With the start of a new quarter just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and highlight two of our new faculty members who will be joining the Globe University-Online division.
Dr. Dave Anderson will be joining our esteemed health sciences program instructors, while Kathryn (Katy) Peper will be leading our Career Capstone class. Let’s take a quick look at Dr. Anderson and Ms. Peper’s experience in their fields, as well as what inspires them to be great teachers.
Dr. Dave Anderson
What type of professional experience do you have in the medical fields?
I am a chiropractor by education, graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1994. In addition, I have a board certification in clinical nutrition. This background has given me the opportunity to teach in four different programs, including General Education, Health Fitness Specialist, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assisting. My core courses are Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and I had the opportunity to develop the current versions for the online format.
Any class in particular that is your “favorite”?
My favorite course is Pathology, where I get to explain all the different things that can go wrong with the body. I always tell my students I’ll be taking them to the “dark side” of health care, as I challenge their belief that just because it’s the current accepted concept, doesn’t mean it’s true.
You teach at some other pretty high level institutions. Talk to us about that.
In addition to my courses at Globe University-Online, I usually teach at least one post-doctoral continuing education course at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, each year, focusing on nutritional theories and therapies. I have also developed and taught post-graduate coursework on stress physiology for the MN Police Officer Standards and Training Board, MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and MN Board of Social Work. Teaching continuing education courses pushes me to stay current with the latest research, which I can bring back to my students at Globe.
Do you have any pieces of advice for your future students?
I believe that if you’re going to do something, then spend the time, energy, and effort to do it right. Just getting by doesn’t cut it in the real world. If you want to be successful, dive in head first, embrace the challenges you’ll find, and don’t stop until you’ve gotten it right. Life isn’t about getting half way there; it’s about finding what you love and living it. I love to teach. Hang on, it’s going to be a wild ride.
Tell us a bit about your professional experience.
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the Ohio State University. After finishing at Ohio State, I moved to Memphis, Tenn., to work in residence life at the University of Memphis.
In addition to your role teaching, you also work on the Online division’s Career Service team, correct?
Yes, I have worked in Career Services since July and have enjoyed working with so many different people. The programs I work with are information technology, health fitness specialist, business administrative assistant diploma, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Last, but not least, what’s one piece of advice you’d give to your students?
The best piece of advice I can give to students is to keep learning long after you’re out of the classroom. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Learning shouldn’t end at graduation.