Theodore C. Smith, MS

 

Education:

 

August 2016- present (Expected Graduation in Summer 2020)         

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Ph.D, Anatomy and Cell Biology-Education Track- GPA:3.6

Dissertation Thesis: Neural Basis of Anatomical Knowledge in Undergraduate Anatomy Students and Experts Using fMRI

 

August 2014 – May 2016        

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Master of Science, Anatomy -GPA: 3.60/4.0

 

August 2010 - May 2014         

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor of Arts, Evolutionary Biology Anthropology, Physical Anthropology Concentration- GPA: 3.45/4.0

Senior Capstone: Vulnerability of transplacental infection of Treponema pallidum pallidum in humans: an evolutionary perspective.

 

Teaching Experience:

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                                                  August 2016-present        

Course Instructor:

M300: Evolutionary Anatomy                                                                                                  Spring 2019                                                                   

  • Designed course for advanced medical sciences students

  • Created weekly lectures

  • Organized and edited weekly case studies and active learning sessions

  • Created research skills coursework

 

M100: Study Skills in Anatomy                                                                                                  Fall 2019                                                                                                            

  • Organized and created weekly assignments and course sessions for undergraduate anatomy students

 

Associate Instructor (Graduate Teaching Assistant):                         Fall 2016-present

Anatomy A215: Basic Human Anatomy

  • Demonstrated anatomical structures to undergraduate students

  • Mentored undergraduate teaching assistants

  • Presented lectures with active learning to undergraduate students

  • Graded exams

  • Facilitated review sessions

 

Neuroscience and Behavior, Human Structure (Gross Anatomy, Histology, Embryology)

  • Organized labs and learning materials for medical students

  • Presented lectures with active learning to medical students

  • Lead labs for medical students

  • Created undergraduate-level and graduate-level prosections

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH                    January 2015 – December 2015

              

-Teaching Assistant for Human Anatomy 2300 and Anatomy 5300

 

  • Demonstrated anatomical structures to undergraduate students

  • Completed cadaver dissections

  • Graded exams and entered grades

  • Facilitated review sessions

  • Taught dissection skills to advanced undergraduate students

 

Leetonia Exempted Village School District                          December 2014 – May 2016 

 

-Substitute Teacher

  • Taught high school social studies, psychology, biology, 6th grade math, science, language arts, 5th grade math, middle school and high school health

  • Intervention aide for students

 

 

Publications:

Smith, Theodore C., Hechtel, L., Erectile Dysfunction and the Baculum. August 2019. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Volume 2019, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 147–148, https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoz023 

Smith, Theodore C., Husmann, P., Perineal Anatomy-Modeling of the Female Perineum. September 2018. LifeSciTRC. https://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=11126  

 

Smith, Theodore C., Upson-Taboas, C., Reynolds, A.,., Taylor, M., Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Training Workshop, Part 2, IUSM Medical Education Research Blog Post. September 2018. https://medicine.iu.edu/blogs/research-in-medical-education/undergraduate-teaching-assistant-pedagogy-training-workshop-part-2/  

 

Smith, Theodore C., Finding CN XI: A review of Defining the Spinal Accessory Nerve in Anatomical and Evolutionary Contexts. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Educator doi: 10.21692/haps.2017.047

 

Upson-Taboas, C., Reynolds, A., Smith, Theodore C., Taylor, M., Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Training Workshop, Part 1, IUSM Medical Education Research Blog Post. October 2017. https://medicine.iu.edu/blogs/research-in-medical-education/uta-pedagogy-training-workshop-part-1/  

 

Smith, Theodore C., Husmann, P., Perineal Anatomy-Modeling of the Male Perineum. September 2017. LifeSciTRC. https://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=11124  

 

Quinn, M.M., Smith, Theodore C., Kalmar, E.L., and Burgoon, J.M., What type of learner are your students? Preferred learning styles of undergraduate gross anatomy students according to the index of learning styles questionnaire. Anatomical Sciences Education doi: 10.1002/ase.1748, 2017.

 

Smith, Theodore C., From Conference to Classroom: Ultrasonography in Anatomical Education. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Educator doi:10.21692/haps.2017.008, 2017.

 

Presentations and Posters:

Burleson, Kathy, Rompolski, Krista, Simoyi, Melvin, Smith, Theodore C., Van Hoomissen, Jacqueline, Wisco, Jonathan. Can You DIG It? HAPS Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG) Membership Survey. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, May 2019.

 

Smith, Theodore C., O’Loughlin, Valerie, Husmann, Polly. Twitter, Evolution, Human Anatomy, and Tinbergen: A Class Case Study. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, May 2019.

 

Smith, Theodore C., O’Loughlin, Valerie, Flinders, David. Manifestation of Sexual Minority Identity in First-Year Medical Students American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2019.

 

Smith, Theodore C., Anatomy on the Brain: Using fMRI in anatomical education research. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 2018.

 

Smith, Theodore C., The Brain on Anatomy: An fMRI Story. Synapse Talk. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 2018.

 

Husmann, Polly, Smith, Theodore C., “I Don't Have Time To Teach Metacognitive Skills Too!  Can't They Do It Online Or Something?”. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 2018.

 

Taylor, Melissa, Reynolds, Amberly, Taboas, Charity, and Smith, Theodore C., For the love of teaching: Implementing a graduate student-driven training program for undergraduate teaching assistants. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 2018.

 

Smith, Theodore C., O’Loughlin, Valerie, and Newman, Sharlene, Neural basis of spatial ability and anatomical concepts: An fMRI pilot study. American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 2018.

 

Smith, Theodore C., Taylor, Melissa, Reynolds, Amberly, Taboas, Charity, Husmann, Polly, O’Loughlin, Valerie, The effect of formal training on undergraduate teaching assistants’ performance and views towards teaching. American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 2018.

 

Smith, Theodore C., 2017, accepted. Finding CN XI: Defining the Spinal Accessory Nerve in Anatomical and Evolutionary Contexts. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Smith, Theodore C., Husmann, Polly., 2017 Build-A-Pelvis: Modeling Pelvic and Perineal Structures. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Panelist., Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Seminar: For Associate Instructors: Mental Health Awareness and Stress Management for Second Semester

Smith, Theodore C., 2015, accepted. Vulnerability of transplacental infection of Treponema pallidum pallidum in humans: an evolutionary perspective. International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Inaugural Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

 

Media Interviews:

Anatomy Education Podcast. (2018). Episode #44: Early Career Anatomy Educators http://anatomypodcast.co.uk/episodes/early-career-anatomy-educators/

 

Research Experience:

 

Research assistant- Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab                                           August 2017-present

PI: Sharlene Newman, PhD

https://cognitiveneuroimaing.lab.indiana.edu/index.html

 

  • Neural basis of anatomical knowledge in expert and novice anatomy learners using fMRI

Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Polly Husmann                                   May 2017-May 2018

 

  • Data collection and analysis for Undergraduate Metacognition Project

 

 

Research Volunteer for Dr. Jennifer Burgoon                                                January 2015 – May 2016                          

 

  • Assisted with educational research projects

  • Created grant database for future projects

  • Created database for Learning Styles Research Project

 

 

Awards and Honors:

AAA Travel award                                                                                                        April 2018, April 2019

HAPS Student Grant                                                                                                   March 2016

Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges               March 2013

Dean’s Honor Roll                                                                                                       December 2010-May 2012

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

 

Professional Development Workshops:

Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute                                                                June 2018

Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine

Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Flipped Classroom Learning                                                                                        February 2018    

Center of Teaching and Learning

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

           

Using Grounded Theory in Your Research: Concepts and Application              June 2017

IUPUI School of Nursing

IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

 

Active Learning Strategies                                                                                            September 2015    

University Center for Advancement of Teaching

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

Effective Presentation Skills                                                                                         March 2015    

University Center for Advancement of Teaching

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

UCAT Book Group on Teaching Unprepared Students                                          February 2015    

University Center for Advancement of Teaching

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

STAR UCAT session: Critical Thinking                                                                      February 2015

University Center for Advancement of Teaching

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

Planning a Class Session                                                                                               October 2014

University Center for Advancement of Teaching

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

 

Professional Organizations and Service:

 

Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME)                                           November 2015-present

         

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)                                                   January 2015-present

  • Grants Committee Member (2017-present)

  • Diversity and Inclusion Group Member

            -first author of HAPS DIG Membership Survey

American Association of Anatomists (AAA)                                                              June 2015-present

  • Educational Affairs Committee Student Representative (2019-2021)

 

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) January 2011- June 2014