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CIVET Researchers

CIVET Researchers

Stacy Anderson

Stacy Anderson has been involved with veterinary medicine most of her life and education for most her adult life. Both of her parents are veterinarians who had successful academic and non-academic careers. She graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2004. Subsequently, she developed and ran a large horse training business in Iowa that specialized in dressage and eventing where she taught many students locally and nationally. After a few years, she returned to veterinary medicine full time by completing two large animal/equine surgical internships, one at a private practice in Chicago, Illinois and the other at the University of Tennessee. She completed a large animal surgical residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, attaining ACVS board certification in 2013. Following the residency, she completed a PhD evaluating equine neutrophil lifespan in inflammatory conditions. In 2015, Dr. Anderson joined the faculty at Lincoln Memorial University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she is the Director of Large Animal Clinical Skills and Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery. Her primary research interests are in equine inflammation and educational research, specifically surgical skills education. Since being at LMU-CVM, she has authored or co-authored six publications related to veterinary education.

Patsy Butterbrodt

Patsy Butterbrodt is a life-long educator who has instructional experience from pre-kindergarten through college. Her bachelor's degree is in education with an emphasis on music, and her master's degree is in educational leadership. She is currently a PhD candidate in Leadership with an emphasis in Student Services. She has taught mathematics, chemistry, and music as well as serving as a district administrator for ten years in a large K-12 public school system in Florida. She has worked in educational research for several years, specializing in arts integration into STEM education. Her experiences with curriculum development and assessment research have led her to her current position as the Director of Outcomes Assessment at LMU-CVM, where she oversees not only the exam services team, but also curriculum mapping, annual outcomes reporting, and program evaluation. Patsy is married, with two children, three grandchildren, and two dogs.

Katherine Fogelberg, DVM, PhD (Science Education)

Katherine Fogelberg earned a PhD in Science Education from Texas Christian University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She has clinical experience with companion, wildlife, and zoo animals, while her research interests include the impacts of international work on those doing the work and investigating ways to improve teacher quality at the university level. Dr. Fogelberg is an army veteran, where her final duty assignment was at Fort Sam Houston, TX as the Officer in Charge of Training for the Combat Casualty Care Course, a 9-day, in-residence course that trained military healthcare providers from around the world in their field combat mission. She is currently an active member of numerous veterinary medicine and public health societies, serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals covering education, veterinary medicine, and public health, and is an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. She also founded and is the Executive Director of MSoMI Academy for Girls (, a 501(c)(3) recognized non-profit organization that is working to raise enough capital to open a girls' school in Kisii, Kenya. Her hobbies including sewing, reading, and periodically paying good money to run ridiculously long distances for fun.

Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt worked in small animal general practice and later taught clinical skills at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts prior to joining LMU-CVM. While at Ross Dr. Hunt earned a Master of Science by research for her work in developing and validating simulators for canine thoracocentesis and feline abdominal palpation. Dr. Hunt came to LMU-CVM in 2014 to design and deliver the college's clinical skills program. She drives a collection of CIVET's active research projects investigating clinical skills models, teaching methods, and assessment.

Katrina Jolley is a certified ExamSoft Super User whose primary research interests are in quantitative educational research with an emphasis in the areas of student outcomes and assessment. Ms. Jolley holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lee University (Cleveland, TN) and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN). Prior to working for LMU-CVM, she taught 5th-12th grade band, choir, and history of rock.

Micha Simons

Micha Simons is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine ('08) and completed a small animal surgical residency in 2014 at a private practice in Pennsylvania. Since then she has been working in academia, where she realized her passion for teaching and engagement. Dr. Simons' professional interests include veterinary surgical education, model and simulator development, gamification, and creating continuing education platforms for veterinary faculty. She is also involved in community outreach, particularly providing STEM-based experiences those in communities with limited access.

William R. Collingsworth is our Clinical Skills Model Coordinator. A combat Marine in Vietnam Mr. (Bill) Collingsworth later joined the US Navy Seabees Reserves where he supervised construction projects worldwide and was appointed the Navy Staff representative on the anti-terrorism and drug interdiction Joint Task Force North before retiring. Mr. Collingsworth's civilian career has included mining, construction, railroading, manufacturing, and consulting. He also worked 29 years as a safety and health professional for the US Department of Labor, spending the last 14 years before retirement as a Special Criminal Investigator for the US Secretary of Labor. Truly a Jack of all Trades, Mr. Collingsworth has held certifications as Mine Manager/Mine Foreman, Building Code Inspector, Blaster, Elevator Inspection, Aircraft Load Planning, and Transportation of Hazardous Material. A certified Animal Shelter Technician, he is an active member of the Human Society of the US's Animal Rescue Team.