With its unrivaled art program and accessible writing fashion, McKinley et al.’s Human Anatomy stands aside from other anatomy texts. High-quality images paired with brilliantly rendered illustrations help college students visualize, understand, and respect the wonders of human anatomy. The authors incorporate their over 70 years of educating experience into student-friendly Learning Methods, Clinical View boxes, and progressive question sets that inspire college students to internalize and apply what they’ve learned.
Michael P. McKinley obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, and both MS and PhD degrees from Arizona State University. In 1978, he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School within the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Prusiner, the place he labored for 12 years investigating prions and prion-diseases. In 1980, he became a member of the anatomy faculty at the U.S. Medical School, the place he taught medical histology for ten years while continuing to do research on prions. During this time, he was also an author/co-author of more than 80 scientific papers. McKinley was a member of the biology faculty at Glendale Community College from 1991 to 2012, where he taught undergraduate anatomy and physiology, general biology, and genetics. Between 1991 and 2000, he also participated in Alzheimer disease research and served as director of the Brain Donation Program at the Sun Health Research Institute, along with teaching developmental biology and human genetics at Arizona State University, West. His vast experience in neuro-anatomy, histology, and cell biology significantly shaped the related content in Human Anatomy. He retired from active instructing in 2012 and continues to be an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Michael is coauthor of the McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach textbook.
Valerie O’Loughlin received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and her PhD in biological anthropology from Indiana University. She’s an Affiliate Professor of Anatomy at Indiana College Faculty of Drugs, the place she teaches human gross anatomy to medical students, basic human anatomy to undergraduates, and human anatomy for medical imaging evaluation to undergraduate and graduate college students. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors MS and PhD students pursuing anatomy education research. She is active within the American Association of Anatomists and the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education. She is presently serving as President of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. She obtained the AAA Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in scholarship in education.
Elizabeth E. Pennefather-O’Brien acquired her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and her MA and PhD degrees in biological anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a full-time lecturer at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, teaching anatomy and physiology to nursing and paramedic students. She has moreover taught physiology and biology for nonmajors. Elizabeth is active in a number of professional organizations including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the Faculty Association at Medicine Hat College. In 2012, Elizabeth was 1 of 5 inaugural recipients of the College Sector Educator Awards bestowed by the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).