Marilyn Dispensa

Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Faculty Excellence


Publications, presentations, projects


(2015) Hilary Greenberger and Marilyn Dispensa.  Usage and perceived value of video podcasts by professional physical therapists students in learning orthopaedic special tests. Journal of Physical Therapy Education  (in press)

(2009) Richard E. Rawson, Marilyn E. Dispensa, Richard E. Goldstein, Kimberley W. Nicholson and Noni Korf Vidal.  A simulation for teaching the basic and clinical science of fluid therapy. Advan. Physiol. Edu. 33: 202-208.[Full Text]

(2006) Susan Merkel, Marilyn Dispensa, William Ghiorse. An Evaluation of Web-Based Case Studies in Microscopy. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education [Full Text]

(2001) Dispensa M, Duncan J, Moon J, Alessi S. Bones of the Skull: A 3-D Learning Tool, QuickTime VR Anatomical Resources, and Yorick: The VR Skull, Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2001 July; 89(3): 326–328[info]

Presentations and Projects:

2005. New Media Consortium 2005 Summer Conference Marilyn Dispensa (CIT Instructional and Web Services). “Case Studies
in Microscopy.” Marilyn Dispensa
2005. New Media Consortium  Summer Conference “Using Flash to Simulate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for
Introductory Archaeology Students.” Marilyn Dispensa

2004. NLII Annual Meeting. It Doesn't All Have to Be Online: Developing Effective Paper-Based Activities to Complement Computer-Based Learning Materials

Phonetics: The Sounds of the Spoken Language. [Project site] [Reference]

2000: The Bones Of The Skull: Creating Anatomical Models With Quicktime Vr
World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Volume 2000, Number 1 ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Articles from a past life

A cluster of bacterial genes for anaerobic benzene ring biodegradation.E gland PG, Pelletier DA, Dispensa M, Gibson J, Harwood CS. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Jun 10;94(12):6484-9.

4-hydroxybenzoyl coenzyme A reductase (dehydroxylating) is required for anaerobic degradation of 4-hydroxybenzoate by Rhodopseudomonas palustris and shares features with molybdenum-containing hydroxylases. Gibson J, Dispensa M, Harwood CS. J Bacteriol. 1997 Feb;179(3):634-42.

4-Hydroxybenzoate-coenzyme A ligase from Rhodopseudomonas palustris: purification, gene sequence, and role in anaerobic degradation. Gibson J, Dispensa M, Fogg GC, Evans DT, Harwood CS. J Bacteriol. 1994 Feb;176(3):634-41

Anaerobic growth of Rhodopseudomonas palustris on 4-hydroxybenzoate is dependent on AadR, a member of the cyclic AMP receptor protein family of transcriptional regulators. Dispensa M, Thomas CT, Kim MK, Perrotta JA, Gibson J, Harwood CS. J Bacteriol. 1992 Sep;174(18):5803-13.

Chemotaxis of Pseudomonas putida toward chlorinated benzoates.Harwood CS, Parales RE, Dispensa M.Appl Environ Microbiol. 1990 May;56(5):1501-3.

Flagellation of Pseudomonas putida and analysis of its motile behavior. Harwood CS, Fosnaugh K, Dispensa M. J Bacteriol. 1989 Jul;171(7):4063-6.