optical and radio telescopes for his research, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Professor Whittle was a Mackinnon Scholar at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he obtained his B.A. Honors in Physics, First Class. He earned his M.A. in Physics at Oxford and his Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

Testimonials

"Professor Whittle is crystal clear, concise, organized, and in full mastery of his material. His enthusiasm for each of theme is infectious, and he has worked hard to make each theme accessible to the reasonably intelligent layman."

*The Great Courses Professor of

Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

Discover a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. In the 36 lectures of Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe, astronomer and award-winning Professor Mark Whittle makes this profound subject understandable and awe inspiring. With the aid of more than 1,700 vivid illustrations, discover how this scientific field has helped us decipher mysteries about...

Understanding the Quantum World & Cosmology

In this two-course set, make sense of the complexities of quantum theory and cosmology with the guidance of award-winning science professors. First, in Understanding the Quantum World, discover how the fundamentals of quantum theory have given physicists (and can give you) unprecedented insight into nature. Then, in Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe, get an introduction to the science behind the...

Introduction to Astrophysics & Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

Delve into new worlds of space with this unforgettable two-course set. Start by savoring the universe as only an expert can by working through the equations that explain stars, black holes, galaxies, and the Big Bang with Introduction to Astrophysics. Then, discover a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe with Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe.


UOA Faculties

Professor Stephen Nowicki, Ph.D.


Duke University

Cornell University

It’s almost 75 years later, and we find ourselves in much the same position as Wells described in 1929. Our knowledge of biology has exploded in recent years and it continues to expand exponentially.

Dr. Stephen Nowicki is Bass Fellow and Professor of Biology at Duke University. He is also Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at Duke, and holds appointments in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and in the Neurobiology Department at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to taking his position at Duke, he was a post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor at The Rockefeller University. Professor Nowicki earned his undergraduate degree and a master's degree at Tufts University, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the recipient of the Robert B. Cox Distinguished Teaching Award from Duke University. He has been awarded fellowships from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Professor Nowicki has published more than 65 scholarly articles in academic journals and is coauthor of the book The Evolution of Animal/Communication: Reliability and Deceit in Signaling Systems.

Testimonials

"Professor Nowicky's approach to making the complexities of biology comprehensible to a science illiterate like me is very effective. Excellent communicator." *The Great Courses Professor of General Biology. Microbiology


UOA Faculties

Professor Sean K. Todd, Ph.D.


College of the Atlantic

Memorial University of Newfoundland

We should save the ocean because it is our ethical responsibility–because we can; and because if we do, the ocean will likely save us.

Sean K. Todd holds the Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Professor Todd received a Joint Honors undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Bangor University in the United Kingdom and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Biopsychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He joined the College of the Atlantic as a faculty member in Biology & Marine Mammals and became the inaugural holder of the Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences in 2006. That same year, he also became director of Allied Whale, the college’s marine mammal research program, which includes the Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program, one of two programs responsible for stranding response in Maine.

Professor Todd’s marine mammal research interests include foraging ecology, population studies, bioacoustics, and fishery interactions. He has authored or coauthored a variety of peer-reviewed papers for journals including the Canadian Journal of Zoology, Marine Mammal Science, the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, and Marine Policy. He has also completed several invited chapters for books, and his work has been featured on BBC, CBC, PBS, NPR, and Scientific American Frontiers.

*The Great Courses Professor of Marine Biology, Oceanography


UOA Faculties

Professor Donald E. Moore III, Ph.D.


Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

State University of New York College of

Environmental Science and Forestry

While most the time, the public sees a zoo as an entertaining and educational way to spend a Saturday afternoon-and it very much is-your average accredited zoo is also a vital part of research and conservation activities going on across the world.

Dr. Donald E. Moore III, director of the Oregon Zoo and senior science advisor at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, is a conservation biologist with nearly 40 years of experience in wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and zoo management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and Zoology and a doctoral degree in Conservation Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Dr. Moore worked at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo from 2006 to 2016. He was the associate director of Animal Care Sciences from 2006 to 2014 and served as a senior scientist for conservation programs on assignment with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In his time at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Dr. Moore helped implement major renovations, such as the Elephant Trails and American Trail exhibits.Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Dr. Moore worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, where he was curator of Central Park Zoo, director of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo, and co-chair of the society’s renowned Animal Enrichment Program.

Dr. Moore has led international workshops in modern zoo design and accreditation, animal behavior and enrichment, and ecotourism in Spain, Malaysia, and South America, where he has conducted much of his conservation biology research. He is the author of Disney Learning’s Disney’s Wonderful World of Animals.

*The Great Courses Professor of Biology and Zoology


UOA Faculties

Professor Catherine Kleier, Ph.D.


Regis University

University of California, Los Angeles

Wherever we look, I think we can be surprised at what’s out there in the plant kingdom.

Dr. Catherine Kleier is a Professor of Biology and former chair of the Department of Biology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Professor Kleier holds a Ph.D. in Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds an M.S. in General Science with an emphasis in botany and plant pathology from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Ecology, Population, and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Kleier was named Colorado Professor of the Year in 2015 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2014, she was elected Faculty Lecturer of the Year at Regis University. In previous years, she was selected as a scholar for the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Environment Forum and was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Professor Kleier teaches courses in plant physiology, ecology, and environmental science. Her current research includes long-term restoration ecology on trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, plant impacts from skiing, and urban ecology. Her laboratory work has focused on the effect of magnesium chloride on the growth and reproduction of plants.

*The Great Courses Professor of Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. Ecology, Population, and Organismic Biology

If you look around right now, chances are you’ll see a plant. It could be a succulent in a pot on your desk, grasses or shrubs just outside your door, or trees in a park across the way. Proximity to plants tends to make us happy, even if we don’t notice, offering unique pleasures and satisfactions. In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Catherine Kleier opens our eyes to the phenomenal and exciting...


UOA Faculties

Professor Stuart Sutherland, PhD


The University of British Columbia

University of Leicester

I love investigating life’s story and how major geological events have colored that story. I am also passionate about helping people ‘read the rocks’ so they can peel back the pages of Earth’s history for themselves.

Dr. Stuart Sutherland is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC). Raised in the United Kingdom, he earned an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Plymouth and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Leicester for his studies on Silurian microfossils called chitinozoa. Professor Sutherland discovered his passion for teaching during an appointment at Brunel University in London. He went on to postdoctoral research at the Natural History Museum in London, working with other paleontologists to understand the Devonian organic-walled microfossils of the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. During this time, he completed a postgraduate teaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Since 2000, Professor Sutherland has been on the faculty at UBC’s Vancouver campus, where his interests center on Earth history and paleontology. He is a three-time winner of the UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences Teaching Award. He also received the Faculty of Science Teaching Award and the Killam Teaching Prize, and he was named a “popular professor” in two editions of Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities..

*The Great Courses Professor of Introduction to Paleontology.


UOA Faculties

Professor Alyssa Crittenden, Ph.D.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of California, San Diego

Our long evolutionary relationship with food is often hailed by anthropologists as one of the key milestones in human evolution.

Dr. Alyssa Crittenden is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Crittenden’s focus in anthropology is on behavioral ecology and nutritional anthropology. She does field research among the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, East Africa. Her research interests include the evolution of the human diet, the evolution of childhood, and the origins of the division of labor between the sexes. Dr. Crittenden’s work crosses several disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, ecology, nutrition, and human biology.

Dr. Crittenden has received multiple awards for her research contributions, including the prestigious Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Award for 2017. Her research on the role of honey in human evolution and her work on Hadza diet and the gut microbiome have been widely published in both top-tier academic journals and highlighted in popular outlets, such as National Geographic magazine, Smithsonian magazine, and Psychology Today. Dr. Crittenden has also appeared on the BBC, on PBS and NPR, as well as in several documentaries. Her research among the Hadza was the basis of a TED Talk for EDxUNLV in 2016.

*The Great Courses Professor of Food, Science, and the Human Body

In these 36 lectures, get answers to questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies. Bringing together insights from fields including anthropology, health science, biology, and sociology, this partnership between The Great Courses and National Geographic lays bare what science can teach us about food.


UOA Faculties

Professor Scott M. Lacy, Ph.D


Fairfield University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Anthropology inspires us to integrate multiple perspectives to enthusiastically explore our human condition and all its history and diversity.

Scott M. Lacy is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he teaches anthropology, environmental studies, and black studies courses. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his research interests include cross-cultural knowledge production, food systems, intellectual property rights associated with seed, and the anthropology of happiness.

In addition to being an award-winning teacher and two-time Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Lacy is a coauthor of two popular textbooks, Applying Anthropology and Applying Cultural Anthropology, and he has published a number of book chapters and articles that document cross-cultural knowledge production in agriculture, community development, engineering, and even nanotechnology. Dr. Lacy has presented his work as a consultant or keynote speaker for numerous organizations, including Engineers Without Borders and the Peace Corps. His nonprofit and academic work has been featured in two major documentaries: Sustaining Life and Nyogonfe: Together.

Dr. Lacy has worked in Mali since 1994, when he first served in the Peace Corps. Since then, he has partnered with family farmers, teachers, community leaders, plant scientists, engineers, and a host of other knowledge specialists in Mali and throughout the world. He is also the founder and executive director of African Sky, a nonprofit organization that serves hardworking farm families in rural Mali, West Africa.

*The Great Courses Professor of Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

What does it mean to be human? Where did we come from? And what unites us in our diversity today? Tackle these questions and more in Anthropology and the Study of Humanity, a comprehensive survey one of the world’s most engaging sciences. In 24 wide-ranging lectures, Professor Scott Lacy of Fairfield University takes you on a journey through the world of anthropology, or the study of humanity across time and space.


UOA Faculties

Professor Stuart Sutherland, Ph.D.


The University of British Columbia

University of Leicester

I love investigating life’s story and how major geological events have colored that story. I am also passionate about helping people ‘read the rocks’ so they can peel back the pages of Earth’s history for themselves.

Dr. Stuart Sutherland is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC). Raised in the United Kingdom, he earned an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Plymouth and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Leicester for his studies on Silurian microfossils called chitinozoa. Professor Sutherland discovered his passion for teaching during an appointment at Brunel University in London. He went on to postdoctoral research at the Natural History Museum in London, working with other paleontologists to understand the Devonian organic-walled microfossils of the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. During this time, he completed a postgraduate teaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Since 2000, Professor Sutherland has been on the faculty at UBC’s Vancouver campus, where his interests center on Earth history and paleontology. He is a three-time winner of the UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences Teaching Award. He also received the Faculty of Science Teaching Award and the Killam Teaching Prize, and he was named a “popular professor” in two editions of Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities.

*The Great Courses Professor of Geology, Paleontology, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences


Faculty of Physics

UOA Faculties

Professor Richard Wolfson, Ph.D.


Middlebury College

Dartmouth College

Physics explains the workings of the universe at the deepest level, the everyday natural phenomena that are all around us, and the technologies that enable modern society. It's an essential liberal art.

Dr. Richard Wolfson is the Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College, where he also teaches Climate Change in Middlebury's Environmental Studies Program. He completed his undergraduate work at MIT and Swarthmore College, graduating from Swarthmore with a double major in Physics and Philosophy. He holds a master's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Physics from Dartmouth.

Professor Wolfson's published work encompasses diverse fields such as medical physics, plasma physics, solar energy engineering, electronic circuit design, observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, nuclear issues, and climate change. His current research involves the eruptive behavior of the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, as well as terrestrial climate change and the sun–Earth connection.

Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics,and Energy, Environment, and Climate. He is also an interpreter of science for the nonspecialist, a contributor to Scientific American, and author of the books Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology and Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified.

Testimonials

"Dr. Wolfson covers his topics in physics thoroughly and in an entertaining fashion. His sequence of subjects is novel and he manages transitions and cross-references extremely well."

"Professor Wolfson lectures were superb, enthusiaistic, never dull. He is an excellent teacher. Highly recommended, I wish I could go back to college and take more courses from him!"

"Professor Wolfson is easily the most gifted lecturer I have ever encountered including in 5 years of college and 2 years of grad school."

"One can't beat Richard Wolfson as a coherent, organized, knowledgable and effective lecturer."

*The Great Courses Professor of

Understanding Modern Electronics

Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works

Earth's Changing Climate

Physics in Your Life

Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

Introduction to C++ & Understanding Modern Electronics


UOA Faculties

Professor Benjamin Schumacher, Ph.D.


Kenyon College

The University of Texas at Austin

Gravity is about both phenomena near at hand at the human scale, everyday and intuitive, and phenomena far off at an astronomical scale.

Dr. Benjamin Schumacher is Professor of Physics at Kenyon College, where he has taught for 20 years. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1990. Professor Schumacher is the author of numerous scientific papers and two books, including Physics in Spacetime: An Introduction to Special Relativity. As one of the founders of quantum information theory, he introduced the term qubit, invented quantum data compression (also known as Schumacher compression), and established several fundamental results about the information capacity of quantum systems. For his contributions, he won the 2002 Quantum Communication Award, the premier international prize in the field, and was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Besides working on quantum information theory, he has done physics research on black holes, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Professor Schumacher has spent sabbaticals working at Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Quantum Information at California Institute of Technology. He has also done research at the Isaac Newton Institute of Cambridge University, the Santa Fe Institute, the Perimeter Institute, the University of New Mexico, the University of Montreal, the University of Innsbruck, and the University of Queensland.

Testimonials

"If only I had had lecturers like Schumacher in college, I might have made something of myself. You will be entertained, and your head will spin."

"Professor Schumacher covers an amazing amount of material in a clear and concise way with helpful graphics and demonstrations to reinforce learning."

*The Great Courses Professor of

Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge

Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World

Introduction to Astrophysics


UOA Faculties

Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman, Ph.D.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Sun is the opposite of a laser. If it were a laser, we’d have an easier time making solar cells because we could tailor our converters of light energy to one specific wavelength.

Dr. Jeffrey C. Grossman is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining MIT, Professor Grossman founded and headed the Computational Nanoscience research group at the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on designing new materials for energy applications. At MIT, he heads a research group devoted to understanding, predicting, and designing novel materials with applications in energy conversion, energy storage, and thermal transport. As a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he received the Physics Directorate Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Award. He was also awarded a coveted Sloan Fellowship soon after joining MIT. Professor Grossman's current research centers on the development of new solar thermal fuels, the design of nano-scale technologies for sequencing DNA in hours, three-dimensional photovoltaic panels, new materials to convert waste heat into electricity, and more. He has also developed entirely new ways to encourage idea generation and creativity in interdisciplinary science, including 'speedstorming,' a method of pair-wise idea generation that works similarly to a round-robin 'speed-dating' technique.

Testimonials

"I was amazed to find a professor who could speak the languages of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and engineering in a single course, but Dr. Grossman does it!"

*The Great Courses Professor of

Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

Thermodynamics is the branch of science that deals with the movement of heat. Nothing seems simpler, but nothing is more subtle and wide-ranging in its effects. And nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization. Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe gives you an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures that are suitable for everyone...

Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality

Explore the many possibilities of what your future may look like with Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality, an unforgettable survey of today's most advanced research in fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics. These 24 lectures by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman delve into the genuine science of today's-and tomorrow's-hottest issues in an accessible manner that...

Understanding the Quantum World & Thermodynamics

How do scientists make sense of the world around us? Get insights in this two-course set that brings together Understanding the Quantum World and Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe. In the first course, you’ll discover how the fundamentals of quantum theory have given physicists (and can give you) unprecedented insight into nature. And in the second, you’ll get an in-depth tour of thermodynamic...

Introduction to Astrophysics & Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

Step up your science with this stellar two-course set. Start with an accessible grand tour through the physical laws that govern our universe with Introduction to Astrophysics. Then, get an in-depth tour of a vital and fascinating science with Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.


Faculty of Chemistry- General Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

UOA Faculties

Professor Frank Cardulla, M.S.


Niles North High School

University of Illinois

I hope you choose to join our family of students in high school, college, home school, and those who want to learn just for learning’s sake.

Helping students has been my life's mission and I’d love to try and help you as well.

Professor Frank Cardulla taught at Niles North High School in Skokie, IL, from 1964 to 1999. He subsequently taught at Lake Forest High School and Libertyville High School. Professor Cardulla earned both his B.S. in Teaching of Chemistry with honors and his M.S. in Teaching of Physical Sciences from the University of Illinois. He has received the National Catalyst Award for Outstanding Chemistry Teaching, a Presidential Award for Science Teaching, and the National James Bryant Conant Award. Additionally, he has received citations from institutions such as MIT and the University of Chicago for being named "most influential teacher" by attending students. He has taught a wide variety of high school science courses, including regular-level and Honors and Advanced Placement Chemistry; Chemistry for the Health Sciences and Chemistry in the Community; regular-level Physics; and Science for Special Education Students. He served as Science Seminar Director and, additionally, was an Adjunct Professor for the Science Methods Teaching Course at Northwestern University.

Testimonials

"Frank Cardulla is a born educator. He knows how to break a complex topic down so it makes sense to a novice. I'm a "mature" student taking chemistry for the first time, and I don't know how I'd get through my course without this series."

"Of the many Great Courses I have purchased over the years, this was, by far, the best. Frank Cardulla was consistently engaging and should win a 'teacher of the year' award!"

"Well taught. Excellent organization. Professor Cardulla truly made it easy to learn chemistry."

Chemistry, 2nd Edition

Discover why success in chemistry depends only on a genuine understanding of the field's concepts and ideas. Chemistry, 2nd Edition provides a foundation for future success by giving students a deep and thorough grasp of the fundamental problem-solving skills needed to study chemistry. Veteran science teacher and Professor Frank Cardulla's 36 carefully designed lectures are valuable tools for struggling students,...

*The Great Courses Professor of General Chemistry


UOA Faculties

Professor Kevin Ahern, PhD


Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Biochemistry combines the best of chemistry with the best of biology.

Kevin Ahern is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), where he also received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics. He has served on the OSU faculty in Biochemistry/Biophysics since the mid-1990s. Dr. Ahern is the coauthor of three popular biochemistry textbooks; two cowritten with his wife, Indira Rajagopal. In addition, he has published more than 700 articles. Professor Ahern has been widely recognized for his teaching and was a two-time national finalist for Baylor University’s prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, as well as OSU’s nominee for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award in 2009. He received OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award, and is an Eminent Professor of OSU’s Honors College. In addition, he was named an OSU top professor by students, a record of 14 times, and was inducted into OSU Libraries’ Open Access Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2019, Professor Ahern was the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. As an academic advisor, he won every university award given in that field. Among his students, Dr. Ahern is renowned for writing and performing poems and songs to help them learn complicated material, with more than 100 “metabolic melodies” to his credit.

*The Great Courses Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University, this course covers the essential topics of a first-semester college course in biochemistry and molecular biology, introducing amino acids, proteins, enzymes, genes, and dealing with the intricate workings of living cells. A background in high school-level chemistry is helpful.


UOA Faculties

Professor Ron B. Davis Jr., Ph.D.


Georgetown University

Pennsylvania State University

I hope this will be a lifelong journey exploring and appreciating the rich and beautiful chemistry which breathes life into our planet, the chemistry of molecules based on carbon.

Dr. Ron B. Davis, Jr. is an Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry at Georgetown University, where he has been teaching introductory organic chemistry laboratories since 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, Professor Davis spent several years as a pharmaceutical research and development chemist.

Professor Davis’s research focuses on the fundamental forces governing the interactions of proteins with small organic molecules. His research has been published in such scholarly journals as Proteins and Biochemistry and has been presented at the Annual Symposium of The Protein Society. He also maintains an educational YouTube channel and provides interviews and content to various media outlets, including The Discovery Channel.

At The Pennsylvania State University, Professor Davis received a Dalalian Fellowship and the Dan Waugh Teaching Award. He is also a member of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.

"This is a great opportunity for the everyday person to learn the difference between butane and octane, or the difference between a carbohydrate and protein or why the leaves turn red in the autumn. The benefits are abundant and the possibilities are endless."

*The Great Courses Professor of

Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this visually engaging and comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math and is suitable for any science background.

Foundations of Organic Chemistry

Every living thing on Earth uses carbon as a basic building block. Yet organic chemistry—the study of carbon-containing matter—is feared by many interested learners. Making this field relevant and graspable is the forte of Professor Davis. Combining years of classroom and lab experience, he’s crafted vibrantly illustrated lectures designed for everyone seeking to understand this challenging, fascinating...


Faculty of Earth Sciences- Geology, Geography, Ecology, Metrology and Environmental Science and Energy Conservation

UOA Faculties

Professor John J. Renton, Ph.D.


West Virginia University

West Virginia University

My goal as a teacher, be it in the classroom or by way of my Great Course, is to have my students develop an understanding and appreciation of the geology that surrounds them every day and wherever they may travel.

Dr. John J. Renton is Professor of Geology at West Virginia University where he has been teaching for more than 40 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Waynesburg College and went on to earn his master's degree and Ph.D. in Geology from West Virginia University. Professor Renton is the recipient of several awards for his success in teaching, including the Outstanding Educator Award from the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the West Virginia University Foundation. Professor Renton is the author of the textbook, Planet Earth. He has also authored or coauthored 45 papers and has been part of more than $4 million of coal-related research grants.

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"Wow! Wow! Wow! This guy is good (Dr. Renton). I have been thru many years of higher education, both undergrad and doctoral (Also post doc.) Very few can matach the level of teaching skills he has."

*The Great Courses Professor of Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

Geology is everywhere. Would you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape, and how to make sense of debates over natural resources? These 36 half-hour lectures introduce you to the study of minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. A science that is surprisingly intuitive, accessible, and concrete, geology has the excitement of a never-ending detective story, replete with...


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Professor Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D.


Washington University in St. Louis

Northwestern University

Earth is an amazing and wondrous planet. Learning more about it gives us new eyes that increases our ability to appreciate its beauty and complexity.

Dr. Michael E. Wysession is the Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Wysession earned his Sc.B. in Geophysics from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. An established leader in seismology and geophysical education, Professor Wysession is noted for his development of a new way to create three-dimensional images of Earth's interior from seismic waves. These images have provided scientists with insights into the makeup of Earth and its evolution throughout history. Professor Wysession is the coauthor of An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure; the lead author of Physical Science: Concepts in Action; and the primary writer for the texts Earth Science, Earth's Interior, Earth's Changing Surface, and Earth's Waters. Professor Wysession received a Science and Engineering Fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and fellowships from the Kemper and Lily Foundations. He has received the Innovation Award of the St. Louis Science Academy and the Distinguished Faculty Award of Washington University. In 2005, Professor Wysession had a Distinguished Lectureship with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America. In 2014, Wysession received the inaugural Ambassador Award of the American Geophysical Union.

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"Professor Wysession's approach to teaching geology, as demonstrated in this course, is simply impressive. It kept me enthralled throughout."

"Profession Wysession is a superb presenter, clearly excited about and at home with his subject matter, and his briskly paced, clearly explained lectures are beautifully enhanced with appropriate visuals."

*The Great Courses Professor of The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained

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Energy is the engine that fuels civilization. To comprehend the issues surrounding energy production, distribution, and consumption in the 21st century, you need to understand the science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable, unbiased source to give you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions. This course imparts essential information for any well-informed citizen of the world.

*The Great Courses Professor of The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

Geological wonders are like great works of art. They are impressive, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising. Whether you are planning your next vacation or exploring the world from home, you owe it to your planet to know the places that make it exceptional throughout the solar system. The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites is your gateway to an unrivaled adventure. In 36 lavishly...

*The Great Courses Professor of How the Earth Works

The combination of continents, oceans, and atmosphere makes Earth unique among all the planets in the solar system, and perhaps in the galaxy. These features also create the conditions for life in all its diversity. But where did the land, water, and air come from? And how do these systems work together to produce the complex phenomena that are evident everywhere on this beautiful planet? How the Earth Works takes...

Outdoor Fundamentals & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders Make the most out of your next outdoor adventure with help from this two-course set. In Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe, a highly experienced and accredited wilderness guide gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to set off for the water or the woods. And in The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sights, get an introduction to Earth’s most...


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Professor Paul Robbins, Ph.D.


University of Wisconsin, Madison

Clark University

If we look back on the history of cartography, we can gain fascinating insights into some very different cultures by looking at the maps they’ve left behind.

Professor Paul Robbins is the Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UW–Madison, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in Geography from Clark University. An award-winning professor, he previously led the School of Geography and Development at The University of Arizona, and he has also taught at The Ohio State University.

Professor Robbins has years of experience as a geographic researcher and educator, specializing in human interactions with nature and the politics of natural resource management. He has taught topics ranging from environmental studies and natural resource policy to social theory. His research addresses questions spanning conservation conflicts, urban ecology, and environment and health interactions. He has done extensive fieldwork in rural India, as well as a range of research in the American Southwest, Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere.

He is the author of numerous books and articles, including the foundational textbook Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction and the award-winning Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are. Professor Robbins has been interviewed by numerous media organizations, including The New York Times, and has been a guest on national radio and television programs, including National Public Radio’s Science Friday.

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"Professor Robins is a fantastic lecturer. The course was well structured and the lectures were presented in an absolutely fascinating fashion, and the Professor’s sense of humor served to animate the lectures and bring a lighter touch to them."

*The Great Courses Professor of Understanding Cultural and Human Geography

The community where you live, the food you eat, and the people you know are all part of a global chain of connections. In Understanding Cultural and Human Geography, go on an unparalleled interdisciplinary voyage. You’ll see how our environment influences human life, and vice versa. When you complete this course, you’ll have the tools to look beyond the headlines and analyze world events in a whole new way.


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Professor Robert G. Fovell, Ph.D.


University of California, Los Angeles

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The English poet John Keats complained that by explaining how it worked, Sir Isaac Newton had 'unweaved the rainbow.' I could not disagree more. Our appreciation for Nature is enhanced by understanding her design.

Dr. Robert G. Fovell is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he serves as cofounder and cochair of the Interdepartmental Program in Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A committed classroom teacher, Professor Fovell teaches courses on topics including atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, weather prediction and forecasting, and cloud dynamics. In 2005, he was awarded a UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (the Harvey L. Eby Award for the Art of Teaching). He has also taken his insights to a broader audience while serving as a commentator for programs on the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel. Outside the classroom, Professor Fovell is an active researcher. He is affiliated with UCLA's Institute of the Environment and the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering and is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union. He has published extensively, particularly on the subjects of squall lines and storm dynamics, and has served as an associate editor of the Monthly Weather Review.

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"Professor Fovell has a great presentation style, emphasizing again and again the really key facts. "

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Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather Embark on a fascinating foray into the complex and enthralling field of meteorology: the study of the weather. In the 24 engaging lectures of Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, learn about the often surprising, always intriguing interactions that make up our world's climate. Bringing together geography, chemistry, physics, and other scientific disciplines, Professor Robert G. Fovell offers...

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Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, J.D.


University of Virginia School of Law

Columbia University

If you can think like a lawyer, you have gained valuable insight into how things get done in this country.

Molly Bishop Shadel is a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she teaches negotiations and advocacy classes and is a senior fellow at the Center for National Security Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in English and American Literature and Language. Professor Shadel earned her J.D. from Columbia University.

Professor Shadel clerked for the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before joining the faculty of the University of Virginia, Professor Shadel worked as an attorney at the law firm of Covington & Burling, and then at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review. Professor Shadel joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 2005.

Professor Shadel is the author of two books: Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews, and Other Verbal Challenges and Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion. Professor Shadel is also a planning faculty member of the Leadership in Academic Matters program, a biannual, semester-long leadership course for University of Virginia professors and administrators.

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Professor Joseph L. Hoffmann, J.D.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law

University of Washington School of Law

Criminal law has become the sole province of the government acting on behalf of society as a whole, rather than on behalf of the crime victims.

Joseph L. Hoffmann is the Harry Pratter Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he has taught since 1986. He received a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Washington School of Law. After law school, Professor Hoffmann clerked for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for then-associate justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Hoffmann is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, habeas corpus, and the death penalty. He was a co-principal investigator for the Capital Jury Project, the largest empirical project ever to study jury decision making in capital cases, and has been a consultant in criminal and death penalty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

At Indiana University, Professor Hoffmann has been recognized with the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, the Trustees’ Teaching Award, the Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, and the Gavel Award.

Professor Hoffmann is the co-author of two of the leading casebooks used by law students across the United States: Defining Crimes and Comprehensive Criminal Procedure. In 2007, Professor Hoffmann appeared in the PBS series The Supreme Court.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Peter J. Smith, J.D.


The George Washington University Law School

Harvard Law School

Whether you realize it or not, we think about the substantive law all the time in our daily lives. Every time we get behind the wheel of a car, or go outside to shovel snow from the sidewalk in front of our house, or decide whether to look at a text message while we’re driving, we’re thinking about the obligations we have to avoid causing injuries to others.

Peter J. Smith is the Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Yale University and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he received the Sears Prize for highest academic performance.

Before joining the faculty at GW Law, Professor Smith was an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the government in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. At the Department of Justice, he defended the constitutionality of a number of federal statutes, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (cases ultimately resolved by the Supreme Court). Before he worked at the Department of Justice, Professor Smith clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Professor Smith has twice received the Distinguished Faculty Service Award for outstanding teaching at GW Law. He has published dozens of scholarly articles and is the co-author of a popular casebook on constitutional law, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach. His research focuses on constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, and civil procedure.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Edward K. Cheng, J.D.


Vanderbilt Law School

Harvard Law School

In a sense, tort law is the law of everyday life, and so many cases seem strikingly familiar, or at least relatable.

Edward K. Cheng is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, where he focuses on scientific and expert evidence and the interaction of law and statistics.

Professor Cheng holds a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles, Book Reviews & Commentaries Chair of the Harvard Law Review; an M.A. in statistics from Columbia University; an M.Sc. (with distinction) in information systems from the London School of Economics, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and a B.S.E. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and previously taught at Northwestern University and Brooklyn Law School.

Professor Cheng is a co-author of the five-volume treatise Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony. His research has appeared publications including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Columbia Law Review.

A six-time winner of the Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt, Professor Cheng is a former chair of the Section on Evidence of the Association of American Law Schools and is the host of Excited Utterance, a podcast on scholarship in evidence and proof.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor George S. Geis, JD, MBA


University of Virginia School of Law

The University of Chicago

Corporations have a tremendous influence on our lives. Corporate law is societies means of facilitating the good that corporations do while reining in bad behavior. Setting the boundaries of fair play so that different players can focus their energy and resources on productive efforts.

George S. Geis is the William S. Potter Professor of Law at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law. He is also the faculty director of the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program, and he previously served as the UVA School of Law’s vice dean. Professor Geis received a B.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley, and he earned a J.D. with honors and an M.B.A. with honors from The University of Chicago. Before his appointment to the UVA School of Law faculty, Professor Geis taught at The University of Alabama School of Law. He also spent five years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients on corporate strategy, merger planning, and many other issues.

Professor Geis is the coauthor of Digital Deals: Strategies for Selecting and Structuring Partnerships, a book on business partnership and alliance strategies.

His articles include “Traceable Shares and Corporate Law,” published in the Northwestern University Law Review; “Internal Poison Pills,” published in the New York University Law Review; and “Ex-Ante Corporate Governance,” published in The Journal of Corporation Law. His work has also appeared in many other leading academic journals.

Professor Geis’s research focuses on problems related to business alliances, merger transactions, shareholder litigation, and other topics involving the intersection of law and business.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor David Horton, JD


University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

University of California, Davis, School of Law

Today, contracts are everywhere. So learning how they work and how courts interpret them can be valuable no matter who you are or what you do.

David Horton is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. He earned his BA cum laude from Carleton College and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review. After graduating, Professor Horton clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Professor Horton is the coauthor of three casebooks: Beasties v. Monster: A Primer of Law School and American Legal System; the eighth edition of Cases, Problems, and Materials on Contracts(with Douglas Whaley); and Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials (with Reid Weisbord and Stephen Urice). He has also published more than 30 law review articles in publications such as The Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, New York UniversityLaw Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, and The Georgetown Law Journal.

Professor Horton’s academic writing has won The Association of American Law Schools’ Scholarly Papers Competition and the Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award. In 2017, he was selected as a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow.

Professor Horton teaches Contracts; Introduction to Law; and Trusts, Wills, and Estates. Additionally, he teaches a seminar on the Federal Arbitration Act. In 2015, he won the UC Davis School of Law’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Eric Berger, JD


University of Nebraska College of Law

Columbia Law School

Constitutional law is endlessly rich and fascinating; and it really matters. Constitution law determines what our federal and state governments are permitted to do and what rights we have as individuals.

Eric Berger is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He received his BA with honors in History from Brown University and his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar and an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review.

Professor Berger teaches Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Constitutional History, Federal Courts, Legislation and Regulation, and Statutory Interpretation. He has been voted Professor of the Year by the upperclass law students at Nebraska five times. He has also received the College Distinguished Teaching Award and the Law Alumni Council Distinguished Faculty Award.

Professor Berger clerked for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then practiced in Jenner & Block’s Washington DC law office, where he worked on litigation in several state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the US Supreme Court. Professor Berger’s work there included cases involving lethal injection, same-sex marriage, the detention of foreign nationals at Guantánamo Bay, and internet obscenity.

Professor Berger’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law. Much of his work has explored judicial decision making in constitutional cases, with special attention to deference and other under-theorized factors driving constitutional outcomes. His article Individual Rights, Judicial Deference, and Administrative Law Norms in Constitutional Decision Making was named the winner of the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Another of his articles, The Rhetoric of Constitutional Absolutism, was reviewed in the online journal Jotwell. Professor Berger has also written extensively about lethal injection and Eighth Amendment doctrine.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Joseph Koterski, S.J., Ph.D.


Fordham University

St. Louis University

As a Jesuit priest, I think there is something from this tradition that I can bring to bear, that will be of great interest to those who share my convictions, those who do not, and to those who are interested and searching.

A member of the Society of Jesus, Father Joseph Koterski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, where he specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and natural law ethics. Before taking his position at Fordham University, Father Koterski taught at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He earned his doctorate in Philosophy from St. Louis University, after receiving an H.A.B. in Classics from Xavier University. As a priest ordained in 1992, Father Koterski brings an added dimension of insight to his study of theology and biblical texts. He earned his Master of Divinity and License of Sacred Theology from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Father Koterski is a veteran Great Courses instructor and a respected teacher and scholar. At Fordham, he has been recognized for his teaching skills and was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and the Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Philosophical Quarterly and is coeditor of the Fordham University Press Series in Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Frank B. Cross, J.D.


The University of Texas at Austin

Harvard Law School

There are generally considered to be four legal requirements for contract. These are agreement, consideration, capacity and legality.

Professor Frank B. Cross is Professor in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at The University of Texas at Austin and a former attorney with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. At Texas, Professor Cross has taught undergraduate classes, MBA classes, and executive-education courses in aspects of the legal environment in business. He has been honored as the nation's outstanding professor by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He was recognized as a top teacher by the Business Week guide to MBA programs. Professor Cross has authored many publications, including more than 30 articles in journals of law, science, policy, and management. He has published four textbooks for business law classes, as well as several other academic books. Professor Cross serves on the editorial boards of four journals, including the American Business Journal.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Ph.D.


Union College

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Latin language offers keys to more than most people can imagine…until they too learn Latin. I have devoted my life to helping others obtain the keys that they need to unlock the intellectual treasures that interest them most.

Dr. Hans-Friedrich Mueller is the Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He earned his M.A. in Latin from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in Classical Philology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Union College, he taught at The Florida State University and the University of Florida. Professor Mueller won the American Philological Association's Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level, as well as two awards for excellence in teaching at The Florida State University. At the University of Florida, he developed a graduate distance-learning program in classics for high school teachers. In addition to writing numerous articles, Professor Mueller is the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus, the editor of an abridged edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and the translator of Andreas Mehl's Roman Historiography: An Introduction to Its Basic Aspects and Development. He is also the author of Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico and coauthor of Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader.

*The Great Courses Professor of Law


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Dr. Ama Yawson JD. MBA. BA


Ama Yawson earned a BA cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Her articles have been published in MSNBC'sThe Grio, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. Ms. Yawson has also appeared on The Today Show, Al Jazeera's The Stream, The Nate Berkus Show and Fox Business. On a weekly basis, Ms. Yawson can be heard on WBAI in New York 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio on her morning talk show entitled How to Make it in the City.

In 2013, a painful experience in which a barber called her son a racial pejorative term and said that his hair was not pretty and should be shaved off inspired Ms. Yawson to venture into writing her first self-esteem building book, Sunne's Gift.

Ms. Yawson was so personally moved by the story of Sunne's Gift, that she quit her high-paying job as a securities lawyer for Citibank in order to become a full-time author and educator through her company Milestales. She currently performs Sunne's Gift and her other books during her empowering training programs focused on leadership, bullying prevention, social and emotional learning, cultural sensitivity, and other topics. Through her company, Milestales, Ms. Yawson partners with other artists and educators to provide books, performances, enrichment programs, and training sessions to corporations, schools, libraries, churches, prisons, institutes, and other organizations.

Ms. Yawson lives in New York with her husband and two sons.’’


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Professor Roy Benaroch, M.D.


Emory University

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Doctoring is about listening and paying attention. There's a lot to know, too-- but if you're not paying attention, you'll be misguided by what you think you already know. An open mind is a better diagnostic tool than one stuffed with facts.

Dr. Roy Benaroch is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine. He earned his B.S. in Engineering at Tulane University, followed by his M.D. at Emory University. He completed his residency through Emory University’s affiliated hospitals in 1997, serving as chief resident and instructor of pediatrics in 1998. Board certified in general pediatrics in 1997, Dr. Benaroch practices full time at Pediatric Physicians, PC, located near Atlanta, Georgia. In his dual roles, he teaches medical students and residents at his practice and gives regular lectures to physician’s assistants at Emory University.

Dr. Benaroch has published two books on parenting and pediatric health topics: Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth through Preschool: A Parent’s Guide and A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care for Your Child. He also has a blog for parents and health professionals at pediatricinsider.com, and he has served as a featured expert on WebMD.com. Dr. Benaroch also serves on the board of directors of the Cobb Health Futures Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit group dedicated to public health for people of all backgrounds.

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"Dr. Benaroch does an excellent job of presenting possible cases in a systematic and interesting manner which should engage listeners at all levels."

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Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases


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Professor Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.


Yale School of Medicine

The underlying philosophy of the Hippocratic physicians was that disease involves a patient’s entire body and mind, so therapy must be directed to the whole context of the patient’s life situation rather than a small part of it.

Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland (1930-2014) was Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and Fellow of the university's Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He served on the executive committees of Yale's Whitney Humanities Center and its Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project. Professor Nuland was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, New York University, and the Yale School of Medicine, from which he earned his M.D. After training in surgery at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, he practiced and taught there for three decades. He considered the bedside and operative care of over 10,000 patients to be the most rewarding work of his career. He taught bioethics and medical history to undergraduates and medical students. Dr. Nuland is the author of eight books, including Doctors: The Biography of Medicine and The Wisdom of the Body. He is also the author of How We Die, a reflection on the modern way of death, which was on the New York Times best-seller list for 34 weeks. This book won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize and the Book Critics Circle Award. Dr. Nuland has written dozens of articles for magazines and periodicals, including The New Yorker, Time, Life, National Geographic, Discover, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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"Dr. Nuland's lecture is like sitting and listening to a story teller. The subject matter is extremely interesting and it is just fascinating to hear him tell it. You can tell that he really loves the material and has a gift for presenting it."

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Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

What major discoveries made modern medicine possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for these discoveries? What qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? Discover the answers in Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed. Here, Professor Sherwin B. Nuland draws on the lives of 12 of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the...


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Professor Anthony A. Goodman, M.D.


Montana State University

Cornell Medical College

It is the greatest gift to be able to explore the ever-changing outer edges of science and share them with my students.

Dr. Anthony A. Goodman is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Montana State University and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Cornell Medical College and trained as a surgical intern and resident at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He completed his surgical training and served as chief resident at the Harvard Surgical Service of Boston City Hospital, the New England Deaconess Hospital, the Lahey Clinic, and Cambridge City Hospital. For 20 years, Dr. Goodman worked as a general surgeon in south Florida and served as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition, he served as a surgeon with the U.S. Army Medical Corps and on the hospital ship for Project HOPE. He was also Visiting Professor of Surgery at the Christchurch, New Zealand, Clinical School of Medicine. Founder of the Broward Surgical Society, Dr. Goodman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery.

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"Dr. Goodman should be cloned. He is better than any professor I had in college. I didn't want his courses to end."

"Dr. Goodman obviously finds his subject fascinating and made it fascinating to me. His presentations were clear and always related to issues the average person cares about."

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The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media & Lifelong Health

Your Essential Guide to Living Longer & Better

The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body

What Science Knows about Cancer & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Lifelong Health

An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Stress and Your Body

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Mysteries of the Microscopic World

How to Stay Fit as You Age & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age


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Professor David Sadava, Ph.D.


City of Hope Medical Center, Claremont Colleges

University of California, San Diego

The DNA double helix, discovered in 1953, is one of the great icons of science in our society, rivaling the atom in its pervasiveness in our culture.

Dr. David Sadava is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA, and the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at The Claremont Colleges. Professor Sadava graduated from Carleton University as the science medalist with a B.S. with first-class honors in biology and chemistry. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Following postdoctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he joined the faculty at Claremont, where he twice won the Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching and received numerous other faculty honors. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Sadava has held numerous research grants and written more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific research papers, many with his undergraduate students as coauthors. His research concerns resistance to chemotherapy in human lung cancer, with a view to developing new, plant-based medicines to treat this disease. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including the recently published 10th edition of a leading biology textbook, Life: The Science of Biology, as well as a new biology textbook, Principles of Life.

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Genetics and What Science Knows about Cancer

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Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

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Naturopathy, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

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Professor Mimi Guarneri, M.D.


Pacific Pearl La Jolla

FACC The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

You have the power to be your own best medicine. It is my personal hope that the science of natural healing provides you with all the necessary tools, science, and wisdom to start your healing journey.

Dr. Mimi Guarneri is board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and holistic medicine. She earned her medical degree from The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where she graduated first in her class. She completed her internship and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and held cardiology fellowships at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. While serving as an attending physician in interventional cardiology at the Scripps Clinic, Dr. Guarneri recognized the need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to cardiovascular disease. As a result, she founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, where she used state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle-change programs to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease. In recognition of her leadership in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Guarneri received the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the Bravewell Physician Leadership Award for Integrative Medicine in 2011. She was recently elected president of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women's Association. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She is also the author of The Heart Speaks, a collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC's Today show and PBS's To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.

*The Great Courses Professor of Naturopathy - the science of natural healing


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Professor Brent A. Bauer, M.D.


Director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

There has been a shift of focus toward wellness and preventative medicine in medicine today, and this is where complementary practices can play a huge role. Brent A. Bauer, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine, a Professor of Medicine, and the director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, where he has been on staff for 24 years. His main research interest has been the scientific evaluation of integrative medicine therapies, which patients and consumers are using with increasing frequency. Dr. Bauer’s work is at the forefront of the emerging field of integrative medicine, which combines the best of conventional medicine with the best of evidence-based complementary therapie

Dr. Bauer has written several book chapters and more than 100 papers on integrative therapies, and he is the medical editor of Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine. He is a member of numerous scientific review panels and is currently collaborating on more than 20 studies being conducted at Mayo Clinic. He is the medical director of Rejuvenate, the first spa at Mayo Clinic, and of the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between Delos and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

*The Great Courses Professor of Science of Integrative Medicine. Complementary and Integrative Medicine


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Professor Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D.


University of California, San Francisco

University of Pennsylvania

Doing a comprehensive course on mind-body medicine has been a lifelong dream. We can all manage our health and alter our environments.

Next up: cognitive therapy tools that can improve health and wellness. Onward and upward!

Professor Jason M. Satterfield is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Behavioral Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He earned his B.S. in Brain Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently directs the UCSF Behavioral Medicine Unit, which integrates mental and behavioral health services into adult primary care. Professor Satterfield’s book, A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to the Beginning of the End of Life: Minding the Body, was recognized as a Self-Help Book of Merit by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He served on the Behavioral and Social Science Subcommittee that revised the Medical College Admission Test-work that was recently featured in the New England Journal of Medicine and The New York Times.

Professor Satterfield is also part of a core interdisciplinary team that is writing a medical textbook based on the biopsychosocial model. He has been nominated for multiple teaching awards at UCSF, and he is often competitively selected to teach at national conferences for a wide variety of health professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.

physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.

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"Professor Satterfield is a masterful instructor who presents a wealth of information with empirical studies and good examples."

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Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health

Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain


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Professor Dean Hodgkin, B.Sc.


University of Portsmouth

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Teaching people how the body works and so how exercise can be of benefit is my mission in life, hence I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with The Great Courses.

International fitness expert Dean Hodgkin has presented master classes and seminars to fitness instructors in more than 30 countries. Voted Best International Fitness Presenter at the One Body One World awards in New York, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs worldwide. A three-time World Karate Champion and a two-time European Karate Champion, Hodgkin earned a B.Sc. honors degree in Mathematics and Management Studies from the University of Portsmouth. He continued his education at Leicester College, where he was awarded the Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies by the Physical Education Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the leading qualification in the field at the time. Since then he has accrued a wide and impressive array of vocational qualifications and is a regular attendee at conferences focused on the latest health and fitness research findings. At the 2012 International Fitness Showcase-Europe's largest group exercise event, attracting more than 7,000 participants-Hodgkin received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the fitness industry.

*The Great Courses Professor of

Physiology and Fitness Essentials of Strength Training


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Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, Ph.D.


Fitness and Wellness Consultant

Florida State University

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Fitness at any age is built on a solid foundation of self-care, including sufficient sleep, stress management, and a healthy diet; supportive and nurturing relationships; and an exercise program that you actually enjoy.

Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura is a fitness and wellness consultant with decades of experience teaching the benefits of physical and mental health to elite athletes, higher education institutions, nonprofit community organizations, and corporations. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a research emphasis in sport and exercise psychology, from Florida State University. Her doctoral dissertation won national awards from the American Psychological Association (Division 47) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Bonura is a triple-certified yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also holds certifications as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, kickboxing instructor, tai chi and qigong instructor, senior fitness specialist, weight management instructor, and prenatal and youth fitness specialist-all issued by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the International Fitness Professionals Association. She has developed specialized programs in seated/chair yoga for older adults; yoga for empowerment to encourage self-esteem; partner yoga for family and marital enhancement; and more. Featured widely in national and international publications, Dr. Bonura is a peer reviewer for journals including the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

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"Professor Bonura is highly knowledgeable in the area and is VERY thorough in presenting the material! Bravo!"

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How to Make Stress Work for You

In the 18 enriching, inspiring lectures of How to Make Stress Work for You, discover how to finally manage and minimize the stress in your life. Packed with scientifically-backed behavior modifications and cognitive exercises, Popular Great Courses instructor Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura’s course helps you build a personal stress management toolkit so you can better manage your stress response—and your busy life.

How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It’s not just a list of “superfoods” or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource - learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each...

How to Stay Fit as You Age

As we get older, we discover changes in how our bodies move and behave—changes that contradict how young we feel on the inside. But you can make deliberate decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and, above all, healthy one. And it all starts with staying fit. Now, with the 12 engaging lectures and 6 active training sessions of How to Stay Fit as You Age by certified fitness...


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Professor Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P.


Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Louisiana State University

Everyone agrees that pain is a universal human experience, but not everyone knows what to do about it.

Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., is a clinical health psychologist in the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of New Orleans.

Dr. Bruce has spent her entire career in the field of pain management. She served as Clinical Director of the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center Program in Rochester, MN, where she also led the development of the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. She is currently located at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where she has developed and currently leads its fibromyalgia and chronic abdominal pain treatment programs

Dr. Bruce is widely published in scholarly journals addressing issues of pain management, including The Clinical Journal of Pain, Clinical Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Her research interests include the effective treatment for chronic benign pain and cancer pain, controversial use of maintenance opioid therapy in chronic non-cancer pain, and understanding the role of multidisciplinary psychosocial factors in treatment. *The Great Courses Professor of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Rel

Barbara K. Bruce

If your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, you’re not alone. One out of every three U.S. adults lives with chronic pain. In The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief with Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., you will learn new science-based behaviors that can lessen your pain, how to build a health care team, and how to create your individualized pain-management program addressing issues of...


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Professor Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D.


Florida State University

East Carolina University

The quality of our calories has as much of an impact on our body composition overall health as the total number of calories that we eat daily.

Dr. Michael Ormsbee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences and Interim Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine in the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University. He received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Skidmore College, his M.S. in Exercise Physiology (research emphasis in Sports Nutrition) from South Dakota State University, and his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Dr. Ormsbee researches the interaction of exercise training, nutrition, and supplementation to achieve optimal body composition, human performance, and health in populations ranging from younger athletes to older adults. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals as well as consumer publications, and he has been featured as a nutrition and exercise expert on radio and TV.

Both his teaching and research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2013–2014 University Teaching Award, the Excellence in Online Course Design Award, the Excellence in Online Teaching Award, and the 2013 Transformation through Teaching Award. In 2015, he received the prestigious FSU Guardian of the Flame Award, granted to faculty members whose contributions have advanced FSU as a leading institution of higher education.

Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise

Uncover the latest scientific research in the field of performance nutrition. From the macro to the molecular, this solid, science-based information will help you understand your own body better than you ever have. Gain access to cutting-edge research that demonstrates what works from a renowned expert, along with diet and exercise recommendations that men and women of all ages and fitness levels can follow.

*The Great Courses Professor of Nutrition Medicine Diet and Exercise


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Professor Roberta H. Anding, M.S.


Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Louisiana State University

I thoroughly enjoyed making 'Nutrition Made Clear' with The Teaching Company. The attention to detail and accuracy was impressive and beyond my wildest dreams. Not only did I become a humble professor, I became a customer.

Professor Roberta H. Anding is a registered dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition and a clinical dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She also teaches and lectures in the Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, and in the Department of Kinesiology at Rice University. In addition, she is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association, a certified specialist in sports dietetics, a certified diabetes educator, and the dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL franchise. She received her bachelor's degree in Dietetics and her master's degree in Nutrition from Louisiana State University. Throughout her prolific career, Professor Anding has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award, the Texas Dietetic Association Media Award, the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Houston School of Nursing, and the Houston Area Dietetic Association's Texas Distinguished Dietitian of the Year award several years running. She has also published work in a variety of scientific and medical publications, including Pediatrics, the Journal of Adolescent Health, and Critical Care Nursing.

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"Professor Anding's experience and practice is impressive and her use of real-world examples are sure to be relevant to your interests in nutrition."

*The Great Courses Professor of Nutrition Made Clear

Replace nutritional misconceptions with hard science you can understand in Nutrition Made Clear. In 36 in-depth lectures taught by dietitian and Professor Roberta H. Anding, explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and learn how to practically apply them to your unique lifestyle. Designed to appeal to anyone at any age, this course is an invaluable source of medically backed, statistically proven information about...


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Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

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Professor Elizabeth A. Murray, Ph.D.


Mount St. Joseph University

University of Cincinnati

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With nearly 30 years in the field, I guess I was 'forensic' before it was cool! I find forensic science to be a fascinating subject that incorporates law, ethics, psychology, history, and technology, as it aids our global community.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray is a forensic anthropologist and also Professor of Biology at Mount St. Joseph University, where she teaches doctoral-level human gross anatomy and undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology, as well as forensic science. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Mount St. Joseph University and her master's degree in anthropology and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Biology from the University of Cincinnati. Most of Professor Murray's forensic casework has been in Ohio and Kentucky, where she has participated in hundreds of investigations. She is one of fewer than 100 anthropologists certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Professor Murray has been honored with the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and she twice earned the Clifford Excellence in Teaching Award. She has served as an instructor for numerous organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners. Her television appearances include National Geographic's Buried Secrets, Discovery Health's Skeleton Stories, The New Detectives, and Forensic Files. Her book Death: Corpses, Cadavers, and Other Grave Matters was named one of the top ten summer titles for students by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her 2012 book, Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death, was recently selected as one of the outstanding books of 2012 by the prestigious National Science Teacher's Association.

"Professor Elizabeth Murray is a world-class lecturer, with well-paced and interesting lectures. What a find she is for The Great Courses!"

*The Great Courses Professor of Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

2, Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works


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Professor Alyssa Crittenden, Ph.D.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of California, San Diego

Our long evolutionary relationship with food is often hailed by anthropologists as one of the key milestones in human evolution.

Dr. Alyssa Crittenden is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Crittenden’s focus in anthropology is on behavioral ecology and nutritional anthropology. She does field research among the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, East Africa. Her research interests include the evolution of the human diet, the evolution of childhood, and the origins of the division of labor between the sexes. Dr. Crittenden’s work crosses several disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, ecology, nutrition, and human biology.

Dr. Crittenden has received multiple awards for her research contributions, including the prestigious Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Award for 2017. Her research on the role of honey in human evolution and her work on Hadza diet and the gut microbiome have been widely published in both top-tier academic journals and highlighted in popular outlets, such as National Geographic magazine, Smithsonian magazine, and Psychology Today. Dr. Crittenden has also appeared on the BBC, on PBS and NPR, as well as in several documentaries. Her research among the Hadza was the basis of a TED Talk for EDxUNLV in 2016.

*The Great Courses Professor of Food, Science, and the Human Body

Alyssa Crittenden

In these 36 lectures, get answers to questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies. Bringing together insights from fields including anthropology, health science, biology, and sociology, this partnership between The Great Courses and National Geographic lays bare what science can teach us about food.

Einstein Department of Engineering & Technology

Impossibility does not exist here!


Automotive & Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace and Aviation Technology

Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Computer Science

Computer Engineering

Civil and structural Engineering

Electrical/ Electronics Engineering

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Engineering

Nanotechnology

Petro-Chemical Engineering

Robotics Engineering


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Professor John Keyser, Ph.D.


Texas A&M University

University of North Carolina

Just as language helps us organize and describe ideas for people, programming languages help us organize and describe ideas for the computer.

Dr. John Keyser is a Professor and the Associate Department Head for Academics in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina. As an undergraduate, he earned three bachelor’s degrees—in Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Applied Math—from Abilene Christian University.

Dr. Keyser’s interest in computing, physics, and math steered him into a career in computer graphics, allowing him to combine all three disciplines. He has published widely on geometric modeling, physically based simulation for graphics, and a variety of other graphics topics.

Dr. Keyser’s teaching ranges from introductory undergraduate courses in computing and programming to graduate courses in modeling and simulation. Among these, he created a new Programming Studio course that has become required for all Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors at Texas A&M. He has been honored three times with Texas A&M’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching—once at the university level and twice from the Dwight Look College of Engineering. As an Assistant Professor, he was named a Montague Scholar by the Center for Teaching Excellence. He also won the Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award and the Theta Tau Most Informative Lecturer Award.

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Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

Taught by Professor John Keyser of Texas A&M University, this course is a step-by-step guide to the popular computer programming language C++. Professor Keyser explains how to access C++ so you can program along with him as he covers the major coding styles offered by this versatile language, including object-oriented programming. In the last lecture, you create an AI game-playing program.

How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises

Programming is an eminently learnable skill that gives you unrivalled problem-solving power you can apply in all areas of life. It’s also a fun, creative activity that provides insight into how we control the devices that influence virtually every aspect of our lives. The 24 engaging and information-rich lessons of How to Program teach you one of the world’s most accessible and powerful computer languages,...

*The Great Courses Professor of Computer Science , Software Engineering and Programming


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Professor Lawrence Weinstein, Ph.D.


Old Dominion University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The philosopher's stone of the alchemists turns out to be the nucleus, involving forces much greater than anything in chemistry.

Lawrence Weinstein is a Professor of Physics at Old Dominion University (ODU) and a researcher at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his doctorate in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Weinstein’s research involves electron scattering to study the structure of the nucleus and proton.

Among his many awards, Professor Weinstein received the ODU Teaching with Technology Award, was named University Professor for his outstanding teaching, and received the A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award from ODU, the George B. Pegram Award for Excellence in Physics Education in the Southeast from the American Physical Society, and the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. In recognition of his research, Professor Weinstein was named an Eminent Scholar, a distinction reserved for only four percent of the ODU faculty, and he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Professor Weinstein is the author of Guesstimation (with John Adam) and Guesstimation 2.0, about techniques for finding approximate solutions to any problem. He has coauthored more than 200 publications in professional journals, with more than 10,000 citations. He has given more than 110 professional presentations, in addition to more than 75 talks and physics demonstrations for community groups, high schools, and middle schools.

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*The Great Courses Professor of Nuclear Physics Explained

Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how nuclear bombs and reactors work, the uses of radiation for cancer treatment and medical imaging, what makes some forms of radiation dangerous, plus you tour a linear accelerator.

*The Great Courses Professor of Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Engineering


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Professor Stephen Ressler, Ph.D.


United States Military Academy, West Point Lehigh University

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In over two decades as a teacher, I’ve never experienced anything quite like commitment of The Great Courses to rigor in the course development process and uncompromising production quality in the studio.

Dr. Stephen Ressler is Professor Emeritus from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, he earned a B.S. from West Point and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, as well as a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Professor Ressler's papers on engineering education have won seven Best Paper awards from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Professor Ressler has also won numerous awards from the ASCE, including the President's Medal and the 2011 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award-the organization's highest award. His other accolades include the Bliss Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Education from the Society of American Military Engineers and the Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications from the American Association of Engineering Societies. Professor Ressler served for 34 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired at the rank of Brigadier General in 2013. While on active duty, he served in a variety of military engineering assignments around the world. He is also a developer and principal instructor for the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop, which has trained more than 500 civil engineering faculty members from more than 200 colleges and universities.

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"Professor Ressler makes engineering come alive! Whether exploring great structures or ancient infrastructure, his presentation of fundamental engineering principles provides anyone who views his courses with a more rigorous way to look at the world around them. "

"Professor Stephen Ressler is engaging, funny, incredibly knowledgable and fantastic at conveying the occasionally complex mix of engineering, history, and culture that forms the heart of this course."

"Professor Ressler is an excellent lecturer. His models make the structural elements of sites very clear and understandable, both to engineers and non-engineers. "

"Professor Ressler did an outstanding job of explaining complex subject matter in an easy to learn format. His use of models was very helpful in understanding the material. Highly recommend this for anyone interested in the subject."

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General Engineering I- Do-It-Yourself Engineering Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler of West Point, this course conducts you through 17 thrilling engineering projects that you can build at home—from a suspension bridge across a small stream to a low-altitude sounding rocket. Dr. Ressler walks you through the entire process, from design to build to test, showing you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.

General Engineering II- Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life Get a field guide to the engineering marvels of the everyday world all around you. Discover the remarkable technologies that enable our way of life—masterpieces of engineering that have been so beautifully integrated into the fabric of modern civilization that we often take them for granted. Explore the workings of the fascinating buildings, devices, and public utilities that we use almost every minute of the day.

General Engineering III - Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon Famed for great thinkers, poets, artists, and leaders, ancient Greece and Rome were also home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Modern research is shedding new light on these renowned wonders—impressive buildings, infrastructure systems, and machines that were profoundly important in their own day and have had a lasting impact on the development of civilization. Now, in Understanding...

Civil and Structural Engineering I - Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity Experience the engineering genius that makes works such as the Giza pyramids, Brunelleschi's dome, and the Brooklyn Bridge possible with Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity. Delivered by award-winning Professor Stephen Ressler, these 24 lectures take you on a richly illustrated tour that deftly blends history and science to create an unforgettable survey...


Electronics Engineering and Cyber Security

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Professor Richard Wolfson, Ph.D.


Middlebury College

Dartmouth College

Physics explains the workings of the universe at the deepest level, the everyday natural phenomena that are all around us, and the technologies that enable modern society. It's an essential liberal art.

Dr. Richard Wolfson is the Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College, where he also teaches Climate Change in Middlebury's Environmental Studies Program. He completed his undergraduate work at MIT and Swarthmore College, graduating from Swarthmore with a double major in Physics and Philosophy. He holds a master's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Physics from Dartmouth.

Professor Wolfson's published work encompasses diverse fields such as medical physics, plasma physics, solar energy engineering, electronic circuit design, observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, nuclear issues, and climate change. His current research involves the eruptive behavior of the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, as well as terrestrial climate change and the sun–Earth connection.

Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics,and Energy, Environment, and Climate. He is also an interpreter of science for the nonspecialist, a contributor to Scientific American, and author of the books Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology and Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified

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"Dr. Wolfson covers his topics in physics thoroughly and in an entertaining fashion. His sequence of subjects is novel and he manages transitions and cross-references extremely well."

"Professor Wolfson lectures were superb, enthusiaistic, never dull. He is an excellent teacher. Highly recommended, I wish I could go back to college and take more courses from him!"

"Professor Wolfson is easily the most gifted lecturer I have ever encountered including in 5 years of college and 2 years of grad school."

"One can't beat Richard Wolfson as a coherent, organized, knowledgable and effective lecturer."

*The Great Courses Professor of Understanding Modern Electronics

Electronic devices are fundamental to our global economy, improve our lives immeasurably, and underlie virtually every aspect of modern life. Yet very few of us have any idea of how electronic devices actually work. In fact, these increasingly complex devices operate on a few basic principles that are both fascinating and easy to understand. Now, in 24 clear and accessible lectures, award-winning Professor of...


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Professor Paul Rosenzweig, JD


The George Washington University Law School

The University of Chicago Law School

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If you’ve learned anything in this course, I hope it is that cyberspace is remarkable and useful precisely because it is open and unstructured.

Paul Rosenzweig is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. He earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School and then served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He was chosen as the 15th annual Sommerfeld Lecturer at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

In his nonacademic endeavors, Mr. Rosenzweig is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington DC. He is also the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company, as well as a senior advisor to The Chertoff Group. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the US Department of Homeland Security, and he is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. He is also an advisor to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security and a contributing editor of the Lawfare blog.

Mr. Rosenzweig is the author of Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World, coauthor of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom, and coeditor of both National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers and Whistleblowers, Leaks, and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security.

Mr. Rosenzweig’s other Great Courses are Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare and The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You.

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"Professor Rosenzweig is an excellent speaker, dynamic, well-informed, and presents plenty of examples to stress his points."

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Investigating American Presidents

Paul Rosenzweig

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What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.

The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You

Paul Rosenzweig

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93% of reviewers would recommend this product

The technological advances of the 21st century have brought both benefits and new questions about privacy and civil liberties. Around the globe, governments and corporations are capturing and analyzing vast quantities of information. Uncover how they gather and use the data, and explore the tension between security and freedom. Get the facts to make your own reasonable choices—and step toward an empowered future.

Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

Paul Rosenzweig

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Virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more. Which makes keeping these systems safe from threat one of the most pressing problems we face. Now, in the 18 lectures of Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare, delivered by cybersecurity expert Paul...

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Aviation


UOA Faculties

Professor James W. Gregory, Ph.D.


The Ohio State University

Purdue University

It has been the constant of trying to break the bonds of Earth that has fueled our efforts to engage in flight. James W. Gregory is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. He received a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctorate in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. He is also an instrument-rated private pilot with more than 200 hours of flight time in gliders and single- and multi-engine aircraft.

Prior to his arrival at Ohio State in 2008, Dr. Gregory’s work experience included stints at Delta Air Lines, NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and Tohoku University in Japan. He also served as a policy fellow at the National Academy of Engineering, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the United States Air Force Academy, and he held a summer faculty fellowship at the Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles Directorate.

Dr. Gregory’s innovative teaching has earned him Ohio State’s David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor Award, as well as the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. In 2014–2015, he was honored as a Fulbright Scholar at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel.

Dr. Gregory’s research has been funded by more than $10 million from industry and government, and has resulted in more than 100 publications. He is currently completing a book on the flight testing of light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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*The Great Courses Professor of

The Science of Flight

Taught by Professor James Gregory of Ohio State University, with commentary by Smithsonian curators and examples from the National Air and Space Museum, this course is a treasure trove for all who wonder where lift comes from, how a pilot flies a plane, what air traffic controllers do, and many other things about flight, including how rockets and orbits work. Extensive graphics make the concepts clear.

The Great Tours

James W. Gregory

Discover new ways to think about—and appreciate—history and science with this two-course set created in partnership with the Smithsonian. First, explore the extraordinary treasures of the nation’s capital, from iconic sights to little-known cultural gems, in The Great Tours: Washington D.C. Then, examine the incomparable holdings of the National Air and Space Museum as a way to better understand the inner...

*The Great Courses Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Aviation

Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Ph.D.

Emory University

We owe so much of our world to the Industrial Revolution. The Great Courses partners with the Smithsonian to examine the extraordinary events and uncover the far-reaching impact of this incredible era. In 36 fascinating lectures, Professor Allitt introduces you to the inventors, businessmen, and workers responsible for transforming our lives and fueling one of the greatest periods of innovation in human history.

*The Great Courses Professor of The Industrial Revolution


Nanotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

UOA Faculties

Professor Shana Kelley


University of Toronto

California Institute of Technology

As you might imagine, nanoscientists derive lots of inspiration from biology. We look at the complex world of biology and we marvel at its ability to selforganize and we try to recreate what we see with the tools of nanotechnology. Dr. Shana Kelley is the former director of the Division of Biomolecular Sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Professor Kelley's research has been featured in Scientific American and Nature Medicine, among other publications. Her work has been recognized with a variety of awards, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. She currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for a firm she cofounded, which is based on her work in biomolecular sensing.

*The Great Courses Professor of Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small


UOA Faculties

Professor Ted Sargent, Ph.D.


University of Toronto

Our capability to understand and engineer materials on the nanoscale has enabled the computer revolution.

Dr. Ted Sargent holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he also earned his Ph.D. His research has been disseminated in leading scientific journals, and he is the author of The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives. In 2007 he addressed the pathbreaking Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California. Professor Sargent founded and serves as Chief Technology Officer and a director of InVisage Technologies Inc., which was honored with The Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award.

*The Great Courses Professor of Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small


Robotics Engineering

UOA Faculties

Professor John Long, Ph.D.


Vassar College

Duke University

The field of robotics offers an endlessly exciting way of seeing our world. Almost everything around you – any machine, any electronics component, any animal, anything that humans do – has potential implications for robotics, which has implications for you.

Dr. John Long is a Professor of Biology and a Professor of Cognitive Science on the John Guy Vassar Chair of Natural History at Vassar College. He also serves as the Director of Vassar’s Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Laboratory, which he helped found in 2003. Professor Long received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University.

Internationally recognized for his work in biorobotics and evolutionary robotics, Professor Long creates autonomous robotic models of animals—both living and extinct—in order to study how the animals work, behave, and evolve. He also designs and builds bioinspired robots in collaboration with computer scientists, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, and development-stage robotics companies. Professor Long’s research currently is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has received previous research funding awards from the NSF, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Professor Long is the author of Darwin’s Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us about the History of Life and the Future of Technology. He and his robots have been featured in the journal Science, in the international press; on numerous news programs; and in science documentaries, including Through the Wormhole, Evolve, and Predator X.

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"The professor is very entertaining and funny. He makes the concepts simple to understand and all the concrete examples he his presenting make the course more appealing."

"He makes the concepts simple to understand and all the concrete examples he is presenting make the course more appealing. His ''how to'' is also very interesting for anybody who wants to build a robot. I liked very much the different applications of robotics and all the explanations behind."

*The Great Courses Professor of Robotics

Robots are real. They’re all around you. And they’re transforming your life. The future of civilization depends on collaborative robotics: humans and machines working together. With in-studio robot demonstrations and other amazing visual aids, Robotics demystifies the world of robots and provides a comprehensive introduction to these intelligent machines. This course is your passport to an astonishing new...


Faculty of History & Philosophy of Science

UOA Faculties

Professor Jeffrey L. Kasser, Ph.D.


Colorado State University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Philosophy of science should help us look at claims made within science, and claims made about science, and help us make informed judgments about how and what we're to think about each case

Dr. Jeffrey L. Kasser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He earned his B.A. from Rice University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. As a graduate student, Dr. Kasser taught Philosophy of Science to Ph.D. students in Michigan's School of Nursing. He was the first recipient of the John Dewey Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education given by the Department of Philosophy at Michigan. While completing his dissertation, Dr. Kasser taught at Wesleyan University. He then moved on to Colby College, where he helped direct the Integrated Studies Program and received the Charles Bassett Teaching Award in 2003. Professor Kasser's dissertation concerned Charles S. Peirce's conception of inquiry. The classical pragmatism of Peirce and of William James serves as the focus of much of his research. He won the 1998 essay prize of the Charles S. Peirce Society for his essay, Peirce's Supposed Psychologism.

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"An excellent lecturer, Mr.Kesser really knows the subject and did a fantastic exposition, full of examples, arguments, and explanations that become more and more accessible at each review."

*The Great Courses Professor of Philosophy of Science Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry into what makes science science. The route to the answers is a challenging, thought-provoking quest, requiring logic, persistence, intellectual rigor, and imagination.


Faculty of History & Philosophy of Science

UOA Faculties

Professor Steven L. Goldman, Ph.D.


Lehigh University
Boston University
After 50 years, I continue to find new depths and fresh excitement in studying the history and philosophy of science.

Dr. Steven L. Goldman is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Lehigh University, where he has taught for 30 years. He earned his B.S. in Physics at the Polytechnic University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University.
Before taking his position at Lehigh, Professor Goldman taught at The Pennsylvania State University, where he was a cofounder of one of the first U.S. academic programs in science, technology, and society studies.
Professor Goldman has received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from Lehigh University. A prolific author, he has written or edited eight books, including Science, Technology, and Social Progress, and he has an impressive list of scholarly articles and reviews to his credit. He has been a national lecturer for the scientific research society Sigma Xi and a national program consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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"Professor Goldman has taken a difficult subject and made it very easy to understand without resorting to jargon. I liked his approach to the subject and closure was succinct."
"Dr. Goldman is a brilliant man and an outstanding teacher. I am quite fortunate to have discovered your company through Dr. Goldman!"
"Professor Goldman was one of the most engaging and challenging teachers I have ever had. I have never been so sorry to see a course end!"

*The Great Courses Professor of

Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World
In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It 72% of reviewers would recommend this product
Explore the history of competing conceptions of scientific knowledge over issues such as evolution from the onset of the Scientific Revolution in the 1600s to the present.
Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey
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Follow the fascinating story of science as it unfolds in the 20th century. Learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science, organized into five major themes: matter and energy, the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Discover the most significant developments in anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and cognitive science—alongside...


UOA Faculties

Professor Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.


Yale School of Medicine
The underlying philosophy of the Hippocratic physicians was that disease involves a patient’s entire body and mind, so therapy must be directed to the whole context of the patient’s life situation rather than a small part of it.

life situation rather than a small part of it.
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland (1930-2014) was Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and Fellow of the university's Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He served on the executive committees of Yale's Whitney Humanities Center and its Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project. Professor Nuland was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, New York University, and the Yale School of Medicine, from which he earned his M.D. After training in surgery at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, he practiced and taught there for three decades. He considered the bedside and operative care of over 10,000 patients to be the most rewarding work of his career. He taught bioethics and medical history to undergraduates and medical students. Dr. Nuland is the author of eight books, including Doctors: The Biography of Medicine and The Wisdom of the Body. He is also the author of How We Die, a reflection on the modern way of death, which was on the New York Times best-seller list for 34 weeks. This book won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize and the Book Critics Circle Award. Dr. Nuland has written dozens of articles for magazines and periodicals, including The New Yorker, Time, Life, National Geographic, Discover, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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"Dr. Nuland's lecture is like sitting and listening to a story teller. The subject matter is extremely interesting and it is just fascinating to hear him tell it. You can tell that he really loves the material and has a gift for presenting it."

*The Great Courses Professor of

Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

What major discoveries made modern medicine possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for these discoveries? What qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? Discover the answers in Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed. Here, Professor Sherwin B. Nuland draws on the lives of 12 of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the...


UOA Faculties

Professor Anthony A. Goodman, M.D.


Montana State University
Cornell Medical College
It is the greatest gift to be able to explore the ever-changing outer edges of science and share them with my students.
Dr. Anthony A. Goodman is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Montana State University and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Cornell Medical College and trained as a surgical intern and resident at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He completed his surgical training and served as chief resident at the Harvard Surgical Service of Boston City Hospital, the New England Deaconess Hospital, the Lahey Clinic, and Cambridge City Hospital. For 20 years, Dr. Goodman worked as a general surgeon in south Florida and served as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition, he served as a surgeon with the U.S. Army Medical Corps and on the hospital ship for Project HOPE. He was also Visiting Professor of Surgery at the Christchurch, New Zealand, Clinical School of Medicine. Founder of the Broward Surgical Society, Dr. Goodman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery.

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"Dr. Goodman should be cloned. He is better than any professor I had in college. I didn't want his courses to end."
"Dr. Goodman obviously finds his subject fascinating and made it fascinating to me. His presentations were clear and always related to issues the average person cares about."

*The Great Courses Professor of
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness
Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media & Lifelong Health
Your Essential Guide to Living Longer & Better
The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body
What Science Knows about Cancer & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age
Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Lifelong Health
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases
Stress and Your Body
Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Mysteries of the Microscopic World
How to Stay Fit as You Age & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age


UOA Faculties

Professor David Sadava, Ph.D.


City of Hope Medical Center, Claremont Colleges

University of California, San Diego

The DNA double helix, discovered in 1953, is one of the great icons of science in our society, rivaling the atom in its pervasiveness in our culture.

Dr. David Sadava is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA, and the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at The Claremont Colleges. Professor Sadava graduated from Carleton University as the science medalist with a B.S. with first-class honors in biology and chemistry. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Following postdoctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he joined the faculty at Claremont, where he twice won the Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching and received numerous other faculty honors. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Sadava has held numerous research grants and written more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific research papers, many with his undergraduate students as coauthors. His research concerns resistance to chemotherapy in human lung cancer, with a view to developing new, plant-based medicines to treat this disease. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including the recently published 10th edition of a leading biology textbook, Life: The Science of Biology, as well as a new biology textbook, >Principles of Life.

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"Excellent! I'm impressed with the ability of Dr. Sadava to make a complicated subject so easy and fully comprehensive. Excellent teacher!"

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Genetics and What Science Knows about Cancer
David Sadava
Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications
David Sadava


Naturopathy, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

UOA Faculties

Professor Mimi Guarneri, M.D.


Pacific Pearl La Jolla
FACC The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

You have the power to be your own best medicine. It is my personal hope that the science of natural healing provides you with all the necessary tools, science, and wisdom to start your healing journey.
Dr. Mimi Guarneri is board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and holistic medicine. She earned her medical degree from The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where she graduated first in her class. She completed her internship and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and held cardiology fellowships at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. While serving as an attending physician in interventional cardiology at the Scripps Clinic, Dr. Guarneri recognized the need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to cardiovascular disease. As a result, she founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, where she used state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle-change programs to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease. In recognition of her leadership in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Guarneri received the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the Bravewell Physician Leadership Award for Integrative Medicine in 2011. She was recently elected president of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women's Association. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She is also the author of The Heart Speaks, a collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC's Today show and PBS's To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.


*The Great Courses Professor of Naturopathy - the science of natural healing


UOA Faculties

Professor Brent A. Bauer, M.D.


Director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

There has been a shift of focus toward wellness and preventative medicine in medicine today, and this is where complementary practices can play a huge role. Brent A. Bauer, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine, a Professor of Medicine, and the director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, where he has been on staff for 24 years. His main research interest has been the scientific evaluation of integrative medicine therapies, which patients and consumers are using with increasing frequency. Dr. Bauer’s work is at the forefront of the emerging field of integrative medicine, which combines the best of conventional medicine with the best of evidence-based complementary therapies.

Dr. Bauer has written several book chapters and more than 100 papers on integrative therapies, and he is the medical editor of Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine. He is a member of numerous scientific review panels and is currently collaborating on more than 20 studies being conducted at Mayo Clinic. He is the medical director of Rejuvenate, the first spa at Mayo Clinic, and of the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between Delos and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.


*The Great Courses Professor of Science of Integrative Medicine.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine


UOA Faculties

Professor Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D.


University of California, San Francisco
University of Pennsylvania
Doing a comprehensive course on mind-body medicine has been a lifelong dream. We can all manage our health and alter our environments.

Next up: cognitive therapy tools that can improve health and wellness. Onward and upward!

Professor Jason M. Satterfield is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Behavioral Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He earned his B.S. in Brain Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently directs the UCSF Behavioral Medicine Unit, which integrates mental and behavioral health services into adult primary care. Professor Satterfield’s book, A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to the Beginning of the End of Life: Minding the Body, was recognized as a Self-Help Book of Merit by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He served on the Behavioral and Social Science Subcommittee that revised the Medical College Admission Test-work that was recently featured in the New England Journal of Medicine and The New York Times. Professor Satterfield is also part of a core interdisciplinary team that is writing a medical textbook based on the biopsychosocial model. He has been nominated for multiple teaching awards at UCSF, and he is often competitively selected to teach at national conferences for a wide variety of health professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.

physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.

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"Professor Satterfield is a masterful instructor who presents a wealth of information with empirical studies and good examples."

*The Great Courses Professor of
Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health
Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain


UOA Faculties

Professor Dean Hodgkin, B.Sc.


University of Portsmouth
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Teaching people how the body works and so how exercise can be of benefit is my mission in life, hence I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with The Great Courses.

International fitness expert Dean Hodgkin has presented master classes and seminars to fitness instructors in more than 30 countries. Voted Best International Fitness Presenter at the One Body One World awards in New York, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs worldwide. A three-time World Karate Champion and a two-time European Karate Champion, Hodgkin earned a B.Sc. honors degree in Mathematics and Management Studies from the University of Portsmouth. He continued his education at Leicester College, where he was awarded the Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies by the Physical Education Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the leading qualification in the field at the time. Since then he has accrued a wide and impressive array of vocational qualifications and is a regular attendee at conferences focused on the latest health and fitness research findings. At the 2012 International Fitness Showcase-Europe's largest group exercise event, attracting more than 7,000 participants-Hodgkin received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the fitness industry.

*The Great Courses Professor of
Physiology and Fitness
Essentials of Strength Training


UOA Faculties

Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, Ph.D.


Fitness and Wellness Consultant
Florida State University
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Fitness at any age is built on a solid foundation of self-care, including sufficient sleep, stress management, and a healthy diet; supportive and nurturing relationships; and an exercise program that you actually enjoy.

Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura is a fitness and wellness consultant with decades of experience teaching the benefits of physical and mental health to elite athletes, higher education institutions, nonprofit community organizations, and corporations. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a research emphasis in sport and exercise psychology, from Florida State University. Her doctoral dissertation won national awards from the American Psychological Association (Division 47) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Bonura is a triple-certified yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also holds certifications as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, kickboxing instructor, tai chi and qigong instructor, senior fitness specialist, weight management instructor, and prenatal and youth fitness specialist-all issued by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the International Fitness Professionals Association. She has developed specialized programs in seated/chair yoga for older adults; yoga for empowerment to encourage self-esteem; partner yoga for family and marital enhancement; and more. Featured widely in national and international publications, Dr. Bonura is a peer reviewer for journals including the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

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"Professor Bonura is highly knowledgeable in the area and is VERY thorough in presenting the material! Bravo!"

*The Great Courses Professor of

How to Make Stress Work for You

In the 18 enriching, inspiring lectures of How to Make Stress Work for You, discover how to finally manage and minimize the stress in your life. Packed with scientifically-backed behavior modifications and cognitive exercises, Popular Great Courses instructor Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura’s course helps you build a personal stress management toolkit so you can better manage your stress response—and your busy life.

How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It’s not just a list of “superfoods” or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource - learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each...

How to Stay Fit as You Age

As we get older, we discover changes in how our bodies move and behave—changes that contradict how young we feel on the inside. But you can make deliberate decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and, above all, healthy one. And it all starts with staying fit. Now, with the 12 engaging lectures and 6 active training sessions of How to Stay Fit as You Age by certified fitness...


UOA Faculties

Professor Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P.