DONNA PRICE HENRY, Ph.D.
to August 1987
Ph.D. Physiology, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Degree Conferred May 1998)
Thesis: "Iodide Transport and Its Regulation in the Thyroid Gland"Thesis Advisor: Joseph R. Sherwin, PhD.
Graduate Research Fellowship (renewed annually)
to June, 1982
B.A. Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania
Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
to January 2013
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, June 2005 – January 2013
Professor of Biology, June 2004 - January 2013
Director, Whitaker Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, March 2004 - June 2005
Associate Professor of Biology, August 1996 - June, 2004
Associate Dean, August 1998 – December 2001
Acting Dean, May 1999 - November 1999
Assistant Dean, August 1997 - 1998
to July 1996
Saint Thomas University, Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Miami, Florida
Department Chairperson: 1992 - 1996
Study Abroad Program Director: 1995 - 96
Promoted to Associate Professor of Biology, May 1996
Assistant Professor of Biology: 1990 - 1996
Study Abroad for the Earth, Assisi, Italy, Summers 1994 - 96
to January 1988
University of North Carolina, Department of Biochemistry,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Postdoctoral Fellow: Studied the molecular biology of the thyrotropin receptor
to August 1984
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Department of
Physiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research Technician: Investigated the autoregulation of thyroid iodide transport
to July 1990
Pan American World Airways, Flight Academy, Miami, Florida
Curriculum Development/Instructor: Flight attendant training courses
Based in London, United Kingdom, January 1988 through January 1989.
GRANT AND CONTRACT ACTIVITIES
Project LAUNCH, Project sPAEC and Project NEFEC (co-PI with Diane Schmidt) funded ($1,945,000) by the Florida Department of Education, Mathematics and Science Partnerships competitive grant opportunity June 2005 - August 2006. Expansion of Project LAUNCH professional development for elementary and middle school teachers in mathematics and sciences to 300 teachers in southwest Florida, the Florida
panhandle and northeast Florida counties.
Summer Research Opportunity Program, Sponsored by the Gorovoy Family in Memory of Aunt "Pat" Toffelmeir. $12,000 contract to sponsor 50 Edison Regional Science Fair winners for a 2-week summer research opportunity at the Whitaker Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, June 2005. Field research is conducted in Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Program conducted in collaboration with T. Dubetz, A. Loh and M. Savarese.
Project LAUNCH (co-PI with Diane Schmidt) funded ($828,989) by the Florida Department of Education, Mathematics and Science Partnerships competitive grant opportunity June 2004 - August 2005. Supports professional development for elementary and middle school teachers in mathematics and sciences in eight Florida counties.
Summer Research Opportunity Program, Sponsored by the Edison Festival of Light in Memory of Aunt "Pat" Toffelmeir. $3,400 contract to sponsor 20 Edison Regional Science Fair winners for a 2-week (10 half days) June 2004 summer research opportunity at Florida Gulf Coast University. Program conducted in collaboration with T. Dubetz and M. Savarese.
Received $1400 award from the Provost's Professional Development Fund for travel to the International Conference on Education sponsored by the University of Hawaii, I presented a paper entitled, Using Active Learning Strategies in Undergraduate Biology, in Honolulu, Hawaii January, 2004.
Summer Research Opportunity Program, Sponsored by the Edison Festival of Light in Memory of Aunt "Pat" Toffelmeir. $3,000 contract to sponsor 15 Edison Regional Science Fair winners for a 6-week (12 half days) June 2003 summer research opportunity at Florida Gulf Coast University. Program conducted in collaboration with J. Barreto and J. Kakareka.
Received $2000 award from the Provost's Professional Development Fund for travel to the
International Conference on Education sponsored by the University of Hawaii, I
presented a paper entitled, "Technology Integration Initiatives in Science Classrooms,"
in Honolulu, Hawaii January, 2003 with Sally Mayberry.
"Applied Biology/Biotechnology Workshop," Florida Gulf Coast University. Designed and implemented workshop to identify national trends in the biological sciences and explore design of new biotechnology program. $5,000 sponsorship provided by The Whitaker Foundation to support travel of external consultants. September 5-6, 2001.
American Association of Colleges and Universities, supported with funding from the National
Science Foundation. "Ecological Kaleidoscope: Connecting Preservice Teachers with
Students through Teaching Science." Program Director, $22,750, Aug 1, 2001 - July
Center for Excellence in Biological Sciences. Proposal submitted to The Whitaker Foundation. Primary Author. Cluster hire of five faculty in Biotechnology funded for $600,000 (including Foundation match). Funded in January 2001. Since funding I was responsible for chairing the search committee to hire the Director of the Biotechnology Program and I worked with the biotechnology faculty to develop the curriculum for the biotechnology program.
Technological Research Development Authority, Florida Department of Education, "2000 Virtual Science Mentor Project: Connecting Scientists and Engineers to Middle School Science Teachers and their Students." Project Director, $250,000, Jan 1, 2000 - Dec 31, 2000.
Technological Research Development Authority, Florida Department of Education, "1999 Virtual Science Mentor Project: Connecting NASA Engineers, Middle School Science Teachers and their Students." Project Director, $250,000, Jan 1, 1999 - Dec 31, 1999.
Coalition for Science Literacy at the University of South Florida, supported with funding from the National Science Foundation, Non-Majors College Science Project "Science That Matters" Developed Interdisciplinary Science Module, "Hug Me Like There's No Tomorrow." Henry, D, and Baylen, D. $5,000. April 1998.
Technological Research Development Authority, Florida Department of Education, "1998 Virtual Science Mentor Project: Connecting NASA Engineers, Middle School Science Teachers and their Students." Project Director, $310,000, Jan 1, 1998 - Dec 31, 1998.
NSF Partner with Towson State University, Towson, MD. Mini-grant with S. Mayberry Participate in environmental science program with Baltimore City Schools. $2,000. Fall 1997.
Coalition for Science Literacy at the University of South Florida supported with funding from the National Science Foundation, Non-Majors College Science Project "Science That Matters" Developed Interdisciplinary Science Module, "An Asteroid, Dinosaur or Both?" Henry, D, and Everham, E. and Hart, J. $10,000, March 1997.
Technological Research Development Authority, Florida Department of Education, "Virtual Science Mentor Project: Connecting NASA Engineers, Middle School Science Teachers and their Students". Project Director, $250,000, Jan 1, 1997 - Dec 31, 1997.
The Whitaker Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. Proposal submitted to The Whitaker Foundation. Co-Author with J. Crocker and D. Pataniczek. Building planning and construction and Eminent Scholar funded for $10,500,000 (including community and State matches). Fall, 1996. Since funding I was responsible for Chairing the search committee to hire the Eminent Scholar and to Chair the
Committee to plan the architectural design of the building and finally to work with the construction management team to construct the building.
Florida Region VI Higher Education Consortium, Title II Eisenhower Grant, "Interactive Teaching: Environmental Science, Mathematics and Technology for Non-Science Majors". Grant Project Coordinator. $17,000. August 95 - July 1996.
Aerospace Environmental Camp, Dade County Magnet School Program. Developed and directed the program for middle school students. Activities were based in science and held at the university. $35,000. Six weeks each during summers 1993 and 1994.
Faculty Participant in Title III: Multimedia Curriculum Development Grant. Developed Multimedia presentations for Principles of Biology course. September 1991 - August 1992.
Henry, D.P. (2010) "Chapter 14: Implementing the teaching Portfolio at Florida Gulf Coast University." In P. Seldin, J.E. Miller, & C.A. Seldin, (Eds.). The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions, 4th edit", Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, pp. 102-108.
Mayberry, S. and Henry, D. "Creative Strategies for Teaching Science: A Constructivist Approach." Florida Educational Leadership. Vol 3(2) p. 31-35. Spring 2003.
Henry, D.P. and Mayberry, S.C. "Bridging the Gap: Teachers, Science and Technology." Journal of Elementary Science Education, Vol 11(1) p. 17-22. April, 1999.
Henry, D. and Lane, M. "The Virtual Science Mentor Program". Syllabus '98 National Conference Proceedings. August 1998.
Henry, D.P. "The Virtual Science Mentor Program," Selected Papers from the 35th Space Congress, October, 1997.
Price, D.J. and Sherwin, J.R. "Characterization of the regulation of iodide transport in thyroid plasma membrane vesicles." Federation Proceedings, Vol 46 p.648. 1987.
Sherwin, J.R. and Price, D.J. "Autoregulation of thyroid iodide transport: Evidence for mediation of protein synthesis in iodide-induced suppression of iodide transport." Endocrinology, Vol 119 p. 2553-2559. 1986.
Price, D.J. and Sherwin, J.R. "Autoregulation of iodide transport in the rabbit: Absence of autoregulation in fetal tissue and comparison of maternal and fetal thyroid iodination products." Endocrinology, Vol 119 p. 2547-2552. 1986.
Price, D.J. and Sherwin, J.R. "Demonstration of an iodocompound in the thyroid plasma membrane associated with the autoregulation of iodide transport." Federation Proceedings, Vol. 45 p.178. 1986.
American Association of University Women, Fort Myers Chapter, Invited Guest Speaker on "Initiatives to support Women in STEM in Higher Education." January 21, 2012.
American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, South Carolina Regional Leadership Forum, Invited Panelist, "Personnel Issues," Charleston, SC, March 16, 2011.
American Council of Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, Florida Regional Leadership Forum, Invited Speaker, "Managing Construction Projects in Higher Education," St. Thomas University, Miami, FL October 12, 2009
Panhellenic Association, Inaugural Distinguished Women Symposium, Invited Keynote Speaker, "Pathways to Leadership", Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL November 18, 2009
18th International Conference on the Freshman Year Experience, "Classic Rockers meet the MTV Generation: Senior Faculty in the Freshman Classroom." Southampton, England, July, 2005 with Maria Roca and Joe Wisdom.
Gulf South Summit on Service Learning, Civic Engagement and Positive Youth Development. Delivered 90 minute workshop titled, "Enhancing Critical Thinking through Civic Engagement," New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24-26, 2004.
International Conference on Education sponsored by the University of Hawaii, Presentation, "Using Active Learning Strategies in Undergraduate Biology," Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2004.
International Conference on Education sponsored by the University of Hawaii, Presentation, "Technology Integration Initiatives in Science Classrooms," Honolulu, Hawaii, January 6-9, 2003 with Sally Mayberry.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Convention, Presentation, "An Ecological Kaleidoscope," San Diego, CA, March 2002, with Sally Mayberry.
Florida Higher Education Consortium, 10th Statewide Conference. Quality Education: Blending content, Pedagogy, Motivation and Technology. Solo presentation: "Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)" and Roundtable Discussion: "The Changing General Education Environment -
Improvements Needed and Underway" with M. Barnes (UNF), B. Cochrane (USF), A. Gambino (Manatee Community College), C. Backman (Florida Board of Education). November 1-3, 2001.
OCLC - Information Strategies for the Next Century, Presentation, "Virtual Science Mentor Program." (March 2000, with S. Schonberg).
The 10th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Presentation, "Journeys in Technology: Moving Forward," Jacksonville, FL (April 1999 with S. Mayberry).
Florida Educational Technology Conference, Presentation, "Using Desktop Videoconferencing Technology to Enhance Science Curriculum," Orlando, FL (March 1999 with S. Schonberg and C. Gore).
7th AAHE Conference on Faculty Roles & Rewards. Meeting Title, The Academic Calling: Changing Commitments and Complexities. Delivered a joint briefing titled, "Assessing Faculty Performance of Multiple Appointment Types: Key Issues in Institution Building." January 21-24, 1999. Co-presenters included, Roberta Walsh, Denise Heineman, Brenda Lazarus, Donna Henry and Lisa Moet.
Strategic Alliance for Distance Learning, Fourth Annual Distance Learning Conference, presentation, "No Lectures? An Experiment in Teaching Science." December, 1998 with D. Baylen.
The 9th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Presentation, "Implementing Innovative Technology at the New Florida Gulf Coast University," Jacksonville, FL, April 1998 with S. Mayberry.
The 9th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Workshop, "No Lectures? Teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology," Jacksonville, FL (April 1998).
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Convention, Presentation, "Connections: Teachers, Science and Technology," New Orleans, LA (April 1997).
The 8th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Discussion Leader, "Development of an Integrated, Modular Science Course for Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers," Jacksonville, FL, April 1997 with S. Mayberry.
Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting, Symposium on the Sunshine State Standards and Their
Impact on Introductory College Science Courses, Presented a paper on, "Development of an Integrated, Modular Science Course", Punta Gorda, FL (March 1997).
The 7th National Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Presented paper entitled, "Bridging the Gap: Teachers, Science and Technology", Jacksonville, FL March 1996 with S. Mayberry.
National Science Teachers Association, Southern Area Convention, Presented paper entitled, "Building Bridges: Teachers, Science and Technology," Atlanta, GA (November 1996).
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Institutional Athletics Council, Chair, January 2013-present
Florida Gulf Coast University
Center for Environmental Sustainability Education, Advisory Board Member, August 2005 - January 2013, Chair Strategic Planning Committee, January 2011 - December 2012
Newman Catholic Student Organization, Faculty Advisor, March 2012 - January 2012
Enrollment, Retention Management Committee, Co-Chair, October 2008 - January 2012
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Member, October 2008 - January 2012
Deans' Council, Fall 2003 - Fall 2012
Lutgert College of Business Dean Search Committee Chair, September 2010 - March 2011
NCAA Division I self study Subcommittee Chair for Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance, January 2009 - October 2010
NCAA Division I self study Steering Committee Member, January 2009 - October 2010
Planning and Budget Council Committee, Dean Representative, October 2008 - August 2010
Music Building, Construction Committee Chair, Fall 2008 - September 2010. Achieved USGBC LEED Gold Certification
Kapnick Center for Environmental Education at the Naples Botanical Garden, Construction Committee Chair, Fall 2007 - December 2009
Provost Search Committee Chair, November 2007 - April 2008
President Search Committee Member and Recruitment Sub-committee Chair, January - August 2007
Long Range Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee Member, Fall 2003 - October 2008
Host Director, State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida, Hosted on the Florida Gulf
Coast University Campus, Fort Myers, FL April 11-13, 2007
First Year Experience Reading Selection Team, Spring 2003 - May 2010
Retention Committee, Spring 2007 - October 2008
Campus Masterplan Committee, 2005 - 06
Vice President for Student Affairs Search Committee, 2005 - 06
Professional Studies Dean Search Committee, Spring 2006
Faculty Senate, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Representative Fall 2002 - Spring 2005.
Faculty Senate President Fall 2003 - Spring 2005
Faculty Senate Vice-President Fall 2002 - Spring 2003
Faculty Handbook Writing Team (with S. Bevins and M. Roca), Summer 2004
Student of the Year Award Selection Committee, Spring 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees, Fall 2003 - Spring 2005
Celebration of Excellence Planning Committee Member, April 2004 and 2005 events
CAS Dean Search Committee Chair, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
University Lecture Series Committee, October 2004 - present
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Leadership Team for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process, August 2003 - present
SACS Governance Compliance Certification Team, August 2003 - November 2004 Provost Search Committee, Spring 2004
Learning Academy Faculty, Fall 2003 - 2005
2003 Inaugural Freshman Convocation Committee, Summer/Fall 2003
Whitaker Site Visit Team - Fall 2003
Conceptual Framework Committee for the College of Education's NCATE accreditation process, CAS science representative, December 2003 - present
Search Committee Chair, Biotechnology Program Director, Spring 2003
Provost's Budget Reduction Taskforce, Fall 2002 - Spring 2003
Collegium Curriculum Revision Taskforce, Facilitator, Fall 2001 - Spring 2003
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Fall 1997 - 2005, Secretary 1998 - 2000, President 2002 - 04
Whitaker Building Planning and Construction Committee, Chair, Spring 1998 - Spring 2002
North Naples Estuary Conservation Association, Board of Directors, Summer 1999 - Summer 2001
Interim Honors Program Director, Fall 2000
Chair, Whitaker Eminent Scholar Search Committee, Spring 1998
Chair, Director of Contracts and Grant Search Committee, Spring 1998
CAS Promotion and Evaluation Criteria Ephemeral Team, ex officio member 1997 - 98
Coordinator, "Southwest Florida Sense of Place Field Trips," August 1997 and August 1998
Faculty Governance Structure, Team Leader, Spring 1997
Faculty Orientation Co-leader with Peg Gray-Vickrey, Summer 1997
Asst. Professor Biology - genetics
Asst. Professor of Biology - anatomy and physiology
Asst. Professor Chemistry - biochemistry
Asst. Professor Physics
3 Librarians: Business, Education and Arts and Sciences
Senior Laboratory Teaching Specialist
2 Laboratory Managers
Saint Thomas University Service
Pre-Med Club Advisor, 1991 - 1996
Undergraduate and Continuing Education Committee, 1995 - 96
Catholic Identity Implementation Committee, 1993 - 96
Technology Governance Council, Academic Sub-committee Chair 1994 - 96
Long Range Strategic Planning Committee, 1994 - 96
Distance Learning Faculty Liaison for the President, 1994 - 96
Institutional Effectiveness Committee, 1992 - 94
Academic Policy Council, 1991 - 94
Commencement Committee, 1990 - 93
SACS Educational Program Committee, 1991 - 92
UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Florida Gulf Coast University
BSC 1011C General Biology II with Laboratory
BSC 1085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory
BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory
BSC 1020C Human Systems
PCB 3023C Cell Biology with Laboratory
IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement
IDS 3303 Issues in Science and Technology
IDS 3920 The University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future
IDS 2110 Connections
Faculty member in the Learning Academy, a first time in college learning cohort. (2003-05)
Worked with CAS faculty to develop College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Core for Collegium (1996 - 97), required in all major programs of study in the College.
St. Thomas University
SCI 106 General Biology
BIO 108 Principles of Biology I
BIO 108L Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIO 109 Principles of Biology II
BIO 109L Principles of Biology II Laboratory
SCI 222 Discovering the Everglades
BIO 230 Human Anatomy
BIO 230L Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 221 Comparative Anatomy
BIO 221L Comparative Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 345 Human Physiology
BIO 345L Human Physiology Laboratory
BIO 495 Bioregionalism and Sustainability co-taught as a philosophy and history course
I conceptualized and developed Discovering the Everglades. Bioregionalism and Sustainability was developed as part of a cross-disciplinary team of faculty