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Associate Professor

Watson-Hubbard Science Center 302
Department STEM

Mailing Address

Regis College box 918

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

About

Dr. Shari Litch Gray joined the Regis faculty in 2013. Prior to that she taught at Notre Dame College and Chester College of New England, both in New Hampshire. Dr. Litch Gray is an accomplished educator having taught General Biology, Animal Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Biology undergraduates and graduate students as well as students of many healthcare programs including Nursing, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant. In 2007, Dr. Litch Gray was awarded the distinction of New Hampshire Postsecondary Educator of the Year. Her masters and doctoral research in Reproductive Physiology included investigations of progesterone production by cultured corpora lutea cells. Currently her research centers on improving biology and STEM curriculum at the college level and research independent studies in reproductive physiology for undergraduate Biology majors using the "Danio rerio" zebrafish model.

Education

PhD, Reproductive Physiology, University of New Hampshire, 1988

MS, Reproductive Physiology, University of New Hampshire, 1985

BS, Biology, Tufts University, 1982

Philosophy

Dr. Litch Gray believes cross-discipline learning has always been the cornerstone of the liberal arts and sciences and makes all the difference in the ability to draw connections. Student application of content knowledge in independent study/research settings is critical to preparing for graduate study and the workforce.

Awards Honors

2019 Alden Foundation Grant – “Growing STEM: Investment in the Sciences at Regis”.

2018 Kaneb Grant – “STEM Undergraduate Research Applications at Regis College using a Zebrafish Model”

2017 Kaneb Grant – “Establishment of a Zebrafish Colony and Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Regis Students and Faculty”

2014 Kaneb Grant – “Design of an Online Two-Semester Human Anatomy and Physiology Course Sequence”

2008 Davis Grant – “Bridging Two Cultures: Integrating Art into a Modern Science Curriculum”

2007 NH Outstanding Teaching in Postsecondary Education Award

2004 Campus Compact of New Hampshire Presidents’ Good Steward Award

Ukhuedoba, I. and Litch Gray, S. (2019). Effects of Cholecalciferol D3 Treatment on the Accumulation of Fat in Liver Adipocytes in an Adult Zebrafish Obesity Model. AMSA Annual National Conference, Washington, DC.

Arias, L. and Litch Gray, S. (2019). Effects of Anesthetics (MS-222 and Lidocaine Hydrochloride) on Electrocardiogram (ECG) Recordings in Zebrafish. AMSA Annual National Conference, Washington, DC.

Litch Gray, S. (2018). Establishment of a Zebrafish Colony and Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Regis Students and Faculty. Regis Fall Faculty Workshop, Weston, MA.

Litch Gray, S. (2017). Comparison of Student Success in Online vs Face-to-Face Delivery of Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture with Laboratory. HAPS Annual National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Litch Gray, S. (2015). Workshop Facilitator: The State of Online Anatomy and Physiology Lecture/Lab Course Delivery: Are We Ready for Prime Time? HAPS Annual National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Litch Gray, S. (2014). iA&P: The Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Integrating iPad Technology in the Teaching of Human Anatomy and Physiology II. HAPS Annual National Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Litch Gray, S. (2014). Teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology with iPad Technology. Eastern Regional HAPS Conference, Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

Coolidge, C and Litch Gray, S. (2011) Guided Inquiry Materials for a Chemistry in Art Course. ChemEd Conference. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Coolidge, C and Litch Gray, S. (2011) POGIL Activities for a Chemistry in Art Course. Northeast Regional POGIL meeting at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

Litch Gray, S.J. (1997). Integration of Computer Technology in the Biological Sciences at Notre Dame College. NHCUC Annual Meeting: “The Future of the Major: Challenge and Change”.