Dr. Courtney Lloyd

Associate Professor, Assistant Director of the Department of Medical Sciences and Assistant Program Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program


As a student-centered medical educator, I’m dedicated to creating visually stimulating and interactive experiences that prioritize learning. My focus extends beyond rote memorization, aiming instead to cultivate critical thinking skills essential for clinical practice. By bridging key foundational science concepts with real-world scenarios, I endeavor to equip future healthcare professionals with the knowledge they need to deliver exceptional patient care.

In addition to my teaching role, I enjoy the administrative aspects of higher education. My responsibilities include admissions and enrollment of students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program and the Doctor of Medical Science Program; curricular oversight of the undergraduate Science Core courses within the College of Health Sciences; and data operations and accreditation maintenance for the Department of Medical Sciences.

PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology: Indiana University, 2017

MOL in Higher Education Administration: University of Saint Francis, 2022

BS in Biology and Spanish: Clarke University, 2013

Areas of Interest

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical education
  • Higher education administration
  • Curricular design

Selected Publications

  • Lloyd, C. J., Alexander, A. R., & Wilson, A. B. (2018). How much is too much? Imposed and perceived evaluative demands among physician educators. Medical Science Educator, 28(3): 543-551.  
  • Brokaw, J. J., Byram, J. N., Traser, C. J., & Arbor, T. C. (2016). How the distinctive cultures of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools affect the careers, perceptions, and institutional efforts of the anatomy faculties: A qualitative case study of two schools. Anatomical Sciences Education, 9: 255-264. 
  • Traser, C. J., Hoffman, L. A., Seifert, M. F., & Wilson, A. B. (2015). Investigating the use of quick response codes in the gross anatomy laboratory. Anatomical Sciences Education, 8: 421-428. 
  • Traser, C. J., Condon, K., Brokaw, J. (2015). Endocrine and integumentary systems: A team-based learning module for histology. MedEdPortal

Selected Presentations

  • Lehr, A., Fairbanks, J., & Lloyd, C. (2022). Keeping up on the conversation: Student persistence at USF. Oral presentation sponsored by Teaching and Learning Services at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 
  • Lloyd, C., & Fairbanks, J. (2022). “Professor can you help me?” Remediation strategies for struggling students. Oral presentation given at the Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN. 
  • Fairbanks, J., & Lloyd, C. (2021). Bring your class to life: Utilizing active learning strategies to increase student engagement and knowledge retention. Oral presentation given at the Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN. 

Courses Taught

  • PAC 512 Human Structure and Function
  • PAC 552 Mechanisms of Defense and Disease
  • PAC 555 Clinical Problem Solving
  • PAC 560/565 Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics I
  • PAC 572 Evidence Based Research
  • PAC 580/585 Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics II
  • PAC 605 Master’s Project Research and Design I
  • PAC 606 Master’s Project Research and Design II