Emery Bryant, instructor in the department of kinesiology, and James Keaton, clinical assistant professor in the School of Anesthesia are two fun members of our expansive MCHHS faculty.
Let’s get to know them better!
What’s been the funniest or craziest thing to happen in your classroom?
Bryant: A baby mouse wandered into class in the middle of yoga and startled us all—not the most relaxing session!
Keaton: In the middle of a demonstration one of my students yelled, “bingo”. The class had collected several sayings of mine and created “Keatonism Bingo”. It was funny to see how intently the students were waiting for my reaction. I LOVED it! We all had a great laugh.
Where are you from?
Bryant: Liberty, Missouri.
Keaton: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Where did you go to school for your undergraduate and graduate degrees?
Bryant: I went to Missouri State for my undergraduate degree, can I get a bear up?!
Keaton: I attended the University of Central Arkansas (Go Bears!) for my undergraduate degree, Missouri State University (Go Bears!) for my masters and Texas Wesleyan University (Go Rams!) for my Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP).
What’s your favorite part about working here?
Bryant: The friendly and supportive environment.
Keaton: I enjoy the student interactions in our simulation lab. It’s incredibly rewarding to see a student’s progression from novice anesthesia provider to confident practitioner!
Dig deep into the department of kinesiology
Do you have a favorite class to teach?
Bryant: Yoga, of course!
Keaton: Pharmacology of Anesthesia (ANE 745) is my favorite class. Nurse Anesthesiologists (CRNAs) manipulate a patient’s physiology with many mediations with varying mechanisms of action. In ANE 745 I get to teach students how to apply physiology and pharmacology to clinical practice. It’s a fun intersection of science, technology, critical thinking and skill.