Patricia Halpin

Patricia Halpin, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
Life Sciences
University of New Hampshire at Manchester

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Dr. Patricia A. Halpin, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at The University of New Hampshire at Manchester, is internationally known for her STEM education research, focusing on social media, student development of professional skills, and innovative teaching approaches. She collaborates with colleagues in the US and abroad in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba and Pakistan. For almost two decades, she has successfully implemented K-12 physiology outreach, domestically and abroad. She has been a member of the American Physiological Society since 1995 and is currently serving as the Chair of the Teaching Section. She also serves on the Advances in Physiology Education Editorial Board, as Social Media Curator. She has been awarded the 2020 UNH Manchester Faculty Excellence in Research and Scholarship – Associate Award, the APS Dale J. Benos Professional Service Award in 2018, the APS Teaching Section New Investigator Award 2017, Advances in Physiology Education Star Reviewer 2017, and the New Hampshire Campus Compact Presidents’ Good Steward Award in 2016. She was awarded the APS Teaching Career Enhancement Award in 2019 and performed education research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne AU during her sabbatical in Spring 2020. She teaches animal physiology, clinical pathophysiology, endocrinology, ethical issues in biology and global science explorations for undergraduates. She mentors capstone students who perform science outreach at the Boys and Girls Club and in local elementary schools. She is the author of numerous publications and been awarded several NSF grants for education research.