Diana Willeman-Buckelew, Ph.D.
Phone: (540) 224-4491
Diana Willeman has been teaching at JCHS since 1998. She instructs a variety of chemistry and biology courses, including biochemistry, college chemistry, forensic science, research methods, research, and public health. The use of technology and learning-centered experiences, such as problem-based learning activities, case studies, group discussions, and team presentations are essential components of her courses. In 2003, she received the Excellence in Classroom Teaching award and the Excellence in Advising award in 2010.
Ms. Willeman has a B.S. in biology/chemistry from Manchester College, M.S. in forensic science from the University of New Haven, and M.S. in public health from Walden University. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in public health with a specialization in epidemiology. Her professional background includes working in either forensic, bone marrow transplant, or clinical laboratories for almost 20 years and teaching college-level courses since 1990.
For several years, she has been an active volunteer for the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Ms. Willeman resides in Roanoke with her son that is in elementary school and who enjoys cub scouts and playing sports.
· B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Manchester College
· M.S. in Forensic Science with a concentration in Criminalistics from the University of New Haven,
· M.S. in Public Health from Walden University
· Currently completing her Ph.D. in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Walden University.
Scholarship and JCHS Service: Research and scholarship interests include influenza and immunization of healthcare personnel; clinical epidemiology with specific interests in prevention of nosocomial infections; and molecular/genetic epidemiology.
Teaching Responsibilities: Currently teaches Biochemistry I & II (CHM 360 & CHM 361), Forensic Science I & II (BIO 301 & BIO 302), Introduction to Public Health (IDS 355), College Chemistry (CHM 100), and a continuing education course-Fundamentals of Chemistry.
Other Information: Ms. Willeman began working in the biomedical sciences program at JCHS in 1998, where she has taught sciences courses and, for several years, served as the Science Lab Coordinator. In 2003 she received the Excellence in Classroom Teaching award and the Excellence in Advising award in 2010.
Professionally, Ms. Willeman has close to 20 years of experience working in either forensic, bone marrow transplant, or clinical laboratories and has been teaching at the college level since 1990. She resides in Daleville and has a son in elementary school.