Jan M. Foster, Ph.D.

Headshot Faculty Jan Foster

Associate Professor of Biology
864.663.0052
jan.foster@ngu.edu
Department: Biology
Location: Tigerville, SC

“Teaching at North Greenville allows me to teach with excellence because my teaching and faith are integrated.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, upper-level Physiology, and some Molecular Labs.

    Degrees

    B.S., Erskine College

    Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes teaching at the university level since 2009.

  • Articles Published

    Foster JM, C. De Miguel, Carmines PK, and Pollock JS. Interaction between NO synthase and NADPH oxidase in control of sodium transport by the renal thick ascending limb during diabetes. Acta Physiologica 209: 148-155, 2013.
    Foster JM. Vasovagal Syncope Case Study. American Physiological Society Archive #R7072, 2012
    Foster JM, Carmines PK, and Pollock JS. PP2B-dependent NO production in the medullary thick ascending limb during diabetes. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 297: F471 F480, 2009.

  • Awards Received

    2020 – Advanced Placement Research Table Leader
    2014-2015 – PECOP (Physiology Education Community of Practice) Fellowship, Institute for Teaching and Learning, American Physiological Society
    2011-2013 – National BEN Scholar, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • My Story

    Since graduating with my doctorate, I have wanted to teach, guide, and mentor students who are interested in health professions. I felt called to teach at a Christian university following my graduate school experience. When I applied to teach at North Greenville I didn’t know what being at a Christian university really meant for my teaching career but I really felt God was steering me in that direction. I love teaching at a Christian university because it allows me to integrate my faith into my teaching seamlessly. When I teach the intricacies of the human body I see the hand of God in every design, in every process. Therefore, I knew that I had the choice to teach at a university where my students would learn more from me than just how the kidney filters or the heart contracts. They would see how God created us in His image. Teaching at North Greenville allows me to teach with excellence because my teaching and faith are integrated. It is my goal to teach students to know and love God and to understand the world He has created through all the different disciplines. I desire to see students as image-bearers of God who grow and learn about their discipline as it was meant to be, with wholeness. That is why I’m happy to be at a place like North Greenville, which remains unapologetically Christ-centered in everything we do

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    My favorite course to teach is Advanced Physiology which allows students to explore medical literature on advanced topics in physiology and medicine.

     

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