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Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - Philadelphia
Academic Development Coordinator

Douglas J. Koch


Office: 215-871-6426

Mr. Douglas J. Koch is the Academic Development Coordinator for the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences at the Philadelphia campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this role, he supports the pedagogy behind the use of various educational technology tools including Blackboard Learn, ExamSoft, and i>clickers. His areas of academic interest include the teaching of end of life issues and how medical students break bad news, computer based testing and online and adult learning. Currently he is working toward an EdD in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University which he expects to complete in 2020.

  • Education

      • Certificate in Instructional Technology Management, La Salle University 2017
      • MMB, Hahnemann University, 1992
      • BS in Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1989
  • Memberships

    • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
    • American Educational Research Association
    • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    • Association for Training & Development
    • The Generalists in Medical Education
    • International Association of Medical Science Educators
    • International Society for Technology in Education
    • Online Learning Consortium
    • Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association
    • The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • Presentations

    "Collaboration and Reflection: New Perspectives and Innovations in Health Professions Education" (submitted)
    M. Pickron-Davis, D.J. Koch
    The Generalists in Medical Education
    Phoenix, AZ; November 7-8, 2019

    "A Night at the (Virtual) Museum"
    K.J. Cotter, L.L. Lampert, D.J. Koch
    ISTE 2019
    Philadelphia, PA; June 24, 2019

    "Educational Technology! – So Many Resources"
    L. Zieger, S. Bahna, C. Munn, D.J. Koch
    PA-PNA Faculty Development Day
    Lewisburg, PA; May 9, 2019

    "Topics in Educational Technology: A Continuum of Technology Integration - From K to Professional"
    B. McCarty, C. Munn, D.J. Koch
    April 16, 2019, Online Webinar

    "Topics in Educational Technology: A (Virtual) Museum Field Trip"
    K.J. Cotter, L.L. Lampert, D.J. Koch
    March 27, 2019, Online Webinar

    "Stepping Up Your Game With SAMR"
    D.J. Koch, B. McCarty, C. Munn
    Hershey, PA; February 2019

    "Navigating a Doctoral Journey: A Panel Discussion"
    B. McCarty, D. Brown, D.J. Koch, S. VanAlstyne, C. Munn
    New Jersey Association of School Librarians 2018 Fall Conference
    Long Branch, NJ, December 2018

    "Utilizing Online Collaborative Tools to Promote New Learning"
    D.J. Koch
    Magna Teaching with Technology Conference
    St. Louis, MO; October, 2018

    "Proctoring - Lessons Learned"
    D.J. Koch, S.C. Wolfe
    ExamSoft Assessment Conference 2018
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL; June 2018

    "Innovate and Re-Imagine Education with Robotics and Drones"
    Robots in Clinical Training
    D.J. Koch
    NJCU Graduate Programs Webinar, April 2018

    "Robotics and Simulation in Medical Education"
    D.J. Koch
    NJCU Confucius Institute
    Ningxia Province Academic Leaders’ Professional Teaching Capacity Training Delegation

    Jersey City, NJ; November 2017

    "Create, Innovate, and Re-imagine the World with Robotics"
    A demonstration on the transformation of teaching and learning with robotics and drones
    L. Ziegler, D.J. Koch - Doctoral Research Assistant
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, NJ; August 2017

    "A Beginners Guide to the Online Testing Process"
    D.J. Koch; C. Coleman, S. Trapp
    2017 ExamSoft Assessment Conference
    Denver, CO; June 2017

    Pre-Conference Workshop: "Proctoring Challenges Overcome"
    B. Ballintine; D.J. Koch
    2016 ExamSoft Assessment Conference
    Dallas, TX; June 2016

    "Rising from the Ashes of Chaos – Harmonizing Five Programs across an Institution"
    D.J. Koch; L. Jones; C. Coleman
    2016 ExamSoft Assessment Conference
    Dallas, TX; June 2016

    "Increasing the Return on Investment of an ExamSoft Database through the Creation of a Data Entry Interface"
    D.J. Koch
    2016 ExamSoft Assessment Conference
    Dallas, TX; June 2016

    "Increasing the Return on Investment of an ExamSoft Database through the Creation of a Data Entry Interface"
    D. J. Koch, MMB
    PCOM Research Day
    May, 2016

    "Will a palliative care course enhance competencies of medical students delivering bad news to patients?"
    D.J. Koch, MMB, Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D., and K. Galluzzi, DO
    PCOM Research Day
    May, 2016

    "Maximizing Learning Opportunities in a Blended Clinical Rotation Through the Use of Online Collaborative Tools"
    D. J. Koch, MMB, and Erik Langenau, DO
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2014
    April, 2014

    "Engaging Students through Blended Learning: Flipped Classrooms, IPE, ePortfolios, Online Tools/Apps, and Assessment"
    L. Hurtubise, MA,D.J. Koch, MMB, and M. Linsenmeyer, EdD
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2014
    April, 2014

    "Introducing Blended Learning to Medical Students in a Clinical Training Environment"
    Erik Langenau, DO, D. J. Koch, MMB
    2014 Drexel e-Learning Conference: Technology Use in Teaching and learning
    March, 2014

    "Will a palliative care course enhance competencies of medical students delivering bad news to patients?"
    Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D., Douglas Koch, MMB, Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP Dist.
    Death, Dying and Disposal 11 International Conference - Theory Meets Practice
    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
    September, 2013

    "Roundtable: Overcoming challenges and developing best practices"
    Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B.
    Tegrity User Conference
    Boston, MA
    April, 2013

    "The Adult Learner"
    Margaret Wilkins, D.O., Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B.
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    March, 2013

    "Using Simulation to Teach the Art and Skill of Breaking Bad News"
    Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O, Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B., Penelope Patton, B.F.A. , Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D.
    The Generalists in Medical Education, 31st Annual Conference
    November, 2010

    "Utilizing Standardized Patient Programs to Bring Death and Dying Issues to Life"
    Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, Ruth D. Thornton, PhD, Douglas J. Koch MMB
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2010
    April, 2010

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    • Chair, PCOM LGBTQIA Council
    • Pi Lambda Theta
    • Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Upsilon Chapter
    • Golden Key International Honour Society
    • President’s Diversity Council (2013 - Present)
    • Member of the Campus Climate Survey Assessment Working Group
    • SafeZone trained staff