Areas of Expertise
Women in STEM, anatomy education, education research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), training future faculty, graduate pedagogy courses.
Valerie Dean O'Loughlin is a professor of anatomy at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she teaches gross anatomy to medical students and basic human anatomy to undergraduates. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors Ph.D. students pursuing anatomy education research.
She is a president emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. In 2014, she received the Scholar Educator award from the IU School of Medicine, which recognizes a faculty member who approaches teaching through a scholarly lens. In 2018, she received the American Association of Anatomists Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award.View full bio
Anatomy Education Podcast interview: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anatomy-education-podcast/id1265454701?mt=2
Experimental Biology 2018 TV interview, discussing anatomy education and Women In STEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL9CZabk3nD4F8TvVLSiNXhwwrXs5WhYDd&time_continue=22&v=vtfJ7HwvK2E
News coverage of research into "learning styles": https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-problem-with-learning-styles/
Updated on: July 17, 2018