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       Melissa Beal
       Chemistry I
       Honors Chemistry II (CCP, dual enrollment CHM 216 & CHM 217)
       Honors Physics
       (937) 335-7070 EXT 3208
       Room 208

    Here is a little bit about me.
    My Background
    I grew up in and around Akron, Ohio.  I played baseball and football in high school.  I have lived in Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Chapel Hill NC, and Atlanta GA before returning to this area.
    My Education
    Kent State University; Bachelor of Science in Zoology
    The Ohio State University; Master of Science in Medical Physiology
    Further graduate work at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and others in Education, Chemistry, and Physics.  In 2017 I completed a course in gifted education.
    My Work
    I began teaching high school in 1999.
    I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and Honors Physics.
    I have also taught Anatomy & Physiology at Edison Community College.
    Before becoming a science teacher, I did scientific research.  My research has involved many different aspects of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary physiology and pharmacology. Upon graduating from Kent, I worked in a surgical research unit in Akron, Ohio.  As a graduate student at Ohio State I did research in hypertension. I was also a Research Scientist for a pharmaceutical company.   My work there involved the development and evaluation of cardiotonic compounds, substances that enhance the ability of the heart to contract. While at Emory University, I researched pulmonary blood flow.  
    My Family
    I am married and have three sons.  My wife is a retired teacher.  One son is a graduate of Kent State and the University of Toledo medical school.  He is now a resident physician in Psychiatry.  One is a graduate of Ohio University and teaches Science in Brooklyn, NY.  One is a graduate University of Kentucky and is a mechanical engineer.
    My Interests
    Bicycling, baseball, birds, fishing (especially fly fishing) and gardening.  Bicycling and fly fishing are my main activities now. 
    I am also interested in History, Politics, Philosophy, and Art.  Of course, a good joke is always a welcome thing, too.
Last Modified on June 12, 2019