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Meet Grantham Instructor Janet Andrews, PhD: The Lifelong Learner

janet andrewsThe Grantham University faculty is full of passionate, driven instructors. For many instructors, like Dr. Janet Andrews, teaching is more than a job; it is a way of life. It encourages continued learning and reaching new goals you never thought you could.

Dr. Andrews has a master’s degree in biology and a PhD in biomedical sciences. And with over 20 years of experience as a scientist and 12 years teaching at the collegiate level, she has a wealth of knowledge that she is more than happy to share with her students.

As a lifelong learner, she can easily relate to her students and hopes to use her classes to cultivate the very sense of passion for learning that has been, and continues to be, one of the driving forces in her life.

We had a chance to learn more about Dr. Andrews’ experience teaching at Grantham as an Allied Health instructor:

Grantham University: What brought you to Grantham?

Janet Andrews: I love working with adult students, especially non-traditional students. Grantham is very supportive of this demographic.

GU: What do you like best about being a member of the faculty at Grantham?

JA: I love the autonomy and respect that I receive at Grantham. I really feel that I am part of something important, and I always feel appreciated.

GU: How do you provide support to your students?

JA: I continually offer encouragement and support. I like to make the information in the courses both interesting and enjoyable. Additionally, I set high standards and have clear expectations. This helps students succeed in whatever they do.

GU: How does a degree from Grantham help people accomplish their goals?

JA: Students who earn a degree at Grantham are well-prepared for their chosen careers and knowledgeable in their chosen fields.

GU: Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking about going back to school?

JA: Definitely! Be patient with yourself. Anything new takes time to get used to, but it will be worth it in the long run. Reach out to someone if you need help. You can do this!

GU: Do you have a particular research concentration?

JA: I am an immunologist by training and continue to author scientific publications. I am co-inventor on two U.S. patents.

GU: What is your proudest accomplishment?

JA: My family is my proudest accomplishment.

GU: What are you most passionate about? What drives you in life?

JA: I am passionate about learning. Not only am I a lifelong learner, but I enjoy teaching others and home schooling my 12-year-old daughter.

GU: What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?

JA: I have about a million interests and am always learning something new.

GU: If someone were to tell your story, what would you want the listener to know?

JA: I want people to remember me as a kind person. At the end of the day, that is really all that matters.

GU: Do you have a tip that could help the type of students taking your classes?

JA: Have your book with you and take advantage of small breaks throughout the day. Five or ten minutes here and there quickly add up.

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When it comes to who you will be learning from, we have some of the best out there. If you are interested in starting your education in medical coding and billing, know that instructors like Dr. Andrews will be there teaching you everything you need to know to succeed.

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