Karen A. McMahon
-B.S., Montclair State University (College)
-M.S., Ohio University

Office: 203 Oliphant Hall
Phone: (918) 631-3129
Email: karen-mcmahon@utulsa.edu

Current Interests:
I am currently working on developing laboratory exercises in general biology, botany and anatomy & physiology that challenge students to use problem solving and critical thinking skills.

I have recently completed the writing and editing of laboratory safety guidelines for HAPS (Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Teaching Fields:

  • OrganismicBiology
  • Botany
  • Economic Uses of Plants
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Environmental Science 

Selected Publications:

  • McMahon, K.A. 1999. What is the role of salt in taste? Pages 387-389 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Volume 20 (S.J. Karcher, Editor). Proceedings of the 20th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 399 pages.
  • Levetin, E., K. McMahon and R. Reinsvold. 2002. Laboratory Manual for Applied Botany. McGraw-Hill: New York.
  • McMahon, Karen A. 2004. Practical Botany--the Maltese Cross. Pages 352-357 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 25 (M.A. O'Donnell, Editor). Proceedings of the 25th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 414 pages.
  • Levetin, E. and Karen McMahon. 2006. Plants and Society 4th Ed. McGraw-Hill, Higher Education, New York.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Greenhouse Curator
  • Faculty Advisor to Tri Beta, the National Biological Honor Society
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Faculty of Biological Science
  • Member of HAPS (Human Anatomy & Physiology Society)
  • Member of ABLE (Association of Biological Science Education)
  • Faculty Advisor to Earth Matters