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Luz Mangurian


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    • Roles: Project Director, Project Participant


  • Higher Ed: Science 


Luz P. Mangurian, Ph.D. Dr. Mangurian retired from Towson University in August 2006. She was the Director of The Center for Faculty Excellence at Towson University. She has organized several conferences on teaching/learning for college and university faculty, given numerous teaching/learning workshops and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and the Journal of Microbiology Education. At Towson University, Dr. Mangurian organized and directed four faculty learning communities for the improvement of teaching. Dr. Mangurian, a Professor of Biology, obtained her B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, her M.S. in biology from The American University and her Ph.D. in biology from the George Washington University. Her post-doctoral work was done in the Anatomy Department of the George Washington University Medical School, where she is now an Adjunct Associate Research Professor. She is also an Affiliate Professor of the Women Studies Program, the Center for Science and Mathematics Education and the founding director of the Women in Science program at Towson University. Mangurian's research used neuroanatomical methods to investigate the role of prolactin and other lactogenic hormones in modulating maternal behavior. Her publications include numerous articles and peer-reviewed presentations in anatomy, neuroendocrinology, science pedagogy, and two Spanish-language textbooks on human anatomy. She has taught Human Anatomy and Physiology, Histology, Vertebrate Embryology, Molecular Mechanisms of Development, Biology of Women and, Using Information Effectively in Science, a course she designed that has been adapted by all departments throughout Towson University. 


Use od science inquiry in teaching; faculty learning communities; integration of empirical findings from pedagogical research with neruscience reaserach on learning.