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Jo-Anne Tomie

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Hi! I'm Jo-Anne Tomie.

I have been tutoring for Athabasca University since 1998, and have thoroughly enjoyed doing so. Via the phone, "snail mail", and email, I have been a tutor for wonderful students from coast to coast in Canada, from the United States, and from as far away as Japan, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and the Bahamas.

I have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology and Neurosciences, and received these degrees from the University of Lethbridge. I worked in the Psychology Department at the University of Lethbridge enroute to, between, and after obtaining these degrees, helping study structure and function of the brain. I helped design and conduct numerous neurobehavioral experiments while working at the University of Lethbridge. I helped analyze data collected from these experiments, and I helped prepare materials for presentation and publication purposes.

I loved the neurobehavioral work I grew up with at the University of Lethbridge, but also felt a need for a change from this work. I thus decided to leave this work behind in 1997 to broaden my horizons and to learn more about me and "what I want to do and be". I have worked in several different capacities since 1997. I worked as a Research Associate in the Health Technology Assessment Unit at Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, as a BioStatistics Instructor at Concordia University College, and as a Programmer Analyst in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, for example. I secured employment as an Athabasca University Psychology Department tutor, and also expanded my formal education a bit, by taking some accounting related course, and by also exploring theology school for a year. As you can tell, just like my past and present students, and just like many others in this world, I'm a person still wanting to learn and still journeying along and finding my way.

Currently, in addition to the tutoring I do for Athabasca University, I am getting prepared for doing some in-person teaching for the Psychology Department at the University of Lethbridge. I will be teaching Psychology Statistics and Research Methhods, and also a section of Introductory Psychology. I'm excited about this!

I love teaching, and tutoring! I'm thrilled to be an Athabasca University tutor! My students are who make my tutoring the thrill it is for me, and I'm very grateful to them all for this! I look forward to continued communications with all of my current students and to future communications with all of my future students while I continue enjoying my employment as an Athabasca University tutor. And I wish all my students all the best with their educational endeavours!

Jo-Anne Tomie: Selected Publications

Scientific Publications

Hailey, D., and Tomie, J. An assessment of gait analysis in the rehabilitation of children with walking difficulties. Disability and Rehabilitation, 22(6) (2000), 275-280.

Whishaw IQ. and Tomie J. Piloting and dead reckoning dissociated by fimbria-fornix lesions in a rat food carrying task. Behavioural Brain Research, 89 (1997), 87-97.

Whishaw IQ. and Tomie J. Perseveration on place reversals in spatial swimming pool tasks: further evidence for place learning in hippocampal rats. Hippocampus, 7(4) (1997), 361-70.

Tomie, J., and Hailey, D. Computerized gait analysis in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Health Technology Assessment Number 5 (1997).

Tomie, J. Extracorporeal life support for older children and adults. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Health Technology Brief (1997).

Whishaw, I.Q., and Tomie, J. Of mice and mazes: Similarities between mice and rats on dryland but not in water mazes. Physiology and Behavior, 60(5) (1996), 1191-1197.

Tomie, J., and Whishaw, I.Q. Configural learning, spatial navigation, and amphetamine-induced activity spared with ibotenic acid but not quinolinic acid lesions of the dorsomedial thalamus in rats. Psychobiology, 24 (1996), 99-109.

Whishaw, I.Q., and Tomie, J. Rats with fimbria-fornix lesions can acquire and retain a visual-tactile transwitching (configural) task. Behavioral Neuroscience, 109 (1995), 607-612.

Whishaw, I.Q., Tomie, J. and Kolb, B. Ventrolateral prefrontal cortex lesions in rats impair the acquisition and retention of a tactile-olfactory configural task. Behavioural Neuroscience, 106 (1992), 597-603.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Acquisition and retention by hippocampal rats of simple, conditional, and configural tasks using tactile and olfactory cues: Implications for hippocampal function. Behavioural Neuroscience, 105 (1991), 787-797.

Tomie, J. and Whishaw, I.Q. New paradigms for tactile discrimination studies with the rat - Methods for simple, conditional and configural discriminations. Physiology and Behavior, 48 (1990) 225-231.

Whishaw, I.Q., Tomie, J. and Ladowsky, R. L. Red nucleus lesions do not affect limb preference or use, but exacerbate the effects of motor cortex lesions on grasping in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 40 (1990) 131-144.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Olfaction directs skilled forelimb reaching in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 32 (1989) 11-21.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Food size modulates hoarding behavior in rats. Psychobiology, 17 (1989) 93-101.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Food wresting and dodging: A neuroethological test of cortical and dopaminergic contributions to sensorimotor behavior. Behavioural Neuroscience, 102 (1988) 110-123.

Kolb, B. and Tomie, J. Recovery from early cortical damage in rats. IV. Effects of hemidecortication at 1, 5 or 10 days of age on cerebral anatomy and behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 28 (1988) 259-274.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Cholinergic receptor blockade produces impairments in a sensorimotor subsystem for place navigation in the rat: Evidence from sensory, motor and acquisition tests in a swimming pool. Behavioural Neuroscience, 101 (1987) 603-616.

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Food wresting and dodging: Strategies used by rats (Rattus norvegicus) for obtaining and protecting food from conspecifics. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 101 (1987) 202-209.

Conference Proceedings

Whishaw, I.Q., and Tomie, J. Path integration and fimbria/fornix rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 22 (1996).

Tomie, J.B., Whishaw, I.Q. and Kolb, B.E. Orbital frontal cortex is important for an olfactory-tactile configural discrimination. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, (1991).

Tomie, J. and Whishaw, I.Q. Rats with hippocampal removals can learn simple, conditional and configural discriminations using odor and tactile cues. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 16 (1990).

Whishaw, I.Q., Tomie, J., Oddie, S., McNamara, R. and Harris, T. New developments in food carrying and hoarding in the rat: Sensory-motor events and neural control. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 15 (1989).

Tomie, J., Whishaw, I.Q. and Ladowsky, R.L. Ibotenic acid lesions of the rat red nucleus. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 14 (1988).

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Olfaction directs skilled forelimb reaching in rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 14 (1988).

Whishaw, I.Q. and Tomie, J. Ducking and robbing: An ethological test of sensorimotor function with respect to activity in cortical and dopaminergic systems. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 12 (1986).


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