Mississippi College

Dean Delivers Brain Talk to Madison School

November 4, 2008

Students at Madison Station Elementary School will get the rare chance to touch a real human brain and heart when they meet with Dr. Stan Baldwin, dean of Mississippi College's School of Science and Mathematics.

Baldwin will visit teacher Edye Coleman's fifth grade class on Thursday November 6 to continue what he's been doing in Jackson metro schools for several years.

He also serves as chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at MC and is an adjunct professor of anatomy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. When one steps into his office on the Clinton campus, he often shows visitors a brain. What Dr. Baldwin does in his office, and area classrooms is his way of making his biology instruction come alive.

During his noon visit at the Madison school, he will talk about heart and brain function.

Baldwin teaches histology, human gross anatomy, medical physiology and human neuro anatomy to MC undergraduates. On the Clinton campus, MC students work with actual human cadavers rather than computer programs or models.

Last year, Baldwin, who began teaching at MC in January 1999, took his "brain" to a middle school in Jackson. He earned his Ph.D. in neurobiology and anatomy from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1995. Before accepting his teaching job at MC, Baldwin said he asked if he could bring more than textbooks to the job, and MC administrators agreed to his request.

Photo: Dr. Stan Baldwin, dean of Mississippi College's School of Science and Mathematics

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