WEST COAST UNIVERSITY
Barbara Garcia, EdD, MBS, MPH
I am a Cuban American born, raised, and educated in Miami, FL. In 1996, I graduated from Miami-Dade Community College receiving an AA in Psychology with Highest Honors and Distinction. Subsequently, I attended University of Pennsylvania, were I completed a Bachelor degree in Neuroscience and Psychology, double major, with a minor in Classical Studies. After graduating from Penn, I went on to a Master in Science program in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University, followed immediately afterwards by a Master in Public Health at FIU where I specialized in Epidemiology. At this time I started teaching at Broward College. In 2014, I completed my Doctor of Education in Higher Education. I have now been at West Coast University for 8 years and served in many capacities most recently as Science Department Chair at Miami Campus. At WCU, I have taught Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology lectures and labs, Pathophysiology, and Epidemiology, but I am currently teaching Online General Education Capstone, First Year Seminar, Human Biology, and looking forward to teaching Digital Literacy and developing the Online Pre-Health Biology program for WCU.
I am proud to be a Founding Faculty member of West Coast University Miami Campus in 2014. And now I am ONLINE with General Education and living between Miami and Los Angeles.