|Don E. Sanders, M.Ed., M.S., MT(ASCP)|
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Pryor-England 163
Teaching and Research InterestsAfter a few years as a licensed medical technologist, I pursued both an M.Ed and an M.S. in biology and went on to serve as a clinical instructor in medical technology at two schools in Memphis, later moving to laboratory management. When I decided to leave lab management, my career choice still centered on the practical application of science, and for fourteen years I traveled the southeastern United States as a blood chemistry specialist for Beckman Instruments. In 1996, tired of the travel and wishing to return to the classroom, I began teaching Advanced Placement Biology at Memphis Harding Academy, eventually adding an anatomy and physiology class to the curriculum and serving as Science Division Head. In 2005, my wife, Patti, and I relocated to Searcy where I began serving as an adjunct faculty member at Harding. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my master's work researching the reproductive potential of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, I now focus on my special interest of anatomy and physiology. I find the human body fascinating, and try to help my students see the glory of God's wonderful creation through the study of anatomy and physiology. Classes I have taught include General Biology, Microbiology, A&P I and A&P II. Patti and I enjoy visiting our children and grandchildren in Alaska and Florida each summer. Fishing and golfing are my favorite recreational pursuits.