Karen McMahon

Karen A. McMahon

Instructor in Biological ScienceFaculty Advisor to Tri-Beta Honor SocietyBiological Science Greenhouse CuratorOliphant Hall 230
918-631-3129
karen-mcmahon@utulsa.edu

My goal as a member of the Faculty of Biological Science is to develop innovative laboratory exercises in biology, particularly in the areas of botany, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology, which engage students in critical thinking.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • M.S., Ohio University
  • B. A. Montclair State College (now University)

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Economic botany
  • Plant ecology
  • Field botany
  • Human anatomy and physiology

Professional Affiliations

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)

  • Partners Committee (2005-2010)
  • Safety Committee (Chair 2002-2008, Co-Chair 2001-2002; 2010-2012)
  • Steering Committee (2001-2008, 2010-2012)
  • Annual Conference Host (2012) and Committee (2010-present)

Association of Biological Laboratory Education (ABLE)

  • Associate Editor, Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 31.
  • Editor, Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volumes 32, 33, 34-present
  • Member-at-Large to BOD, 2009-present

Tri-Beta (Beta Beta Beta) National Biological Honor Society - Pi Alpha Chapter, Faculty Advisor, 1982-present

Tri-Beta Regional Meeting April 2006 HAPS picture
Tri-Beta South Central Regional Meeting, Districts 1 & 2 April 2006

Courses Taught at TU

  • Environment and Humanity Lecture (Biol 1033)
  • Environment & Humanity Laboratory (Biol 1031)
  • Field Botany (Biol 2524)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biol 1023)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (Biol 1021)
  • Human Anatomy Laboratory (Biol 2151)
  • Human Physiology Laboratory (Biol 2171)
  • Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory (Biol 1601)
  • Plants and Society Lecture (Biol 1013)
  • Plants and Society Laboratory (Biol 1011)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2011 Local Hero by Visit Tulsa (Hosting Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Conference 2011)
  • 2006 Yokley Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society
  • 2001 Yokley Faculty Service Award for Advisors - Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society

Publications

  • Case Study - First Day Disasters
    McMahon,Karen. 2012. Case Study - First Day Disasters. HAPS EDucator (Winter) Vol. 16(2):20
  • Too Hot to Handle, a Case Study
    McMahon, karen. 2011. Too Hot to handle, A Case Study. HAPS EDucator (Winter) Vol 15(2): 30.
  • The 2D:4D Ratio: Investigation of a Sexually Dimorphic Trait in the Human Skeleton
    Mcmahon, Karen A. 2010. The 2D:4D Ration: Investigation of a Sexually Dimorphic Trait in the Human Skeleton Pages 495-501, in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Vol. 31. Proceedings of the 31st Workshop/Conference of the Association of Biology Laboratory Education.
  • Supertasters - Updating the Taste Test for the A&P Laboratory
    McMahon, Karen A. 2009. Supertasters - Updating the Taste Test for the A&P Laboratory in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 30, Proceedings of the 30th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education
  • Plants and Society, 6th Edition
    Levetin, Estelle and mcMahon, Karen, 2012. Plants and Society 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, 524 pages
  • Plants and Society 5th Edition
    Levetin, Estelle, and McMahon, Karen 2008, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, 527 pages
  • Plants and Society - 4th Edition
    Levetin, Estelle, and McMahon, Karen, 2006; Plants and Society 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 526 pages
  • Practical Botany - The Maltese Cross
    McMahon, Karen A., 2004. Practical Botany - The Maltese Cross. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 25. Proceedings of the 25th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education
  • Plants and Society 3rd Edition
    Levetin, Estelle, and McMahon, Karen, 2003, Plants and Society 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 508 pages
  • Laboratory manual for Applied Botany
    Levetin, Estelle, karen McMahon and Robert Reinsvold. 2002. Laboratory Manual for Applied Botany. McGraw-Hill, New York, 264 pages