Jan Reichard-Brown, Ph.D.

Department: Biology

Associate Professor of Biology

Director of Health Care Studies

  • Education
  • PHD, Univ of Cincinnati
  • BA, Gettysburg College

I feel like I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing.

Teaching at Susquehanna is my vocation, but not just a job. Having graduated from a liberal arts college, I always understood and believed in the value of a liberal arts education and I am hoping to help our students find their own passion for learning and education. I really like our students. I like the fact that they are passionate about the education they are receiving here and not just looking at the next step beyond. I enjoy teaching in the classroom, but I also like working with and mentoring our students one-on-one.

One of my favorite SU activities is Dog Days, when faculty and staff members bring their pooches on campus once a week in September to be loved and adored by students who may be just a little homesick for their own pets. Not only do my dogs love the attention (over the years there have been three, Mickey, Chloe and Kelbi) but I really enjoy talking with fellow dog lovers and interacting with the students who stop by as just a dog owner-a regular person if you will.

To me, it is truly amazing to meet a student for the first time in Perspectives, have a four-year relationship with them and be able to observe their growth. Being able to play even a small role in a student's transformation from slightly awkward high school student to mature and confident young adult ready for the next stage of their life's journey is indeed a privilege. I hope that I will have made a least a small difference in their life.

(*indicates Susquehanna University student)

Reichard-Brown, Jan L, Paul Dion and Brenda Fabian. 2014. Medical School Interview Attire- Common Knowledge or Urban Legend. Advisor v34 No 1 pp 55-60.
Swarner, Debi, Jan L. Reichard-Brown and Elizabeth Morscheimer. 2013 NEAAHP 2013 Report Advisor v33 No 3 pp 48-50

Begley, Gail S., DeMaisi, Joseph, Souza-Hart, Janet, Reichard-Brown, Jan, and Thurlow, David L. 2010
Medical Competency and Premedical Curricular Dialogues in Atlanta. Advisor v. 30 no.3 pp 5-13.

Reichard-Brown, Jan L. 2010 What Would You Say If...? A view from behind the desk and on the homefront.
Advisor v.30 no. 1 pp 24-25.
Reichard-Brown, Jan. 2009 Service-Learning Embedded in a First Year Undergraduate Seminar Course. Advisor v.29 No.2 pp13-16

Reichard-Brown, Jan L, *Spinner, Hannah and *McBride, Katherine. 2008 Sea Urchin Embryos Exposed to Thalidomide During Early Cleavage Exhibit Abnormal Morphogenesis Later in Developments. Birth Defects Research B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. v. 86 no.6 pp 496-505

Reichard-Brown, J., Noel, BJ, and Ashman, R.F. 1985. "Expansion and cell Surface Ig isotype switching in the antigen-binding cell population of nu/nu mice and nu/+ littermates." Cell. Immunol, v. 91, p. 434-442

Reichard-Brown, JL and Akeson, R., 1983. "Correlation of the cell phenotype of cultured cell lines with their adhesion to components of the extra-cellular matrix." Developmental Biology, v. 96, pg. 304-316


*Plocharczyk, Katherine L. and *Cherysse E. D. Lanns 2006.(Faculty Advisor Jan Reichard-Brown) Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research. "Determination of Windows of Vulnerability for Thalidomide Induced Teratogenesis in Sea Urchin Embryos Cultured In Vitro". pp.2184-2190.


Susquehanna River Basin Commission Grant in conjunction with Science in Motion 2005
Thrivent Service Learning Grant- Chaplain's Office- Core Perspectives Portion 2006


Susquehanna University Faculty Research Grant 2006

Susquehanna University Student Summer Research Partners Program 2006-2010

Susquehanna University Student Assistantship 2006-2007

Courses taught:

  • BIOL-510 Student Research I
  • BIOL-511 Student Research II
  • BIOL-560 Birth Defects
  • BIOL-560 Human Parasites
  • BIOL-560 Teratology
  • HLCR-302 Human Physiology
  • HLCR-370 Human Health and Disease
  • HLCR-500 Health Care Internship
  • HONS-301 Human Physiology
  • INTD-505 Independent Study
  • OFFP-SWEDEN GO Sweden Modern Health Care
  • OFFP-SWEDEN Modern Health Care
  • OFFR-SWEDEN Modern Health Care
  • OFFS-SWEDEN GO Sweden: Modern Health Care