Robert Vick

Associate Professor of Biology
McMichael Science Building 220
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
vickrs@elon.edu (336) 278-6205

Education

PhD 1986   Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Department of Physiology

BA   1981   Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC  Biology major

Employment History

9/16/95 - present         Elon University, Elon, NC

      6/1/06 – 6/1/11            Associate Chair of the Biology Department

      8/23/04                       Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor

      1/1/01 - 6/1/03             Chair of the Biology Department

      8/16/95 - 8/23/04         Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

 

11/1/99 - present         Duke University, Durham, NC

Visiting Scholar, Preparing Future Faculty program

 

9/1/91 - 5/16/95           J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA

Senior Adjunct Faculty, Division of Arts and Sciences

 

8/1/92 - 12/20/92         The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

 

9/1/91 - 8/16/95           Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA          

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology                               

 

7/1/88 - 8/31/91           Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA          

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry   

                                   

9/1/86 - 6/30/88           Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA          

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology

Courses Taught

Animal Physiology (Elon 372) Fall 2008, Spring 2011, 2013

Field Biology in Peru (Elon 351) Winter 2007.

General Principles in Biology (Elon 101) Spring 2005

Neonatal Physiology (Elon BIO 375) 2 sh Winter 2005

Senior Seminar (Elon BIO 462) 2 sh Fall 2003, 2004-2012

Science in London (Elon SCI 251) 4 sh Winter 2002, 2003

Biochemistry (Elon BIO/CHM 351) 3 sh Fall 2001

Introductory Cell Biology (Elon BIO 111) 3 sh, Spring, 2000 and 2001.

Introductory Cell Biology (Elon BIO 111) 3 sh, Fall, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010

Introductory Cell Biology lab (Elon BIO 113) 1 sh Fall 1999, 2000, 2003

Introductory Cell Biology lab (Elon BIO 113) 1 sh Spring 2001, 2008

Advanced Endocrinology Seminar (Elon BIO 372), 2 sh, Winter, 2000.

Neuroscience Seminar (Elon BIO 371) 2 sh, Spring 1999.

Developmental Biology (Elon BIO 316) 3 sh, Spring, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012

Developmental Biology Lab (Elon BIO 316L) 1 sh, Spring, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012

Introductory Seminar (Elon BIO 261) 2 sh, Fall, 1997 - 2002.

Human Anatomy (Elon BIO 161) 3 sh, Fall, 1996, 1997, 1998.

Human Anatomy Lab (Elon BIO 162L B1 and B2) 4 sh, Fall, 1996.

General Principles in Biology (Elon BIO 101) 3 sh, Summer, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000.

General Principles in Biology Lab (Elon 102) 1 sh, Summer, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000.

Human Physiology (Elon BIO 162) 3 sh; Spring, 1996 - 2012.

Human Physiology Lab (Elon BIO 162L) 4 sh, Spring, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001-2007

Human Anatomy (Elon BIO 161) 3 sh, Spring, 1996, 1997.

Human Anatomy Lab (Elon BIO 161BL) 2 sh, Spring, 1996, 1997.

Human Physiology (Elon BIO 162) 3 sh; Fall, 1995 - 2012

Human Physiology lab (Elon BIO 162L) 2 sh; Fall, 1995 – 2000, 2002, 2003 - 2007

Human Anatomy lab (Elon BIO 161 DL) 2 sh; Fall, 1995.

General Principles in Biology (Elon BIO 101) 3 sh; Fall, 1995, 2003,

General Principles in Biology  Lab (Elon  BIO 102) 1 sh Spring 2004, 2006

Leadership Positions

Member, Senior Review Committee for Dr. Tonya Train 2012

Member, Biology Department Building Committee, 2012

Member, Search Committee for Engineering faculty position, 2012

Member, Search Committee for Head University Librarian, 2011 - 2012

Biology Department Anatomy Committee, 2011 - 2012

Chair, Biology Department Search Committee, 2008-2009

Chair, Biology Department Search Committee, 2006-2007.

Chair, Biology Department Search Committee, 2003-2004.

Member, Experiential Education Advisory Board, Elon University, 2003-present

Member, Study Abroad Committee (elected), 2003- 2006.

Chair (elected),  2004-2005.

Sabbatical replacement 2007

Member, Isabella Cannon Center for International Studies Advisory Committee, Elon University, 2001- 2004.

Member, Search Committee for Dean of Arts and Sciences, Elon College, 2000 – 2001.

Member, DPT feasibility committee, Elon College, 2001

Member, SACS accreditation committee, 2000 - 2001.

Chair, Biology Department Search committee, 1999-2000.

Member, Graduate Council (elected), Elon College, 1999-2001.

Member, Long Range Planning Committee, Elon College, 1999-2002.

Member, Graduate Task Force Committee, Elon College, 1999.

Member, Post-tenure review committee, Elon College, 1998-1999.

Chair, Faculty Research and Development Committee (elected), Elon College, 1998-1999.

Member, Faculty Research and Development Committee (elected), Elon College, 1997 - 1999.

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, 1996-1999.

Faculty Advisor, Lincoln Pre-Med Society, Elon College, 1996 - 2010.

Member, Health Professions Advisory Committee, Elon College, 1996 - present.

            Chair, 2010 - present

Member, Biology Department search committee, Elon College, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00.

Member, Honor Code Task Force, Elon College, 1996 - 1997.

Member, Divisional 5 year plan committee, Elon College, 1996-1997.

Biology Department representative - Academic Technology and Computing Committee, Elon College, 1996 - 1998.

Biology Department representative - Library Committee, Elon College, 1996 – 2000

Grants Awarded

Hall, E, A Overman, C, Ketcham, RS Vick, and M Gendle "Cogito Elon Sum: A Proposed Interdisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience at Elon University”  $5000 Excellence in the Arts and Sciences Award.  April, 2008

House, H, and RS Vick “Transforming Biology 162 through Team-Based Learning" $2000 Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Award. April 2008.

House, H and RS Vick “PowerPoint Podcast for Human Physiology” $750 Instructional Design and Development, Elon University, June, 2006.

Touchette BW , JS MacFall, and RS Vick. “Evaluation of Summer Blue-Green Algal Blooms in Two Lakes of the Upper Cape Fear River Basin (High Point Lake and Oak Hollow Lake)”. $8,376.  Cape Fear River Assembly, Inc. December 2002.

House, H, S Seidel and RS Vick ATACC grant to upgrade physiology lab computers.  Funded by the Academic Technology and Computing Committee.  Elon University. 3/02

Ulrich, M, RD Rao and RS Vick, “Discovering Ways to Teach and Learn in Biology 111/113" $2900. Funded by the Academic Affairs Internal Grants Program, Elon College. 2/99 - 9/99.

House, H, P Mason, and RS Vick, “A microcomputer laboratory to facilitate and enhance undergraduate education in anatomy and physiology”, $63,000.  Funded by NSF-ILI plus matching funds by Elon College, 8/15/97 - 7/31/99.

House, H, and RS Vick, “Implementation of NSF-ILI grant”, $1000.  Funded by the Academic Affairs Internal Grants Program, Elon College.  5/98 - 8/98.

Presentations

1997 Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science (CANCAS); conducted a session on “Data Analysis”.  Elon College, NC, November 1, 1997.

“Benefits of a State Pre-Health Advisors Organization” Southeastern Association of Advisors to the Health Professions, Louisville KY April 6, 2013

“Stem Cells and Beginning of Life”, Science That Matters.  A panel discussion for voters.  Elon University, Elon, NC, October 30, 2008.

“An Introduction to Neuroscience”,  Neuroscience Seminar.  Elon University, Elon, NC,  October 24, 2008

“PowerPoint Podcast for Human Physiology”, 3rd Annual Innovations in Instruction Conference, Elon University, Elon, NC, August 17, 2006.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) annual meeting, Atlanta, GA “Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad for Science Students: Strategies and Success”.  Invited speaker, Nov 6, 2002.

Homestead Academy, Tappahannock, VA. “Where to Go From Here?” Graduation speaker, May 12, 2002.

Professional Activities

2013 SAAHP meeting, Louisville KY April 4-7, 2013

NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC Oct 6-7, 2012

2012 NAAHP meeting, Baltimore, MD June 20-24, 2012

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, VCOM Spartanburg, SC March 2012

NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC Oct 2011

2011 SAAHP meeting, Nashville, TN April 2011

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, Campbell University.  March 2011

17th Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC Oct 8-9, 2010

2010 NAAHP national meeting, Atlanta, GA  June, 2010

2009 SAAHP meeting, Birmingham, AL, March 26-29, 2009

16th Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC Oct 10-11, 2008

Western NC Society for Neuroscience Symposium, Wake Forest University, March 16, 2007

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, UNCG,  April 8, 2006.

13th Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC, Oct 14-15, 2006.

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, UNC School of Medicine, Feb 27, 2005

12th Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC, Oct 3-4, 2003

Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA April 10-14, 2003

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, Guilford College, March 1, 2003.

Council on International Educational Exchange annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 4-7, 2002.

11th  Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC, Oct 11-12, 2002.

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, NSCU Vet School, February 20, 2002.

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, Elon College, NC April 7, 2001 (Host)

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society annual meeting, Charlotte, NC June 2000.

Health Profession Advisors of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC March 11, 2000.

Experimental Biology, Washington, DC, April 17 - 20, 1999.

North Carolina Academy of Science, Elon College, NC, March 28, 1999.

Perspective in Biology sponsored by Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Nov 13-14, 1998.

Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, Durham, NC, March 14, 1998.

Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science (CANCAS) workshop, Elon College, NC, November 1, 1997.

6th Annual NC Pre-Medical Advisors Conference, Greenville, NC, September 12-13, 1997.

Southeastern Association for Advisors for the Health Professions, Winston-Salem, NC, April 4-6, 1997.

Awards

SAAHP Travel Award to the 2009 meeting in Birmingham, AL

“Excellence in Teaching” award, Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences, 2004-2005

Nominated for the “Faculty Member of the Year” SGA (Elon), 2001-2002

FANS - Faculty Assisting New Students (Elon), August 2001

“Faculty Member of the Year”, Student Govt Assoc (Elon) Organizational Awards, 2000-2001.

“Faculty Member of the Year”, Greek Awards (Elon), 1998-1999.

FANS - Faculty Assisting New Students, (Elon), August 1999.

“Outstanding Professor”, Student Govt Association (Elon) Organizational Awards, 1997-1998.