David Shier has accumulated twenty-two years of experience teaching anatomy
and physiology, primarily to premedical, nursing, dental, and allied health
students. He has effectively incorporated his extensive teaching experience
into a student-friendly revision of Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology. David
has published numerous papers and abstracts in the areas of renal and cardiovascular
physiology, the endocrinology of fluid and electrolyte balance, and hypertension.
In addition to teaching, he currently chairs the Life Science Department at
Washtenaw Community College and is actively involved in a number of projects
dealing with assessment, articulation, and the incorporation of technology into
instructional design. David holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University
Jackie Butler's professional background includes work at the University of Texas
Health Science Center conducting research about the genetics of bilateral retinoblastoma.
She later worked at Houston's M. D. Anderson Hospital conducting research on
remission in leukemia patients. Now a popular educator at Grayson County Community
College, Jackie teaches microbiology and human anatomy and physiology for health
science majors. Her experience and work with students of various educational
backgrounds have contributed significantly to the effective revision of Hole's
Human Anatomy and Physiology. Jackie Butler received her B.S. and M.S. degrees
from Texas A&M University, focusing on microbiology, including courses in immunology
Ricki Lewis, author of the successful WCB/McGraw-Hill textbooks Life and Human
Genetics, effectively combines the skills of scientist and journalist. Since
earning her Ph.D. in genetics from Indiana University in 1980, she has published
more than 3,000 articles in scientific as well as popular publications. Ricki
contributes regularly to The Scientist, Genetic Engineering News, and Biophotonics
International, and has written for Discover, Science, BioScience, and encyclopedias.
She is a genetic counselor for a private medical practice in upstate New York,
and is an adjunct professor of biology at the University at Albany and at Miami
University. Ricki brings a molecular, cellular, and genetics perspective, with
an effective journalistic flair, to Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology.