Expert Guide

Educational Technology

Kevin Patton, Ph.D.

Professor or Life Science

Human anatomy/physiology, classroom response systems, educational technology, student travel, textbook authorship, animal training for circuses. Author of several textbooks and reference books in human anatomy and physiology; produced a number of blogs, electronic newsletters, and websites for both students and professors. Former zookeeper, wild animal trainer, conservationist and zoological consultant. Member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the American Association of Anatomists, American Physiological Society, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, American Federation of Teachers, Text and Academic Authors Society, and the Authors Guild.

Doctorate, Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio; Master of Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Artium Baccalaureatus, St. Louis University.

Stephanie D. Tolson, Ed.D.

Dean of Learning Resources & Academic Support

Library science, information literacy, educational technology, copyright law and college development. Responsible for administering the library, ACE Tutoring Center and the freshmen orientation program (COL 101). Stephanie’s dissertation “Transforming Community Colleges through the Incorporation of Learning College Principles” published in 2005 focused on learner-centered approaches to student success. She has published several articles including “Truth or Consequence” published in Community & Junior College Libraries in 2005 that discussed the evolving role of community college librarians and the need for continuous learning; and “Wireless Laptops and Local Area Networks” published in T.H.E. Journal in 2001. She is a member of Focus St. Louis, the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Missouri Library Association, the Special Libraries Association and the Missouri Community College Association. She was a member of the Leadership St. Louis class of 2007/08.

Doctorate of Education, Saint Louis University; Masters of Arts, library science, Emporia State University; Bachelor of Arts, economics and business administration, Park College.

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