PhD in Cell Biology, Indiana State University
MA in Cell Biology, Indiana State University
BA in Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Dr. McConchie has been teaching at Southeastern since 2006. Dr. McConchie comes from a research background which included studying the process of inflammation. Her doctoral work involved a rat model of tendinitis which examined the healing potential of electromagnetic fields. Having worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease), she has a strong background in animal model-based research. Dr. McConchie also worked at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL where she studied natural killer cells.
Dr. McConchie currently teaches Microbiology, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Histology, and Nutrition Science. As a result of serving as a teaching assistant in a medical school microbiology laboratory she gained great interest in this field. She finds her greatest joy in the classroom as students come to see the wonder of God’s creation. She is passionate about creating a safe space for students to ask questions as they arise during lecture.
Dr. McConchie leads a medical mission trip for the College of Natural and Health Sciences each summer. Pre-medical, dental, veterinary, biochemistry and nursing majors are invited to join these trips. She and her students have served in Honduras twice and Guatemala since this assignment began. She hopes to travel next to the Dominican Republic.
Dr. McConchie is also the CNHS liaison for academic and community partnerships. She serves current SEU students interested in obtaining an early seat in a medical school program. Most recently, she facilitated a partnership with Lakeland Regional Hospital where current SEU students can go to learn clinical research and gain shadowing experience.
In her free time Dr. McConchie spends time with her husband and two daughters. She is passionate about fitness and her hobbies include working out and reading.