Dr. Ellen Lehning

Dr. Ellen Lehning
Joined JCC
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
112 SCCE
Phone Number
Coordinator, Healthcare Studies; Professor, Biology

I have been teaching and conducting basic science and educational research for nearly 30 years. I have been at JCC since 2003, and prior to this I worked at Michigan State University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Dow Chemical Company. I obtained an M.S. and a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from Michigan State University. Recently, I was awarded an NSF/CCLI science education grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). I received training from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, and use active learning techniques in my teaching approaches. I also have a long publication record. Generally, my teaching focuses on a triad of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and biomedical ethics.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ph.D. Neurotoxicology Michigan State University
M.S. Neurotoxicology Michigan State University
B.S. Wildlife Biology Michigan State University
Academic Interests
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Pathophysiology
Publications and Awards
  • Lehning, Ellen. "A Communication Skills Curriculum for Graduate Medical Education in Anesthesiology." Anesthesiology, 99: A1334. 2003.
  • Lehning, Ellen. "Acrylamide Neuropathy III. Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Nerve Cell Damage in Forebrain." Neurotoxicology 23, 125-136. 2003.
  • Lehning, Ellen. "Nerve Terminals as the Primary Site of Acrylamide Action: a Hypothesis." Neurotoxicology 23, 43-59. 2002.


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