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Faculty: Kathleen M. Wolf "Kathy"

Department: Biology

Contact Information: 970-870-4413, kwolf@coloradomtn.edu

Research Interests: Genetics, nutrition, distance education, evolution
Kathleen M. Wolf
I enjoy helping my students seek new experiences and to 'GROW'.
Education Philosophy: Learning and Growth are a part of daily life that each person partakes in. My personal goal is to help those I come in contact with to seek new experiences and 'GROW' in whatever direction their interest's lie. Critical thinking, a systematic approach to problem solving and conducting research are my teaching focuses and my personal goals.

Courses Taught:
  • BIO 111 & 112 General College Biology I & II, 5 credits each
  • BIO 111 H & 112H Honors General College Biology I & II, 5 credits each
  • BIO 201 & 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 3 credits each
  • BIO 221 & 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1 credit each
  • BIO 216 Pathophysiology, 4 credits
  • BIO 105 Science of Biology, 3 credits
  • PED 115 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3 credits
  • PED 115 Fundamentals of Nutrition, telecourse, 3 credits
  • PED 116 Health & Fitness, 3 credits
  • PED 116 Health & Fitness, telecourse 3 credits
  • SOC 236 Aging and the Aged, telecourse, 3 credits
  • PSY 235 Human Growth & Development, telecourse, 3 credits

Major Attributes: Creative, energetic problem solver.

Bio:
I was born and raised in Hilton, New York, a small town outside of Rochester, next to Lake Ontario. I was the first person in my family to attend college and graduated from a 3-year Diploma Nursing School in 1969 at the tender age of 20. I have worked and gone to school ever since, from New York, to California and since 1982 in Colorado. I always wanted to be a nurse or a teacher and have been able to do both!

Personal Goals:
I have an 'eclectic soul' that loves to learn and experience a variety of new things. My life's work has been helping people be all they can be. I hope to live to be 100 still traveling, exploring and having adventures!

Favorite Things:
Reading and Traveling are my two most favorite pastimes. I am a certified Scuba Diver and have studied Marine Biology in Bonaire, the Cayman Islands and Fiji. My current favorite authors are Tom Clancy and a variety of authors on Genetics. I enjoy renovating old houses and currently live in a converted church. I ride my bicycle almost daily. My son Ben is the focus of my life. Our dog Hunter, a two-year-old chocolate Lab keeps us entertained. I strive for a balanced life of family, teaching, education, fun and love!

Education:
  • +30 Graduate credits. Biology, Genetics, etc., Colorado State University, U of Northern Colorado & others
  • Master of Public Health. Division of Social and Administrative Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. June 1983.
  • Bachelor of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner. Sonoma State University, Cotati California. June 1981
  • Registered Nurse. Highland Hospital School of Nursing, Rochester, N.Y., June 1969
  • Hilton High School, Hilton, New York, June 1966, Charter member: Alumni Hall of Fame on 100th Anniversary, June 2000
Community Service
  • Head Librarian, Christian Resource Center, Concordia Lutheran Church, 2000-present
  • Chair, Steamboat Spring City Planning Commission, 1995-1997
  • Commissioner, Steamboat Springs City Planning Commission, 1991 -1997.
  • Board of Directors, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 1986 - 1993.
  • Chairman, United Way Fund Drive 1991-92.
  • President, College-wide Faculty Senate, Colorado Mountain College 88-91.

Work Experience:
  • Professor of Biology, Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus, Steamboat Springs, October 1986 - present
  • Part time instructor with teaching only responsibilities January 1984 to October 1986.
  • LCDR US Navy Reserve, Nurse Corp Deployed to Operation Desert Storm. Served in Bahrain during Desert Storm, Jan-April 1991. Assistant Charge Nurse for Casualty Receiving (Emergency Room) Coordinating 12 physicians, 15 nurses and 45 enlisted persons.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Coordinator & Facilitator. High Level Health, Steamboat Springs,
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Medicine Board of Health Promotion & Disease Prevent 2101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20001 June - December 1982 Researched and wrote the first draft of a national research agenda for worksite health promotion and disease prevention. Conducted extensive literature search on prevention of violence and prevention of substance abuse. Designed and implemented a workshop on "Prevention and the aging" for the annual meeting. Summarized the annual meeting for a I.O.M. publication. This six month, non-paid internship, a requirement of the U.C. Berkeley MPH program, provided valuable exposure to the politics of national health policy.
  • Health Education Coordinator, Kaiser-Permanente Walnut Creek, California
  • Emergency Room Staff Nurse, Routt Memorial Hosp, Steamboat, CO. Kaiser Hospital & John Muir Hosp, Walnut Creek, CA. Kaiser Hospital, San Diego, CA. Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY. June 1969 - present

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