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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
I do not have regular office ours during the summer.

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. Most recently, Dan has also been teaching physiology in the University of Washington's School of Medicine WWAMI program on the Gonzaga campus that is part of the UW-GU Regional Health Partnership.

 
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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: 10-14:00

 
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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 1:30-3:30
Tuesday 1:30-3:30

 
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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 2017:

Monday, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Or by appointment



I grew up in Ohio, and attended the University of Cincinnati, earning a Bachelor's degree in Political Science before moving on to Montana State University to pursue a Master's in Exercise Science.  I moved back east to Bloomington, Indiana, were I received my Ph.D from Indiana University in Human Performance and Exercise Physiology.

 
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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
Fall 2016
Mondays 12-2
Thursdays 1-3

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.

 
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Patrick Crosswhite

Assistant Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3498

Office Location
Human Physiology Building, Rm 101

Office Hours
Spring 2017
Monday 11AM-12PM
Wednesday 1-2PM
Thursday 2-4PM

Dr. Crosswhite earned his PhD from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he studied the relationship between cold weather and a deadly disease called pulmonary hypertension. During his postdoc training at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, he worked in a cardiovascular biology lab where he investigated how DNA-regulating enzymes, called chromatin remodelers, impact lymphatic vascular development. Now his own research interests include understanding the role of chromatin remodelers and how they impact blood pressure. He has a passion for sharing science with others which is what led him to Gonzaga where he teaches physiology to undergraduates. 

 
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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