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Basics

I'm a teacher in transition! Having taught at UW-Bothell for the past 3 years, I am spending the fall of 2017 student-teaching at St. John Catholic School before starting a tenure-track position teaching anatomy & physiology at Everett Community College. As noted in my CV, I previously did laboratory research on infectious disease drug targets (2007-2014) and on the metabolism of methylotrophic bacteria (2003-2007), human skeletal muscles (1996-2002), and plant sphingolipids (1993-1995). I have a Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics (2002), which I try not to be too pretentious about, and an undergraduate degree in Biology (1995). It is generally easiest to reach me by email (gcrowther@everettcc.edu), but go ahead and view my complete contact information if you must.

News
10/24/17 Just published in Advances in Physiology Education: my paper Which way do the ions go? A graph-drawing exercise for understanding electrochemical gradients.
10/15/17 VOICES, a first-of-its-kind online conference on teaching STEM subjects with music, was held on Sept. 27-28. The entire conference has been archived online and may be accessed for free!
10/3/17 Are you a St. John student or parent? Here are my St. John teaching materials!
9/11/17 My next employer, Everett Community College, recently interviewed me for its "Behind the Resume" series.
9/1/17 Here's a new paper coauthored with Jennifer Breckler, a collaborator at San Francisco State University, and Allison Ma, a former undergraduate research assistant: Songwriting to Learn: Can students learn A&P by writing content-rich lyrics?
5/29/17 The results of the 2017 USCOTS A-Mu-Sing Competition are in. Believe it or not, I placed 2nd in the cartoon division with my entry, Three Students Walk into a Class.... (And honorable mention in the music division, for The Null Hypothesis.)
5/24/17 This week I have two more guest posts on the Dynamic Ecology blog: one in which I ask how we should be teaching the "scientific method," and one in which I reveal that, as of next January, I will have a new job!
4/5/17 Who should and should not be coauthors of research studies? I have opinions.
12/3/16 Not all of my songs are purely educational. Here's me singing "Kidney Wonderland" at the UW Nephrology holiday party.
11/14/16 I'm not an ecologist, but occasionally I play one on the Internet.
11/9/16 Students, here is my post-election open letter to you.
9/9/16 For me, the last 2.5 years have been an intense period of teaching lots of anatomy & physiology ("A&P") ... and writing lots of short songs about this material. Check out the current collection of lyrics, sheet music, and study questions for over 90 original A&P songs (plus a few parodies)!

(Older news items can be found in the news archive.)