Profiles

Faculty

I have been a member of the Health and Exercise Science Department at Gustavus Adolphus College since 2009.  I teach both lecture and laboratory courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology and I also teach Medical Terminology.  I really enjoy teaching these courses because of my love for anatomy and physiology, but also because I have the opportunity to work with students with majors from many departments around our college (Health and Exercise Science, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, etc.).  Most students who take the courses I teach are pre-health professions majors and intend to continue their education after Gustavus in graduate schools for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy, etc.  In addition to teaching, I am also the faculty advisor for the Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy Club.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kiki Harbitz (also a Human Anatomy and Physiology instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College) and our two sons.  I enjoy many outdoor activites including hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.  I also enjoy training for and competing in triathlons and running events.

Education

D.C. Northwestern Health Sciences University, B.S. Biology Minnesota State University


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-235Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab192015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
HES-214Medical Terminology102015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2010/SP
HES-234Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab92014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
HES-234Human Anatomy and Physiology I82014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
HES-233Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab72013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
HES-235Human Anatomy and Physiology II62015/SP and 2014/SP
HES-233Intro Human Anat/Phys32013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
NDL-268Career Exploration22012/JN
HES-268Career Exploration12012/JN
BIO-268Career Exploration12012/JN