Assistant Professor of Biology, College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts
Coordinator of anatomy labs
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2012
M.S. in Biology, Saint Joseph’s University, 2005
B.S. in Biology, Saint Joseph’s University, 2003
Advanced Anatomy A and B, lecture and lab
Academic and Research Interests:
Kathryn is a morphologist. While her teaching revolves around human anatomy, her research program is focused on the morphology of a group of Paleozoic fossil fishes called palaeoniscoids. Kathryn’s research includes morphological descriptions of new species, in-depth osteological studies, and investigations into the evolutionary relationships of these fishes.
Kathryn grew up in southern New Jersey and earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. At Saint Joseph’s University, Kathryn began studying the morphology and evolutionary relationships of a group of Paleozoic fossil fishes called palaeoniscoids. She continued her research on these fossil fishes at the University of Kansas, where she earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Kathryn taught human anatomy prosection and dissection labs in the cadaver lab at the University of Kansas for over four years. After completing her PhD, she was hired to teach the cadaver-based human anatomy course for occupational and physical therapy students at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Kathryn joined the faculty of Philadelphia University in 2013 as an assistant professor and coordinator of anatomy labs. At Philadelphia University, Kathryn teaches the cadaver-based Advanced Anatomy lecture and dissection lab for the PA program. She also teaches the undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, and exploring New Jersey’s Pine Barrens by foot and kayak.
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