Faculty & Staff


Faculty
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Dan McCann

Professor and Chair

Department of Human Physiology
Gonzaga University
mccann@gonzaga.edu
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3487

Office Location
1110 N. Pearl, Rm 110

Office Hours
Wed. 12 noon to 2 PM
Thursday, 10 AM to 12 noon.

Dr. McCann came to Gonzaga in 1992 from UC Davis where he received his PhD in Physiology. Dan teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Environmental Physiology, Research in Physiology, and occasionally other Advanced Topics courses such as Pathophysiology and Translational Physiology. His research interests include the metabolic response to exercise, thermoregulation, and the application of dimensional analysis and similitude theory to the study of rest and exercise energetics.

 
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Brian Higginson

Associate Professor

Department of Human Physiology
Gonzaga University
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3518

Office Location
Human Physiology Building (1110 N. Pearl), Rm 106

Office Hours
Wednesday: 10:00-2:00

 
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Ryan McCulloch

Assistant Professor

502 E Boone Ave., AD Box 4
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3440
Fax: (509) 313-5869

Office Location
Human Physiology, 1110 N. Pearl, Rm# 101

Office Hours
Monday/Wednesday: 1:30-3:30pm

 
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James McKenzie

Lecturer-AT, Human Phys

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509.313.3855

Office Location
HPHY 112

Office Hours
Fall 2015:

Monday, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, 12:30 - 2:00pm
Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00n

Or by appointment

 
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David Thorp

Associate Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258-0004

Phone: (509) 313-3854

Office Location
Human Physiology Building Rm 108

Office Hours
Mondays 12-2
Thursdays 11-1

Dr. Thorp earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His primary area of research has been to examine how exercise promotes beneficial adaptations in cardiac muscle. He currently teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology in addition to supervising undergraduate research projects in a variety of areas including cardiorespiratory changes during the human dive reflex as well as the effects of exercise on cognitive function and memory.

 
Staff
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Steve B Conant

Lab Specialist & Anatomy Instructor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 004
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-3852

Office Location
Department of Human Physiology, rm 104 of "The Shed"

Office Hours
This semester I will be available during the following times:

Tuesday 9-11 (Tillford 017)
Wednesday 8-10 (Tillford 017)

Additional open lab time are posted on your course syllabus.

The '15/'16 academic year is my 7th here at Gonzaga University. I am passionate about my job and it comes through in my work. I pride myself on my teaching achievements, ability to solve problems and work with other departments/divisions. I am a life-long learner and constantly look for ways I can improve as a professional.

My background includes entrepreneurial pursuits, non-profit volunteer work and higher education experience. The culmination of my experience helps to bring real world application to my teaching. I have demonstrated an ability to learn, use and subsequently manage new technologies.


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