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John                           Cotter

John R. Cotter PhD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Vision science

Professional Summary:

I am interested in bringing people together who have an interest in anatomy but are trained as educators, artists, computer scientists programmers or graphical designers. For example, a graphical artist by training completed a master’s degree in our department by designing a computer-based tutorial on the anatomy of the renal corpuscle. Other projects I have worked on include a computer-guided program of instruction for the histology laboratory (see, a highly interactive computer-based examination that has a broad range of applicability, and a computer-based video examination. In the future I expect to introduce virtual microscopy to our course in histology. I am also interested in the evaluation of computer assisted instruction and the way CAI contributes to learning.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Anatomy, The University of Michigan
  • MS, Anatomy, Hahnemann Medical College
  • AB, Villanova University
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (1981-present)
  • Research Associate, Anatomy, The University of Kansas (1984–1985)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1974–1981)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Teaching Innovation Award (2003)
  • Excellence in Teaching (1999)
  • Spring Clinical Day Exhibition - First Place (1994)
  • Commendation forTeaching Excellence (1997)
  • Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2017)

Research Expertise:
  • Computer-Based Instruction

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Contact Information

310 Sherman Hall
206 Farber Hall
Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, 206 Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3685
Fax: 716-829-2911

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