Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Academics

Faculty

Dr. Bryan O. MitchellChoi

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Office: McMillian Academic Sciences Building, Room 218
bmitchell@atlm.edu
Phone: (404) 756-4025

List of Courses Taught:
Principles of Biology I & II, Fundamentals of Microbiology, Topics in Science, Introduction to Undergraduate Research: Instrumentation, Vertebrate Embryology, Research Design and Instrumentation, and Undergraduate Research I, II, & III

Academic Research Interest:
1. Understanding the effects of microbial (fungi and fecal coliforms) and toxic heavy metal loads in medicinal herbs currently in use in the United States.
2. Understanding the mechanism(s) by which heavy metals reduce mental and central nervous system function, and the progression into neurological degenerative processes such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Determining the levels of microbiological contaminants associated with the medicinal herbs imported into the USA via molecular assays.
4. Determining the levels of heavy metal contaminants associated with the medicinal herbs imported into the USA via Atomic Absorption

Educational Preparation:
Doctor of Education, April 2014
Argosy University/Atlanta (School of Education), Atlanta, GA

Major: Instructional Leadership
Concentration: Higher Education
Dissertation Title: Remedial Mathematics Courses: Predictors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Students’ Performance In An Urban Georgia Community College.

Professional Development:
Executive Leadership Institute
University System of Georgia—Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA (September 2013—April 2014)

Program Description: The Executive Leadership Institute, is sponsored by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, and is a comprehensive 120-hour development program facilitated by leading experts in leadership. Through the Institute scholars enhance their leadership skills to prepare for potential high-level advancement within the University System of Georgia.
Job Shadowing Mentor: Mr. John M. Fuchko, III—Chief Audit Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for the University System of Georgia's Central Office.

Professional Preparation:
Interim Dean of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Health Professions & Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (July 2016 - Present)
Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (July 2014—July 2016)
Interim Dean of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Health Professions & Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (April 2013—July 2014)
Head of the Department of Science & Health Professions & Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (August 2010 – April 2013)
Associate Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (May 2012—Present)
NASA Visiting Faculty Intern, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Kennedy Space Center (Space Life Science Laboratory), Exploration Park, Kennedy Space Center, FL, (May—July 2012)
Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Assistant Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (September 2009 – July 2010)
Assistant Professor of Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA (August 2007 –May 2012)
Assistant Professor of Biology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (Full-Time Temporary Appointment, August 2006 – July 2007)
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Project Coordinator/Evaluator, Georgia Regents University (Formerly named The Medical College of Georgia) School of Medicine—Office of Academic Affairs, Augusta, GA (January 2006 – August 2006)
Summer Research Associate, Pfizer Global Research and Development (Clinical Safety and Risk Management/Risk Evaluation and Documentation Organization), New London, CT, (May – August 2005)
SLAC Research Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA, (June 2004 –August 2004)
Assistant Professor of Biology, Paine College, Augusta, GA (January 2003-January 2006)
Analytical Laboratory Analyst, Austin Industries/ Prayon Inc., Augusta, GA (September 2000- January 2003)
Editorial Assistant, The American Journal of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (December 1999-September 2000)

Funded Projects
Principle Investigator
Grant Title: Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award for the Integration of Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum (CIPAIR) Project Title: NASA’s Creating Research Excellence in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (NASA CREST-ME) Research Scholars Program.
Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Effective Date: August 26, 2010 to December 2013
Annual Direct Cost: $149,902
Total Direct Cost: $449,707

Co-Principal Investigator
Project Title: Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) Program
Funding Agencies: University System of Georgia—Board of Regents & The Office of the President at Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Effective Dates: 2007 – 2014
Annual Direct Cost: ~ $56,333
Total Direct Cost:
~$395,000

Principal Investigator
Project Title: “Call Me Doctor”—African American Male Initiative”
Project Location: The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Funding Agency: The Southern Region of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME)
Effective Dates: 2006 - 2007
Total Direct Cost: $3,000

Grant Review Panel
Panelist (2013): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Review Panel. The National Space Grant Community Consortium.