Professor Andrews arrives at Duquesne University with over thirty years of academic service at allopathic and osteopathic institutions, most recently serving 24 years at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). There he served with distinction as Director of the Independent Study Pathway (ISP/ DSP), Director of Examination Management and Evaluation, and Director of Physiology. He previously served as the Director of Physiology at the NY Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Working closely with students and faculty, Dr. Andrews aids in insuring a quality, integrated basic and clinical science education and development of lifelong learning skills in his students. He is well experienced in small and large group learning dynamics, with many years of experience in PBL and independent study curricula. He has a particular interest and passion for helping students prepare for their national licensure medical examinations. In doing this, he is able to call on his diverse educational and leadership experience, having worked with the NBOME and multiple national test preparation organizations. As part of this experience, he continues as a consulting faculty member and author for First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, and its Osteopathic Medicine Supplement.
Dr. Andrews’ work is widely recognized, having authored papers and made presentations at national and international meetings of educators and educational researchers. His recent publications include papers in Academic Medicine (2010), Medical Education Online (2015) and the Journal of the Am. Osteopathic Assoc. (2019). He is also a manuscript reviewer for numerous education and medical journals and is an Associate Editor of Medical Science Educator and of the Journal of Orthopedic Clinical Studies and Advanced Research.
In addition to his primary responsibilities, Dr. Andrews is also keen on service and has served as a member of many professional associations and in leadership positions including: Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Committee of the NY Academy of Sciences; Board of Directors of the International Assoc. of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE); and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) of the Am. Assoc. of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Additionally, he is involved in scientific education of the general public, having been a regular contributor to Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, and having his work noted in newspaper articles and periodicals such as USA Today, Newsday (NY), Fitness Magazine, and Runners World.
In recognition of his accomplishments to the Osteopathic community, he was elected to membership as a Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (FNAOME) in 2012 in the category of Educational Research, with continued recognition in 2017 and 2022 in the Educational Leadership category.