Faculty Profile

Dr. Terence P. Ma, Ph.D.

Terence P. Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Educational Information Resources

Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

Professional Interests

Terence Ma has served dual roles throughout his career in academia and in technology. His focus and passions are (1) how do we know that students have learned what we said we taught, (2) how do we know we taught what we said we taught and (3) how do we use technology to facilitate learning. His areas of special interest are in evidence-based education, design of learner outcomes, curriculum mapping, and the use of technology in higher education.

As an academic, he has been a NIH-funded research scientist studying the anatomy and physiology subserving eye movements focusing on the substantia nigra and zona incerta in primates. Dr. Ma also has taught and directed gross anatomy programs in medical (DO and MD) schools, dental schools, and other allied health programs (PA and OT). He is the author on the chapter on the “Basal Nuclei” in Haines’s textbook Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications. He is a Professor of Clinical Anatomy and Structural Biology.

He currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Educational Information Resources in the Office of Medical Education. In that capacity, he oversees the Office of Educational Informatics and all educational technology (including learning and curriculum management systems, electronic examination systems, technology for interactive learning) for the College of Medicine and the Office of Educational Resources, which is responsible for all course/clerkship and program evaluations. He has served as a chief information officer, member of medical school decanate, higher education faculty member, research scientist, and entrepreneur.

 

Selected Publications

Refereed Presentations:

  1. Ma, T. P., T. Cameron, J. Patton, and J. Lopez: Technical Challenges in Uploading to the Curriculum Inventory. Information Technology in Academic Medicine 2015 (sponsored by AAMC Group on Information Resources), San Diego, CA. June, 2015.
  2. Ma, T. P., S. M. Shenoy, J. Hughes, N. Rambo, and C. Pope: Research Data Management. Information Technology in Academic Medicine 2015 (sponsored by AAMC Group on Information Resources), San Diego, CA. June, 2015.
  3. Grayson, M. S., J. Savage, S. Ciampo, and T. P. Ma: Revitalizing Library Stacks into Team-Focused Learning Spaces. AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. November, 2014.
  4. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Curriculum Mapping: Flipped, Automated, and Easy. Educause, Orlando, FL. September, 2014.
  5. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Grounded in Reality: Technology Enabled Real Time Curriculum Mapping and Analysis. Campus Technology 2014, Boston, MA. July, 2014.
  6. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Grounded in Reality: Technology Enabled Real Time Curriculum Mapping and Analysis. Information Technology in Academic Medicine 2014 (sponsored by AAMC Group on Information Resources), Nashville, TN. June, 2014.
  7. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Automated Curriculum Mapping.(Invited Plenary) Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) Conference. Barcelona, Spain. June 2014.
  8. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Learner Outcomes: Automated Tracking, Easy Analysis, and Continuous Curriculum Improvement. Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) Conference. Barcelona, Spain. June 2014.
  9. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Organic Curriculum Mapping: Virtually There, Grounded in Reality. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, Los Angeles, CA. April 2014.
  10. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Grounded in Reality: Technology-Enabled Real-Time Curriculum Mapping and Analysis. Campus Technology Forum 2014, Long Beach, CA. April 2014.
  11. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Organic Curriculum Mapping: Virtually There, Grounded in Reality. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. April 2014.
  12. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Theory to Reality: Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2014.
  13. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. Providers of Osteopathic Continuing Medical Education Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2014.
  14. Ma, T. P., G. R. Thrush, and S. C. Helf: Organic Curriculum Mapping: Virtually There, Grounded in Reality. Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2014.
  15. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Theory to Practice: Implementation of Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. Campus Technology 2013. Boston, Massachusetts. July 2013.
  16. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Theory to Practice: Implementation of Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. Campus Technology Forum. San Diego, California. April 2013.
  17. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Thought Before Action: The Theoretical Basis for Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators Joint Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. April 2013.
  18. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Technology to Track Learner Outcomes. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA. April 2013.
  19. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Using Technology to Track and Analyze Learner Outcomes. EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference. Austin, TX. February 2013.
  20. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Technology to Track and Analyze Learner Outcomes. 2012 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference. Austin, Texas. June, 2012.
  21. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Learner Analytics via the Cloud: Sophisticated Statistics Made Easy. Co-Presenter: Scott Helf. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, Costa Mesa, California. April, 2012.
  22. Ma, T. P. and S. C. Helf: Technology to Track/Manage Learner Outcomes and Curriculum. 22nd Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. January 2012.
  23. Ma, T. P.: Use of Lecture Capture in Professional Degree Programs. Educomm 2011. Orlando, Florida. June 2011.
  24. Ma, T. P.: Role of the CIO in the new boundary-less world of on-line, hybrid and distance education and the implications with the President’s cabinet. (Invited Panelist) CIO Roundtable and Symposium, Sponsored by Blackboard. Educause Preconference. Anaheim, California. October 2010.
  25. Ma, T. P.: Recorded Instructions: Roles of Faculty in the Implementation within Different Academic Environments. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, Long Beach, California. April, 2010.

 Publication:

  1.  Ma, T. P. (2013) The basal nuclei. In Haines, D. E., Ed. Fundamental Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. Elsevier/Saunders. Pp. 354-369.

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