Joyce Shaw, Associate Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Office Location: Judge Science Center
Office Number: 229
BIO 101 Human Biology, BIO201 and 202 Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, BIO242 World Disease, BIO240 Science and Society, BIO207 Clinical Microbiology with lab
DPT Simmons College
MS Boston University
BS University of New Hampshire
Licensure and other credentials
Licensed Physical Therapist, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Certified Personal Trainer American Council on Exercise
Certified Senior Fitness Specialist American Council on Exercise
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ISSA
APTA credentialed Clinical Instructor
BEN (BioSciEd Net) Scholar
American Society for Microbiology Biology Scholar
Peer Reviewed Publications
Shaw, J, 2012. Using Small Group Debates to Actively Engage Students in an Introductory Microbiology Course. Journal of Biology and Microbiology Education,13:2, 2012
Jensen, J., Dario-Becker, J., Hughes, L., Amburn, S, and Shaw, J. A Call for a Community of Practice to Assess the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Undergraduate Biology Education. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 13:1, 2012
Shaw, J. 2012. The Case of the Jamaican Fisherman. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. University of Buffalo.
Shaw, J. 2012. Revolt on the Tuberculosis Ward (Port au Prince, Haiti). National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. University of Buffalo.
Shaw, J. 2009. A Guided Inquiry Lab Activity for Measuring Electroencephalograms HAPS Educator, Fall 2009
Refereed Conference ProceedingsShaw, J. 2009. The Bioscience Education Network (BEN) Digital Library Portal and Collaborative. In Abstracts of the 2009 American Physical Therapy Association annual conference , Baltimore, MD.
Shaw, J. 2008. Encouraging Student Discussions Through The use of Online Bulletin Boards for Microbiology Laboratory Project Reports. In Abstracts of the 2008 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. American Society for Microbiology. Washington, DC.
Shaw, J. 2008. Student Perceptions of the Microbial Quality of Bottled Water. In Abstracts of the 2008 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. American Society for Microbiology. Washington, DC.
Shaw, J. 2007. Effect of a Debate Format on Student Learning in an Introductory Microbiology Course. In Abstracts of the 2007 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. American Society for Microbiology. Washington, DC.
“RCN-UBE Incubator: Planning a Research Network on Assessing Learning Technologies in Undergraduate Biology Education” National Science Foundation 2010-2011
Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, Faculty Advisor
Faculty Development Committee
Pre-health advising Committee
Joyce Shaw, DPT, CPT, CSCS, SFSC is an Associate Professor of Biology and has been teaching at Endicott College since 1999. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Doctorate degree from Simmons College and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma honor societies. She is a licensed Physical Therapist and a certifed Personal Trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and a certified senior fitness specialist. She practices physical therapy in sub-acute care rehabilitation and at the North Andover Senior Center. Her physical therapy practice includes time spent in St. Elizabeth's Parish, Jamaica, and Port au Prince, Haiti. Her research interests include incorporating technology such as podcasting into her classes and promoting student learning in the biological sciences. In 2010 she received a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the effectiveness of technology on science education. Her work has been published by the BioSciEd Network, sponsored by NSF and AAAS, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, and the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science of the University of Buffalo. Dr. Shaw is an advisor for the Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society.