Curriculum Vitae

Christine E. Bezotte Ph.D. Fall 2008
Biology Department
Elmira College
One Park Place, Elmira NY 14901

Relevant Positions Held:

2002- present Associate Professor Biology Dept.
Chair Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Program Director; Medical Laboratory Technology
Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901

1996 – 2002 Assistant Clinical Professor Dept. Health Sciences 
Research Director, McNair Scholars Program and NIH 2+2 Program
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5880

1997 – 2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor Biology
State University of New York at Potsdam, NY

1993 – 1996 Associate Director Graduate Professional Programs
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

1984 – 1993 Assistant to the Chair/Instructor, Department of Biology
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699
1985 – 1991 Ph.D. Chemistry/Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology Minor: Physical Chemistry
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Certificate Program in Higher Education Administration – Summer 2012
Elmira College, Elmira, NY 14901
Graduate courses in Human Resource Development Certificate Program
Completed 12 hours of 36hr program
St Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
1999 – 2002, completed 15 hours towards M.Ed. 
Post-Baccalaureate Provisional Certification Grades 7-12

Teaching Experience: 1984-present General Biology and Cell and Molecular Biology with labs, Biology of Cancer, Microbiology (majors and non-majors) with lab, Immunology, Histology, Advanced Laboratory Techniques, Anatomy and Physiology with lab, Professional Health Career Sciences, Basic Biotechnology, Introduction to the Study of Disease, and Human Biology [non-majors]. Master Tutor/Facilitator Physical Therapy program MPT and Pre-PT Basic Sciences [human A&P] Units. Instructor Basic Sciences [human gross anatomy] laboratory.

Grant Activities:

College For Every Student (CFES) – establishment and award of $300 out-reach grant to partner with local middle and high schools to mentor and encourage disadvantaged students entrance into college. 2008.

LI-COR DNA – Principal author and Co-PI (dept. faculty), matching funds grant for DNA sequencing equipment $79,000 Awarded fall 2006.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Community Action Grant; The Women Investigating Stream Ecology [WISE program]. Principal author and Co-PI with Lynn Gilli; $6000 one year start-up grant awarded 6/07 – 6/08.

Co-PI with Robert Erdman, Elmira College, A Long Term Ecological Study of Mermaid Pond and Adjacent Inland Waters, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas. Approved April 2004. Two-year renewal awarded 11/06 – 11/08.

Co-PI and Research Director, re-submission of National Institute of Health 2+2 Biomedical Transfer Program. $185,000 2yr funding. 2001 - 2004.

Co-PI and Research Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program $782,000 5 year US Dept. Of Education grant. 1995 - 2002.

PI and research Director NSF Young Scholars Program $125,000 each 2yr & renewal funding period. 1993-1996.

Principle Coordinator and author of Physical Therapy Program Declaration of Intent to American Physical Therapy Association for program accreditation. Accreditation granted September 2001.

Principle Coordinator and author of Physical Therapy Program documentation to New York State Department of Education for program accreditation. Approval granted April 1997.

Administrative Positions:
Research Director;

Summer WISE program designed to bring 15 young women in grades 6-12 to Elmira College to research topics related to the local Chemung rivers health. Http:// Bi-monthly meetings June – Sept. 07.

Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Seven week summer and academic year experience for 25 junior and senior undergraduates to participant in faculty research projects. The program encouraged students to pursue graduate education in Sciences and Engineering. 1995 - 2002.

National Institute of Health 2+2 Biomedical Program; Minority Transfer Student Initiative. - Multi-faceted program designed to attract students from under-representative groups to technology based fields. A major goal of the program was to enhance student’s preparedness and motivation to transfer from two year to four year degree programs. Clarkson hosted 20 students for a five week summer research experience with faculty mentors. 1998 - 2002.

Project Challenge - Coordination and instruction of advanced biology labs to local high school students in a University wide sponsored five week-end program designed to assist students in academic career choices. 1990 - 2002.

Mentoring and Out-Reach: Student Directed Research Projects - mentoring of summer under-graduate scholars in scholarly activities and projects [1995 – present].

Recent Research Student Poster presentations:

Ashley VanBrink. “Investigating the Effects of bee Venom on Hela Cell Proliferation and Structure.” [UMBC] 11th Undergraduate Research Symposia, Fall 2008.

Alexander Pankratz. “Molecular and Genetic Analysis of the Mangrove Bivalve Isognoman alatus, in San Salvadore Bahamas. [UMBC] 11th Undergraduate Research Symposia, Fall 2008.

Anna Duffy. “An Investigation of the Chemung River for the Presence and Source of Escherichia coli.” University of Maryland BC campus [UMBC] 10th Undergraduate Research Symposia Fall 2007.

Alison Gauthier and Shanon Harmon. “Genetic Diversity among the Mangrove bivalve Pinctata imbricata in San Salvador, Bahamas”. [UMBC] 10th Undergraduate Research Symposia Fall 2007.

Christi Anne Severson. Outdoor Classrooms: Using a Stream Biosurvey as an Educational Tool. UMBC 9th Undergraduate Research Symposia. 2006.

Bryon Tuthill II. Effects of Apoptosis on Cellular Protein Matrixes. UMBC 9th Undergraduate Research Symposia. 2006.

Professional Memberships: 

  • American Association of University Women [AAUW] - 1990’s and present
  • College For Every Student (CFES) – 2007 - present
  • American Society of Microbiologists, 2003 – present
  • Association of College and University Biology Educators [ACUBE] 2004 – present
  • Member ACUBE Steering Committee voted on 3year term 2006-2009.
  • National Association of College Academic Advisors [NACADA] – 2004 – present
Relevant Scholarly Activity and Awards:

Chosen as BEN Scholar to submit, review and promote to the AAAS digital Library of teaching resources.

Awarded Joseph Stein Award for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence. 2008

Bezotte, Christine E. Integration and Evaluation of Research in a Cell Biology Lab- the Effects on Learning Out-comes. Accepted for presentation, ACUBE regional meeting Fall 2008.

Bezotte, Christine E. An example of integrating a community action - service learning project [CASL] into an undergraduate Nursing Microbiology course. AMSCUEreginal Conference Buffalo NY 2007.

Bezotte, Christine E. Engaging non-science undergraduate students in a practical human biology course. Presentation ACUBE regional meeting Milikin University 2007.

Anastasio, Melanie and C.E. Bezotte. Chemistry and Microbiology? An example of integrating multiple scientific disciplines into undergraduate laboratory work. Poster presentation ASM Educators Division [ASMCUE] Conference, University Buffalo, May 2006.

Bezotte, Christine E. Weaving Science into our Lives. Paper presentation. ACUBE Regional Conference. Decatur Il. 2005.

Bezotte, Christine E. The Science and Art of Fiber. Paper presentation. National Conference on Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville Florida. 2005.

2004 Invited Guest lecturer for Community wide presentation, “The Science of Beauty.” Coordinated by the Elmira Colleges Women’s Studies Program.

Bezotte, Christine E. Microbiology Labs on the Web. Poster presentations. National Conference on Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville Florida. 2003 and 2004 update.

Community Activities: Development of “Family Science Night” initiative for local Elementary and Middle Schools. An interactive program to stimulate interest in the sciences with community involvement. Currently developing Web link entitled “Family Science Nights – In a Box” allowing access and implementation to all school districts. 2004 - Present