I served as a professor in the Biology Department at Augustana from 1975 until 2018, teaching courses in Human Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and Cadaver Dissection. My class sizes ranged from 12 in Cadaver Dissection to sixty or more in Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy. I started utilizing Problem-Based Learning in my Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy classes in the mid-90s and started writing my own PBLs in 2002. I completely flipped my Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy classes in 2005, thereby eliminating all lectures in these classes. I also served as a faculty member in the Asian Studies Program at Augustana starting in 1989, teaching a course in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
During my career at Augustana I published more than thirty peer-reviewed PBLs, and more than 20 research articles or abstracts. I am currently serving as the lead author on one of the best-selling human anatomy textbooks for undergraduate college students. I also received the “Unofficial Teacher of the Year Award” (as conferred by a vote of the graduating seniors at Augustana College) 20 out of the last 21 years of my career at Augustana College.