Jennifer A. Hancock
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Physician Assistant
Education: Doctorate of Philosophy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ohio University, 2010; Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Capital University, 2002
Research Interests: I am interested in how structure relates to the function and ecology of a species. My research is focused on how structure relates to the biomechanics of locomotion.
Hancock, J.A., Stevens, N.J. & Biknevicius, A.R. 2014. Elegant-crested Tinamous Eudromia elegans do not synchronize head and leg movements during head-bobbing. Ibis 56: 198–208.
Hancock, J.A., Biknevicius, A.R. & Stevens, N.J. 2007. Whole-body mechanics and kinematics of terrestrial locomotion in the Elegant-crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). Ibis. 149: 605–614.
Courses (Fall 2014):
PASP 501 Gross Anatomy Course Coordinator
PASP 503 Advanced Human Physiology I Course Coordinator
PASP 590 Research Methods I Course Coordinator
Courses (Spring 2015):
PASP 506 Advanced Human Physiology II Course Coordinator
PASP 591 Research Methods II Course Coordinator
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
A student can expect to learn everything about the structure and function of the human body.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
I am excited about teaching future physician assistants and helping them to become excellent clinicians.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening and photography.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
Neither, I do both.
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
The anatomy lab! Why? Because it’s the anatomy lab!
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
The PA orientation picnic! It is always fun to meet the new PA students and their families before summer anatomy begins.
What is your clinical work experience?