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Columbia College

Degrees & (Some) Certifications

  • M.D. (Medical Degree) University of California, Davis
  • M.S. (Master's of Science) University of California,
    Davis - Comparative Pathology
  • B.A. California State, Sacramento
    Biological Sciences & Chemistry
  • Fellow Thanatology (Death, Dying & Bereavement)
  • Fellow American College of Wellness (FACW)
  • Certified Wellness Specialist (CSW)
  • Fellow American College of Experts in Traumatic Stress (FAAETS)
  • Founding Member Medical Wellness Association
  • Nationally Certified Bereavement Facilitator (NCBF) (American Academy of Bereavement)

  • Website - Journey of Hearts
    Since 1997, an online healing place for anyone who has ever experienced a loss.

    Papers on the Internet and Online Education

  • Copy and Paste Generation: Promoting Academic Integrity & Preventing Plagiarism. Online Teaching Conference 2009.
  • Zero Cost Web 2.0 Tools for Collaborating Online. Online Teaching Conference 2009.
  • Students benefit from e-Journaling or using Web Journals in an Online Grief, Loss & Bereavement Course. TCC Worldwide Online Conference. Refereed Proceedings Volume 2009, Number 1 (pages 29-39).
  • Ethical Challenges of Medicine and Health on the Internet: A Review This article was one of the "Most viewed journal articles" on JMIR.
  • Dyer KA. Thompson CD. Internet Use for Web-education on the Overlooked Areas of Grief and Loss. CyberPsychology and Behavior. 2000; 3(2):255-270. Reprints Available.
  • Using a Website for Patient Web-Education & Using the Internet for Patient and Physician Web-education and Health Promotion
  • Interviewed and extensively quoted in Stewart A. "Web of Support: Going online to find information and support after a drunk driving." MADDvocate. Fall 2006, pp. 20-21.
  • Employed with YCCD since 2004

    Dr Dyer's
    Online Curriculum Vitae
    Online Bio

    Biological Sciences Department

    Columbia College Student 1978-1979,
    Summer 1980

    Tips for Online Students
    Distance Education, Suite101.com

    Dyer KA. 2009. Tips to Become a Successful
    Online Student
    : Ways to Efficiently Manage
    Taking a Distance Education Course.
    Dyer KA. 2009. Tips for Getting Organized in
    an Online Course
    : Efficient Ways to Manage Materials Taking Distance Education Courses.

    Nutrition (& Wellness)
    Biology - Fall 2010

    MW and TH
    Sequoia 7 (Sometimes) 8,
    8:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

    Online - 1590
    All hours online via Blackboard

    Course Information: Bio 50

    Email: dyerk-at-yosemite.edu
    (replace -at- with @)

    Other Related Activities:

    Design of Academic Integrity Page for
    Columbia College, 2010.

    We're All Winners. Network for a Healthy California "Inspiring Healthy Change Together" 2009 Conference

    How to Live a Healthy Life. Guest Presentation for HHP 300. Spring 2008.

    Presentation at First Annual Northern California Science Education
    Symposium (NCSES), May 2006
    "Introducing Scientific Journal Writing
    in the Undergraduate Setting"

    Redesign of Taking An Online Course @ Columbia College Page, 2005

    Good Grief!
    I'm Having a Charlie Brown Christmas
    (How to Deal with the Holiday Blues) 2004
    Contact Dr. Dyer for a copy.

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