Prodi Pendidikan IPA (International Program on Science Education), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Mary Margaret Thomas, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Name:    Mary Margaret Thomas, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Profession:    Lecturer

Date of Birth:     17 March 1965

Years with Firm/Entity:       6

Nationality:    Canadian


Membership of Professional  Societies:

Society for Science and the  Public

International Association of Medical Science   Educators


Detailed Tasks Assigned

Visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education with a primary appointment to the International Program in Science Education (IPSE). Responsibilities include teaching assignments within IPSE; consultation on English editing for papers prepared by staff and faculty of FMIPA UPI; ad hoc consultant on other language and research issues in the faculty; proof reader for Journal of   Science Learning.


Key Qualifications

Over 20 years teaching within the higher education context of Indonesia with prior research and teaching experience in biology and physiology in Canada and the    UK.


Ph.D 1996 Pharmacology, University  of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
M.Sc. 1990 School of Optometry, University of  Waterloo, Waterloo,  Ontario
B.Sc. 1988 Biology/Psychology, McMaster  University,  Hamilton, Ontario



Employment Record:

2014-present      Visiting Lecturer  FPMIPA Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

2008- 2012        Visiting lecturer at the University of North Sumatera, Faculty   of Medicine, Graduate  Program in  Biomedical Sciences, Medan, Indonesia.

Primary responsibilities: developing the basic laboratory skills course for the program; faculty advisor for some of the research projects undertaken by the students

2001- 2007        Faculty member (Dosen Luar Biasa) at the Methodist University   of Indonesia Faculty of  Medicine,   Medan, Indonesia.

1996-1999         Research Associate in  the Physiology Department, University of  Cambridge , United Kingdom.

1991-1995         Instructor in the  Biochemical Pharmacology laboratory course at the   University of Alberta.

1989-1990         Instructor in the Physiological Optics and Ocular Motility practical courses   at the School of  Optometry, University of Waterloo.

1988-1989         Teaching Assistant for the first year Psychology course at McMaster   University.


Selected publications

Siregar Y, Thomas M, Zulham and Nasution M (2010) Basic Skills for the Biomedical Laboratory – a practical course (original title: Penuntun Praktikum Ketrampilan Dasar Laboratorium Biomedik).   In-house publication at USU.

Speaking Inviitations

Thomas, M (2020 December 12), UPI Bandung. Webinar Series, Directorate of International Affairs, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia: Sharing Best Practices in International Class Instruction. Topic: Has COVID-19 Pushed Us Forward More Quickly than Expected?

Thomas, M (2020 July 4), UPI Bandung. IPSE/JSL dan Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia Jabar: Workshop Persiapan Publikasi Internasional Pendidikan Sains. Topic: Teknik Paraphrase dan Kesalahan Umum Penulisan Bahasa Inggris oleh Penulis Non- Native.

Thomas M (2019 April 27), UNNES Semarang. The 10th International Conference on Environmental and Science Education. Topic: Good Technology Can Not Save Bad Pedagogy.

Refereed Papers:

Friedburg C., Thomas MM and Lamb TD. Time course of the flash response of dark- and light-adapted human rod photoreceptors derived from the electroretinogram. Journal of Physiology534: 217-242; 2001.

Thomas MM and Lamb TD. Light adaptation and dark adaptation of human rod photoreceptors measured from the a-wave of the electroretinogram. Journal of Physiology518: 479-496; 1999.

Thomas MM, Puligandla PS and Dunn SMJ. Effects of calcium channel blockers on the kinetics of voltage-dependent changes in synaptosomal calcium concentrations. Brain Research, 635:9-17;  1994.