Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stefanie Attardi

Contact Information:

Office: 464 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2830


Histology, gross anatomy, educational research, online education


Ph.D., Clinical Anatomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

M.Sc., Anatomical Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

B.Sc.(Hons), Life Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Research Interests:

Mixed methods anatomical instructional evaluation


Design and Implementation of an Online Systemic Human Anatomy Course with Laboratory 

Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Attardi joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in September 2015. She teaches histology and gross anatomy to medical students.

Dr. Attardi received her Ph.D. in Clinical Anatomy from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and her Honors B.Sc. in Life Sciences and M.Sc. in Anatomical Sciences from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada).

While at The University of Western Ontario, she lectured in an undergraduate histology course and led microscopy laboratory sessions. She taught the course both in a traditional setting and in a novel, fully online format using videoconferencing software and the virtual microscope. She is also experienced in gross cadaveric anatomy, having taught medical and graduate students in the dissection laboratory at The University of Western Ontario. Between her graduate degrees, she was an Anatomy Laboratory Technician at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), and taught gross anatomy at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Dr. Attardi’s research interest is mixed methods instructional evaluation pertaining to anatomy education. Her past work focused on the use of videoconferencing software and 3D anatomical computer models to offer an online version of an undergraduate gross anatomy course. She developed and implemented the online course, as well as assessed its effect on student performance measures and student perception of the learning experience.

She is a member of the American Association of Anatomists and EDUCAUSE.