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Thomas Marino, PhD

Professor. Anatomy and Cell Biology

Thomas Marino
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About Me

Research Interests

Dr. Marino has recently been focusing his research on the bioethics involving the beginning of life debate.  He has written several articles on the role of scientists and as well as the role of language in this debate

Dr. Marino has been actively involved in the scholarship of teaching. He has published a number of articles on revising the classroom to help students learn.  He has also published a book called Classrooms Without Fear in which he elaborates on his teaching philosophy that true learning can occur only in the absence of fear. Dr. Marino has explored ways in which technology can be used by teachers to help their students learn. One of the ways he has done this is to develop The Embryology Collaborative which is a website designed to help students who are learning about human development.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, Anatomy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI

PubMed Publications

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Marino, T.A. (2009)
The Influence of Language on the Beginning of Life Debate. In The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, ed., V. Ravitsky, A. Fiester, and A. L. Caplan. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company

Marino, T.A. (2008)
Hopefuls take different paths on abortion. Philadelphia Inquirer, July 17, 2008.

Caplan A. and T. A. Marino (2007)
The Role of Scientists in the Beginning of Life Debate; A 25 Year Retrospective. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 50: 603 – 613.

T.A. Marino (2001)
Classrooms Without Fear New Forums Press, Inc. Stillwater Oklahoma

T.A. Marino (2001)
Lessons Learned: Do You Have To Bleed At The Bleeding Edge? The Technology Source. July/August.

T. A. Marino (2000)
Using Technology to Create a Safe, Humanistic Classroom. Blackboard Resources, Articles and Events, July 2000.