I have always been fascinated with the human body – how it is made and how it functions in health and disease. My graduate work at The Ohio State University focused on the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord after injury. I currently teach Anatomy and Physiology for first year students, and an upper-level Neuroscience course. In addition, I teach an upper-level Anatomy course based on dissection of human cadavers. My scholarship interests center on teaching practices such as the use of case studies in the classroom, as well as the interaction between personhood or “soul” and the physical brain and its implications for beginning and end-of-life issues.