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DOUGLAS J. KOCH, EDD 
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - Philadelphia 
Academic Development Coordinator


Douglas J. Koch, EdD
215-871-6426

Douglas J. Koch, EdD, 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. He completed an EdD in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University in 2020.

Education

    • EdD in Educational Technology Leadership, New Jersey City University, 2020
    • 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
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
  • The Generalists in Medical Education
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • 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"
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
PETE&C
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
Poster
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, PhD, and K. Galluzzi, DO
Poster
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, PhD, 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, PhD
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
  • Co-Chair Wellness Committee
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Upsilon Chapter
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • PADLA, At-Large Board Member
  • President’s Diversity Council (2013 - Present)
  • PCOM Safe trainer
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