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Diane Spicer, DN, MS
Diane Spicer is a core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences and the director of the undergraduate Integrated Human Biology program.
- Doctor of Naprapathy from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine
- MS in environmental sciences/toxicology from the University of Wisconsin
- MIT (Master's in Teaching), math and science specialist, from the University of Washington
- BS in microbiology from the University of Washington
- Licensed massage practitioner (LMP) in Washington state
Diane Spicer's experience includes broad training in the basic sciences, expertise as a manual-medicine practitioner, and advanced training in science teaching methods. Her background prior to college teaching includes years spent in clinical microbiology labs, immunology research labs, a biologics production facility, private practice, and junior high school science and math classrooms.
Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Processes, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Spicer's professional interests include plant-based antimicrobials and active learning approaches applied to an integrated science curriculum. Her personal interests include organic gardening and backcountry hiking.
Spicer offers a hiking analogy for her teaching philosophy: "As a teacher I have the map and a deep knowledge of familiar terrain. Students have lots of enthusiasm and the joy of discovery. Together, we can be successful in our explorations."