BA Biology,Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Teaching students with disabilities -- Science Labs
Joan graduated from Stillwater High School located in upstate New York. Undergrad time was spent at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a BA in Biology and a minor in secondary education. During that time, Joan was active in the Biology Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta, and was Sports Editor of the college newspaper for one year. After marriage the Bradley's moved to Bangor, ME, Carthage, NY, Shelby OH, and finally Caledonia, OH. In 1985, while Shelby Joan began working at OSU-Mansfield teaching Physics Labs. Later Biology and Anatomy Labs were addedto her teaching. Now Joan teaches Bio 101, 102, and Anatomy 199.01. Joan has completed all of the requirements for an MS in Aquatic Ecology (except for Thesis) The Ohio State University. The majority of her academic coursework for the MS has been done at OSU's Stone Laboratory in Lake Erie; she has been secretary of the Friends of Stone Laboratory since 1992. Joan received a Life Achievement Award from the Friends of Stone Laboratory in 2008. In the 1990's Joan was named Outstanding Teacher for OSU-Mansfield and in 2005 she received the Life of the Classroom Award from Wiley Publishing in a national competition recognizing outstanding innovation in teaching non-majors science courses on the college level.