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Alease Bruce


Alease S Bruce
Alease BruceProfessor Emeritus
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4481
  • Email

Research Interests

Clinical Immunology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy & Physiology

Teaching activities that promote in-depth learning Biomedical engineering collaborations Use of case methods as an instructional tool

Education

  • Ph D: Biomedical Physiology, (1974), Howard University - Washington, D.C.
  • MS: Physiology, (1967), Howard University - Washington, DC
  • BS: Zoology, (1965), Hampton Institute - Hampton, VA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2010), Teaching - UML
  • Student Government Teacher Award Nominee (2010), Teaching - UML
  • Student Government Teacher Award Nominee (2009), Teaching - UML
  • Faculty Award for Excellence and Service (2007), Service, Professional - CSCE
  • Faculty Award, National Student Athlete Day (2007), Teaching - ---
  • Departmental Teaching Award (2004), Teaching - ----
  • Core Member (2003), Service, Professional - American Association of Higher Education
  • Department Teaching Excellence Award (2000), Teaching
  • National Student - Athlete Day Award for recognition in Teaching (1999), Teaching - ----
  • Dean's Professional Development Award (1988), Service, Professional
  • Leadership Traineeship (1988), Leadership - American Association for University Women
  • Dean's Professional Development Award (1987), Service, Professional
  • Citation from the Massachusetts Senate in recognition of leadership achievement (1986), Teaching - AAUW
  • Citation from the Massachusetts Senate in recognition of leadership achievement (1986), Leadership - Massachusetts Senate
  • Dean's Professional Development Award (1986), Service, Professional
  • Tribute to Women in Industry Award for Outstanding Leadership (1986), Leadership - Industry
  • Dean's Professional Development Award (1985), Service, Professional
  • Dean's Professional Development Award (1984), Service, Professional - ---
  • Institutional Development Award (1983), Teaching - ---
  • University of Lowell Nominee for Radcliffe Fellowship (1976), Scholarship/Research - University of Lowell
  • Graduated Cum Laude (1965), Scholarship/Research - Hampton Institute (University)

Selected Publications

  • Mason, P.J., Alharbi, T., Regan, P.H., Marginean, N., Podolyàk, Z., Simpson, E.C., Alkhomashi, N., Bender, P., Bowry, M., Bostan, M., Bucurescu, D., Bruce, A., Cata-Danil, G., Cata-Danil, I., Chakrabarti, R., Deleanu, D., Detistov, P., Erduran, M.N., Filipescu, D., Garg, U. (2012). Half-life of the I&pgr; = 4- intruder state in 34P: M2 transition strengths approaching the island of inversion. Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics, 85(6) 1 - 6.
  • Namm, T., Bruce, A., Cocanour, B. (2005). A laboratory manual of human anatomy and physiology with cat dissection / Ted Namm, Alease S. Bruce, Barbara Cocanour.
  • Beaudry, M.L., Bruce, A. (2003). A campus-wide mission: the scholarship of teaching / Mary L. Beaudry, Alease S. Bruce.
  • Bruce, A. (2001). Skeletal Muscle Contraction Simulation in a Large Classroom Setting. HAPS EDucator, volume 5(no. 2) 14-16.
  • Bruce, A. (1998). Physiological Consequences of Aging: The Cardiovascular System. Anesthesia Today.
  • Bruce, A. (1996). HAPS Core Curriculum Workshop. HAPS EDucator, 13.
  • Bruce, A., Cocanour, B., Namm, T., Farina, J.P. (1992). Laboratory manual (brief version) for human anatomy and physiology / Alease S. Bruce, Barbara Cocanour, Ted Namm, Joseph P. Farina.
  • Namm, T., Bruce, A., Cocanour, B., Farina, J.P. (1992). Laboratory manual with cat dissection for human anatomy and physiology manual / Ted Namm, Alease S. Bruce, Barbara Cocanour, Joseph P. Farina.
  • Bruce, A., Jochums, B.L. (1990). Applying Problem-Solving Methods to a Clinical Lab Sciences Curriculum. Journal of College Science Teaching, 20(1) 38-41.
  • Bruce, A., Jochums, B.L. (1988). Applying scientific problem-solving methods to a technical curriculum. Journal of College Science Teaching.
  • Bruce, A., Cocanour, B. (1986). End diffusion confusion in Ideas Bank. The Science Teacher, Vol. 55(No. 8) 46-47.
  • Cocanour, B., Bruce, A. (1986). The Case of the Soft-Shelled Egg. Science and Children, 23(6) 13-14.
  • Cocanour, B., Bruce, A. (1985). Osmosis and the Marvelous Membrane. Journal of College Science Teaching, 15(2) 127-30.
  • Coleman, R.M., Bruce, A., Rencricca, N.J. (1976). Malaria: macrophage migration inhibition factor (MIF). The Journal of parasitology, 62(1).
  • Banks, W.M., Bruce, A., Peart, H.T. (1975). The effects of temperature, sex and circadian rhythm on oxygen consumption in two species of cockroaches. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 52(1) 223-227.
  • Bruce, A., BANKS, W.M. (1973). Metabolism of Muscle of Cockroach Blaberus giganteus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 66(6) 1208-1212.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Capturing Learning Modules to Enhance More Effective Learning in Anatomy and Physiology (2011), Grant - Technology in Teaching Grant
  • Incorporating Lecture Capture into an Online Course (2011), Grant - Echo LightHouse
    Bruce, A. (Principal)
  • National Center for Academic Transformation Grant for transformation of the course Human Anatomy and Physiology to be used as a university course model (2008), Grant - UML
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Campus-Wide Mission, a monograph, from the American Association for Higher Education (2001), Fellowship - American Association for Higher Education
  • Development of UMass On-line Clinical Pathology Certificate (2001), Grant - UML
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Campus-Wide Mission (2001), Grant - American Association for Higher Education
  • UMass Online Clinical Pathology Certificate (2001), Grant - UMass
  • CITA Grant for support of College Research Conference with Pearce and Seymour (1998), Grant - CITA
  • Mc Graw-Hill/WC Brown Publishing Company for support of College Research Conference (1998), Grant - Mc Graw-Hill/WC Brown Publishing Company
  • Public Service Endowment Grant for support of College Research Conferences with Pearce and Seymour (1998), Grant - Public Service Endowment
  • A Full-day Conference on Teaching, Thinking and Problem Solving, Seed Grant/ Task force on Teaching and Learning Excellence (1994), Grant -
  • Preparation of Study Cards (1992), Grant - West Publishing Company
  • Preparation of Study Cards (1991), Grant - West Publishing Company
  • Effects of Dietary Fat Manipulation in the Pathogenesis of Schistosoma mansoni infection (1988), Grant - Beghian Grant
  • Effects of Dietary Fat Manipulation on the Pathogenesis of Schistosoma haematobium Infections (1986), Sponsored Research -
  • A Workshop in Schistosomiasis (1985), Grant - Health Education Center
  • Current Topics in Clinical Immunology with E. Rogers (1983), Grant - AHEC
  • A Workshop and Seminar Series on Diabetes. "The Disease and its Management" (1983), Sponsored Research - AHEC
  • Diabetes Seminar Series (1983), Sponsored Research - AHEC
  • UML Echo360 Lecture Program (2011), -
    Bruce, A. (Principal)
  • Teleconference Series in Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (1987), Grant - AHEC
    Bruce, A.
  • Teleconference Series in Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (1986), Grant - AHEC
    Bruce, A.
  • Teleconference Series in Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (1985), Grant - Health Education Center
    Bruce, A.
  • Teleconference Series in Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (1984), Grant - AHEC
    Bruce, A.
  • Diabetes Workshop and Seminar for Continuing Education Program (1982), Sponsored Research - UML
    Bruce, A.
  • Diabetes Workshop and Seminar for Continuing Education Program (1982), Sponsored Research - UML
    Bruce, A.
  • A Grant-Writing Workshop (1981), Grant - American Association of University Women
    Bruce, A.