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Diana I. LaPasha, PhD

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Anatomy and Neurobiology

Location:

HSF-II, Room S251

Education and Training

Ph.D., Education, LaSalle University, 2002
M.S. + 42 credit hours, Human Anatomy, University of Maryland, 1991
B.S., Biology, Randolph-Macon College, 1982

Research/Clinical Keywords

anatomy, neurobiology, teaching

Awards and Affiliations

  • 1981-Present: Phi Beta Kappa Society, Zeta Chapter of Virginia
  • 1990-1991: State of Maryland Graduate Student Merit Fellowship
  • 1997: MSE Chairperson’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Community College of Baltimore County

Grants and Contracts

  • 1995-1996: MSE Division Mini-grant, Dissected and prepared human anatomical specimens for plastination (partnership with University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Anatomical Services). Plastinated specimens used for demonstration and study in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II labs, Community College of Baltimore County
  • 1997-1998:  A.D.A.M. Partnership in Education Grant, Awarded A.D.A.M. InterActive Physiology Software for use by Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II students, A.D.A.M. Software
  • 1998-2000: MSE Division Grant, Authored learner-centered behavioral objectives and implemented the use of comprehensive multimedia learning technologies to improve student learning outcomes in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses, Community College of Baltimore County
  • 1999:  Council for Innovation in Student Learning (CISL) Grant, Established a learner-centered, multisensory Human Anatomy and Physiology independent study lab in the Catonsville campus library, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Summer 1999: MSE Division Grant, Developed and published a WebCT Histology Tutorial for Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 201), Community College of Baltimore County
  • January 2000: Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Grant, Provided stipends for two faculty (Diana LaPasha and Barbara Demchick) and four Occupational Therapy Assistant students. Faculty provided cadaver dissection and anatomy instruction of the upper body and clinical correlatives at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Division of Anatomical Service

Community Service

  • March 1995: "Careers in Biology" presentation to high school students at Catonsville High School
  • 1995-1996: Attended planning meetings, recruited faculty, wrote curricula, and coordinated biology programs for the Summer Science Camp for Baltimore County middle school girls held 6/14-28/1996, Community College of Baltimore County
  • June 1996: Interviewed by The Catonsville Times for an article on current and future educational opportunities for young women in science
  • May 1997: Coordinated and presented cardiovascular system and respiratory system anatomy and physiology demonstration at Health Fair, Community College of Baltimore County
  • August 1997: Represented MSE Division at College Information Session for new students, Community College of Baltimore County
  • 1998-2000: Volunteer on Maryland ASM list to make presentations on human anatomy and physiology topics and judge local science fairs.

Professional Activity

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association of University Women
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
  • International Society for Plastination