Professional and Personal Information
Adjunct Professor in Biology
University of Texas at El Paso
Home Phone - (609) 399-2431
home email - email@example.com
UTEP email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- B.S. - Juniata College, 1962 (Biology Major)
- Ph.D. - Temple University, 1972 (Cell Biology)
- Founder and CEO, nextgenEmedia, 2003 - present
- Dean, Academic Computing & Distance
Education, Atlantic Cape Community College, 2001 - 2003 (retired in July,
- Director, Instructional Technology, Rowan
University, 1998 - 2001
- Associate Vice President for Instructional
Technology, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993 - 1998
- Professor (tenured), Department of Biological
Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993 - 1998
- Professor/Associate Professor, Chairman
(tenured), Department of Biological Sciences, California Lutheran
- Assistant Professor, California Lutheran
University, Department of Biological Sciences, 1976-1979
- Research Instructor, Hematology-Oncology Division,
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
- Research Associate, Department of Anatomy and
Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1972-1974
- Instructor/Assistant Professor, Biology
Department, Chatham College, 1970-1972
- "Freshman Advisement Program", Pamela
J. Jolicoeur and Michael A. Kolitsky, "ACT/NACADA National
Recognition Program for Academic Advising, the Award Winners", page
- "Microcomputer Applications in Biology:
Using Your Apple ll Plus or lle as a Laboratory Instrument", M.A.
Kolitsky, Proceedings of Western Educational Computing Conference, pages
- "The Electronic Blackboard: A New Way of
Teaching Biology", M.A. Kolitsky, Proceedings of the Western
Education Computing Conference, 1985.
- "Reshaping Liberal Learning Using the Tools
of Telematics", M.A Kolitsky, published and disseminated by Christian
Faith and Liberal Arts Study Group, Division of College and University
Services of American Lutheran Church, 1986 (Award Winner).
- "Substitution of a Videodisc for Microscope
Slides in a Vertebrate Embryology Laboratory Course," Michael A.
Kolitsky, Proceeding of the Nebraska Videodisc Symposium, September, 1988.
- "A Qualitative Evaluation of a Project to
Train University Faculty in Hypermedia Technology," Mildred
Murray-Ward and Michael A. Kolitsky, American Evaluation Association
- "Constructing a Science Center in the Age of
Hypermedia," Computers in Life Science Education, pages 9-13, 1991.
- "Egg/Sperm Interaction," Quicktime: The
CD, Winners of the 1992 Film Festival, Sumeria, Inc., 1992.
- "Integration of Hypermedia Across the
Curriculum," Michael A. Kolitsky, New Technologies and New Directions,
Proceedings from the Symposium on Scholarly Communication, Meckler
Publishing, 77-89, 1993.
- "Archival Image Digital Database Production
and Distribution", Florence Schwein, Scott Cutler and Michael A.
Kolitsky, International Congress of Museums, Poster Session, Smithsonian
Institute Museum, 1994.
- "Faculty-Student Partnerships in Multimedia
Courseware Production", Robert Webking, Cesar Torres and Michael A.
Kolitsky, EDUCOM Proceedings, 1995.
- "To Simulate or Not To Simulate, That Is The
Question", Michael A. Kolitsky, American Association of Higher
Education, Tutorial Session, April, 1997 .
- "Using WebCT To Promote Asynchronous
Learning Strategies", Georgette Sahm and Michael A. Kolitsky, Neat
Networks Conference, University of Texas at El Paso, 1998.
- "Creating Poetry For Cyberspace: A 3-D Haiku
Experience", Michael A. Kolitsky, WebNet99 Conference, 1999.
- "3-D Haiku: Introducing Students to a New
Poetic Genre", Sanford Tweedie, Ph.D. and Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D.,
TechEd2000 Conference, March, 2000.
- "eHistology: An Online Histology
Course", Stephen Aley, Ph.D. and Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., Information
Technology - Distance Learning Conference, University of Texas Medical
Branch, May, 2000.
- " Multimedia Enrichment of Online
Asynchronous Learning Pedagogies", David Chezem, Karlton Hughes,
Georgette Sahm, M.S. and Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., International Conference
on Teaching and Learning with Technology in Higher Education held at Samos
Island, Greece in August, 2000.
- "3D-Haiku: The Art of Constructing Poetry in
Virtual Space", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., School of Visual Arts
Fourteenth Annual Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists
held in New York City, October 18 - 20, 2000.
- "3D Haiku: The Visual Art of Writing Poetry
in Virtual Space", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., Virginia Society for
Technology in Education Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, March 18 - 20,
- "3-D Haiku: A New Way to Teach a Traditional
Form_, Sanford Tweedie and Michael Kolitsky, The English Journal, Volume
91(3), pages 84 - 88, 2001"
- "Virtual Poetry, Visual Art and the Creative
Experience", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., Virginia Society for Technology
in Education Conference, March, 2002
- "Doing Science Online: Advantages and
Disadvantages", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., League of Innovations
Conference, March, 2002
- "Building a Campus-wide Partnership for the
Creation of Learning Objects for Multiple Online Learning
Strategies", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D. and Maryann Carol, Sloan ALN
Conference, November, 2002
- "Challenges Integrating Learning Objects to
Learning Styles in Online Courses", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., NLII
Conference, January, 2003
- "Laying the Groundwork for Next-generation
Online Courses", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., Maryann Carol, and Cheryl
Knowles-Harrigan, NJ Academic Officers Association Best Practices
Conference, Featured Session, April, 2003
- "Hands-on and Virtual Online Science Labs
for Non-majors", Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D., James Sacchinelli, MA and
Joe D'Agostino, WebCT Northeast Regional Conference, May, 2003
- "Learning Objects and Institutional
Policies", Michael Kolitsky, EDUCAUSE Live nationwide broadcast,
co-panelists - Patricia McGee & Ellen Wagner, from Ohio State
University, October, 2003
- Keynote speaker CODE conference - "Teaching
Science Labs Online", 9/04
- "Analysis of Anti-cheating/Assessment
Strategies Using Online Course Generated Metadata", Michael Kolitsky,
Innovations in Online Learning Conference, May, 2008
- "3D Printed Tactile Learning Objects: Proof of Concept", Michael A. Kolitsky, Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014) at https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir14/jbir040102.html
- "Reshaping teaching and learning with 3D printing", Michael A. Kolitsky, e-Mentor, Vol. 4 (56), 2014 at http://www.e-mentor.edu.pl/artykul/index/numer/56/id/1130
- "Making Tactile 3D Prints Talk", Michael A. Kolitsky, Instructables at http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tactile-3D-Prints-Talk/, 2014
- "3D printing makes Visible Human cadaver sections accessible for blind students", Michael A. Kolitsky, Poster Session, American Association of Anatomists Regional Meeting, 2014, at http://www.nextgenemedia.com/NLM3Dprints/NLM3Dprints.html
- "3D printing makes virtual world more real for blind learners", Michael A. Kolitsky, e-Mentor, Vol.1 (63), 2016 at http://www.e-mentor.edu.pl/artykul/index/numer/63/id/1222
- National Science Foundation, College Science
Instrumentation, Program, 1985, $28,000, Computer-Mediated Instrumentation
in the Physiology Laboratory.
- Weingardt Foundation, 1987, $150,000,
- Jones Foundation, 1988, $110,00, Multimedia
- Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher
Education, 1989, $80,000, Faculty Training Grant in Hypermedia Courseware
- Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher
Education, 1990, $20,000, Faculty Training Grant in Campus Networking.
- Jones, Weingardt and Knight Foundations, 1992,
$400,000, Configuration of a Multimedia Campus Network (member of grant
- NASA Award, 1995, $2.75 million for five years to
establish a Network Resource and Training Site at The University of Texas
at El Paso.
- IBM Shared University Resources Grant, 1996,
$340,000, equipment to explore use of streaming video across campus
- NASA Partnership Award, 1997, $400,000 for two
years to configure dial-up multipoint videoconferencing network and also
to develop web delivered courses supporting production of web tools and
- New Jersey State Council for the Arts, 2002 -
2004, $210,990 to create web-based, searchable database or "space
bank" for artists and art organizations in South Jersey to find
accommodations to perform or carry out administrative functions.
- eArmyU - In 2003, I wrote the proposal from which
Atlantic Cape Community College was accepted as one of 30
colleges/universities offering online courses to soldier-learners worldwide.
- University of Texas Telecampus grant in 2008 to
put Histology, Human Biology lecture and lab online to be offered by the
University of Texas at El Paso Department of Biological Sciences.
- University of Texas at El Paso UConnect Program for Online Learning grant in 2015, $2,500.00 to place Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses (lecture and lab) online.
- Received Second Runner-up Award at First
Quicktime Conference and Film Festival for my digital video micromovie
"Egg/Sperm Interaction," San Francisco, May 29, 1992.
- Received a Distinguished Natural Sciences
Curriculum Innovation Award for my Embryology videodisc and HyperEmbryo
courseware from EDUCOM, October 1992.
- Recipient of the University of Texas Chancellor's
Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Texas at El Paso, May
- Apple Distinguished Educator, 2000 - 2001
Courses Taught Recently
- Human Biology (1997)
- Histology (1996, 1998)
- Computer Modeling in Biology (Freshman Honors
Course - 1995)
- Histology ( 2000, 2002, 2004 - 2016) - online course with simulated microscopy
- New Jersey Virtual University Effective Online
Teaching Course - summer, 2000
- Human Biology (Fall, 2000) - hybrid course, half
face-to-face, half online
- The Human Body (Fall and Spring semesters, 2003 -
2008) - online course with simulated lab
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (Fall and Spring,
2004 - 2006) - online course
- Human Biology lecture (Spring, 2008) - online
- Human Biology Lab (Spring, 2008) - online
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 - online lecture and simulated lab (2013 - 2016)
- Human Anatomy and Physiolgy II - online lecture and simulated lab (2014 - 2016)
Personal Information and Interests
- Married to Carol Kolitsky since 1964.
- Have two daughters (both red heads like Mom), three
granddaughters and one grandson.
- Enjoy the Steelers when they win or at least try
to win :-)
- Have written poetry since my Junior year in
- Make stained glass windows (see
- Enjoy making things related to STEM learning with home 3D printer
- Enjoy traveling and driving.
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