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Mr. David (Dave) Brashinger

Program Director Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math


M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology
Loyola University Chicago
B.S. in Biology
Loyola University Chicago

Teaching Interests

Human Anatomy & Physiology, Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Aerospace Medicine

Positions Held

2015 - 2016
MCPHS University
Adjunct Instructor
2000 - 2014
San Jacinto College
Adjunct Faculty
2000 - 2010
United Space Alliance
Engineering Staff
1997 - 2000
Training Support Coordinator
1995 - 1997
Abbott Laboratories
Product Specialist

Intellectual Contributions

Instructional Approaches for Distance Science Laboratory Courses

David Brashinger, Julie T Thompson
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 25, 2017
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Instructional Goals and Practices in the Introductory Undergraduate Pre-Health Professions Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

David Brashinger
March 2017
HAPS Educator


Online STEM Courses - Tales from the Front Lines

eLearning & Distance Education Seminar
February 15, 2018

Instructional Approaches for Distance Science Laboratory Courses

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
July 26, 2017

Teaching and Assessment Approaches for the Online Undergraduate A&P Laboratory

HAPS Annual Conference
May 28, 2017

The 2016 HAPS Laboratory Instructor Survey

HAPS Annual Conference
May 28, 2017

Instructional Priorities and Scientific Inquiry Skills in the Undergraduate Pre-health Professions A&P Lab

HAPS Annual Conference
May 25, 2017

The HAPS Laboratory Instructor Survey: Final results and implications for instruction

HAPS Annual Conference
May 28, 2014

The HAPS Laboratory Instructor Survey: A discussion of the preliminary data

HAPS Eastern Regional Conference
March 15, 2014

Media Contributions

Transferability: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

September 24, 2017
Social Media - Blog

The 2017 Lab Instructor Survey Report is Now Available!

March 20, 2017
Social Media - Blog

Why do we teach A&P lab?

October 10, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Science Labs Delivered to Your Door

June 26, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Science and Technology Overview with David Brashinger

February 25, 2013

Certifications and Licensure

March 10, 2005
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Systems Multipurpose Support Room (MPSR)
NASA-JSC EVA, Robotics, & Crew Systems Operations Division
October 13, 2003
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Systems Instructor
NASA-JSC EVA, Robotics, & Crew Systems Operations Division
August 30, 2000
Space Station Training Facility (SSTF) Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Instructor
NASA-JSC Space Flight Training Division
September 22, 2011
Licensed Paramedic
Texas Department of State Health Services
November 21, 2000
EMS Instructor
Texas Department of State Health Services
June 04, 2015
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

June 19, 2017
Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
In recognition of "David Brashinger’s valuable expertise and leadership on the HAPS Lab Survey project. Although that project started as a Curriculum & Instruction Committee task, it has grown into a stand-alone, multi-year project under David’s guidance."
May 3, 2014
Outstanding Committee Member
Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
"The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society would like to make you aware that David Brashinger has made outstanding contributions to our society during this past year...David's efforts were significantly more substantial that those of our typical committee members."
Outstanding Faculty
San Jacinto College - Central Campus EMT Program
Named as the Outstanding Faculty Member by the students of Paramedic Class 74, 75, and 76 (3 awards) Central Campus, San Jacinto College.
NASA Group Achievement Award
For leading the development and execution of the ISS Flight Controller Boot Camp training program
NASA Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Honoree