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2019-20 Provost Lecture Series

David Poole

Teaching and Research Excellence: Best Practices in Times of COVID-19

Friday, October 16, 2020
10:30 a.m.
Via Live Stream

David C. Poole
University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Anatomy & Physiology
2019-2020 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars

2020 Coffman Chair Lecture Video

Biographical Sketch

David C. Poole is a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Anatomy & Physiology at K-State who has taught over 5,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate/professional students.  His discoveries have helped define how oxygen is transported from the lungs to target tissues.  Together with his colleagues and students he has studied humans, racehorses, dogs, elephants and rodents at rest and during exercise to identify key sites of metabolic control: driving a paradigm shift in our understanding of capillary function and advancing novel therapeutics for diseases such as heart failure. As Principal Investigator Dr. Poole has received in excess of $5 million with $17.9 million more in collaborative research and teaching awards from NIH, AHA, and NSF.  The author of over 300 publications, reviews and 3 books, he has served as editor/assoc. editor for 4 scientific journals and President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Central States Chapter.  His teaching awards include: Commerce Bank (Distinguished Undergraduate), Merial Award for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine (2006 & 2013), Myers-Alford (2016). For research: Doctor of Science (Liverpool John Moores Univ. UK), Rechnitzer Distinguished Lectureship (Canada), Pfizer Award  (KSU), Krogh Lectureship, Danish Royal Academy of Sciences (Denmark), ACSM Citation, Adolph Distinguished Lectureship and the 2019 Iman Distinguished Research Award.


At first-class universities, outstanding teaching and research go hand-in-hand.  As the 2019-2020 Coffman Chair, Dr. Poole has evaluated the degree to which the latest research in effective teaching and learning practices inform and benefit K-State students in the classroom and beyond.  To this end he has surveyed the efficacy and impact of our instructors after taking the Association of College and University Educators' (ACUE) course.  He will identify which practices are producing the best results with K-State students and present evidence supporting that graduates of the ACUE course have improved teaching quality/ efficacy at K-State.  Furthermore, Dr. Poole will identify key elements to outstanding teachers and best practices at K-State with direct relevance to maximizing teaching and learning efficacy across colleges and departments in times of Covid-19.