Karissa Legleiter

Assistant Professor MA

Programs and Courses Taught

Basic Sciences
Master of Physician Assistant
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy

BSCI 015/016 Human Anatomy                                                                                 
OTD 710/710L-Anatomy and Physiology
PT 723 (laboratory instructor)-Gross Anatomy I and II
PA 601 (laboratory instructor)-Human Gross Anatomy

About Me

I have a Masters in biological anthropology and instruct human anatomy courses and assist with specific roles in the George Riess Anatomy Laboratory at Samuel Merritt University. These roles include assistance with the care and maintenance of anatomical specimens  and the coordination of a summer dissection program offered to our graduate students. I also coordinate community outreach events for high school groups and young health professionals in the Oakland area. These outreach programs provide an opportunity for students to learn more about the human body and anatomy through unique educational experiences held in our anatomy laboratory. Outreach events are run by Samuel Merritt University students whom volunteer their time to assist with sharing their knowledge with visiting groups.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interest is in human anatomy content including the gross dissection of cadaveric material.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Association of Anatomists

Community Service

Community Outreach Anatomy Educational Programs for several organizations

Honors & Awards

Teaching with Technology Grant. Samuel Merritt University 2017, 2018
University Small Research Grant. Kansas State University 2015