Jo Anne Kane, R.N., M.S., has been a Registered Nurse for more than 29 years, working in many different roles. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. She has worked at UAMC for 25 years as a nurse in the CVICU and as a Nurse Recruiter in Human Resources. Jo Anne is currently the manager of Nursing Informatics, working with clinical documentation systems. Part of her role at Camp SCRUBS is to share with students the many opportunities available within the nursing profession.
Lori Maré, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N. has been a Registered Nurse at UAMC for the past 25 years. Her past experience includes emergency, trauma intensive care, and flight nursing. She currently works as a Clinical Supervisor for Nursing Administration.
Lauri McCanless, MS, RN, RN-NIC, RN-BC., works for the University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus as the Clinical Nurse Educator for Women’s Services and Diamond Children’s Medical Center. Her past positions include staff nurse, camp nurse, research assistant, pediatric home health nurse, faculty member, nurse manager, and clinical nurse specialist. Lauri has worked at UAMC as a registered nurse for more than 35 years and she is the UAMC American Heart Association training center coordinator. Part of her role at Camp Scrubs is providing the opportunity for participants to receive CPR and First Aid training.
The camp will be taught by two UA law students under the supervision of law professors Paul Bennett and Kenney Hegland.
Paul Bennett is the co-director of the Child and Family Law Clinic and also teaches Trial Advocacy.
Kenney Hegland is the author of "Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law," a book used by students in many of the country's law schools. He has also produced educational law-related videos that are distributed nationally, and recently completed a book on the law for general audiences titled New Times, New Challenges: Law and Advice for Savvy Seniors and Their Families.
Professors Hegland and Bennett are known nationally and have recently published A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer.
Jean Discorfano has been an employee of the University of Arizona for the last 18 years, teaching several computer classes within and for the campus community. She has worked with AYU’s summer camp program for the last nine years and brings enthusiasm and knowledge to her camps. She currently teaches computer classes for Oasis and has designed many websites utilizing the software programs she will be teaching.
The camp director will be Ted Gatchell, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Coordinator of Recruitment-Retention/Outreach at the UA College of Engineering. Mr. Gatchell will be assisted during the week by other UA College of Engineering faculty, practicing engineers and undergraduate students.
The camp is under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia White, Ph.D., Professor of Classics at the UA. Dr. White's research is on ancient marriage and on the city of Rome. She studied Latin in Rome with the Papal Latinist Reginald Foster, O.D.C., and regularly teaches in the UA Classics Department's Study Abroad Program in Orvieto, Italy. She thinks college is too long to wait to learn about the ancient world!
The camp will be conducted by three graduate students from the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies under the supervision of department head, Teresa Polowy, and other department faculty. Teresa Polowy has been the Head of the Russian and Slavic Studies Department at the University of Arizona since 2005. She is of Ukrainian heritage and enjoys Slavic folk music and dance and – of course – Russian literature! She is very excited that Russian is in its 6th year at Sabino and Santa Rita High Schools and enjoys visiting the classes and talking with students about their interests and plans for the future.
UA Student Leader Instructors, under the supervision of Dr. Laura McCammon, Associate Professor, School of Theatre Arts, Teacher Certification Program Coordinator. Laura McCammon is the co-coordinator and advisor for the B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Education, Teacher Certification option, at the University of Arizona. She was a successful high school speech and drama teacher for 15 years in Maryville, Tennessee, and has also presented papers and workshops at drama education conferences internationally, served as editor of Youth Theatre Journal, and been awarded the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Research Award three times. She is co-editor of a secondary-school drama methods text, Learning to Teach Drama: A Case Narrative Approach with Joe Norris and Carole Miller. In 2006, she published International Mosaic of Drama and Theatre: The IDEA 2004 Dialogues, co-edited with Debra McLauchlan. Currently, she is engaged in a four-year multinational exploration on the nature of creativity and its relationship to drama/theatre teaching and learning.
Jean Wilson, Ph.D., is a full professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Arizona, with appointments in the Cancer Biology and Neuroscience Programs. She is also a member of the Bio5 Research Institute. She teaches both medical and graduate student courses, and has received the Furrow Award for Excellence in graduate student teaching. Her research program includes the study of how cells of the intestine, kidney and brain function in normal and disease states. Her laboratory uses an array of state-of-the-art techniques to study these complex systems. She is an expert in the use of microscopes to image biological specimens, and has published several research papers using both electron and fluorescence microscopy.
David Elliott, Ph.D., has been an Assistant Professor in the department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona for the last 8 years. He teaches Microscopy and Cell Biology to graduate students, Histology to all medical students and serves as a Facilitator for five of the Medical School Case Based Instruction blocks. His laboratory researches aspects of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite, as well as other human infectious diseases. His publications include a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which describes discovery of entirely unexpected drug targets to treat malaria.
Maria Czuzak, Ph.D., an anatomist and forensic anthropologist, has been a faculty member in the University of Arizona Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy since 1997, and has been involved in teaching at the UA since 1990 at various levels and in various fields -- from undergraduate anthropology and physiology courses to medical and pharmacy school courses. She has received awards for the Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching Basic Sciences, Basic Science Educator of the Year, Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching for Medical Students, Outstanding Teaching by a Teaching Assistant, and also received an Innovation in Medical Educational Grant and been named a Dean’s Teaching Scholar. She is an active member of a federal disaster team working as a forensic anthropologist and has been deployed for mortuary operations in response to the September 11th attacks, Hurricane Katrina and most recently the Haiti earthquake. She has taken part in many national training exercises and in a Post-Bomb Blast Recovery field school. Prior to graduate school she did a brief stint of fieldwork in Chile assisting in the study of pre-Columbian mummies.
Dwight Farris, M Ed. is currently working at the University of Arizona in the Office of Instruction and Assessment. He has more than 20 years of varied experience within the technology industry, everything from hardware support, to web development, to systems consulting and automation consulting. Dwight has been with the UA for five years and has implemented/maintained various web-based applications. Dwight’s professional and academic interests include learning theory, instructional design and technology. He is also investigating the pedagogical paradigm associated with the 21st-century learning environment.
Kendra Cass, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has been involved in education for the last 15 years in areas ranging from K-12 teaching, to Family Literacy, to international teacher collaborations in El Salvador. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Master's in Teaching from New College of California. It was within her Master's work that she crafted the thesis, "Critical Media Literacy and Hip Hop Culture," at the June Jordan School of Equity in San Francisco. Kendra has produced various community events that intertwine her love of spoken word, hip-hop culture, and digital media arts. Kendra enjoys printmaking, creating short films, and is currently involved with the Tucson-based chess organization, 9 Queens.