Detailed Information for Elizabeth Machunis-Masuoka

Elizabeth Ann Machunis-Masuoka PhD 
Biology
 » Instructor
Office Location
Bolin Hall BO307D 
Voice: (940) 397-4071
 
 

Contact Information

elizabeth.masuoka@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

My scientific area of specialization is infectious disease/epidemiology with an emphasis on virology. I also have a subspecialty in biological terrorism and bioethics.

My historical area of specialization is the history of science with an emphasis on the early modern period and the beginnings of modern science, particularly the changing nature of man's understanding of disease. My current work is looking at the history of yellow fever since its introduction into the New World.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2015 6003  170  Graduate Seminar in Virology    Bolin Hall 215
Details Fall 2015 4243  101  Biochemistry I    Bolin Hall 304
Details Spring 2015 6003  201  Seminar in Bioethics    Bolin Hall 215
Details Spring 2015 5253  201  Biochemistry II    Bolin Hall 311
Details Spring 2015 5012  270  Writing in the Biological Sciences    Bolin Hall 209
Details Spring 2015 4253  201  Biochemistry II    Bolin Hall 311
Details Spring 2015 4001  203  Seminar in Biology    Bolin Hall 209
Details Spring 2015 1243  201  General Chemistry II    Bolin Hall 312



Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Midwestern State University M.A. in History 2011-5-1 0:0:0 
University of California at San Diego Ph.D. in Biology Aug 1 1997 12:00AM 
The California State Polytechnic University at Pomona B.S. in Microbiology Jun 1 1992 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 The University of Virginia  Faculty Lecturer  1997-08-01  2006-06-01
 Contract Employment  Freelance Editor/Reviewer/Science Writer  1997-09-01  
 The University of Virginia  Co-Director, Distinguished Majors Program in Human Biology  2003-09-01  2006-06-01
 Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia  Adjunct Professor in Biology  2006-09-01  2007-06-01
 Midwestern State University  Graduate Assistant, Dept. of History  2008-08-01  
 Midwestern State University  Adjunct Professor in Chemistry and Biology  2009-08-01  
 Midwestern State University  Instructor  2013 Fall  Present
 American Journal Experts (AJE)  Editor  November 15, 2011  Present



Research and Publications

Conference Papers

"The Mythmaker of the House of Austria: Rudolf II's Kunstkammer and the Vision of Imperial Majesty," presented at the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.

 

"Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Church Slavonic, Vladimir the Saint, and the Christianization of Russia," presented at the 90th Annual Southwestern Social Science Association Meeting, March 31-April 3, 2010, Houston, Texas and presented at the 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Annual Regional Conference for North Central-Northeast Texas, April 2010, Austin College, Sherman, Texas.

 

"Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down: Plague and the Great Fire of London, 1665-1666," presented at the 2009 Phi Alpha Theta Annual Regional Conference for North Central-Northeast Texas, April 2009, University of North Texas Discovery Park Campus, Denton, Texas.

 

Guest Lectures

"Are Girls Smarter than Boys? What DNA Can and Can't Tell You," 2008 Math, Science and U Girls Conference, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

"Birds, Flue and People: Biology and Its Consequences," 2006 Gooch/Dillard General Faculty Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

"Hurricanes, Bird Flu, and Bioterrorism: Are we Doomed? Science, Ethics, and Public Health in the Face of a Moving Target," 2005 University of Virginia Bioethics Society Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

"Containing Biological 'Fallout': Public Health Necessities vs. the Ethical Treatment of Individuals following the Release of Biological Weapons into a Civilian Population," 2003 University of Virginia Bioethics Society Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

"Research Misconduct," 2001 University of Virginia Bioethics Society Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

"Human Subjects Research," The Second National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, March 31-April 1, 2000, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Publications

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, "Resources as a Source of International Conflict," in Encyclopedia of Global Resources, ed. Craig W. Allin (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010), 1023-1027.

 

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, "Arctic Seafloor Claims," in Encyclopedia of Global Warming, ed. Steven I. Dutch (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009), 84-86.

 

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, "Stanley Norman Cohen," in Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions, ed. Alvin K. Benson (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009), 209-211.

 

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, "Raymond Damadian," in Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions, ed. Alvin K. Benson (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009), 270-272.

 

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, Instructor's Resource Manual, Human Biology, 7th edition, Starr & McMillan (Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 2006).

 

Contributing author, Bauman's Microbiology: Diseases by Systems Edition, 1st edition (2004), 2nd edition (2009), Pearson Education, Inc. published as Benjamin Cummings.

 

Contributing author, Study Guide Bauman's Microbiology, 1st edition (2004), Pearson Education, Inc., published as Benjamin Cummings.

 

Contributing author, Bauman's Microbiology, 1st edition (2004), 2nd edition (2009), Pearson Education, Inc., published as Benjamin Cummings.

 

Machunis-Masuoka, Elizabeth, BIOL203 Introduction to Biology Laboratory Text and Manual (University of Virginia Copy Services, 2004).