Kiki Harbitz


Continuing Instructor and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Coordinator in Health and Exercise Science

I started my teaching career at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2001, as a student teacher in the Department of Biological Sciences.  I also conducted ecological research on aquatic macroinvertebrates between 2001 and 2003.

I have been a member of the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College since fall of 2003.  I spent my first ten years working both in the Department of Biology and in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.  In my years at Gustavus, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses including: Anatomy and Physiology courses, Principles of Biology, General Biology: Diversity, Organismal Biology Discussions, and Evolution, Ecology and Behavior.  I also do/have served as laboratory coordinator for several of these courses.  I have taught/advised January-term courses including: Horticulture, Current Issues in Biology, and Career Explorations. 

I began working full-time in the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the Fall of 2013, teaching Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology lectures and laboratory lectures (HES 233) and labs as well as Anatomy and Physiology I and II laboratories (HES 234 & 235).  I am also the lab coordinator for all sections of Anatomy and Physiology at Gustavus Adolphus College.  I enjoy working with the diverse group of students that these courses are taken by.  I consider myself very fortunate to be able to look forward to going to work each day.  I truly do what I love and am lucky to call the Gustavus community my home away from home.  Our students, as well as our faculty and staff, are exceptional. 

Outside of my time at the college, I enjoy spending time with friends and family including my husband, Dr. Josh Harbitz (also an Anatomy and Physiology instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College), and my two sons, who were born in 2010 and 2012.  We spend our time enjoying the outdoors, with our pets, working in our gardens, hiking, running, reading books, learning, and exploring (as well as appreciating) the world around us. 


M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-234Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab742016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, and 2005/FA
HES-235Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab572016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP
BIO-101Principles Lab552012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
BIO-202Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Lab452013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP
HES-234Human Anatomy and Physiology I162016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
HES-235Human Anatomy and Physiology II132016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
BIO-101Principles of Biology132009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, and 2005/FA
BIO-268Career Exploration82012/JN, 2011/JN, 2010/JN, 2009/JN, 2008/JN, and 2007/JN
HES-233Intro Human Anat/Phys62016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, and 2013/FA
HES-233Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab62016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, and 2013/FA
BIO-202Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior62013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/SP
BIO-126Horticulture22006/JN and 2005/JN
BIO-104Current Biolgcl Issues12013/JN
BIO-100Bio Expl Diversity Lab12010/FA
BIO-100Bio Explor:Diversity12010/FA
NDL-268Career Exploration12010/JN
BIO-102Organismal Biology12006/SP