Elaine Marieb After receiving her Ph.D. in
zoology from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, Elaine N. Marieb joined the faculty of the
Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community
College. While teaching at Holyoke Community
College, where many of her students were pursuing
nursing degrees, she developed a desire to better
understand the relationship between the
scientific study of the human body and the clinical
aspects of the nursing practice. To that end, while
continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb pursued
her nursing education, which culminated in a
of Science degree with a clinical specialization
in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts.
It is this experience that has informed the
development of the unique perspective and accessibility
for which her publications are known.
Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide opportunities
for students to further their education. She
funds the E. N. Marieb Science Research Awards at
Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by
undergraduate science majors, and has underwritten
renovation of the biology labs in Clapp Laboratory at
that college. Dr. Marieb also contributes to the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she generously
provided funding for reconstruction and
instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research
laboratory. Recognizing the severe national shortage
of nursing faculty, she underwrites the Nursing Scholars
of the Future Grant Program at the university. In
January 2012, Florida Gulf Coast University named a
new health professions facility in her honor. The Dr.
Elaine Nicpon Marieb Hall houses several specialized
laboratories for the School of Nursing, made possible
by Dr. Marieb’s generous support.
Suzanne Keller Suzanne M. Keller began
her teaching career while she was still in graduate
school at the University of Texas Health Science
Center in San Antonio, Texas. Inspired by her lifelong
passion for learning, Dr. Keller quickly
adopted a teaching style focused on translating
challenging concepts into easily understood parts
using analogies and stories from her own experiences.
An Iowa native, Dr. Keller uses her expertise
to teach microbiology and anatomy and physiology
at Indian Hills Community College, where
most of her students are studying nursing or other
health science programs.
Dr. Keller values education as a way for students
to express their values through the careers they
pursue. She supports those endeavors both in and
out of the classroom by participating in her local
Lions Club, by donating money to the Indian Hills
Foundation to fund scholarships, and by financially
supporting service-learning trips for students. Dr.
Keller also enjoys sponsoring children in need with
gifts for the holidays.
Dr. Keller is a member of the Human Anatomy
and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the Iowa Academy
of Science. Additionally, while engaged as an
author, Dr. Keller has served on multiple advisory
boards for various projects at Pearson and has
authored assignments for the Pearson Mastering
A&P online program. When not teaching or writing,
Dr. Keller enjoys reading, traveling,
gatherings, and relaxing at home under the watchful
eyes of her two canine children.